To me it's about endings. All those Hobbit shots being at sunset… The end of Thorin, Kili and Fili's lives, the end of the line of Durin (well that branch anyway), the end of the Battle of Five Armies, the end of Bilbo's adventure etc etc. But that's just me. Loved that post though so thanks 😀
Yeah I agree! I love sunset/sunrise imagery, and it’s a big part of both The Hobbit and LOTR. And I love the idea of the Hobbit emphasizing sunsets the way LOTR tended to emphasize sunrises.
But the thing is, if every scene is a sunset/rise, then… those sunrises/sets stop feeling special, or even symbolic. I mean I actually enjoy The Hobbit films but like
Pj…my dood….i love u… but your sunset addiction is tearing this family apart
According to all known laws of ambulation, there is no way a hobbit should be able to simply walk into Mordor. It is a barren wasteland riddled with fire and ash and dust, and the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume.
The hobbits, of course, walk in anyway. Because hobbits don’t care what humans think is impossible
Dude, you really should play Lord of the Rings Online. It’s an interesting mix of movie and book canon—though it tends to lean very heavily on the book side—but still has a few things that are entirely its own. You can go as far north as Angmar and as far east as Mordor, with pretty much everything you can think of in between. It’s fantastic.
Which is exactly why I shouldn’t play it…I’m good enough at finding ways to procrastinate and avoid my responsibilities without a game that literally allows me to spend hours and hours exploring Middle Earth lol
Gandalf: He’s so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Saruman. We were best friends in the beginning of the Third Age. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then later, I started hanging out with hobbits and dwarves, and Saruman was like, weirdly jealous of them. Like, if I would blow him off to go reclaim Erebor with a bunch of dwarves he’d be like, “Why didn’t you call me first?” And I’d be like, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” …. And then he dropped out of the White Council because no one would talk to him, and he came back in the fall for the War of the Ring, and he cut down all his trees and he was totally weird, and now I guess he’s a servant of Sauron