Monday, December 01, 2008

I might be Enchanted, but I don't want that ring

We watched the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy this weekend. It was both spectacular and completely exhausting. (I'll go out on a limb and say that Peter Jackson could have used some editorial assistance on the third installment: four and a half hours is too long for ANY movie...especially when every emotional moment is dragged out in slow motion.)

That said though, the message of the story--the hundreds of little battles between good and evil each of us face as we try to get to our version of "Happiness in The Shire"? Amazing.

As I searched for a picture to illustrate this post, I was surprised to see websites like this one, where you can order a LOTR ring of your very own. Have these people seen the movie??? The whole point is that the ring will destroy you. Why would anyone order their own destruction over the internet?

(Actually, never mind...That's a much bigger question than I'm ready to wrestle with today...)

On a lighter note, on Saturday night, Steve went to the Bruins/Redwings game and I stayed home and broke up all the Hobbit watching with a girly diversion: the movie Enchanted. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

Isn't it interesting how the prince isn't always who we think he'll be???


Two Date Diva said...

I'm beginning to think that the mystery of figuring out just who the prince is, is kind of fun. At least, I'm having fun not really knowing who my prince is yet!

Larramie said...

Actually, Trish, I think that the Prince is always who we don't think he is! *G*

Btw, I loved Enchanted too.

Liza said...

I loved "Enchanted" too. I agree that the prince is never who we think he is. Of course, I'm still waiting for my prince.

Sarakastic said...

I fast forwarded through the fighting scenes in the last LOTR movie, but the other 4 minutes of film were good.

Allie said...

I loved Enchanted. And LOTR. And I agree completely with you about the third instalment.

Melanie said...

See Trish. You and me. We still have to meet. Because I was invited to a LOTR trilogy marathon of the extended versions all in one day - the day after Thanksgiving. I've done it once before. A couple years ago. It will happen again someday. And Enchanted was exactly that. Enchanting, hilarious, and hope-stirring. :) Glad you had a great weekend!

~Virginia~ said...

i watched the LOTR movies last year and was actually more impressed than i thought i would be...although i may have fallen asleep during the 2nd one. :)

enchanted is extremely cute!