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[–]Goober_notorious2[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

(I started to reply the other day and got distracted) That cracked me up, and now I really think it would suck these days to have Rumspringa with the movies that are out now because, when I look back at movies I saw in the theater as a kid, a higher percentage were/are actually great movies, but I feel like, as an adult, way more movies that I see in the theater just suck lol.

Speaking of movies and since your name is Tom Bombadil...I was considering including runners-up in my original post, and would have definitely included Lord of the Rings which I was obsessed with for years :)

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Tom Bombadil is much more interesting and enigmatic in the books. They are much better than the movies.
I feel like the movies vulgarized the message of the books by glamorizing the battles, and minimize the pervasive sense of loss and tradgedy that is the real essence of the tale. If you want a real sense of the message that Tolkien wanted to convey then read "The Children of Hurin". It's about 100 pages. It was completely by his son Christopher from his uninsured writings. It's a masterpiece.

[–]Goober_notorious2[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Awesome, thanks! I should re-read the Lord of the Rings series again now that I'm an adult... to be honest I freaking love audiobooks so that is my goal there lol. When I did read the books wayyyy back, I actually loved The Hobbit book the most (yes, it was an audiobook but I still have extremely good memories of listening to it with my family) but I didn't like the new Hobbit movies as much as I loved "the origies" when they came out. Thank you for your Insight!! I like thinking/talking about lotr, it's been a while, and I could go on and on, but I don't like to type :P

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)