Friday, January 13, 2012

An Unexpected Journey

It's no secret that The Lord of the Rings is a big deal at our house. (anyone who has seen our movie room or Steve's sword collection knows what I'm talking about) Steve and I have always loved the books and we were excited when our kids got old enough for us to share Tolkien with them. Just as Dagny was ready to start reading The Hobbit we found out they were making The Lord of the Rings into movies. We were worried that the movies would be terrible, as book adaptations often are, and that they would somehow ruin Tolkien for the kids.  We needn't have worried, the movies were amazing (if you haven't seen them, you should) and all was well, but Dane has always been disappointed that The Hobbit wasn't made into a movie. He has read it a million times, it's his all-time favorite book. In December 2012 Dane's wish will come true when they release the first of two Hobbit movies. I found this cool blog that is chronicling the film production and has all kinds of fun details from the set.  It also has the movie trailer.  I watched it with Dane and I gotta tell you, the look on his face was priceless.  I can't wait to see the movie with him. 


  1. So, I have to tell you, right before getting on your blog, I was looking at pictures from the making of the "Hobbit" movie. Too funny! I know Kendrick has been talking about it as well. We are all pretty excited!!!

  2. We have been watching this for a long time with great excitement. We can't wait for it to come out. We have read the book as a family several times. It is a classic.