On Saturdays in our house, my wife typically makes homemade pizza and the kids and I watch a movie. This gives me a chance to expose my children to culturally enriching experiences, and to spend time with them. And it also gives Lauren some peace and quiet to work on sewing or school planning or reading without interruption.
Last night we watched Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and I realized I had not seen that film so recently as I might have unconsciously assumed.
Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy was released from 2012-2014. The Lord of the Rings trilogy came out from 2001-2003. We’re talking 7-20 years ago since these films made their theatrical debut.
But it is just as well that it had been a long time since we had watched them, and I enjoyed sharing this first Hobbit movie with my youngest three children, since none of them were old enough or even necessarily born yet the first time around.
And even for my having seen the movies before, and read the book, I remembered how much and why I like Tolkien’s story here. There are good, sound reasons why it has the staying power it does.
So let’s talk about that, shall we? Let’s delve into the resilience and durability, and eminent relatability of hobbits.
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