But the most special thing that the Lord of the Rings created was that it gave a new generation of movie goers, and fanboys alike, their "Star Wars". It would define a generation and give them something that was forever, completely their own.
Now with the Hobbit trilogy on the horizon, the fanboy in me can't help but get excited again. The Lord of the Rings trilogy wasn't that long ago but if you step back and think about it, the Fellowship came out in 2001, eleven years ago! Talk about feeling old!
What I'm most excited for is for a new generation to discover their own Star Wars, their own Lord of the Rings. I have faith in Peter Jackson and his amazing team that they will deliver with an amazing journey that will create an all new phenomenon across the world, that will open this most cherished story to a new generation of fans.
In the spirit of an unexpected journey, I wanted to speculate (and be as fanboyish as possible) as to what may or may not be left out of the Hobbit movies from the book. We all have seen the trailers with the stone giants which couldn't be any more of an obscure detail to put in the movie but as we all know, some things just don't make it. So here are my top story details from the book that will (possibly) be omitted from the movies. Enjoy!
1.) Talking Creatures
4.) The Elves Vanishing Party
5.) Tom Bombadil
Anything I may have missed? Anything you disagree with? Let me know!