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Throwback Friday: Arwen, Eowyn, Galadriel, or Tauriel: Who Was the Greatest Heroine?

Both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were mainly male-dominated but amidst all of the lovable heroes there were a few powerful heroines who helped not only make the movies better but also shined in their own personal spotlights. So today I’m making a post to celebrate these incredible women and debate which heroine was the greatest. Enjoy!

Arwen

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Arwen never had much screen time in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and for the most part she was treated as solely Aragorn’s elven love interest, which is super boring. Especially considering how great of a warrior she really was. She not only evaded the Nazgul as she transported a grievously wounded Frodo to Rivendell but she also managed to conjure the river to her aid to sweep the Nazgul away from those lands! That’s pretty awesome! She would probably be my favorite heroine if she had more scenes displaying her as a warrior instead of a sappy, smooching elf. I still love her though. 🙂

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Fan Art Wednesday

It’s time for another Fan Art Wednesday! Here we go.

Sabe

In case you didn’t know it, Keira Knightley is in Star Wars. Yeah, she plays Padme’s decoy, Sabe in The Phantom Menace and this piece featuring her as one of Amidala’s handmaidens is so fascinating not only because of the beautiful outfit but the fact that it’s Knightley! I love it.

Thorin Oakenshield

I’m not a huge fan of The Hobbit movies but I have watched each movie a numerous amount of times. Seeing this portrait of Dwarven King Thorin, son of Thrain, son of Thror, is rather delightful.

Finn and Poe, John and Oscar

I can’t get enough of this picture. It’s so beautiful and it makes me so ridiculously happy for some reason. This made my day when I first saw it yesterday and it’s still making my day.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day.

Fan Art Wednesday

Oh man, I have waited for this day since the past weekend. My sister has drawn some amazing pieces of art and I have been so excited to share them with you. So, with no further delay, here they are.

The Empowering Princess Leia

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For International Women’s Day, my sister drew this beautiful piece highlighting the two most impactful and inspiring heroines in the Star Wars franchise. Continue reading Fan Art Wednesday

A Movie Ranking: Orlando Bloom

Another week has passed and that means it’s time for another A Movie Ranking. Today, I’m featuring one of my favorite actors as a teenager, Orlando Bloom. Enjoy!

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, and Brenton Thwaites in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

I like the Pirates of the Caribbean films but this was one that just didn’t make me as happy as the other ones did. I wasn’t as invested in the characters and the storyline is too complex for its britches.

9. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a pretty dismal conclusion to what could’ve been a very epic trilogy. And while Orlando Bloom’s role as Legolas in the film isn’t exactly horrible he is bombarded nonetheless by the ridiculous script, turning him into more of a superhero than simply an Elven warrior. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Orlando Bloom

The Reasons Why ‘The Hobbit’ Isn’t As Good as ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Twenty days ago I started a near three-week enduring The Lord of the Rings marathon where I slowly but surely watched all three Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. In short, I had a blast. But that led me to want to watch The Hobbit just to remind myself why The Hobbit Trilogy wasn’t as good as The Lord of the Rings films. Of course, I wasn’t going to torture myself and watch all three Hobbit movies. Instead, I went straight to the best installment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and it was a blaring realization why these movies weren’t nearly as good.

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First off, how come we have much better technology nowadays than Hollywood had in the early 2000s’ and yet the CGI looks way worse? Like George Lucas, Peter Jackson got a tad bit lazy and didn’t want to work as hard on the practical effects, electing to rely heavily on CGI. While that is perfectly fine it can be disastrous if the CGI isn’t good–and The Hobbit Trilogy‘s CGI is mediocre–it leaves the film looking terribly artificial. Continue reading The Reasons Why ‘The Hobbit’ Isn’t As Good as ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Romance Is Part of the Reason Why ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Isn’t That Great

The Hobbit Trilogy can be perfectly compared to The Lord of the Rings like the Star Wars prequel trilogy is to the original Star Wars trilogy. There are things about the films that work but it is plagued overall with too many unforgettable mistakes or silly moments. One of the aspects of the films that is one, unnecessary, and two, a bit unbelievable, is the romance.

I’m right now rewatching all of the Hobbit movies and as I’ve reached the second installment in the trilogy that’s when the romantic aspect awakens as Kili and Tauriel first meet and honestly, a while back I used to like their relationship but now it’s just annoying.

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Kili is an important character, we all know that, but in the first installment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, he is treated as a side character who isn’t given much to do other than be a part of the company. It’s only until The Desolation of Smaug that he is given a larger role and it’s a bit jarring. Especially that the role upgrade was only to incorporate needless romance into the movie.

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