I watched The Hobbit Part 1 - An Unexpected Journey today and I was blown away. I loved it. Rewatching Peter Jackson's Middle Earth world reminded me (though of course I already knew) of how Tolkein really was the forefather of all fantasy - including this game we love so much.
Look at the
Alliance allies in Tolkein's world - Humans, Elves and Dwarves. And a Hobbit, who is a bit gnome like, don't you think?? And Orcs, Trolls and Necromancy (Undead) are all the classic evils. Orcs riding Warg/Worgs, Dwarves and their treasures... and here is my dirty confession. I mean honestly, as a hordie, how can I find a Dwarf attractive? I blame Matty. But Thorin is damn hot. And a warrior. Oh my...
And though the Hobbit was full of excitement, and action, it was the moments of heroism that moved me the most. Bilbo was no warrior, he was just an ordinary hobbit, who had admirable traits of courage, friendship and ingenuity - things that we all have inside us. And it reminds me that all of us can be heroes. It makes me wonder if that was the message Tolkein and Jackson are trying to project.