Mar 31, 2009

Arwen Banners!

Here are some banners for all the Arwen fans! If you wish to use them as a header for your blog, just save it to your computer, and then add the title to your blog.

The Haldir Award

I got this award a while ago, and forgot to post it on my blog. This award goes to anyone who is a Haldir fan. And like I said in my review Haldir shall always remain number 1. I know that he's hardly in the movies, but when he is he's just hilarious! On the award it says one of my favorite quotes! "The Dwarf breathes so loud, we could have shot him in the dark...." And when he comes to Helm's Deep, they gave him some pretty awesome lines, like..."..we come to honor that allegiance" And "We are proud to fight alongside men, once more" But anyway, I'm a huge fan of him, and Craig Parker;)

Mar 30, 2009

My Impression of Lord of the Rings

Unlike Melinda, I did not grow up with Lord of the Rings in my house. My family had always believed that Lord of the Rings, was this dark,evil, and satanic film. I would look at the cover, and really think that these movies were just as bad as Harry Potter! But whenever I was with Melinda, she would NEVER stop talking about it! It was when one day she said "Lord of the Rings really helps me get a better picture of the Bible" And I'm just like, what are you talking about??? How can you even think about referring these films to the Bible??? Then she told me that the author who wrote these books was a devoted Christian, which got me to thinking, "Why would a devoted Christian write a satanic book?" Of course I couldn't of a reason, so I finally agreed to watch them, and I thought that it was going to be like a real serious movie where if you laugh, you die. But it was nothing like that! I was completely taken back about the whole Shire thing. I was just shocked that such an "evil" movie, would allow such joy to take place with the Hobbits. And then came the One Ring. When it first came on screen, I was like "Oh no, this is where it begins" but once again I was wrong! I was amazed through the whole thing, there was so much love, and self-sacrifice throughout the trilogy. I thought that Lord of the Rings, would be something that I would watch one time, and then never have a desire to watch it again. Little did I know that it would be my favorite movie of all time.

Mar 29, 2009

Just some thoughts

I was talking to my brother the other day, and I brought up the fact that Lord of the Rings was probably the most emotional movies I had ever watched. I have really never cried as much in ANY movie then I have in these. Peter Jackson was almost obsessed with self-sacrifice, so you can see throughout the whole films! I believe that the first picture of self-sacrifice that was in it, was displayed by one of my favorite characters...Frodo! He sacrificed almost everything he had ever known, to take the quest that was laid before him. The second picture was when we see(another one of my favorites) Arwen, during the Flight to Ford. I love where she says "What grace has given me, let it pass to him. Let him be spared. Save him." That was very touching for me the first time I saw it, and it still is. And of course there is where Arwen gives Aragorn the Evenstar. And where Gandalf(like Christ) gives up his life to save that Fellowship. And of course where Sam goes after Frodo(and nearly drowns doing so). And on, and on, and on. Leave some of your favorite touching scenes in the comment section!

Mar 28, 2009

First impressions of Lord of the Rings:

I'll never forget the first time that we told our pastor that we had seen Lord of the Rings. His face quickly paled, and he tried very hard to say something, but it was quite difficult. He finally uttered the words out "Lord of the Rings?? The satanic trilogy??"

Typical Christians will never take the time to listen why we really watch Lord of the Rings, and like it for that matter. Chronicles of Narnia is a very popular Christian allegory for children, and families, but Lord of the Rings hardly ever past the tests. Unlike most Christians families, I grew up with Lord of the Rings. Though I had never really taken interest to them until the movies came out, they were always there. I remember dad reading them to us, and then after he was finished he would tell what it represented from the Bible. So, the thought of Lord of the Rings being evil, never even entered my mind.

If you look at the poster above, you can probably see why many people judge the movies by their first impression. Because if I had seen the cover, and had NO idea what the movie was truly about, I would guessed it to be some Harry Potter movie or something like that. But no, its the complete opposite! Tolkien meant for this powerful trilogy to change people lives, and in truth it has! I have actually met people who have gotten saved after watching Lord of the Rings.

I'll repeat, Lord of the Rings was never new to me. When they made the movies, I was like okay,whatever I'll go. But when I finished watching Fellowship of the Ring, I was just completely in awe. The whole thing just blew me away! Though my family hates going to theaters with me, cause I have this bad habit of talking out loud, throughout the whole thing, and I'm still laughing like 5 minutes after the funny thing happened(ect. "The dwarf breathed so loud, we could have shot him in the dark":) At the end, I had just fallen in love with elves. And today Haldir still remains number 1 on my list(excluding Gandalf;). And I have to admit, it really ticked me off when they left Glorfindel out(at first). But then I realized that they had to introduce Arwen's character in a way that the audience would instantly learn to like her. I was sort of taken back by Pippin and Merry's character though, considering that they were hardly that "playful" in the books. But I knew that it was important to have comic relief in the films. Boromir was cool, though he will never be my favorite. He had a very awesome redemption, everyone in the audience clapped for him when he finished saying "I would have followed you my brother, my captain, my king." So I didn't hear Aragorn say "Be at peace, Son of Gondor." I ended up crying like the whole thing(which I am NOT known for doing!).

Just my review though! I believe Estel will be writing her review too!