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Lord of The Rings – Tigger and I Love it

Lord of the Rings is a book by J.R.R Tolkien which has also been developed into a Film by Peter Jackson and co, New Line Cinema and others. Which will also be spawning a new TV Series on Amazon Prime, however The hobbit, is the prequel to these which I will refer to no doubt. Tolkien did many other books and poetry so feel free to have a look at those also.

Though I’m not an avid reader I have read most of the stories and actually prefer the audiobooks to them just because that’s the type of person I am, however, Tigger is becoming a very good reader and enjoys it a lot, this Christmas coming I’m planning on getting him the books, but in a special edition way for him to keep. But for me, I’m a huge fan of the films, being a movie fan its not a surprise but when I was younger these blew me away with the scale and the story.

Now I know people will love the books and for some they like them more than the films, I have friends that do not feel the Hobbit was very good in film form compared to the books, and similar statements about LOTR, I get it, it’s down to personal choice and opinion, for me as I’ve said for many examples especially LORT and the Harry Potter books, is that they are separate, much like Game of Thrones(don’t get me started, I’m still annoyed). The books are the books, you can read them, take in the stories, go into extraordinary detail because they are pages and pages and pages…. but to translate that into Films can very difficult and in reality, impractical for characters and films etc. There are times and examples where I would agree, Hobbit should ave just been 2 films, it didn’t need the three films, but then the counter to this is people would argue that not enough was covered in LOTR of parts of the hobbit, so as I alluded to, you can’t really win, and you should treat them as separate entities and enjoy them so.

Because of my love of the films, Two towers being probably my favourite film of all time (can watch anytime anywhere), and the trilogy being one of my favourite films of all time, Tigger naturally began to watch them. He like me, loves the story the characters, the pure scale of the film. We are both Fantasy fans, Dungeon and dragons type things, and let’s be honest, our love of elves, dwarves, fantasy etc..all stems from Hobbit and LOTR, it spawned so many creative ideas, books, games, films,  so much and so many people were influenced by this. He loves the LEGO LOTR game and helped him learn the names faster and the points of the films, I really enjoyed the LOTR Battle for middle earth games that came out years ago, they had clips of the film to help the single-player which was a new but fantastic idea.

Between us we have bought games, Memorabilia, films and funny things, I’ve bought the extended editions of the films, which I prefer, and the version with the statues, I own it BluRay, digital also. I tend to watch it at some point every year, as does Tigger and he sill plays the PS3 game every so often which keeps him up to date. LOTR was one of the main reasons I first bought Lego, annoyingly there hasn’t been any more since or revisited, and frustratingly there’s still some set I want to buy, but these are really expensive, and with the improvements made in Lego since then, I would love this to be revived.

The Hobbit, is ok, I still enjoy it, much like Tigger enjoyed the game and Film, and I pretty sure he will really enjoy the Book, but for me, I’m focused on the films, they were good, not as good as LOTR in my opinion. As I mentioned earlier being spread over 3 films felt a little long at times. I’m not a fan that dwarves weren’t really in LOTR so its nice to have them more in the Hobbit(i realise it was first).

Overall…

Overall it is my favourite thing, I’m not ashamed to say it or talk about it, and I’m so pleased Tigger is also into it, the other girls aren’t that fussed about it so its often just us. In life we all have things we really love, close to heart and big genres, films, books, games, TV series etc.. that all stay with us forever, and this one is mine, I may like Marvel a lot, and Starwars and countless others but LOTR will always be special to me.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    I have watched all the films but not read any of the books. The TV series sounds great, will have to have a look for that.

    March 28, 2020 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Kacie Morgan

    Gosh, I didn’t realise LOTR was still so popular. It’s great to see that it has managed to capture childrens’ attention for so long, with the characters becoming so familiar to them by now.

    March 28, 2020 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Jenni

    I loved the films but I haven’t read the book. I like to read more lighthearted books. I’d love to play on the game though with my son

    March 28, 2020 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Gervin Khan

    I love Lord of the Rings, I actually watched all their films but never tried to read their books, your Lord of the Rings LEGO version is so cute!

    March 28, 2020 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    I love the films, but I have never made it all the way through the books – I did love The Hobbit though. I shall have to give the books another go.

    March 28, 2020 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Becky

    We haven’t got as far as reading Lord of the Rings as a family. I’m sure the time will come as they are amazing set of books

    March 28, 2020 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I only ever watched LOTR last year and I have to say I’m obsessed with it! Have watched all the films and really want to read the books. I’ve been told they are really in depth though so might go for the audio book instead.

    March 28, 2020 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Yeah Lifestyle

    It is so wonderful when your children follow the same things you are passionate about. In this case looks like your son adores everything about Lord of the Rings

    March 28, 2020 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Karen Langridge

    I love the films and we have watched them with the kids, they really liked the action scenes. I remember reading The Hobbit in primary school and not being able to put the book down!

    March 29, 2020 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Williams

    We love Lord of the rings too. Great that you can share a love of it together. The set looks awesome.

    March 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Laura | Tales of a Natural Spoonie

    I only watched the films about two years ago and agree that they are fantastic! So lovely that your son is sharing your love of LoTR x

    March 29, 2020 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Rhian westbury

    I actually only watched the LOTR films for the first time maybe 6 or so years ago but I absolutely love them. When we’d been together just a few months I took my fiance to the LOTR marathon in London and it started about 8pm and ended about 7am, it was long but so worth it x

    March 29, 2020 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    My husband watched all the films and he would want to read the books too. That’s the same way he did with the Harry Potter series. Lord of the Rings was such a big hit. I think I should watch them again. Happy that you and Tigger share the same love for the film.

    March 31, 2020 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Kara Guppy

    We haven’t introduced the kids to Lord of the Rings yet, made the mistake of introducing Eliza to Hannah Montana this week

    April 1, 2020 at 10:43 am
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