10 Good and Random Reasons to Watch The Hobbit Part 3

  1. Battles
  2. Caribou (No not the coffee)
  3. Hobbits
  4. Comedy
  5. Peter Jackson
  6. Understanding Mathematical Ratios
  7. Elves
  8. Evangeline
  9. Quotes
  10. A good drink or smoke goes a long way

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Why these random 10 things?

  1. Battles
    • Every LOTR, sci-fi, or action seeking person enjoys good battle scenes.  There are plenty of awesome battle scenes and some with higher powers (Wizards, Elven Lords, and the Nazgul oh my!!!)   
  2. Caribou (No not the coffee)
    • After watching the original LOTR trilogy I really wanted a horse, in particular Shadowfax.  Now I want an upgrade to perhaps a Caribou (not the coffee, although I do have a free reward right now), or Id settle for a Ram or Eagle
  3. Hobbits 
    • Hobbits are great because they demonstrate many high quality characteristics like courage, friendship, etc. and represent the metaphor that you don’t have to be the biggest, smartest, strongest, or best in your areas in life (work, sports, family, etc.) to be a big contributor despite your weaknesses
  4. Comedy 
    • As always there are a handful of well placed comical scenes that loosen up a serious movie making it enjoyable even for those of you who aren’t #LOTRNerds
  5. Peter Jackson 
    • Peter Jackson the director doesn’t a brilliant job of wrapping up the Hobbit leading into the LOTR trilogy and utilizes parts of the histories of LOTR that only those who have read the Silmarillion would understand (making the great differences from the book acceptable to some hardcore LOTR fanatics).  The music, cinematography, acting, and writing was all brilliant (but that’s not new to these movies)
  6. Understanding Mathematical Ratios 
    • whether its 2 dwarfs vs. 100 orcs, or 3 vs. 9 in the all-star battle the good guy always wins.  In Vegas pick the good guys despite the spread
  7. Elves (Many sports references beware) 
    • If you know me, I love the elves, and Legolas is a “Bad Man” to quote Stephen A. Smith from ESPN.  Legolas continues to display agility that I never was able to obtain from my countless hours during off-season training for football.  And yes, gear, the elves looked sick.  Despite very cool battle gear the elves win my #OregonDuck award for best uniforms in the movie with their gold plated amour.
  8. Evanagaline 
    • Ok I have a confession to make I have a crush on Evangaline Lilly (Oh wait so does every other guy (and some girls) on planet earth.  Not only is she beautiful, she is a great actress, and she is well-beautiful (ok so I can’t really critique her acting because I’m bias).  Id become a castaway #Lost, an elf, a hobbit, or even a dwarf to become her lofty wedded husband….
  9. Quotes 
    • Part of every good movie is having quotes that can, well, be quoted by others.  As always there were funny quotes and meaningful quotes during this movie with my favorite being “Why does it hurt so much?.  Because it was real”
  10. A good drink or smoke goes a long way
    • Gandalf always seems to have time for a smoke.  With everything in life you need to take time to relax which is why I wrote this post instead of an exercise or healthy food post because stress is in everyone’s life.  I really wanted a sip of that Elvin wine too being a foodie and beverage conqueror (Warning I do not advocate smoking or drinking, you can choose other stress releases like exercise) but in all seriousness don’t be Type A all the time and enjoy life with those around you  

Why I am qualified to write on The Hobbit Part 3

I have an unofficial degree in Lord of the Rings literature.  As a middle-school aged kid I went through the fantasy phase including reading (some multiple times) many books including the Lord of the Rings series (3x) all along with the history behind #LOTR in the Silmarillion Book of Lost Tales Part 1 and Part 2.  Therefore with watching the movies many times, I have almost as much, if not more, expertise in the LOTR than everyone I know.  As my High School friends will let you know, I was obsessed with Legolas and my “thing” in High School during sporting events was doing the fake Pull and Release of the arrow (Yeah before Usain Bolt did it).  I am on Christmas break from my exercise science masters classes so I thought it’d be fun to blog on something else.  As some of you know I love eating and working out to promote a healthy lifestyle.  That said there are a few guilty pleasures in life that I have that promote mental enjoyment which is also linked to holistic health including: cooking/eating great food, mixing/drinking fine drinks (coffee and alcohol), watching/playing sports and I enjoy reading.  So I hope you enjoyed this little Christ