– or the CMeS issue …
It’s a quiet Saturday evening and instead of heading out, you decide to stay in and watch a good film.
Admit it. We’ve all been there; me, more often than most people. 🙂
For us Middle-earth enthusiasts, “watching a good film” means reaching towards our The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings DVD sets and simply “picking up a thread” from any part of that wonderful story.
But is it really that simple?
That is what I am currently faced with today. Right here, right now.
A choice between them seems impossible.
Now when There and Back... uhm, sry – I mean, when The Battle of the Five Armies comes out, it’ll be an even bigger problem! 😉
With six films to choose from, it’ll make decisions that much harder to carry out …
Thus, though no doubt experienced by thousands of fans worldwide, no one has every identified the cause with a name.
So henceforth, let it here be stated that in 2014, A Tolkienist’s Perspective coined the term CMeS (or Cinematic Middle-earth Syndrome) for such circumstances.
Definite cure for it? A simple TV/DVD set, and a dose of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Making a choice is the hardest stage. Just go for it and pick one. To avoid this, a back-to-back marathon is strongly suggested (if you have the time and energy to do so).
As for me, I’m off to see An Unexpected Journey … no wait, I think I’ll re-watch The Desolation of Smaug … but, but I also feel like re-visiting Ithilien … and, and, Gondor … aaah!