It happened … again.
It’s been ages since I’ve seen any films from both Middle-earth trilogies and I’m starting to experience some side-effects from it.
Today I happened to come across the ‘Ironfoot’ track from The Battle of the Five Armies soundtrack. It brought back some strong feelings of nostalgia for The Hobbit.
Perhaps the younger, more recent, of the two trilogies was not as extraordinary as the original. I give you that.
But hey! there are still some fantastic scenes and, one has to admit, it nonetheless expands on the already vast world of Middle-earth we had already witnessed on film.
This ‘Ironfoot’ track just made me feel great and sad at the same time. It felt like the loss of something dear, not just viewing the films themselves, but experiencing the whole build-up to each release.
I missed those four years of expectation and anticipation, waiting for the vlogs to appear online or hunting down the new trailer.
I missed the rumours, speculations, discussions and opinions of other like-minded people.
Don’t get me wrong, nostalgia for The Lord of the Rings is strong and occurs to me … on a daily basis, since December 2003. But today, my mind was pretty much all over The Hobbit.
I really need to go back and watch these films – all 6 of them. I think it’s been over 8 months since my last viewing … a lifetime, basically.