Monday, December 16, 2013
The Hobbit Part 2 - Vomit on the Big Screen
Just once before I depart this earth I would like to find something laid down by my kin, tribe,people or ancestors that manages to escape the ravages of the Feminist Multi-Cult.
Sadly I doubt I will ever see such a thing. As one by one they have smeared their taint over our society and artistic works. Literally changing history to fit their own narrative.
I believe I know now the emotion Tolkien attempted to convey to his readers when Dunadan survivors discovered yet another one of their ancient treasures had been perverted by the enemy and twisted into some tool of evil. The last remnants of a dying people defending the tombs and ways of their tribe against all odds.
It isn't the defeat itself or the constant giving of ground. No, it is watching the slow, twisted destruction of what you hold dear that brings the deepest sting of loss and departure of hope.
Truth is if I had went to see this travesty of a movie alone I would have simply walked out. I guess if you are more concerned with visual effects and beautiful scenery "The Desolation of Smaug" was a good movie.
If however you are a pure fan of Tolkien for the message he was trying to convey and his ability to write a story of truly epic value. Well you will be totally dismayed and completely disappointed.
I do not even think any of the screen play writers have ever so much as read the book. This second movie deviates so far from the actual work I could write a critique on that topic alone that would take up more pages than the original novel did. In this particular case the screen writers cannot even use the claim they needed to shorten the story to fit the film because they have turned the shortest work of Middle Earth done by Tolkien into a trilogy.
I am truly disgusted to the point of feeling nauseous over the injustice done to "the Hobbit". If you can't tell.
Adding in characters for no other reason than to appeal to certain segments of viewers. Changing the story line to accommodate and promote social religious beliefs that strike against the very core of what Tolkien was warning us about over a century ago. They have turned his dire warning we were meant to embrace as a shield into a weapon striking at our very hearts.
Until now I managed to swallow the little changes and commercialization depicted in the various "Lord of the Rings" movies. Removing an Elf Lord to give Arwen more air time I could live with. Leaving out Tom Bombadil OK sure. Adding in some Orc that seems to live for about 20 natural Orc lifespans, whatever. Calling all Dwarves "Durins Folk" fine. Omitting the entire Southern army of Gondor.... You get the idea.
However inventing some Elf chick to swoon all over a dwarf is the last straw in my book. Might as well have added in a scene of Galadriel dressed in black leather offering to play dominatrix for Frodo back in the first movie.
Now I am sure many a person out there just won't see this the way I do. Many people have no interest in such stories or just don't understand the entire history behind what I am writing about. And that's fine. There is an entire hidden side to Tolkien's work that he left little clues to and in some cases outright admitted to some of them. Treebeard for instance was modeled after C.S. Lewis and the story of the Ents and Entwives was meant to mirror academic lines of research and how they were deviating and causing a rift.
The entire story arc is meant to warn us and explain the overall issues of East v. West, but also how the seeds were set to tear ourselves apart and make the danger greater.
Many people today dismiss this theory as hogwash but that dismissal is as obvious to me as the blatant changes they have made to promote their own agenda over the last few decades.
In a very real sense what has been done to this latest installment of the story arc mirrors what has been happening to our entire society for the last 60 years and if you look deep enough there is some kernel of wisdom there for today's preppers.
I think I am beginning to understand why I wasn't hearing the fanfare and praise for this movie like I did all the others that came before it.
Just really sad.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!