Here is a wonderful praise and thanks to all who participated in the Hobbit, both cast and crew, by Denis A. from Russia:
My name is Denis, and I write from Russia again. Earlier I was writing about the first film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. I was very impressed of that movie, it was different comparing with “The Lord of The Rings”, and I liked the way it was made. “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies”, from my point of view, is on the level higher than the first movie and is the best movie in trilogy. Of course I’m not a critic, and maybe I can’t express my attitude to the film in right way and actually I don’t pretend to do this, but I want to say that for me it was extremely beautiful, strong and touching story! Some people compare films with the books on which they are based and criticize movies for incompliance with the original. I am a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his Middle-earth and my thought is that new storylines and all new characters were entered perfectly and harmonically into that fairy world (for which many thanks to all production designers team, Mr. Andrew Lesnie, Mr. Jabez Olssen and of course Mr. Howard Shore for his beautiful music which sunk into my heart since “The Lord of The Rings” story). “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies” deeply impressed me with actor play. Everything was so convincing that I didn’t have any chance to doubt in reality of emotions and filings – suffering, friendship, love… My thanks to: Richard Armitage – for me your Thorin was exactly the same as he could be in real life, real king of gnomes, real friend; Lee Pace – for best elven king, during reading the book I could not get imagine him, you gave me his image; Evangeline Lilly – when I learned about your role in the films, my first thoughts was about your role of Kate from the serial “Lost”, in this movie I saw completely new character, touching love story and the most realistic and beautiful elven woman in my life; Orlando Bloom – for one of my favorite characters since “The Lord of The Rings”, young (if we can say so), strong, brave and proud elf and a little bit different with Legolas from the story about Frodo and his friends, I was waiting for you in this role again; Luke Evans – again I got the image of character, like it was with Thranduil, Bard – the loving father, the brave warrior and very kind person, great acting; Martin Freeman – in my imagination Bilbo Baggins was different, but I need to say that I completely accepted your Bilbo, and actually I can’t imagine that somebody else could play the role of young Bilbo instead of you; Manu Bennett – Azog wasn’t just CG character, he was alive, terrifying, charismatic, in something attractive and totally self-sufficient leader of orcs and the worst enemy of all light forces in the Middle-earth, very memorable person; Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) – thank you for letting to film you at work, you are most kind, insightful and wise wizard, a reliable friend and an outstanding politician; and my special thanks and respect to Sir Christopher Lee – this way I always imagined the head of the White Council, I was extremely happy to see you again in this role, I wish you good health and interesting roles in movies! Many thanks to all of the actors for such a wonderful job and of course, as always, many thanks to Peter Jackson – best storyteller in the Middle-earth! Thank you for the opportunity to visit this fairy tale, not to be an observer, but a participant in all events, to fight alongside with the characters, to grieve and rejoice with them, thank you for deep emotions that I have ever experienced. You could tell two stories about Middle-earth as no one could tell. And many thanks to Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema for the opportunity to make a fairy tale come true.
With great respect, Denis A., Russia.
Truly Denis I could not agree any more, may the stars lead you on your path under the sky. Denis gave me permission to post this on my Blog and if you are reading this Denis, I give you my undying thanks and deep gratitude from the bottom of my heart.
The Hobbit Movie will be a thrill,
It’ll be awesome, I know it will!
No matter to me what anyone says,
On December 12 I will lay in my bed,
And dream of the wonders only hours to come
Oh, what I’ll feel once this movie is done!
To see the Hobbits in their holes,
Eating pies and cakes and rolls.
The Dwarves coming in and eating a lot,
And Bilbo becoming a burglar right on the spot.
The journey through mountains interrupted by Trolls,
And Bilbo wishing for his Hobbit hole.
On to Rivendell and encountering the elves,
and clearing all of the food from their shelves.
They run in into goblins and are taken underground,
And Bilbo is surprised at the Ring he has found.
On their journey goes, through spiders and barrels,
The people of Dale singing their names in carols.
They encounter a Dragon and get back their treasure,
But not without many a difficult measure.
Thorin now lays as cold as hard stone,
And the Dwarves feel awful, sad, and alone.
But they win the battle, and Bilbo goes home,
Back to little Frodo, whose quest still lies unknown…..
Thank you to Peter, Philipa, and Fran,
Yours truly, a big Hobbit fan
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INCREDIBLE WORK! WE ARE ALL IN YOUR DEBT!!!
Thank you LegolasPippin for writing this poem, it describes us all!