So I did indeed go and see the third Hobbit movie last Tuesday at the IMAX. I do love the IMAX for movies. It takes my eyes a few minutes to adjust, but once they do, wow, does it feel immediate (and there's always a few times where I duck out of the way of stuff that seems to be coming right at me.)
I enjoyed the movie very much. Maybe not as much as the first of the three Hobbits, but definitely more than the second. It left me feeling very melancholy, though. A heaviness that made me glad that it wasn't the end of the saga, but that it continues in Lord of the Rings. It has been far too long since I last read the book, too (both the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.)
I also went to see The Imitation Game. Wow. Forget left feeling melancholy, this one had me crying.
While I had some concept about the movie in general, I didn't know the whole story so it unfolded for me through the movie. Man, we as a human race in general are total crap to anyone who is different, aren't we? And geniuses often are very different because their minds don't work like everyone else's and often they are introverts to boot. Add something like being gay at a time when it is a crime to the pot and wow, poor Turing was doomed. The end did indeed have me crying and also mad. Things may not be where they need to be yet, but damn, we have come a long way from when it was a crime to be gay and you could expect either jail time or chemical castration as your two best options if you were found guilty of it.
I have to say too, that it felt weird, going into the theatre and not being given 3-D glasses. It's been a long time since I've seen a movie that wasn't classified as action or fantasy or sci-fi. The 'quieter' movies are the kind that I usually wind up watching at home after they're released on bluray. I should watch them on the big screen more often.
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