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Okay, so I'm annoyed

The plan had been that we'd end up seeing Return of the King on the 16th, the day before it was released, due to a lil company thing. Well we changed our mind because we'd made those plans before we'd have to have someone watch the dog that evening (because we didn't know about the dog yet, ya see).
So we haven't seen it yet.
We're flying out to the west coast tomorrow and planned on possibly seeing it while we were out there, before heading up to the cabin with Scott and Alicia.
We've very carefully avoided teasers, trailers, too much information people, and those we know who *did* go see it but who are incapable of keeping their mouths shut about plot or major character development.
I know that they were books first. But they were books I never read because a story about elves and wee folk and magic really did *nothing* for me in the first place. After asked many times to give it another shot, I did, and I've tried to read the hobbit on at least 5 different occassions and I always give up becuase I *hate* Tolkien's writing style. I just can't get through that slop.
I've also tried The Two Towers. Can't get through that either.
SO for me, and I'm sure for many of you, the movies being any good *at all* was quite a shock. But then to find them *that* good, *that* engaging, *that* well made... well it sort of does a Peter Jackson fan proud to see him pull all that off and with such grace.

Taking all that into mind, when someone who went and saw the movie on the 17th when it came out takes it upon themselves to disseminate major plot developments to any and all who happen to lay eyes on their animated LJ icon, trust me, you aren't being clever, you're just being an asshole.

I get annoyed when people tell me too much in a synopsis sort of way about a movie I haven't heard of before, let alone a movie I know I want to see but haven't had the chance. I'm just one of those silly fucks who likes to see a movie for MYSELF without preconceived notitions, and without sitting there thinking "oh, is this where that thing that fuckhead already told me about happens?"

Now, this random fucktwit on LJ had no clue who *I* was and what *I* think of movie spoilers like that, but I don't think they should have to. I think that not wanting to know MAJOR moments in movies that have been out LESS THAN A WEEK isn't too kooky of a way of thinking. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.

I'm sure I'll enjoy the movie anyway... but I can assure you I would have enjoyed it *so* much more not knowing what I now know thanks to someone I don't know, who isn't on my friends list, and who I am sure doesn't give a damn that anyone would not want a spoiler.



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Dec. 23rd, 2003 11:01 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, book-wise, I got through the hobbit, but got stuck in the middle of Fellowship, eventually started LotR again, but never made it past the Two Towers.

For amusement value, however, I did pick up The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies today. No, I didn't just make that up.
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