The Emotional Ending of The Hobbit

It has been two years since Bilbo said, “I’m going on an adventure!” as he gleefully bounded out of the Shire, following after Gandalf and “quite a merry gathering” of dwarves. And here, we come to the end … of Biblo’s story, of Thorin’s, of Thranduil’s … but the beginning of the tale of The... Continue Reading →

The Symbolism of The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien didn’t write his books as allegories but his faith influenced the tales, and is blatant on screen. While The Hobbit doesn’t have the blatant symbolism of The Lord of the Rings, there are some wonderful references to Tolkien’s beliefs. Here are some things to discuss with your children after seeing the film: A... Continue Reading →

The Hobbit Three Movies Instead of Two

I love The Lord of the Rings. It's the movie franchise that pretty much changed my entire life: it opened up an incredible new world to me, got me seriously into fantasy, and Christian allegories, and Tolkien in general, and gave me my best friend.So to hear The Hobbit is coming out... well, that's pretty... Continue Reading →

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