Saw Fellowship in NYC - a little over three months after 9/11, which I also saw (and felt, and smelled, etc.). Gandalf’s “so do all who live to see such times” bit had a near-prophetic weight to it. The entire trilogy felt strengthening, uplifting, and - above all - meaningful, because of the ongoing circumstances in which I saw it. Those films - regardless of their flaws - will always have a deep and resonant place in my heart.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy: great
Rap music: great
This particular Lord of the Rings Trilogy Rap Extravaganza: Fun, but not a particularly good rap track.
I appreciate that they wisely avoided bringing up the Hobbit prequel trilogy.
Peter Jackson made Ian McKellen cry. And not the good kind of cry.
That’s all anyone needs to know about The Hobbit.
“In this movie you will be portraying Gandalf the Green-Screened.”
Hugo Weaving rapping in elvish and throwing shade on Dan Brown is my new favorite thing. well, that and rapping hobbits. would’ve been cool if Colbert was able to swing cameos from all the Fellowship, but i’ll take it. crossing my fingers he’ll do a follow-up video later.
Hey, Rage Against the Machine proved that it could still work. i remain hopeful!
20…years…that really magnifies my recently warped sense of time. My internal clock says it’s maybe been 5 at most.
Killer Mike is in it… so…
Speaking of LOTR… rapist Harvey Weinstein almost ruined it…
When the video started I was like “What the?”
Then Method Man
Then Killer Mike
Shit got real on the shire I say.
I don’t think I could stomach a LOTR filled with the n-word and an even greater fixation on feet.
He deserves an additional decade on his sentences for that alone.
Too. Much. Awesome.