Last night I appropriated my best fangirl and spent several hours in the movie theater watching a movie I've already seen *mumble* times.
Actually, I think I've only watched the extended edition of Fellowship of the Ring once or twice -- although I prefer the extended cuts of the other two movies, I like the original theater cut of Fellowship best. So quite a lot of the extended material was like seeing brand new scenes for the first time, which was a lot of fun.
There was a brief message from Peter Jackson at the beginning. He mentioned how when everything came together, he felt like he was meant to make these movies. From anyone else, that might seem awfully arrogant, but I've held the same opinion myself since the opening minutes of Fellowship. I still vividly remember sitting in the theater opening night, tears streaming down my face because every single moment was so overwhelmingly perfect.
It's less overwhelming now, but I still had to wipe my eyes a few times last night.
It was also great to watch with a theater full of My People, in all our different shapes, genders, and ages. Everyone laughed at the right places and clapped at the end, and as the credits rolled, someone down front shouted, "See you next week!"
Yup. Got my tickets.
In tangentially related amusement, I share funny links --Oh, Sean Bean, Never Change
-- SEAN BEAN STABBED IN BAR FIGHT, ORDERS ANOTHER DRINKA fanboy reacts to Episode 1.09 of Game of Thrones
(warning: BIG SPOILERS and NSFW language, but HILARIOUS) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owf6D2vfZqM
During dinner before the movie last night, the family at the next table was having a little mini-birthday party with three boys around 6 or 7 years old. One of the small boys declared that he wanted to marry one of the other small boys. The second small boy seemed fine with that idea, but the third loudly (and repeatedly) declared, "A boy can't marry a boy, that's ILLEGAL."
It was all I could do not to lean over and say, "By the time you're old enough to get married, it won't be." I didn't, of course, 'cause, you know, not my kids and all that. But it was nice to think it and actually believe it.
Somebody, please make me stop reading X-Men fic. It's really starting to interfere with my life.