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Tolkien

Postby Australian Dawn » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:10 am

Anyone seen the Tolkien movie? Is it worth a watch?
I'm pretty cynical, so considering how he's been raised higher and higher in peoples estimations as an author throughout my lifetime to near godhood, I'm concerned the movie might be cringe-worthy, romanticised, hero-worship drivel. I'm sort of hoping they include him running around oxford in a sheepskin yelling at people in old Norse but it looks from the adds they are casting him as a character like Frodo in the Fellowship (they keep saying it's about fellowship, do they mean the Inklings? his fellow soldiers in the war? or is this just a crude attempt to tie his life directly in to the story in his books?).

So how is it?
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