Evangeline Lilly was at the big premiere of the next HOBBIT movie, being really super happy about folks knowing her for something other than Lost. I'm a little more enthusiastic about this movie than the last one. Bit too many Scottish dwarf stereotypes running around singing and being annoying in the first one, way too little fire-breathing monsters. We definitely need more tiny, hairy dudes tangling with talking dragons. Makes me nostalgic for similar film scenarios from the past like DRAGONSLAYER, which remains my choice for best cinematic dragon experience and the benchmark by which I shall be assessing the worthiness of this new movie.
It should be cool to have Legolas back, who's keen ass-kicking abilities were one of the highlights of the LOTR trilogy. And of course, there's Evangeline as Tauriel the elf maiden. Yeah, I'm down for that. Hot elf chicks. Can't go wrong there. She's got the bow and arrow. What's with all the hotties in movies getting that weapon? Perhaps a sword is too masculine in it's phallic nature and a big axe or something too blunt? No, I think I understand the reason for that weapon assignment. It's so that we can all be content to watch Evangeline shoot her arrows into some orcs and at the same time be blissful over how she does the same thing to our hearts. Awwwww.
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