Post by on_the_edge on Aug 22, 2022 17:52:38 GMT -5
If you haven't heard this is a streaming show coming to Amazon starting next month. It is a prequel to the LOTR movies. I do not have Prime so I will not be watching it but I will get to see the first episode or two for free. the local Cinemark theater sent me an email about a free screening. I figured I would miss it due to it being on a day I work. But I am off next Wednesday, my first day off since end of June, and that is the day of the screening. So, this morning I got up early and went to pick my ticket. I was in a queue for a while and got nervous as I had never done something like that before plus I was on my phone instead of a proper computer. But I finally got in and of course all the best seats were gone but got center of the second row and I used to pick those seats till a few years ago so not bad. Free movie PLUS I get $10 credit at the concessions. Can't beat that. I will write a review sometime after I see it.
Post by on_the_edge on Sept 1, 2022 15:03:35 GMT -5
I saw this last night. It was the first two episodes of the first season. I am rusty on my Tolkien, not that I was that knowledgeable on names to begin with, but I recognized a few names. This is what one would expect and want from a Tolkien project. It has an epic feel over all while a good close look at the characters and of course beautiful shots of nature that are awe inspiring. Unlike the LOTR movies this has more than one fierce, strong woman character. It also has African American actors in a pair of important roles. There are basically four stories going on that obviously will intertwine down the road. Technically two already do. If you have Prime and like Tolkien/LOTR I would recommend this show. I do not have Prime and no plans on getting it so I will probably never see the rest. If it was on a platform I could watch, I would definitely be checking it out. Even if I had to pay a bit extra. Only negative, and it is a small thing, is in the second episode they would focus on one story line a bit long before getting around to the others. But that is nothing that takes away from the overall show. It just shows how much they have going on.
As far as the screening itself, I got a free "movie", medium popcorn and medium pop all for less than $3. Can't beat that.
Post by on_the_edge on Sept 7, 2022 19:27:51 GMT -5
An interesting side note, when I went to see this the theater had the feeling of opening up even though it was 6 PM. I thought it was going from the matinee to the busier night rush. Well, looking at showtimes for the next week I see they are no longer doing matinee during the week. They currently only do them on the weekend and they do not have movies until 4PM during the week. Not sure if this is a fall thing or longer change but it ruins the little movie watching I do there for me.