Sunday, January 06, 2013

Hobbit: Unexpected Journey - Misty Mountain Cold

In short: I liked it. I didn't think it was too long.

Based on Tolkien's first Middle Earth novel: Hobbit - it incorporates other stories from other writings and notes by Tolkien so please don't get your knickers in a twist just because so and so character appears in the movie but not in the book.

I watched the movie twice already.

And above all I love the haunting music which took part of its lyrics from the Dwarf's song Misty Mountain Cold.

Here it is in its entirety:

Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold
To Dungeons Deep and Caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To find our long forgotten gold.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There lay behold a gleaming hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
They meshed the light of moon and sun.

The Pines were roaring on the height
The winds were mourning in the night
The fire was red, it flaming spread
The trees like torches blazed with light

The bells were ringing in the dale
And men looked up with faces pale;
The dragon's ire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail.

Far over the misty mountains grim
To dungeons deep and caverns dim
We must away, ere break of day,
To win our harps and gold from him!

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