As a kid, my absolute favorite book was The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. I must have read the hardcover copy I received from my parents as a gift at least ten times cover to cover. Obviously being such a fan of that one, I got into the Lord of the Rings as well.
When it was announced almost 20 years ago now (man I'm getting old) that the Lord of the Rings books were going to be made into movies I was understandably pumped. While, as is almost always the case, I still prefer the books, the movies were spectacularly done. They were pretty big box office hits, and I think they hold up well even now many years in the rear view mirror. These days Game of Thrones is the big name in the fantasy genre, but I still watch the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings films probably once a year or so.
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