Christmas is going to be fantastic as two film adaptations of great stories are set to hit theaters.
First, The Hobbit.
Second, Les Miserables.
I am torn over which one I am looking forward to more. For both films, I have loved what has come before. In terms of The Hobbit, I love both Tolkien’s books and Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Lord of the Rings. In terms of Les Miserables, the book was a long, tough and enjoyable read and the musical is amazing.
Also, both stories contain powerful and thought-provoking themes. Though I think I’d have to give Les Miserables the advantage over The Hobbit here, as it seems to me more of the themes in Tolkien are in Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit reads as more a straightforward adventure story.
My hope is that both movies live up to expectations. My other hope is that we can get a babysitter so Emily and I can go see them!