As most of you regular followers know, my day job is as a cinema manager and film reviewer. What you may not know is that I am in Wellington, New Zealand, a city that seems to have been re-named Middle Earth for the next few weeks. Yes, my town has been infected with a disease known as Hobbit Fever.
The world premiere of the new Hobbit movie is on November 28th, and the whole city seems to have gone nuts! The cinema I run isn't hosting the premiere, but it's on the red-carpet route so we have a party of filmy people booked in to watch the big-wigs hobnobbing their way up the red carpet. The council are closing the street for 2 days which means getting people and supplies in and out could be tricky. Not to mention my regular customers who may not be infected with this Tolkienitis and want to go and see a regular film.
And in a weird slant, I got an invite to the premiere. Which is kind of exciting. I've been to other premieres, but nothing of this magnitude. So that's exciting. I'm just not really a huge Tolkien fan, and I wasn't actually planning on rushing out to see the film. But I guess it's kind of different when it's the world premiere. And if I get bored, I can always take a nap. It'll be dark, so it's not like anyone's going to know....
Are you a Hobbit person? Looking forward to the film, or just meh?