An "Unexpected Journey" to the movies

It’s finals week and I should be getting eight hours of sleep a night. Those are two insignificant details which did not foil my plans to go see the midnight premiere of “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey” on Thursday night, Dec. 13. Most of you were probably snug in your bed like sane people and have yet to see the movie, so I won’t ruin it for you with a review. Let’s be honest, the plot isn’t exactly *SPOILER ALERT* worthy anyways.

So instead I will take you on a journey with me. An “Unexpected Journey” via Twitter, if you will. Badda bing. Before you avid movie-goers yell at me for being the jerk in the theater with my phone out, this was all re-created in the cab ride home around 3:30 a.m.

11:11 p.m. Some kid on the T asks us if we like Lord of the Rings. Silly and too conversational for public transportation.

11:12 p.m. Actually…valid question. Not really. #IBleedHarryPotter

11:15 p.m. A couple of hobbits hop on the T.

11: 17 p.m. Overheard on the T: “Dude I’m so high right now. The 3D show is going to awesomeeee.” No, you’re all going to die.

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11:20 p.m. Arrive at the theater: Oh my God. I’m the only girl here. Not joking. The. Only. Girl.

11:21 p.m. This ratio is horrible, they’re never going to let us in!! #ModProblems #RealLifeApplications

11:22 p.m. Disappointed with the lack of costumes. I’ve seen two hobbits and some elves. #Weak

11:24 p.m. Oh look a girl!!!! Hey! Hi! Wanna be friends!!?

11:25 p.m. A pretty legit Frodo walks in. Touche, Sir.

11:27 p.m. Does facial hair count as a costume? These people seem to think so. #GandalfApproves

11:29 p.m. @BCFashionPolice would be dying right now #NoVineyardVinesInSight #Whatever #OriginalityRocks

12:24 a.m. Movie hasn’t started yet. Holy previews. #12:01Show

 

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12:31 a.m. The Shire or Teletubby land…you be the judge of that. #TinkyWinkyBaggins

12:32 a.m. But really, how did I never notice this before?

12:34 a.m. Oh look, Dumbledore put the sorting hat on and turned into Gandalf #Magic

Harry disagrees.
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12:35 a.m. Those feet. #HobbitProblems

12:40 a.m. The ginger dwarf with the braided beard is my favorite. He reminds me of the #BCHockeyGingerKid

12:41 a.m. Hold on I’mma watch the movie for a bit.

1:20 a.m. #AdventureTime

1:24 a.m. “The Hobbit: A Walk to Remember” #BetterTitle

1:28 a.m. Randomly drawn out scene about a hedgehog #ThreeMovies #OhThat’sHow

1:45 a.m. Gollum is so #Precious

1:47 a.m. Get it? #Witty #NeedSleep

1:47 a.m. F’Real though he’s adorable.

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1:48 a.m. #Gollum2016

2:15 a.m. Overly Dramatized Staring Contest: Pale Orc vs. Thorin Son of Thrain #Who’sItGonnaBe

2:16 a.m. Thorin Son of Thrain #catchy #FirstyLasty

2:18 a.m. The hobbit sitting next to me is getting super emotional.

2:22 a.m. Surprising amount of musical numbers. I don’t like it, but I don’t dislike it. #DVD #SingAlongVersion #PartyAtMyPlace

2:35 a.m. And some Hippogriffs show up to save the day #Buckbeak #IWish

2:38 a.m. Left perfectly open ended for a #sequel #OrTwo

2:40 a.m. Overall impressions #eh #hype

2:51 a.m. Going to go wrestle an elf for a cab. #BackOffArwen

3:30 a.m. Back to BC. Is Late Night open? Please? #HobbitsGottaEat

3:31 a.m. #TwitterConfession I’ve never read the Hobbit.

 

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