Cast And Director Discuss TOLKIEN

This will most likely be the first film from Disney's purchase of FOX I will review. Sounds like a perfect date flick to check out. While I really like Lord of the Rings, I've never really loved it as much as some. However, loosely related, I was a giant fan of the animated Hobbit as a child. This story here has really grabbed my attention though. It's official synopsis reads, "TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels." If I'm getting the trailers correctly it looks as if the real life story will be built upon by looks at how it correlates to Tolkien's writings. Sounds very interesting, if it doesn't wind up being a complete snooze fest. It helps I'm also a fan Nicholas Hoult, who's playing the lead. Might be a day late on the first thoughts review for this one, but it will be coming. Got a little more excited hearing the passion on the voices of the director & cast here, but only time will tell. We'll know when it releases on May 10th.