But then again, I cannot say that books are more capable of capturing a person’s imagination. I recently saw the Lord of the Rings trilogy – and not even on the big screen. I was hooked. There were just so many themes running in parallel to make for this absolutely amazing experience. The power of belief, the willingness to stand for something that is right, the ability to face up to a challenge, the undying faith in friendship, the pitfalls of obsession, the grandeur of bravery, the fear of the unknown, the positives of earnest reflection, the ability to bounce back after a fall, the steadfast belief that one can find ways in total desolation, the grit and determination to achieve what one has set out to do, the ability to cope with disaster. And, that little space for magic. I admit, I have not read this epic tale from J.R.R Tolkien – but I sure want to. This time around though, I’ll try to judge if the experience of the book matches up to the film.
The author is co-founder and Director, Content Development at Steta