However, in the lobby afterward, I happened to overhear three girls talking about the movie. The conversation went something like this:
Girl One: "I got confused - and I didn't mean to - but why did it end like that?"
Girl Two: "Like... sudden, like that? Like without an end?"
Girl Three: "Yeah, really... it was annoying..."
Me: (off to one side) *fumefumemutterfume*
Girl Two: "I dunno... I think it was a remake or something..."
Me: *twitch, twitch*
(at this point there was further ignorant muttering from the three girls, and then...)
Me: "There are three."
Girl Three: "What?"
Me: "There are three movies, 'cause there are three books. Fellowship is only the first one. There are two more."
Girls One, Two, and Three: *confused stare*
Girl Two: "They're books?"
Me: *TWITCH, TWITCH* "Um, yeah... you didn't know that? J.R.R. Tolkien... the Hobbit came before The Lord of the Rings, and *that's* a trilogy."
Girl One: "Oh, yeah! I've heard of that! And... that's where the old one in the beginning came from, right?"
Me: *blink, choke* "Er; yeah. Bilbo."
Girls One and Three: "OH! That makes a *lot* more sense, then."
Girl Two: "I still didn't like the way it ended. When's the next one coming out?"
Girl Two: *astonished look* "Aw, that sucks."
Me: *biting my tongue* "Yes; yes, I couldn't agree more."
(At this point, they left.)
Now... *choke* HOW, I ask you, could you NOT KNOW that THE LORD OF THE RINGS was a set of BOOKS?
Every time I see LoTR, there are annoying prebubescent boys sitting behind me, who heckle the movie. The only thing that keeps me from beating them with their own severed limbs in most cases is the fact that they're always crying by the end of the movie. It's very satisfying. ;)
Though tonight... I swear, I nearly had an embolism. o.O
*sigh* Poor, unenlightened, ignorant, 'neath-rock-dwelling...
(Please excuse my fangirly-obsessed arrogance. I blame my parents, personally. ;)
*trails off into indignant muttering*