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Stephen Colbert Had Some Very Nice Things to Say about ‘The Hobbit’ Movies

Stephen Colbert Had Some Very Nice Things to Say about ‘The Hobbit’ Movies

It’s no secret that Stephen Colbert is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. His Middle Earth fandom is so great that he was even able to score a cameo in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as “ the Laketown spy.” At Comic-Con this weekend, Colbert donned his authentic movie apparel and offered up some extremely kind works for the folks behind the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit adaptations while introducing the panel for the latest installment, at one point, even quoting C.S. Lewis:

The movies broke upon the world, and to steal a line from C.S. Lewis, “Here were beauties that pierced like swords and burned like cold iron.” Here were movies that would break your heart, good beyond hope. And rather than take away our treasure, Peter and Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens and Richard Taylor and Grant Major and Dan Hennah and the cast and the crew and WETA Digital and the land and the people of New Zealand itself added to our stories, complemented our imagination.

You can read his entire speech over at Vulture

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