The build up in the city has been well timed. The city has had a spruce up and is looking a treat. The weather is cooperating and this morning the sun is shining on the "Middle of Middle Earth".
|Rolling out the carpet in the Wellington streets|
And why the hype, why the celebration we might ask? Is it the story, is it the glamour or is it the novelty of a world premier? Is it because of who is involved or are the 100,000 expected crowd just proud New Zealander's celebrating something good. I believe it is all of these and to be absolutely honest I believe the general public is clutching on to something that is positive ad good in a year when we have seen so much doom and gloom economically, international conflict has been across the papers and the messages from the media have invariably focused on the bad and sensational.
So good on you Sir Peter Jackson and crew for the positive feeling you are giving thousands today and for the enjoyment millions will received when the view the movie.
|Gollum at Wellington Airport|