These priceless new shots of the Ringbearer and his adventurous band of Middle-earth companions comes to us via Dominic Monaghan's Instagram account and should put a big ol' smile on your face.
Monaghan was apparently hoisting a few pints of ale with his Fellowship of the Rings buddies and decided to share the moment with faithful fans. The result sends a shiver of geeky joy down my spine and a bittersweet sadness that they just don't make movies like they used to.
Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a masterful synthesis of story, music, costuming, chemistry, cinematography, bravado and heart, all blessed with timeless performances by the immortal cast. The Fellowship of the Ring, the first of the three Tolkien adaptations, just marked its 15th anniversary in December, and it still holds up beautifully against today's bloated studio blockbusters.
Check out these nostalgic photos of Monaghan (Merry), Billy Boyd (Pippen), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Orlando Bloom (Legolas) and Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) hanging out in a pub and tell us if you think they're ready for another epic quest to Mordor.