if you haven't read the book and don't know it's a continuing thing through 3 parts, the end kinda lets you down. overall it was visually cool but supposidly they cut a lot of stuff out that would have allowed it to make more sense. but really, it's already 3 hours long... so why not add a few lines here an there. :biggest:
The movie is great. Sweeping vistas, incredible acting, and great sound. I've read the books plenty of times, but some of the scenes still had me thinking, "There's no way they're getting out of this." The Shire: perfect. Moria: spot on. The Eye: Oh. My. God.
The movie was definitely streamlined to get rid of most of the stuff that didn't directly advance the plot. I'm fine with that, because it's much harder to sell the idea of six movies that are all five hours long.
Also, there was only one line in the entire movie that was overly cheesy. Well, maybe two, but Gimli I'll forgive because it WAS funny.
Note to self: Do NOT mess with an elf. Legolas is truly astounding when it comes to matters of death-dealing.
They had a trivia contest before our midnight showing, and I won a Gandalf poseable figure with LIGHT UP STAFF ACTION! Woo!
We are probably heading out on saturday in the afternoon to see it. most matinees probably arent sold out so i want to go around noon. I cant wait to see it. I just hope i dont fall asleep with it being so long!
This movie got two thumbs up from me I saw it last night and it was awsome. I almost keeled over when I walked out of the theatre and some girl goes "I didn't like how it just ended, but I'm glad it's over..." I wanted to say..."You realize there's more of these movies comming don't you, YOU MORON!" And they need to put more comfortable seats in the theatres... look how much we (I paid $8.25) for tickets !
My first post on these boards and it had to be here It was a great movie IMO, I was ready to sit another 3 hours when it ended. I was honestly astounded by all the Elves, they were simply breathtaking, along with the vista shots and most of the animation. The one thing that it took me a minute to realize was the actor who played Elrond. I about fell out of my seat when I realized who it was. PERFECT! Absolutly perfect casting of that part. All in all I can say I can't wait for the rest of the series.