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December 17th, 2003

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09:14 pm - RotK (no spoilers)
Three-word review: Worth. The. Wait.

Three words of advice: Pee. Beforehand. Really. :-)

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Date:December 18th, 2003 02:32 am (UTC)
Ok, you're the second moviephile that's given it a REALLY good review. It must be one hell of a movie.
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Date:December 18th, 2003 02:47 am (UTC)
Well, bear in mind that I'm a moderately hardcore Tolkienista who's been waiting something like two decades to see these books put on film properly. So my response is necessarily subjective.

That said... there was a moment (during the realisation of one of the many iconic scenes) when I actually had trouble breathing, I was so wrapped up in the film. That's not something that happens so often that I don't notice it... :-)
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Date:December 18th, 2003 04:01 am (UTC)

For "Tolkienista," you may read "fan-boy."
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Date:December 18th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)
Your subjective response, however, is also colored by the fact that if the movie weren't done "properly" as you put it, you'd have probably not only notice but been insulting and unforgiving to its creators. The fact that a fanboy like you really really liked it is a testament to the fact that the things that were changed or omitted were done of necessity and did not do a disservice to the overall story.

Personally I can hardly wait to see it Saturday... and am planning to have my morning coffee at about 4AM to give me plenty of time to get it out of my system so I can sit still through the whole movie at 2:45.

I've been told by people who are emotional like i am that they started crying 20 minutes in and didn't stop crying till the end of the movie....

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Date:December 18th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)

pee beforehand

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Date:December 18th, 2003 05:38 pm (UTC)

Re: pee beforehand




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