And The Oscar for Best Actor Goes To…


Best. Animated character. Ever.

We just returned from a visit to Middle Earth. They seem to be having a bit of a tiff over someone’s wedding band. Serious looking guys with horses were trying to protect the women and children from nasty looking dudes with bad dental work. Heads were flying off bodies. Reminded me of my wedding reception…

Since this is the middle of the story, I can see why Peter Jackson found it the hardest one to sew together. The beginning already happened last year, and he didn’t want to put a sappy “when last we left our heroes” recap on this one. And the end is, well, not really an end. All told, he did a bangup job of things.

Of course, this review is premature. As with the first one, I spent most of the movie trying to place the action in the book. The second viewing is the one where I’ll actually watch the film and let it wash over me without the nagging “Oh, that’s not in the book that way!” or “Is that what comes next?”

I am prepared for my second helping of Tolkein, sir. May I have another?

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4 Responses to And The Oscar for Best Actor Goes To…

  1. Ejen says:

    Indeed I also think that Jackson did Gollum very very well in this installment…

  2. As a big fan of inner dialogue I must say that he was played and animated VERY well.

  3. dick says:

    The movies opened phenomenonally, the whole sequence of Gandalf and the Balrog falling was incredible!

    The only thing that bothered me about Gollum was when he was walking in grass, they forgot to disturb the ground where he stepped, even though there was the clear sound of grass crunching underneath foot.

  4. Tim says:

    I noticed the gollum/grass thing too but easily forgave it because other then that he was so well done. Personnaly, I liked the battle with the wolf riders better then the battle at helms deep. Everything was so dark at the helms deep battle that it was hard to see the action. Gimli is one bad ass dwarf though.

    We also got to see the Terminator 3 trailer which was an added bonus, but just when you think, man they have a bundle of good movies coming out, they show you a preview for dumb and dumberer. WTF!

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