Lord Of The Rings
OK, First things first. The Previews.
They showed a preview for the movies Austin Powers 3, looked really
funny. Then they had a trailer for Star Wars 2. I am really getting
fizzled out on the whole Star Wars hype. I mean I liked it with
the original three but the first was was built up so much, but crashed
down so horribly that I am reticent to even see the next one. Anyway
then came the topper... They showed a trailer for Blade 2, which
looks unbelievably cool and dark. I am looking forward to it.
Alright, Lord of the rings... If there is one word to sum up this
movie, it would have to be "Detail". I cannot believe
the obvious time and effort that went into creating this world and
the people within it. From the Shire to the Mine, to the forests,
everything was identical to how you pictured it in your head. All
the characters were cast beautifully and the story was woven together
I liked this movie, obviously. It was a little slow at parts but
you have to remind yourself that this is the build up for a later
movie, so you cannot expect everything to be handed to you. It was
an enjoyable time, if a little long at just under 3 hours. You have
to remember it had a lot of stuff to cover from the book, and they
did not gloss over much in the interest of being tru e to the story
and to the fans.
The fans... I expected to see lots of people all dressed up and
being fanatical. Not so much. The surprising thing was that as the
theaters sold out, the movies did what they usually do not have
the common sense enough to do: They opened new theaters. By the
time the movie started, they had sold out four theaters.
Now I don't expect this to outdo Harry Potter, but I have to say
it is an amazing movie, and as far as story goes I think it is better.
That is only natural. Whereas Harry Potter was a very enjoyable
book, Tolkein has been around for more than half a century. Whaddya
gonna do? A second reason I don't think this movie will do as well
as it deserves, is that Harry Potter draws on every age, where Lord
of the rings is only, in my humble opinion, going to draw from the
16 - 40 crowd. Haryy Potter had that and the younger audience too.
Ok so, bottom line... Go see this movie, but be awake, be patient,
and pay attention. It is worth it for one of the best Fantasy movies
I have ever seen.