Late reply 'cos I had to dry out my keyboard of all the drool set off by the white choc pfish and chips.......
poohbcarrot wrote:I've got a confession to make.
I saw all the LOTR films but I thought they were a bit boring.
Well how does this sit - I always fast forward bits of the Battle of the Hornburg (Helm's Deep's a mountain valley not the Fortress
) and most of the Pellennor with the mumakil bits and after Theoden's brown bread (although the Foresworn Undead were pretty good)
You can tell Peter Jackson's a real fan but the moral of the LotR story is you can't make that film for Hollywood because the last 2 films in particular have several completely spurious and frankly crappy boring and far too long bits in there which spoil it pretty much for the 'lorists' (which is kinda just in that they spoil it for the 'normal' fans) and people who do love the book(s). I was actually grinding my teeth in the cinema when the bloody Pelennor went on and on and on - TBH they could have easily chopped a good 50% of that and have plenty of time to put the proper
ending in, but no - lets have Legolam (his Bored of the Rings name) sliding down a CGI giant ellies trunk - B*STARDS!