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17 December 2003 @ 06:40 pm
Trilogy Tuesday (some spoilers for RotK!)  
Yup. I went. All three movies, half hour breaks between, with RotK beginning at 10 p.m. Brilliant fun! What a fantastic crowd to see a movie with. Everyone was focused on the stories on the screen. The little 'talking amongst the audience' that did happen was immediately (though politely!) hushed. I'm glad I got to be a part of that. And no, I did NOT go in costume. Sitting in a theatre for 12+ hours screams out for comfy clothes.

Verdict on the RotK? Stunning. Heartbreaking. Beautiful. Funny. Brill.

Billy Boyd broke my heart several times. Sean Astin is Sam. What a lovely actor. I know there were discrepancies from Tolkien's text. Know what? I didn't care. I know the Houses of Healing will be back on the DVD, so that's a happy thing. I was HAPPY to see a last moment with Theoden and Eowyn. Didn't miss the scouring of the Shire, surprisingly. Subplot about Arwen was fine; made for a nice resolution in the end.

Best of all, they ended the movie on the same line as the book ends, and that's just sweet.