December 29, 2003

The Return of the King

Jane and I went to see Peter Jackson's The Return of the King this afternoon and evening. Having seen the first two episodes of the trilogy, I wasn't entirely enthusiastic; I figured that the good bits would be interspersed with mountains of nonsense, and in the event I was not disappointed. I won't do a detailed post mortem; either you've seen the movie, in which case it's unnecessary, or you've not, in which case I don't want to spoil it for you. I'll confine myself to making two comments. First, the one bit that Jackson absolutely, positively had to get right he got right. He overdid it a bit, but in general he got it right. Second, Denethor was robbed, and if I were Faramir I'd sue Jackson for defamation of character. 'nuff said. Posted by Will Duquette at December 29, 2003 09:02 PM

Deb said:

I didnt like Faramir in the second one tho when I saw the extended version his actions at least made more sense. I havent seen the third one yet tho...