Spring and I were
invited to the opening of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
the Ring (and this has the highest rating of a film I've ever
seen over at the IMDB)
at a relatively obscure theater just past noon on opening day by a friend of
The movie is incredible. The special effects were incredible and the
computer generated effects were not at all annoying (except for the few
shots of Gollum). They did an incredible job of resizing the actors (John
Rhys-Davies is not a small man yet plays Gimli the Dwarf). The
landscapes were more impressive and beautiful than those in Star Wars: The
Phantom Menace (the landscapes where one of three things that kept me
watching that movie—the other two being Natalie Portman and the
third being the fight sequence between Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and Darth Maul). It
was a beautiful movie.
I could however, do without the introduction at the beginning of the movie
since the material there is covered several times through the rest of the
film, but that's me. Otherwise, I have no complaints about the film other
than I have to wait another year for the next installment.
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