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RotK - Extended
Well, that felt like an entire day of my life spent in front of the television. "Highlights" below - I'm just assuming those that care about the differences know about them, else look away...

I did generally liked the extended cut. It's not a lean movie - and some of the fat that has been put back in should really have been left out.

  • Christopher Lee starts off really well, but by the time of his death (moments later) he looks a bit bored with it all. Perhaps he'd been told it wasn't going in the cinematic release.

  • The Witchking vs Gandalf left me wanting more - it had promise - then fizzled. Not sure there was any point in the scene other than explaining why Gandalf lost his staff.

  • Denethor/Faramir remained brilliant. This reminds me that the "Into the West" theme is much better used in the score rather than when being sung.

  • Mouth of Sauron was great - but you can see how it was a nice easy trim.

And was it just my imagination or did Gimli have a serious line?

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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satellite_kid From: satellite_kid Date: December 10th, 2004 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Cant afford it until payday, so....lalalalalalaalaa *covers ears/eyes* dont want to know
berrega From: berrega Date: December 10th, 2004 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
You've spoiled it now! :-P
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 10th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
some of the fat that has been put back in should really have been left out

Couldn't disagree more! 8 out of 10 for effort, but still not pure enough for my taste. Perhaps a 22-hour mini-series would be better suited.
sixtine From: sixtine Date: December 12th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
No fair! Pants Amazon hasn't made it arrive on the doorstep yet. That or our postie is crooked. We had the popcorn and beers in for Friday night :-(
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