Posted by mrsmiley
Haven't seen it yet though one of my brothers did.
We are all big LOTR fans so it was pretty disheartening to hear his over the phone review.
He told me their is quiet a bit to like about this movie but for him, it was simply the fact the film was much too long.
He didn't realize this was going to be a new trilogy and expected the whole story to be wrapped up in one movie. So if you know the story and know anything that happens,the you guessed it,the big finally doesn't even take place. Just saying.
He also told me Gandalf's character he thought was real inconsistant from that of the Rings trilogy. Simply put,he told me the Wizard pulls off so much awesome magic in the movie it damn near makes Gandalf the white look like the grey.
I still want to see it but from all i've heard it seems like this would have been much better as one stand alone film (like the book) instead of attempting to turn it into a whole new trilogy.