Cause I saw it last night on Trilogy Tuesday, nyahaha! We were the FIRST people to see ROTK in a public showing in North America, Newfoundland having the earliest time zone on the continent.
So how many people DID see it yesterday? Either at Trilogy Tuesday or the midnight showing? Personally I thought it was awesome. Now it’s spoiler time, by highlighting this spoiler tag you are removing any responsibility on my part for ruining the story for you
Well first of all, the stuff that was cut out. No Scouring of the Shire, no Healing House, a lot of other stuff not in it. Saruman didn’t show in the movie at all, so no final confrontation at the doorstep at Bag-End. But this is something I KNEW wasn’t going to be in it anyway. When the movie started, I thought for sure they’d be getting right into Shelob’s part immediately, but it was about halfway through the movie before the giant spider showed. A lot of stuff from when Frodo and Sam were IN Mordor was cut, they essentially went straight from Frodo’s rescue from the tower, to Mt. Doom. After the ‘distraction’ by the armies of Rohan and Gondor anyway. And finally, the climax at the Crack of Doom, that was FANTASTIC. Almost 100 faithful to the book, with one exception. When Gollum got his hands on the ring again, in the book he slipped/tripped and fell into the fires. In the movie, while he was dancing like a mad thing, Frodo got back up and rushed him, they struggled, and BOTH fell, though Frodo grabbed hold of the ledge. And let me say, the scene where Gollum fell into the fire, was unbelievable. They managed to show him being consumed along with the ring, without making it look gruesome. And then there was about 20 minutes worth of ending stuff, all fairly rushed because in the book there was a LOT after the climax at Mt.Doom, but they only had about 20 minutes left in the movie to cover it all.
In the end, I was NOT disappointed, I wish they didn’t cut out what they did, but what they left was fantastic.
Oh, and since I bought the $50 ticket to Trilogy Tuesday, I got this snazzy collectable, it’s like this tombstone shaped dealy with a single frame from each movie inside of it. It’s hard to describe, but it’s really neat. And it might be worth a fortune in about 10 years time