Originally Posted by Ganf
The plot wasn't the ring.... Please, for your own sake, don't ever make an assumption like this again. Do your own homework.
What assumption? Are you saying that "Lord of the Rings" had nothing to with the Rings? or THE ring and the undead guy who made it and wants it back? What am I missing? Plus I think it is rather ridiculous that s movie should require "research" just to figure out what its plot was about.
A lot was pointless filler...like in the first movie when that human fighter guy gets killed in the Orc ambush (after taking about 20 arrows to the chest) there was like a 10 minute scene just for him to die. Even my wife of all people even said, "Come on and die already!" and she is never remotely like that. Yeah it was sad, but the story had set his character up to not be all that well liked any way.
Did we really need an entire subplot for getting the treants to join the battle? In the actual battle they were barely shown and did not make that much of a difference. That ghost army did the majority of the work.
The lighting of signal towers? How many minutes of showing one tower being lit after another went by? Perhaps they were trying to show the distance involved, but that could have been done much cleaner and faster.
And oh my gosh, the thing I hated most of all...when all this fighting is going on and there is all this chaos, we break into yet another subplot of the mayor of the town thinking his son was dead and decides to get him burned right then and there while he was actually alive. What?
There was a good movie in there...but it requires excessive use of the fast forward button. I know I will never sit though it again...Though I only saw the first one in the theater and waited till the other two were on video and we watched all three on a weekend. The first two movies basically ended with a to be continued message and left a lot of loose ends flapping. If you make a movie series you really need to make each move able to be viewed separately.
I am sitting on needles because I am sure a friend is going to be asking to me to go to the Hobbit with them and I have no desire to see it since I am sure it will be more of the same.Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/15/12 at 7:30am