I just saw it tonight. it is totally awesome. it is the best of the lot. it is the same case with lord of the rings, the first one was really good, the second one, merely good, but the third one is, i repeat, totally awesome. and i stayed and watched the last bit after the credits. it was so cool. my mother owns both and when my sister(she watched it with us) gets home she is going to check out the other ones.