I saw this movie last night, for a 7:30 showing. My fiancÃ© had seen it the night before for the first showing at midnight at some expensive theater about an hour from here.
It's a GREAT movie. I'm still not sure what I totally think about it however. I mean I loved the first one, and this new one is so much more emotional, I almost cried like 3 times, and it gave a good sense of pride for yourself or just the people you care about, unlike movies such as braveheart... they were never able to really touch me that way, those movies depended on blood and guts to make good war scenes.
But that stupid (corny) modern comedy which they through in there, drove me nuts! This movie is suppose to be serious. And Ok, a few things were funny, but you don't need like 10 bits of comedy relief. I suppose that is my only quarrel with this movie.
I don't really like any of the actors I guess... but if I had to pick I'd say Legolas (sp?)
<--- pretend they are elf ears!
Gollum was so well done! For the first part of the movie, I hadn't thought much about it, I figured it was some guy in a suit with a digital effect to his eyes, but nope... it's all animation, GREAT job. Never have I felt so bad for some poor disgusting little thing. I read the hobbit a long time ago, and up until last night I always had that childhood fear of Gollum.
Tigger: Gollum is a skitzo
Does anyone know WHAT Gollum was suppose to be, my fiancÃ© said something like a River hobbit... I'm not sure.