Thread: TTT your first time!
PS: the only movie I have seen this much is both volumes of Kill Bill
I enjoyed Theoden et al tremendously...... even with the changes made...... Loved Helm's Deep and nearly burst when the elves arrived. It was a big WOW WOW WOW.... and then I remembered there were no elves at Helm's Deep (apart from Legolas). But it really worked for me, especially the sadness at the elves dying fighting for men. I know it wasn't in the book blah blah blah but it did portray the bond between elves and Men as seen in the Last Alliance with Isildur and whatsit and thingy and Sauron and the finger.
I was, however, bitterly disappointed at how Faramir was portrayed. For me those changes did not work.
Loved Gollum. Loved the chats he had with himself.
Overall there was more I enjoyed than disliked. I left the cinema feeling extremely awed and red eyed.
I liked TTT, Helm's Deep was the best part of the movie. Didn't like how they messed up Faramir and turned him into a partial enemy to Frodo and Sam.
i just happen to be doing a marathon as well. But a much longer and more different one. I'm going to read TLOTR on my birthday. That'll be 12 times, and I'll be turning 13. Then again at Christmas. And that'll be 13 times, and I'll be thirteen. And then I'll read TLOTR every year at my birthday! Then I won't have to remember how many times I've read it. It'll be my age! But it'll take discipline, cause I really WANT TO READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does anyone know why PJ put Éowyn in Helm's Deep and Éomer out of Helm's Deep? Just to make TTT as far from the books as possible?
Yes, taken right out of the Ten Commandments : Mozes exclaiming "Let my Rohirrim go!!!!" and then sending his army through a sea of Uruk-Hai.
Funny you should say that but that is exactly what I was thinking - it was an epic scene and I did think The Ten Commandments but Charlton Heston could never play Gandalf as well as Sir Ian.