Ancalagon wrote:1. How do you guys feel about the Army of the Dead arriving at the battle instead of reinforcements from southern Gondor like in the book?
It cheapens the whole battle. In the book the southern reinforcements helped turn the tide, but there was still a lot of fighting to be done. In the movie the Green Mouthwash Mary-Sues just come in, mop up in a matter of minutes, and render meaningless all the sacrifices made to that point. The book-reinforcements alone could not have won the battle, but the Mouthwash would have been just as effective if everyone else had just hidden for a few extra hours.
2. Does anyone else find the Rohirrim charging head long into the mumakil to be completely asinine?
Yes. The horses (and probably the riders) should have been freaked out, like the book and common sense dictates they would be by strange, giant creatures. I also got very sick of the stomping very
fast. As a semi-related rant: I cannot stand that Eowyn was able to take down a mumak with a couple light slashes against its legs when the mumak apparently had a thick enough hide that it could have arrows sticking out of it like a ladder. Inconsistency much?