December 15, 2012
Every bit as expected...makeup could use work
Another of Tolkien's greats brought to the big screen by Peter Jackson and his amazing team. It was enjoyable all the way through, with wise cracks, funny mishaps, drama, and of course the emotional attachment to the characters. For any LOTR fans, while it won't (and couldn't possibly) recreate the magic of the first trilogy, it's an enjoyable ride for what it is.
Stays true to the book (for the most part)
Amazing scenery and special effects
The makeup on some of the characters could definitely have used some work-particularly the dwarfs
A few minor editing details that most won't notice
You find yourself questioning certain aspects of the story as the movie goes on--this is more on Tolkien than the moviemakers
Overall, a great experience, and WORTH EVERY PENNY to see it in IMAX.
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