Written March 16, 2015
Written January 04, 2015
Completely distorts the book. Thankfully puts an end to this very disappointing trilogy.
Written February 19, 2015
well. Legolas finally ran out of arrows
Written January 22, 2015
Having departed from the original book long ago, I already knew this would not be true to Tolkein's original script. In fact they had to do some very "creative Screenwriting" to get back to where the Lord of the Rings trilogy starts. A great cast makes the best of it. The CGA takes over a little too much in places. But I suppose they had to fill two and a half hours (which is apparently the minimum run-time for a Peter Jackson flick).
There is one glaring inconsistency at the end: when Legolas is leaving, he is advised to look up a man named Strider. But surely, if this takes place 60 years before the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Strider would still be but a glint in his mother's eye? After all men are not immortal, like Elves.