Michael Fri Jan 2 23:44:18 2004|
Return of the King - 11.2
Despite a conspicuous lack of pirates -- although there were some Arab-ninja guys on the elephants -- Return of the King was everything I had hoped it could be. It probably would have gotten 11.5 on my ten-point scale if Peter Jackson hadn't gone hog-wild with the storyline there (Hugo Weaving rulez somewhat less here than in Matrix 3, because that whole scene with Aragorn in the tent was just a little too overacted to ring true as elven).
At 3.5 hours, it was short. And glorious.
The third of the must-see movies of the latter part of 2003. And, conspicuously, the third of the *only* three movies I saw in the latter part of 2003.
Which reminds me: I have to go rent Sinbad in English.