December 18th, 2002

FF Sparks (Casual)

Two Towers (no spoilers)


Okay, so, it was changed in several significant ways from the books, but oddly enough...I didn't care. It was truly awe-inspiring. I didn't cry as freely as I did in Fellowship of the Ring, like at Boromir's death, but there were moments when I cried. The battle sequences were incredible; not just for technical execution, but in making every individual character -- even the computer-generated mass armies -- believable. Little touches in even the background extras made the world and the struggle more than just /dramatic/, but /human/. I am looking forward to seeing it in the Cinerama on Thursday. :)

The number of previews before the film was truly insane, though. Like, 20 minutes or more. wonderwombat was looking for exits in case an angry mob of geeks decided to riot and storm the projector room. By the time we got to a preview that posed the question, "What would you do, if you had the power of God for a week?" a number of people in the audience called out, "I'D START THE MOVIE!!" The cheer that went up when we finally passed all the previews was deafening.

But it was worth it. I will be paying for this late night at work tomorrow, but my god it was so freaking worth it.

Can we have the third film now, please? :)

Must sleep now, though...
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