January 12, 2005

"Aside from that, Mrs. Smeagol, How Did You Like The Movie?"

Been wondering about the upcoming projects of those wascally LOTR hobbits? Well wonder no more, because Beautifully Atrocious Jeff has got all the inside scoop.

(Just as an aside, have I ever ranted about how totally miscast I thought Elijah Wood was? "Oh, gag," as Joan Rivers would say, "AWE-ful!" Even you hardcore LOTR movie fanatics have got to give me that one.)

Posted by Robert at January 12, 2005 04:43 PM

Having watched the commentary for the extended DVDs, we can quibble on the Frodo casting (though, didn't he start looking like some Dragonball-Z reject right before his finger went *chomp*?), but the rest of the Hobbits were close enough to the imagination.

Posted by: Lysander at January 12, 2005 06:14 PM

Didn't bother me, but they never should have showed the Dark Tower. It was okay in 2 Towers, when you just saw glimpses, but it's the sort of thing that can't help being diminished when you actually show it (like the mistake of showing the man-in-the-alien-suit at the end of Alien).

Mordor looked about the size of Disneyland, & the Dark Tower was the Matterhorn. Sometimes art is about NOT showing things.

Posted by: jeff at January 12, 2005 07:01 PM
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