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Directed by Peter Jackson
Review by Alfta Svanni Lothursdottir
It is almost 2am and I have just returned
from seeing Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings.' Since the story is known
by most of the English speaking world and probably a good portion of the rest
as well, I won't go into the plot elements. I could say that if Ian McKellan,
who played Gandalf, would have squinted one eye, he would have been the perfect
image of Othinn. I could tell you that the special effects were amazing. I could
say that the panoramic scenes were, in a word, BIG. I could mention how the
film deals beautifully with the themes of friendship, honor, bravery, betrayal
and greed. I could say that even though I was tired, the film was three hours
long and it didn't finish until 1am in the morning, I sat wide eyed during the
whole thing. I could tell you how the battle scenes were heart-pounding. I could
rave about how absolutely beautiful the film was whether it was depicting the
hills of the Shire or the underground halls of Moria. I could tell you how the
Ring Wraiths literally oozed evil. I could go on for some number of pages telling
you how great this movie is but none of it would really do it justice. So instead,
I will say just this. GO SEE IT!
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