What does it say about the movie that the best acting performance is given by a computer generated monster? Is it a triumph of film-making, or a travesty. I’d say it’s somewhere in between, but Peter Jackson sure takes a page out of the George Lucas book on how to direct. Gollum is up there with Yoda and Chewbacca in terms of memorable non-humans on film.
Too bad for Andy Serkis though. His performance is so good he’s been type cast as the guy in the motion capture suit.
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