Why LOTR Sucks: Exposition
February 5, 2012
This is where we really say the failing of Peter Jackson as a filmmaker. He relies far too much on exposition. Here we watch Pippin and Gandalf converse. They summarize the conflict up to this point. There is a voice over montage of Sauron’s gathering army. Gandalf introduces the Witch King, and explains how he can’t be killed. All of this is either unnecessary or would have been better introduced through the action, not this conversation.
Minutes Watched: 3.0:55.44
Number of Montages: 15
Number of slow motion close-ups of people crying: 53
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