I’m convinced that if Peter Jackson hadn’t used so much slow motion, all three movies would have clocked in under 9 hours. As it is, we’re getting close to 11. But everything just faded to black, after Frodo, Merry, and Pippin had a pillow fight in bed while the others watched (no judgements here). I’m sure the movie is finally over.
Minutes Watched: 3.3:42.42
Number of Montages: 17
Number of slow motion close-ups of people crying: 116