I haven’t said much about Treebeard and the Ents. I was disappointed with their betrayal, but at the same time, I hadn’t been expecting much. Actually, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had been left out all together. I figured they would be hard to portray, both visually and narratively. Peter Jackson did not do a good job in either regard but I am hard pressed to think how he could have significantly improved on them. The Ents are one of my favorite parts of the novels. They just don’t fit into the movie very well.
So I’ve finally managed to finish the second film. Pretty much everything about it sucked after the opening 20 minutes. Gollum was by far the best part.
Now there’s only one more to go. It’s supposed to be the best of the three. I don’t remember thinking too highly of it. I was actually kind of pissed when it won the Oscar. But it can’t be any worse than The Two Towers.
Minutes Watched: 2.3:33.48
Number of Montages: 13
Number of slow motion close-ups of people crying: 50
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