Monday, December 20, 2004

Three rings for the elven kings under the sky...

Seven for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone;
Nine for mortal men doomed to die.
In the land of Mordor where shadows lie.
One ring to rule them all! One ring to find them;
One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness BIND them!
In the land of Mordor, where shadows lie.

I have been waiting to post my thoughts for days unnumbered! Fearing to reveal my thoughts to those who have not shared at the sweet meats of the extended version I have waited with doubtful patience. Grin.

I truly enjoyed the extended ROTK - much more than the theater version. Of course there was room for more - I mean who wouldn't want to see more of the Houses of Healing and the growing love between Faramir and Eowyn?! However, be that as it may - it was certainly better than nothing. I think it is safe to say that Peter Jackson did a bang-up job, but that he emphasized the muck and gore of LOTR more than the heart and soul. That said, there is not an equal to it!

The scene of Eomer when he discovers his beloved sister on the field of Pelennor was as heart wrenching as the written words of Tolkien; I think he would have been proud! It was a scene I have waited to see since last December. Thank you, PJ, for putting it back in; all brothers should feel this way for their sisters.

To have Faramir redeemed in such a lovely way - he certainly was not the enemy of Frodo in the book - did justice to the character he truly was. Ohh, it was lovely to be transported back to Middle Earth - if only for the night.

Some day we will all take the trip across the sea, let our hearts truly be ready to see the One and True King!



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