Friday, December 17, 2004

Again, not that you care, but my review of Return of the King: Extended Edition is up now.

4 comments:

The Bike Evangelist said...

My 10-year-old son Henri and I enjoy LOTR tremendously, and sneak every moment we can to watch any of the Trilogy together; I'll show him your Weekly Standard review of the extended version to whet his appetite. Keep up the good work here and at WS.

M Ali said...

Great review.

Although you're still very wrong about Star Wars.

Jay Bhattacharya said...

Even as I was watching the theatrical release (though I didn't want to admit it to myself), I knew there were problems with it. You have done a great job in your review articulating all its shortcomings. I'm looking forward to watching the extended edition ROTK this Christmas.

The least persuasive part of your review is your argument that ROTK did poorly at the box office, relative to expectations. Looking at the data you cite, it looks to me like it did just fine relative to the other two installments. Besides, as much as I love the market, it often rewards works of questionable merit. Why bother with this part of your argument when your review on the merits is so good?

Contrary to a previous commenter, I think your perceptive essay on the relative merits of the Rebel Alliance and the Empire was incredibly, um, perceptive. I wish I had had your idea--it seems so obviously true after having read your piece.

Anonymous said...

Read Middle Earth trilogy when I was 13, read Dragonlance trilogy when I was 15. I would have prefered a Dragonlance trilogy of movies....