Jun 18 2013, 7:47pm
I just deleted everything I wrote. It was like a huge, long thesis. It's apparent that I've got issues with AUJ. But what's keeping it all intriguing and fun for me is Ian McKellen as Gandalf. Just an absolute joy to watch other (many) problems notwithstanding(...I gotta say though the weird soundtrack switcheroos really annoy me. Why? Just, why?!)
But what's cool is, with the addition of the appendices material, even book readers aren't entirely sure what they're gonna get and that's kinda fun.
Davy Jones could've been Bilbo...I mean he was a Brit with a sense for adventure, singing & dancing. And think of the costs it would've save with forced perspective: he was ACTUALLY 5'3. He also hung out with a grumpy tall dude in a hat (Mike Nesmith.) While we're at it let's just have Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork as Merry & Pippin.
(This post was edited by hutch on Jun 18 2013, 7:48pm)