Jul 20, 2012
There was so much wrong with this movie I don't know where to start. Just a horrible waste of 3 hours and the good will built by the previous two movies.
LOL So glad you joined Letterboxd man, and that's not sarcasm. I'm seeing TDKR this weekend.
I honestly hope as few people experience the disappointment i felt. Please go forth and prove me tired and jaded and love this movie.
Great comment. That's exactly how I feel. Saw it with a dozen friends and they all loved it. I wish I'd had the strength to keep my opinions to myself, for their sakes.
Are these friends as equally well versed in the fine art of cinema appreciation?
Heh. Thanks for the compliment. :-)
Yes, I saw it with the crew from Letterboxd (plus friends), including Matt Buchanan who came up with the idea for the site and designed the look and feel. He's a movie appreciator of the first order, and a great friend.
I had a brief discussion with him last night about some of the flaws in this film, but I could tell it was hurting him as I uncovered point after point. I quickly realised I had to stop, because I was removing joy from his world, with no gain.
For some people, just believing that a film should be great is enough to convince them that it is. For example, I'm unshakeable in my love for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but in my heart I know that Return of the King is a fantastically dull and over-long movie. I wouldn't enjoy it if someone were to point that out to me, though...
Oh man. That's tough, you must have heard so many people complain about the problems of LOTR too.
You said "For some people, just believing that a film should be great is enough to convince them that it is. Perfect. And this is certainly the reason why you and I are in the minority on this one.
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