what we see or what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream
(20th anniversary Fathom event)
I don’t fault them for shrinking the world so significantly- the film is already 4+ hours long! I do continue to be disappointed about character changes, particularly Denethor and Aragorn.
But that said, this is still quite the triumph of filmmaking. You can see the edges of a lot of effects at this point, but it still feels incredibly competent overall. The miniatures and makeup look just as good at 20 years as they did originally.…
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It's too damn long. That’s my chief complaint. For the story they were telling, it could have been condensed pretty far.
Joi was interesting for a little bit, but then there was too much time spent on dumb things with her (like that technically impressive merge with the hooker) and not enough to make us care about her as a character.
Gosling was fine™ but nothing all that special. Was he meant to find some of these things, or was…