Too many characters, too much hand waving, too obviously going to be hugely reversed by some timey wimey stuff.
Pacing wasn't too bad given it's 2 and a half hours long.
Some funny moments.
It's hard to be totally objective about this review, because while this is the first time I've watched the whole film, I've seen bits and pieces before. Some movies can survive that process unscathed, but something like Se7en (come on, it doesn't even look like a v!) really relies on you knowing nothing going in.
However, being as objective as I can, and speaking to the other person here who watched it for the first time - this is a…
How do you possibly review this movie? How do you even *make* this movie, with decades of expectation heaped upon it, the added pressure of the success of the Lord of the Rings, the notoriously fickle 'fans', and the shared experience of the original book?
I trusted Jackson to get this right - and here's my one line review.
This is a self indulgent chocolate fudge Sunday of a movie that you will feel some level of guilt over but…