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A lone voice of dissent

Am I the only person in the world who didn’t enjoy Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King? It was nothing but clichéd platitudes about facing death alternated with fakey CGI battles (if I want to watch a digitally animated live action film, I’ll watch the trailer for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow). Maybe I’d feel differently if I had ever gotten into Tolkien.

Speaking of Sky Captain, I know trailers often use stock soundtrack audio, but the use of the Stargate SG-1 theme is particularly cheesy.

3 responses so far (Respond)


Well, I haven’t seen the newest film yet but I was somewhat bored by the first two, so I’m with you. I was tricked by people telling me the second was better, which was true, but not true enough. This means it will be near impossible for someone to get me to see a 3.5 hour movie based on previous experience.

Matty | 28 Dec 2003

It does not seem to be as true any more, but up until a few years ago it seemed that every movie trailer that came out featured music from the score of either “Stargate” or “Crimson Tide.” I guess in a way this keeps the tradition alive.

David July | 29 Dec 2003

As one who quite enjoyed Tolkien in his early teens, I can put your supposition to rest; I certainly had no expectations of the films, and quite enjoyed the first and second (more so the first), and had heard that the third was a whole lot better. Hmm, not really; it seemed rather erratically cut, and just didn’t inspire me all that much, besides refusing to end… it was alright. I only know of one other person who agrees with me, bar you chaps… perhaps I was in the wrong movie.

Stairs | 30 Dec 2003