RotK Note

December 19th, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

Spent Wednesday afternoon standing in line for or watching “Return of the King” on the Lloyd Center big screen. It rocked my world, and it was worth the wait. I think more writing energy is going to keeping up with or thinking about what I’m reading on scoop, so I doubt I’ll have much to say about the movie here. This is from a recent scoop mail, though, and pretty much sums it up for me:

I think of the reviews I’ve read, I most like Andrew O’Hehir’s [watch the ad, it’s a good review], which

called the movie(s) “the grandest and most delicate of pop

spectacles.” It has heart and a fundamental sweetness that makes Tom

Cruise grimace-smirking through “The Last Samurai” or the Wachowski

Bros. tossing CG kung-fu sock puppets around in a rainstorm look like

barkers for tinny side-show diversions sweating too hard under their pancake. I

don’t imagine there’ll be too many more trips to the cineplex for me

in the next while, but “Return of the King” left me buzzed enough to

not really care.

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