4421Re: [mythsoc] LOTR review
- Dec 2, 2001In a message dated 12/2/01 11:34:42 AM Central Standard Time,
> I'm intrigued that I would criticize much of what heI was depressed that the reviewer found the evil things in the film the most
> finds praiseworthy, and praise what he criticizes.
convincing, and the things representing Good to be hackneyed and trite.
(Well, OK, I myself thought that Galadriel's swan boat as seen in stills was
If it's true, it is a failure on Jackson's part, certainly (and I've been
alarmed by the likeness of some shots and clips I've seen to Horror Movies).
If it's not true, then either the reviewer, which is bad, or the whole
culture, which is worse, simply has a blind spot, an allergy or deafness to
Good. Which is highly possible.
As for what you say about HPOTTER, David, I dunno. He hasn't said it's
"terrible," just that it doesn't have "real passion, real emotion, real
terror, and a tactile sense of Evil" - and I am not sure, myself, that it
did. At least, maybe appropriately for a children's film, these things were
not there on a very deep level.
Am I the only one who thinks that Viggo Mortensen looks EXACTLY like Aragorn
ought to look?
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