October 24, 2001
JoBlo Reviews 25
Minutes of LotR Footage
Yesterday morning, I was invited to a special press screening
for about 25 minutes of footage from the LORD OF THE RINGS film trilogy. You should know
up front, that I have never read the books, I am not a fan of fantasy films
or wizards or dwarfs, but do like director Peter Jackson and was intrigued by the film's
early trailers, which looked pretty darn cool! I say all this because I like to be honest
about how I feel beforehand, so that I don't get punk-asses emailing me and telling me
that I have "no right" to critique something that I don't know anything about.
Seeing as there are actually people out there, like me, who don't know a lot about these
stories, this might be a decent introduction. Alright, enough about me...
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