The First Five Minutes - ...worth the price of admission
Gandalf's falling fight with the Balrog is the absolute best cinematic experience I have ever had. It is exactly how I pictured it and I am grateful to PJ for going to the WORK involved to get it on the screen. Totally awesome! The rest of the movie is gravy (the thing with Aragorn going over the cliff stuck to a Warg is ludicrous, but I can live with it). I would pay the admission price again just to see the first 5 minutes... that last scene of the fall, from afar, of a fireball slowly -- due to distance and depth -- dropping from a great hole in the cieling of an underground cavern is absolutely the best moment in cinematic history. 'Nuff said.
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