And finally, at well past way-too-late-o'clock last night, Bored of the Rings Month mercifully came to an end.
Lots of people commented/joked when the movie first came out about how long Peter Jackson took to end the movie. False ending after false ending after false ending. And that's just the regular theatrical version, not the extended editions which we (like a bunch of dumb-ass hobbits) watched all month (okay, I wasn't there every week, but it still felt like forever. Here's the thing, not only are there about 100 endings in ROTK, but nearly half the movie is in slow-motion. If they just played every scene at regular speed and ended at the first logical ending, it's like a 20 minute short. But no, we need a scene of hobbits jumping on Frodo's recovery bed in slow motion. Because it's...just...that...important.
Running Time: 118 minutes and 15 seconds--I timed it. And that's just for the second half of the movie. And we stopped halfway through the credits, otherwise it would've been another half hour.
My Total Minutes: 298,615