Sunday, July 06, 2008

We're Gonna Need More Popcorn

Yesterday I got the bright idea that it would be fun to take the next three nights to watch the Lord of the Rings movies. We have all of the extended editions, but they haven't been out of their boxes since we first watched them upon release. I kinda forgot how long they are. Don't get me wrong, we are enjoying them, but it took us two nights to get through The Fellowship of the Ring. I am noticing something this time around. Since it has now been a few years since I reread the trilogy in preparation for the movies' releases I'm not as bugged by some of the changes made. Just watching it as an adventure tale, and not as the cinematic realization of a literary legend, it's a pretty darned good movie. Just long as hell. ;-)

Night, night.
Marius the Sleepy


Anonymous said...

Does CotA enjoy these viewings as well?

Stinkypaw said...

You're right on that one, good but friggin' long!

Marius said...

I don't know if the young'n would like these flicks or not. She's at her dad's right now. It's hard to tell what would scare her. I think the Orcs might be too much for her. Plus she would never sit still for the whole thing.

flurrious said...

I just saw the director's cut of American Gangster. Lord, that was long.

Purple Pigeon said...

a Lord of the Rings marathon would be, like, twelve hours long. Thats a lot of tea and snacks! And dedication to the 'Rings!

Queen Bad Kitty said...

Been away a few days...catching up

Hope you had a cushy butt pilow!
Good God, that is a long movie...don't know what they could possibly leave out????

And I was pretty askeered of the Orcs myself...besides I really have an aversion to bad teeth!!!!
Toothpaste and mouthwash go a long way!

Turtle said...

I can see it now... The CREST of Mount Doom Toothpaste!