What a good New Years this day was.
Woke up at around 1pm with my schmoopie snuggled up next to me. We then decided to go see the final Lord of the Rings today at a local theatre (no worries Scott and Kim, I’m dying to see it again with the both of ya in IMAX very soon) and were just astounded at the final tale of this saga. I’m pretty jealous that I never got to see the first two parts of this movie in the theatre, but seeing the extended version of the first two films made me want to watch a longer version of this final tale. Oddly enough, even with it being a long movie, it didn’t feel like the entire story was told and that it was a little rushed. Watching the final one on the big screen was most definitely a delight. The battle scenes were beyond description, the intricate subplots of the first two films resolved beautifully and that ending just tugged at your heart strings ever so masterfully.
We were a little confused at the very end when those people left on a ship (don’t want to spoil it for anyone) because we did not know why that would happen. One thing’s for sure however and that is that I can’t wait for the extended version of this films to be released on DVD. I’d like to see the film as it was originally meant to be.
Afterwards we got some soups and salads at one of our favorite eateries and came back home to relax. Right now I’m watching one of my favorite episodes (“Number Twelve Looks Just Like You“) of The Twilight Zone during the Sci-Fi marathon and later on we are closing this New Years with some warmed sake.
Happy New Year all!