What, I’m the first one to notice this? Come on.
Return of the King trailer is online, people!
I swear, you guys must be losin’ it in your old age.
Anyway, I must say that this trailer looks amazing… but then, even more so did the full-length trailer for “The Two Towers”, and I still stand by my opinion that although it had no shortage of good or great parts, at least 40-60% of it was utter ass. Horrible pacing, horrible changes from the book (Faramir, where art thou?), a ridiculously long sequence with Arwen/Aragorn that accomplished nothing, even more “Oh no, is (main character X) dead?!?!” nonsense like in the first movie (Aragorn falling off the cliff, horses about to trample Pippin, etc), and Gimli being reduced to so much comic relief that he was all but slipping on banana peels and farting– no doubt in RoTK he’ll be wearing a clown nose at some point and be always walking next to Yao Ming just to demonstrate that he is, get this, very short. Very big disappointment after PJ’s wonderful adaptation of Fellowship.
Also, I re-read RoTK this summer, and there’s easily about three movies worth of plot in there. Jackson’s case is not helped much by the fact that he ended his TTT movie early and thus will have that much more story to cram into RoTK. Sigh. I weep for all of Tolkien’s grand, loving detail that will be lost.
Rant’s over. Go about your business. It IS an awesome trailer, after all.