This movie was everything I had expected of it. Though of course
I would have seen it even if it had gotten bad reviews, seeing as I’d
already committed to the first two in the series. Let’s hope the same
team makes The Hobbit, as has been rumored.
At various times, though, I had to avert my eyes. Something I
discovered while watching Independence Day is that it’s hard for me
to watch massacres on-screen. This movie was no different, and even
the stylized and obviously-computerized battle scenes were too much
for my temperament.
Also disturbing was the efficacy of the pre-battle motivational
talks given by various kings and heros. Sometimes it seems we’re all
just a rousing speech away from mass destruction. Perhaps I was just
in a susceptible mood that day.