Thursday, 25 December, 2003

The Return of the King

Debra and I spent a quiet morning of reflection and gift unwrapping, followed by lunch with friends and a trip to the theatre to take in The Return of the King.  Did you know that Christmas day is one of the biggest days of the year for movie theatres?  Debra picked up the tickets a couple of days in advance, so we were able to walk in without standing outside in the cold.  Even so, 30 minutes before the start of the movie we were unable to find two adjacent seats except right up in the first three rows.

The movie, by the way, is absolutely fantastic.  It's beautifully rendered, the special effects are outstanding, and the battle sequences had me on the edge of my seat.  Somehow they managed to include all that action and keep it interesting throughout.  I had high expectations after seeing the first two films, and this one didn't disappoint.  I was totally blown away.