Friday, April 11, 2008
Lord of the Rings
Saturday night I went and saw Lord of the Rings.
There were some amazing effects in this show. Shelob oh that was a creepy scene. The balrog. Galadriel's appearance. The sets in general were very well done. The fight sequences were just amazing and very realistic. Several occasions the actors came out into the audience. In fact between acts two and three the orchs roamed the audience starring people down until they got a reaction from them.
There were some problems. Several roles were played by understudies. I'm not sure if that was a problem or not. The guy who played Sam was very good. In fact he looked like one of the guys from the movie the actor who ended up being in Lost. Gandalf was too strident he seemed less wise and just more pissed off. The elves were just strange. They talked in sort of this sing song voice and did these odd hand movements. It was sort of like tai chi on speed or voguing on Valium.
I'm glad I saw it. It was an experience and I had a great seat!