December 28, 2002
I went to see "Lord of the Rings" last night. Not bad! They've taken liberties with the story, but that's because it's a film, not a book. People need to chill out a bit on the subject. My biggest complaint is dodgy computer graphics that pop up from time to time. As an actor I am intimately familiar with the idea of "willing suspension of disbelief" and therefore able to go with the flow. But then a particularly bad effect pulls you right out of the story and weakens the entire effort. Why does the effect quality vary so widely?