This past weekend I had a marathon of the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings movies at my house. Daughter’s boyfriend, it seems, had never seen them. Well, now he has.
Anyway, I’ve begun to see lists already of "best films of the past decade” & I of course think LOTR should be on that list. The interesting thing this weekend was how good the movies seemed to me, after not having watched them for quite a while. As a Tolkien geek I still have many major and minor quibbles, but watching all 3 simply as movies, I thought they were marvelous. The acting, the production values, the build-up of tension, the music, the tying together of different plot threads… They hold up esp well if compared to other fantasy films produced after them (Eragon, anyone?).
Like to hear what other dopers think. Have you rewatched them lately? changed or re-evaluated what you thought? Do they/will they hold up over time? Some of the best of the decade?