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The yearly rewatch is here. The start of it all, the start of the greatest trilogy in cinema history. I can’t quite put into words just how much these films mean to me, they were my favourite films when I was 5 and they still are to this day nearly 20 years on. They manage to bring out every single emotion no matter how many times I’ve watched them. We all know how good the world building, pacing, performances, cinematography, score, characters etc etc are in these films but still nothing can be said to quite explain my love for them. Onto the two towers tomorrow.
I will never get tired of this film. An incredibly vibrant setting with each frame better than the last. Bernard Herrmann composing one of the best scores I have ever heard. A younger De Niro delivering a truly masterful performance which goes down as one of the all time greats for me, not to mention Jodie foster’s performance at the age of fucking 14. This is definitely one of the best character studies in cinema history.
Truly an art house…
This had soooo much potential but ultimately fell fairly flat. That being said, I don’t think this was a bad film at all. The concept was intriguing enough to keep me engaged even whilst it being messy and weirdly paced at times. It was solid entertainment with interesting scenes and a couple of fantastic performances.
There was so much more they could’ve done with this concept but it spent the first 90 minutes leading up to reveals that I had…