My husband and I were at the EE showing last night at McClurg Court in downtown Chicago. It wasn’t nearly as packed as we had expected! We got right in, and had great seats, even though we didn’t make it to the theatre until half an hour before the show.
As for the film itself – it was amazing. Lots of details from the book were there, and pretty much all of the male characters gained a good deal of depth from the extra screen time. Some fans will be glad to hear that Celeborn, especially, benefits from some extra time, and more lines!
This edition is just fantastic, and I can hardly wait to see it again next week, in my own home. But seeing it in a digital, THX theatre was an amazing experience. Well worth the trouble and the trip!
A long-time TOR.n fan,