Don’t get me wrong: I like what Peter Jackson did with the Lord of the Rings movies. He translated an epic series of books into an epic series of movies. He also happened to make a ton of money for everyone involved in the movies.
Mr. Jackson’s newest work is due out on the big screen later on this week (Wednesday 12/14/05 to be exact). I’m not sure I’m actually going to go see it. I’ve never seen to original; Nor the remake. I have seen the new trailers, but I didn’t get the “I have to see this” feeling from them. I have always figured that I would see it some day, just maybe not in the theaters.
But that may be changing. I was listening to the radio this morning and they were discussing it. And it sounded really good. Action. Romance. Suspense. Computer Graphics. And a compelling storyline. All things that make good movies. But the whole reason they were talking about it on the show this morning is because two reviews came out today giving it 4 stars. So it is starting to be hyped for a big box office this weekend. The question remains, should I believe the hype?