Toronto Mike

Lord of the Rings


I have a confession to make.  I don't really dig this whole Lord of the Rings thing.  I saw the first movie of the trilogy and found it rather long and boring.  Hell, there wasn't even an ending.  The experience pissed me off so much that I refused to see the second installment.  The final movie is now in theatres and geeks everywhere are celebrating.  I just don't care.

Sometimes I think I'm the only one who isn't into this Lord of the Rings craze.  My wife is a big fan of the movies and has even read the books more than once.  I know my brother Steve is anticipating this release.  Many people I work with have Lord of the Rings screen savers in full effect.  One fan was even noticably absent yesterday and my suspicion is he came down with a case of "Trilogy Tuesday".  Now that I really don't get.  Hundreds of people paid $50 to sit in a movie theatre for 12 and a half hours to watch two movies they've seen dozens of times and own on DVD and one new movie that is now playing everywhere, all day long.  That's exactly how I want to spend my day.  Can I line up for five hours beforehand too?  Oh joy.

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