[understatement of the century] They were good films. [/understatement of the century]
I think the things which impressed me most were the editing and the shot composition. Yes, in films where there were copious amounts of well done special effects, hosts of characters to adore played well, hot men ( ;) ), a wonderful soundtrack and an extremely engrossing storyline which millions adore, it was the editing and shot composition which impressed me most.
I found it really difficult to get into The Two Towers. To the point where I avoided it, started and stopped it five times, went away from it for several hours, went and watched NewsRadio and finally started watching it at 2am in an attempt to get me to sleep. Of course, I didn't get to sleep, I started to enjoy it immensely - and I'd like to attribute part of that to the fact I put the subtitles on. It helped me follow everything more easily. Then I got told to get to sleep, so I stopped it again and commenced this morning.
Return of the King had me transfixed from the very beginning.
I'm glad I waited until now to watch them both.
I tried my very best not to have naughty bad inappropriate thoughts but sadly, that didn't happen. There were a few moments I laughed for reasons not attributed to an intention to make the audience laugh. Still, I don't doubt I'm not the only one.
And, after all that, I really don't think I can say much more about them. Except that I'll probably rewatch them in the not too distant future, and many things about them brought me joy. Plus, I snivelled a bit.
I was curious as to what other people's favourite characters were, so if you feel like sharing - please do.