I have no time for people who wrist off about how a movie isn't like a book. No shit, Sherlocks, movies aren't like books. Especially books like LOTR. I remember trying to read it when I was 12. I got through the first book and couldn't face the rest. Yawnalicious.
The movie, though
The locations are awesome. Maybe in our Feb-Mar trip to New Zealand we'll make a pilgrimage to some of the locations where they filmed. The kayaking on the river looked particularly dreamy. Of course, they somehow managed to find the 3 days a year when it doesn't rain, and I doubt we'll have that luck!
Next to see: Harry Potter.