First impressions of the Hunt for Gollum

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Hunt for Gollum has been out for a day now, and the reaction so far is amazing:

In fact, all the attention has forced them to turn the site into a redirect to the video on DailyMotion because it couldn't handle all the traffic by itself.

My impression of the movie: 95% perfect. The only part I didn't like was Arwen, who I thought looked miscast, and a bit of a love story in the middle didn't really add anything.

Besides that I loved every minute of it. The lack of dialogue as Aragorn makes his way tracking Gollum down really drives home how alone he was at the time when he wasn't Aragorn son of Arathorn, but just Strider patrolling the wilderness and trying to do his part as an individual in the war against the darkness.

Also, don't forget the other movie in production, Born of Hope. The Hunt for Gollum doesn't have to be the only one. They released a new trailer for the movie on the same day in order to take advantage of the increased publicity. Here it is:


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