Fairen Terry Goodkind is to fantasy what Ayn Rand is to philosophy Oct 02, Who cares, just read the book. Enjoy it or not.
CST by staff Hey, everyone. I cannot stress this strongly enough: If you do, it will ruin you for everything else. Films you've seen before, films you're waiting to see, films you have on DVD All will pale by comparison after you finally lay eyes on Peter Jackson's visionary masterpiece.
As the credits rolled sometime around 2: There were about ten or twelve other people in the Chaplin Theater, but I couldn't tell you what they looked like or what reactions they had. It feels like my eyes have been seared by three hours worth of raw imagination somehow burned into the emulsion by the sheer force of Peter Jackson's will, like there are images etched there now that I cannot shake, that I do not want to shake.
I close my eyes and I see a rush of moments, little details that pulled me into Middle-Earth with an intensity of belief I haven't felt since I was seven years old. I have called friends up out of the blue, emotional today, dying to tell them about the movie. I am spilling over, drunk and delirious because my faith has been restored.
Okay, I can already hear you rolling your eyes and getting ready to dismiss this as fanboy ranting. Hold on a second, okay? Let's go back over my record here on AICN. I've been rabid before, no doubt about it. I stand behind that completely.
I think that film's a classic, the best of that particular year, and important in terms of American animation. Never once did I say that I considered it one of the ten best films ever made.
Never even suggested it. I read that piece now and I blush. That's freakin' love you're reading there. But that was for a trailer, and I certainly wasn't the only person who went nutty for it.
My review for the actual film was far more tempered, cautious even. I started it by saying, "I feel a great disturbance in the Force tonight. My feelings about it are pretty much the same now, and many people who went ballistic to one extreme or another have found themselves somewhere in the middle on the film now.
I never had that moment where I proclaimed the film was some towering shining perfect thing. I never gave in to the hype. Even when I heard miserable buzz about it from crew members who had moved on to other films, I was convinced there was something special en route. They're passionate, totally heartfelt.
It's not for everyone, but it certainly was for me.
And in all these moments that I've liked a film or loved a film while writing for AICN, I've stayed away from certain hyperbolic traps. My infamously unfinished '90s lists made room for me to talk about any number of films because I believe that each year produces more than ten films worth talking about and remembering, and I hate limiting myself, shutting out interesting pictures.
I've always been nervous about going too crazy about something, worried that I might hype it to a point where it couldn't deliver for an audience member.
For the first time, I don't have that fear. It's dense with detail, richly imagined, beautifully performed. The casting is exquisite, down to the smallest role in the film.
The design of the thing is breathtaking. I found myself lost in the corners of the screen this morning, marvelling at the depth of Middle-Earth. This isn't some set, some backlot invention.With Naked Empire Audiobook by Terry Goodkind, you experience the erotic bestseller like never before.
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