Hmmm. The movies look good, though. I saw the preview of the movie tonight on Fox and it looked good... not as good as I hoped, in some ways, and I don't like all of the casting choices, but it looks good. I have to say, Cate Blanchett is really beautiful, and she's beautiful in the right way for an elf - I really like her as Galadriel. I'm not entirely sure about the way they made her up, esp. the ears, but I think she'll be ok. Ian McKellan is cool, I bet he'll make a good Gandalf, and of course Christopher Lee will be a great - if somewhat cheesy, I bet - Saruman. Still... the rest of the cast? I have doubts.
Elijah Wood? He might be a decent actor, I dunno, but he doesn't seem Frodoish to me. I like John Rhys-Davies but I hate the makeup job they did turning him into Gimli. I don't like Sean Bean as Boromir, and I don't like Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. Orlando Bloom, I have no idea - he looks good for the part but I don't think I've ever seen him act before.
One thing that bugs me is the way the elves look - they have... pointy heads. They look like babies fresh after birth - their heads seem deformed. I don't like their ears either.
STILL... I really want to see the movies.
Simpsons quote from a tv ad (I may have messed it up, but it's close enough):
Mr Burns: Put my hand on her knee.
Mr Burns: I said HER. And I said KNEE!