2021-01-02 02:22:03 UTC
watch the third installment. Someone else who found movies "spoiled by
an interminable running time, unengaging plot tangents and constant
narrative filibustering. What especially saddened me was how Bilbo (the
supposed protagonist of the story) was rendered absent for large
portions of the final two films", decided to edit the three films into
one by cutting out a lot of the non-cannonical, Jacksonesque fluff.
I just watched the 4+ hour movie on this rainy New Year's Day, and must
say I enjoyed it for the most part. I think it could have been pared
down a bit more, but this person did a rather remarkable job, and I
found it to be more seamless and professional than I expected it to be.
I suspect further cuts might have spoiled the continuity.
I downloaded the 6GB version, which took about 15 minutes. I had issues
with playing it through Torrent -- it kept buffering for about 5
seconds every 20-30 seconds or so. Very frustrating! I switched over to
QuikTime, and though the resolution did not seem to be quite as good,
it solved the buffering issue. There's also a 2GB version that is lower