Fellowship was such a fine piece of work to begin with, however . . . I . . . I don't know if they can salvage Two Towers, even with an extended cut. I was disappointed with it after the second viewing. The first, I was so overcome with relief that Arwen didn't appear at Helm's Deep that I think I sort of overlooked the cracks the first viewing, but second viewing . . . I mean, Faramir. I don't see how they can fix Faramir. And Sam and Frodo in Gondor --- there's no way for them to fix that, unless they completely cut out what was shown in the theater and replace it. I want some justification. I want some explanation from PJ on that. I mean -- they so love the work. Everyone on the project cared so much about the books --- they must have had some exceedingly strong reason for changing it. I'd like to know what it was.
However, I remain very happy with Fellowship, save for the cringy Arwen-where-she-isn't-supposed-to-be acting like Arwen-isn't-supposed-to-act.