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Saw Return of the King

Saw it. Bed now. Oh, except for the very nice man at the theater who generously gave up his two seats together for me after I'd been wandering around inside the theater for fifteenish minutes, and was just turning to go tell David we might as well go get a refund, because they'd apparently oversold. Thank you so very, very, very much, sir. Letting me sit with my husband gave me closure at the end, as I put my head on my beloved's shoulder while tears streamed from my eyes: your kindness will not be forgotten. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and you made my night.

And why the heck hasn't anyone mentioned Bernard Hill's lovely, subtle additional humanization of Theoden in the reviews I've seen? It's a perfect progression, an actor's shedding of the crust of corruption Saruman had laid on the king's spirit. He returned to being the well-loved leader of his people in full, without doubt. He's marvelous, without chewing the scenery at all. How incredibly refreshing. Oh, wait, that'd be me starting to review . . . *stops typing so she can hold her tongue for second viewing*

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