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I went to see ROTK with usagijer and delenn1122 tonight at WoShoNo. Definitely kicked ass. That's what a movie should be like. It flowed so well that I didn't really notice how long it was. I glanced at my watch once and two hours had passed, I was shocked.

There was one downside - some fuckwit with a laser pointer shining it on the screen at three points during the film. I think most of the people there would've helped hide the body if someone nearby had just capped him.

Oh, and while I'm thinking of Liv Tyler, elves, and such... Elf Porn!

I am: satisfied satisfied
Current Media: TiVo: The Daily Show

impykins From: impykins Date: December 17th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I just got back from it and I couldn't agree more. Rather than the f*cktwit with a laser pointer, we had the lady who wouldn't turn her cellphone off instead. Stupid people.
mephron From: mephron Date: December 17th, 2003 10:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The nice part about Trilogy Tuesday was that they actually had a guy with a microphone come into the theatre to give the intro speech, and he mentioned that there were people in there dressed as characters and they might have weapons, so you might want to turn off your cellphone....
From: jehanna Date: December 18th, 2003 03:51 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ah yes, the so-called elf porn site. In which none of the people actually resemble elves in any way except that they've had points badly photoshopped onto their ears.

Clothed pictures of people who actually have an otherworldly air about them are hotter and elfier IMO.

Here endeth the rant on one of my longstanding peeves. :)
trystero From: trystero Date: December 18th, 2003 05:39 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
...some fuckwit with a laser pointer shining it on the screen at three points during the film...

Hmm. Were two of those times during shots of catapult/trebuchet mechanisms working?

If so, those might have been the "cap codes" (aka "crap codes") -- red dot patterns that flash on the screen for one frame every so often and that (theoretically) uniquely identify the print you're watching, so that the MPAA can tell which print a given bootleg was sourced from. They've been included on a lot of recent releases, and they're quite visible (and annoying).

I noticed them in my showing of RotK during two of the shots of the siege engines' mechanisms.

I learned about cap codes from Roger Ebert's question-and-answer column (final Q/A on the page).
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 18th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh no, I know about the crap codes, no, this was a red laser pointer that they moved around the screen. One was during a Shelob scene where they pointed at Frodo and then Shelob. There was one before that but I don't remember exactly where - the first time they just kind of flashed it, the second time they kept it on for a bit. They did it a third time later but briefly again. I'm fairly certain the first and third weren't crap codes, they were brief but way more than a frame, and the dot wasn't fixed it tracked Frodo, etc.

During the second time someone toward the back of the room yelled "I will *KILL* you!"