I was a little irritated when the sound fluttered a little, but it was so freaking cool anyway. Gimli was funny, from not being able to keep up to being too short to having to be tossed -- "Don't tell the Elf." LOL. It was great to see the friendship between Legolas and Gimli when the Elf immediately defended Gimli when Ã‰omer threatened to lop the dwarf's head off if he were a little taller. Gollum/Smeagol was very well done, IMHO. Wicked, funny (when he was singing about the fish ) and sad, when you could see the real Smeagol and know how much the Ring had corrupted and twisted him. And needless to say, the battle for Helms Deep was terrific. The rain, the special effects, the Orcs and the Elves and everything. Can't wait for ROTK!