Ok for everyone who has seen the movie and wants to talk about the details lets do it here. Be warned though if you haven't. I thought it was very well done for any movie. And it still lives up to what was expected - a great finale. But my first problem with it was the end - it seemed like this needed a lot more editing, it went a bit too long. But my biggest dissapointment and something I hope that is fixed in the extended edition is where do we see the true power of the ring? I thought that when Sam found the ring that it took him, he had visions of what he could do - I thought this was tremendously powerful part. I thought the cartoon showed it really well - what the power is behind the ring, not just the burden of it. Now its been a long time since I've read the books and now I really want to reread them but my interpretation was completely different I think (it was so long ago). So I need some help from people clarifying certain points. Was the army really dead? That took me by surprise because I have no recollection of it. Did it not seem that a whole lot was cut out of Sam and Frodo's quest? The battle was awesome but it seemed like so much of the focus was on that when so much of the story was happening inside of Mordor. Also weren't there hundreds of eagles that came and saved the army too, or was this just the cartoon version? I'm getting the cartoon mixed up with the actual book so its all getting jumbled in my head. My favorite part was when Faromir is riding back defeated and Gandalf rides out and rids them of the Nasguls. I also love the part where Legolas single-handedly takes down the Elephant. I also think they did a good job at showing the story of Smeagle...heh minus the biting into the fish part - that was really gross but it really showed his descent.