Me too, time really flied after that dinner scene and I can't believe I sat there that along. Also couldn't believe the guy in front of me (before I moved) was almost 7 feet tall and dressed like a dwarf.
A seven foot dwarf. That's an oxymoron.
I think they should have made The Hobbit first to warm up fans. LOTR is pretty damn hard to top. The battle scenes are as epic as gets.
Thumbs up though for The Hobbit.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.