N.B.: SPOILERS FOLLOW. INTENDED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN THE FILM, OR DON'T CARE ABOUT ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OK. I saw this last night at Trilogy Tuesday. Anybody else care to comment? Especailly those who read the book. I'm still assimilating the whole thing, so my thoughts remain embryonic. I tried to avoid "spoilers" going in, and basically only knew that the Scouring of the Shire would not be included and that the Smeagol/Deagol flashback would be, based on the DVD commentary tracks of the first two movies. In the main, I was very pleased. The changes that were made, by and large, added to dramatic effect that you need in a film like this. I thought that Shelob was well done and the Paths of the Dead (which I was very worried about for some reason) was fine as well. The climax in Mt. Doom was everything for which I could have hoped. I knew how it turn out, but I was still in suspense. I did not like the portrayal of Denethor. Not John Nobel, who I think was very good (although I thought of Denethor as older), but the way he was written. I was optimistic after TTT:EE DVD, with the added scene, but in ROTK he was just came off, well, wrong. I'm sure I will add later, but I'd love other's thoughts. I saw this alone yesterday, my wife doesn't want to know about it until she sees it tomorrow, and I can't talk about it at work (since I called in sick on the sly) so I am, understandably, bursting for discussion.