As everyone who knows me is aware, I love the Lord of the Rings, both the books and the movies. While movie reviewers are heaping praise upon the final installment of the theatrical trilogy (just take a look at the way things are tracking on rottentomatoes.com), there are a few people out there who don't care for Tolkien or the movies. In the interests of fairness, before I post my review tomorrow evening, I thought I should give equal time to those with contrary views. My old college buddy Chris Galdieri is one, as is the author of this article on msnbc.com. While I could take the time to refute their views point by point, it's not worth it. My own wife doesn't like the trilogy, and no amount of convincing has changed her mind so far, nor do I have any hope that she'll feel differently in the future. I'm content to let these people think what they want, and I'll enjoy the world of Tolkien without them.
Even though they're wrong.