An extremely slow and laborious film which ginds to a head with a big fight with some Uruk monsters in a jungle. Sean Bean was the only character I liked in this entire trilogy and they essentially killed him off right at the beginning. Damn. I certainly didn't think that was fair considering the rest of the fellowship seem to have almost God-like invulnerability. It was a real struggle to get through to the end of this film for me, and that was before all the hype came out regarding the trilogy. I've never read much of the books, but I don't think this story is even nearly as imaginitive as the literary version.
I'll expand on that with reviews of the other films.