I was dragged to the midnight showing of Lord of the Rings last night. I wasn't exactly looking forward to it (too many annoying Burger King light up glasses commercials for me..). But I really enjoyed the film. It didn't hurt that I was getting tired, making it easier to suspend disbelief, but I was actually impressed. I was prepared to be annoyed with big stars and came out with an appreciation for the characters and plot. Now I want to go read a biography on Tolkein.