The final installment in “The Lord of the Rings” prequel is due out Wednesday. While it will no doubt be successful and rake in enough dough to fill the caves of Erebor, will it be fulfilling is a better question. The first two movies were entertaining and while they have their deficiencies they largely delivered in spectacle. Here is my list of the five things I would like to see in the last and final installment.
5. Less of the lovey dovey stuff
I know it is poor form to start a list of what I want with something I don’t want right off the bat but I feel like this needs to be said. Although maybe I should rephrase and say I want the romance to be better I suppose. Give us a reason why we had to endure the forced relationship in the second installment. Less would be great but making it worthwhile is what we all really want.
4. Sauron’s Rise
This was touched on in “The Desolation of Smaug” but there is something devastatingly evil brewing in Middle Earth. Let’s see Sauron rise and impose his power and will upon the treacherous filth and vermin of Middle Earth (his words…, I’m paraphrasing). We see the army beginning to be formed, now show us it’s true reach and power.