"Rodent-looking"? That was Cate Blanchett, btw, and I think she was perfectly cast. I'll agree with your comments about most of the film, even Boromir (even though the actor was fantastic) and the Orthanc wizard battle (which I liked, in spite of myself) but I really thought Jackson pulled Lorien and Galadriel off well. Especially considering how truncated that scene ends up. Jackson seemed to cut what's magical and beautiful about Lorien but left behind what's frightening and alien about it. Readers of the books know that's lopsided.Originally Posted by Christoph Nahr
Warning, I've heard that most of what's being added back in concerns that "strange rodent-looking woman". Consider yourself forewarned.