Okay, so I've only just got back from the press screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and at the moment thoughts about it are simply racing around inside my head. At this stage, it's simply too soon to put them down in any sort of order (although I will do this soon - although if anyone has any questions about the film, feel free to ask), but I just thought I should tell you that at last somebody has delivered a movie which easily lives up to the hype surrounding it. The cast are uniformly excellent (with Sir Ian becoming the perfect embodiment of Gandalf), the CGI effects are simply mind-blowing (after seeing what WETA has done with entirely CGI creations like the cave troll and the Balrog, you'll wonder how ILM could ever try and get away with the sort of junk they produced for The Mummy Returns again), the story is continually gripping (not to mention suitably downbeat) and Jackson proves that he is a director gifted with being able to make the most of his source material. The only down side to the whole thing is that now I've got to wait until at least this time next year to get an early showing of The Two Towers. Oh well, it's time to start watching trailers all over again.