WOW. So I just watched this. Holy shit. The last time I've ever been this bored watching a movie, I was 8 years old and Anakin had just professed to Padme his disdain for silicate grains. Now stretch that boredom out over a trilogy that is cinematically competent at creating decent characters but just has nothing to say. It's amazing how movies about elves, dwarves, hobbits, and other magical creatures filled with intense action and impassioned drama feel so lifeless and lethargic. Not at any point did I care about what was happening or to whom it was happening. I didn't even care about myself by the end of it. It hurts so much. Why. Why does it hurt so much?