Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.
Actor Viggo Mortensen knows that, for his role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he has mostly a captive audience. Most Ring lovers, having seen and loved the first two installments, are not likely to miss the finale, especially having viewed the absolutely cool and exciting trailer. Those of us who might have been inclined to boycott the trilogy in light of Mr. Mortensen’s previous idiotarian remarks on the Charlie Rose Show regarding Operation Iraqi Freedom, had already been wowed by The Fellowship of the Ring and unable to resist seeing The Two Towers. Mr. Mortensen likely knows this and feels comfortable that The Return of the King won’t be Dixie Chicked. So he knew that he could go participate in today’s moonbat fest in DC--check out the re-broadcast on C-SPAN today at 5PM PST--without fearing that ROTK’s box office would suffer from it too grievously.
So be it. I will certainly be one of the first to see ROTK. However, I hope Mr. Mortensen has made a hefty sum for his terrific turns as the decidedly non-idiotarian Aragorn, son of Arathorn, soon to be King Elessar. I hope that he invests his money for his future and makes enough to live on. After the release of the ROTK DVD, I suspect that many are done lining Mr. Mortensen’s pockets.
(Thanks to Ith for the Return of the King trailer)