Critics are split about the opening performance of the theatrical extravaganza of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. It opened last night in Toronto, Canada. While one reviewer was “bored” with the apparent lack of spectacular theatre effects, and another decried the loss of character development to other aspects of the play, J.R.R.Tolkien’s granddaughter Rachel Tolkien, however, said, “Everything that, to me, is the most important and most moving in the books is on the stage.”

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