I mean, I understand the importance of editing to the pace of a film, but really. Why is it that so many lovely, moving moments of the actors' performances had to fall by the wayside? I would have willing sacrificed a few minutes of battle footage here and there to keep the extra character development in.
For without fully-fleshed characters, what is film but spectacle?
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. [...]
- William Shakespeare