Luckily, the memory of the hoon faded faster than that of the film, so everything that comes to my mind now is very impressive. I liked all the characters except Elrond, who should have been a little older. Isengard and Moria were impressive.
I don't read many novels, and even fewer then get made into films that faithfully, so I had a strange feeling of deja vu about the story. It was bit like going to see a new film of Hamlet, or the Titanic. And here the hero is captured, there the intentions of character X will be revealed, and so on.