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Despite the second hour's bogging down
In royal squabbling and dull self-reproach,
This final battle thrills and charms at once.
The airborne chase is monumental fun,
The hero's prowess whopping. None alive
Could call Zemeckis subtle; but his style
Well suits the poem's crude and earthy brawn.
Comic-Con geeks and cinephiles alike
Will gape at the resplendent imagery
(But don ye specs, and see it in 3-D).