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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 16/5/2007 5:58:03 PM   
TheManWithNoShame


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I see your point.....maybe the reason im so critcial of the latter two films was because he had kept so faithfully to the books in the first one.
But you have to admit some of the changes were stupid like Frodo telling Sam to go away and the descruction of Denethors and Faramirs character. I also hated the way the ghosts won the battle of the Pelanor fields...it almost felt like Jackson had run out of ideas by than.


I pretty much agree with the needlessness of those changes, which marred the films a bit, although I dont think it spoiled them. I dont think any film can really give the books justice though, but Jackson did as good a job as a fan could expect from him, and I think a lot of people ignore that.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 16/5/2007 6:19:43 PM   
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Frodo and Sam are definately gay. I mean, they have to be.....

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/5/2007 7:42:54 AM   
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Is that a hint of sarcasm there?


soz if i was a bit harsh.....i was in a bad mood ......


Thats OK, I forgive you

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/5/2007 7:43:56 AM   
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Frodo and Sam are definately gay. I mean, they have to be.....


Do you reckon that Sam's in denial and Frodo just wanted to run away from his feelings then?

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/5/2007 9:53:10 PM   
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or it could be their best of friends....you never know....

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/5/2007 11:19:38 PM   
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nahh... there soo badly gay...

anyways.. out of fotr, ttt, rotk which is peoples fav???

mine is rotk!!!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 18/5/2007 12:06:53 PM   
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ROTK in my opionon is the worst of the three....FOTR is by far the best film...

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 18/5/2007 5:28:39 PM   
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ROTK in my opionon is the worst of the three....FOTR is by far the best film...


WHYYYYY  is FOTR the best... its SOOO boring compared to the other two!!!!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 18/5/2007 5:34:16 PM   
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ROTK in my opionon is the worst of the three....FOTR is by far the best film...


WHYYYYY  is FOTR the best... its SOOO boring compared to the other two!!!!


ermm no its not.....i take it you havent read the books.....

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 18/5/2007 5:41:01 PM   
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ROTK in my opionon is the worst of the three....FOTR is by far the best film...

WHYYYYY  is FOTR the best... its SOOO boring compared to the other two!!!!

FotR is unquestionably the best. RotK is, without doubt, the weakest. My extensive post on the previous page offers my explanations.
 
How anybody could call FotR "boring" is beyond me. Unless one is simple minded enough to believe action sequences are the be all and end all... In which case one is overlooking everything that makes The Lord Of The Rings so timeless and adored. The Fellowship Of The Ring does everything that it's sucessors do and more. Only more concisely, coherently and profoundly.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 19/5/2007 11:35:37 AM   
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Yeah the first two are definitely the best. ROTK was overlong and quite frankly just got quite boring in places, still a good film though, just very dissapointing.

My ratings:

Fellowship Of The Ring *****
The Two Towers *****
Return Of The King ****

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 19/5/2007 3:55:26 PM   
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Yeh, I definately prefer the first movie, it had more of a linear story.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 19/5/2007 7:01:52 PM   
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my brother prefers FOTR too, i think its great but other than the balrog, i dont see how it competes with ROTK. ROTK is sheer spectacle, i love it!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 19/5/2007 10:49:05 PM   
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my brother prefers FOTR too, i think its great but other than the balrog, i dont see how it competes with ROTK. ROTK is sheer spectacle, i love it!


So you are saying ROTK is better because it has got more action....

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 27/5/2007 4:44:35 PM   
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I feel for those who aren't transported by these films, I really do. There are scenes that match some of the greatest cinema ever made and that take cinema to a whole new level and raise the bar for every other film to come.
 
The craftmanship, splendour and imagination that went into LOTR didn't just bring it popular success, but a classic status with no contemporary comparisons. There hasn't been a film for decades that has made such an impact on the world, probably not since Star Wars.
 
A masterpeice with a capitol M!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 29/5/2007 1:28:18 PM   
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I feel for those who aren't transported by these films, I really do. There are scenes that match some of the greatest cinema ever made and that take cinema to a whole new level and raise the bar for every other film to come.
 
The craftmanship, splendour and imagination that went into LOTR didn't just bring it popular success, but a classic status with no contemporary comparisons. There hasn't been a film for decades that has made such an impact on the world, probably not since Star Wars.
 
A masterpeice with a capitol M!
Dont forger that Frodo and Sam are Gay with a capital G!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 29/5/2007 1:52:09 PM   
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my brother prefers FOTR too, i think its great but other than the balrog, i dont see how it competes with ROTK. ROTK is sheer spectacle, i love it!


So you are saying ROTK is better because it has got more action....

No he said he prefers it because its sheer spectacle, which it is. Nowt wrong with that.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 29/5/2007 3:31:36 PM   
King_Bard

 

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my brother prefers FOTR too, i think its great but other than the balrog, i dont see how it competes with ROTK. ROTK is sheer spectacle, i love it!


So you are saying ROTK is better because it has got more action....

No he said he prefers it because its sheer spectacle, which it is. Nowt wrong with that.


I know......i was just being stupid back than

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 4/6/2007 8:42:14 PM   
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I would say these films are probably my favourite of all time, the EE are absolutely brilliant, and the extras in my opinion add even more to the films. I also love the books and I think Peter Jackson did an amazing job bringing the books to live, if you listen to the directors commentary he explains why he had to cut some of the book out of the films and why he adapted some of the dialogue, i think he really justifies this. My favourite out of the three films is TTT, Helms Deep is brilliant and I like the way we get to follow the three groups around.
I hope Peter Jackson does get to direct The Hobbit, it wouldn't be the same without him.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 4/6/2007 8:44:59 PM   
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Personally i think Fellowship is the best, what about everybody else.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 13/6/2007 4:27:32 PM   
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legendary films that you just live in for 12 hours! indescribable is Jackson's capture of some of the best litereature ever written.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 14/6/2007 12:26:53 PM   
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Remarkable films, absolutely breathtaking.  Excellent performances, gorgeous photography, inspired direction, wonderful landscapes and settings, superb editing and beautiful score.  The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers should have won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars. 

If Peter Jackson ended his career on these films, it would have been a perfect conclusion.  However, it's great to see that he is still around.  I'm sure he has more great stories to tell.

He is the only man who can give life to Middle Earth.  Let him adapt every J.R.R. Tolkein story to the big screen.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 16/8/2007 7:01:03 PM   
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My favourite of the three would be FotR. So much happens in the film and by that i mean a lot of story happens. TT and RotK have a lot more action in them which is good but does slightly detract from them. However, each film has wonderful moments. All three are clearly worthy of 5 stars, particularly in their extended cuts. I'm surprised that this thread isn't always on the first page like the Star Wars one. I guess there are less LotR fans on here or they don't feel the need to tell the world.

I'd love to see Jackson have a crack at The Hobbit and some other Tolkien. Obviously only if he ever wished. I also wonder whether someone else will ever try to make remake these films. It would certainly be a daunting task. I think if that happened it would more likely than not show how good these films are.


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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/8/2007 4:54:42 AM   
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They're all as good as each other, but if i had to name a favourite of the 3 it would have to be ROTK, for the simple reason that there are more moments that leave you in awe than FOTR or TTT, both action and spectacle wise. In FOTR, it was the Moria/Balrog bit and, er, that's about it. TTT had Helms Deep and the Ents. However ROTK had the siege of Minas Tirith, army of the dead, the battle of the pelennor fields, the mumakil charge, Shelob and the whole mount Doom sequence. Basically, all three may be the same dramatical/story/character-wise, but you just find yourself thinking 'wow' more times during ROTK.

anyway whats everyones favourite bit in each?, here are mine.

FOTR: Boromirs last stand

TTT: Helms Deep

ROTK: Battle of Pelennor Fields. Best moment in ROTK and in the entire trilogy.("Ride to ruin and the worlds ending")

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/8/2007 8:00:10 AM   
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The Two Towers is my fav for Helm's Deep alone.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/8/2007 11:52:41 AM   
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anyway whats everyones favourite bit in each?, here are mine.

FOTR: Boromirs last stand

TTT: Helms Deep

ROTK: Battle of Pelennor Fields. Best moment in ROTK and in the entire trilogy.("Ride to ruin and the worlds ending")


It's quite funny that you've picked the more action parts of the films. My favourite parts:

FotR: Moria. Gandalf's speech to Frodo when they're lost.
TTT: Frodo and Sam at Osgiliath. 'What are we holding onto Sam?'
RotK: Gandalf's speech to Pippin in Minas Tirith about death.


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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 17/8/2007 11:04:32 PM   
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FOTR - The entire sequence in Moria or the death of Boromir
TTT - Gollum vs Smeagol or the last march of The Ents (not the battle, just the bit when they decide to fight)
ROTK - The Ride Of The Rohirrim or the lighting of the beacons.

Honestly though, there are so many bits from each film, it's very hard to choose.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 20/8/2007 7:08:05 PM   
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As you're the only person who posts in here with me Gimli i will address this to you: which song do you prefer? May It Be or Into The West?

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 20/8/2007 7:51:53 PM   
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As you're the only person who posts in here with me Gimli i will address this to you: which song do you prefer? May It Be or Into The West?


Can I just say Gollums Song is really underated.

Theres something chilling about it, and it sets up Return of The King so well. You know things are going to get worse before they get better. And the lyrics sum up Gollum perfectly.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 20/8/2007 10:41:19 PM   
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I love all three songs but I adore May It Be. There's something very ethereal about it and it suits the more subdued tone of Fellowship superbly. Then again, I can'tr disagree with anything Rgirvan said regarding Gollum's Song, it's excellent. Into The West is probably me least favourite of the three, most likely because it's just so sad, but that doesn't mean I don't like it tremendously.




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