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Any Lord of the Rings fans?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Kylo Solo, Feb 14, 2017.

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Which LotR is your favorite?

  1. Fellowship of the Ring

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    43.1%
  2. The Two Towers

    18 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Return of the King

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    31.9%
  1. srg

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    Huh, if true, they probably want to set it in the movie universe. Exciting indeed. I strongly disliked the Hobbit trilogy, but Jackson gets infinite amount of chances from me for LotR. I'd even be all for him doing Star Wars.
     
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    If you're interested in the reasons why Hobbits were bad and how they affected New Zealand labour laws I strongly recommend watching these three videos.


     
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    Goddamned. Just got word from the theaterchain, that our screening of Fellowship got cancelled due to an last minute international embargo on the film.
     
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    I do really like LOTR and the Hobbit 'universe' - Just rewatched one of the Hobbit movies and never realized how glowy and soft everything looked until now. Kinda threw me off
     
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    Love LOTR and hobbit all great films [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    The books I've loved since way back, and I liked the films a lot. Though there was some dislike; I didn't like the way the subtle and low-key atmosphere was adapted into high-action shield-surfing and all things subtle were made into in-your-face such as the cursed army going from silent flickering forms to sassy neon green ghosts in of course a high-action scene. Sauron being made into a fiery eyeball with a built-in spotlight. It's like a story formed from whispers was transformed into one formed of shouts. But I get it, it's made to make profit from a mainsteam audience, and in the end it's a story for which I've always had a fondness so I can appreciate it, and there's so much I really like that it by far outweighs the changes in drama.

    Except for the inclusion of Arwen in the flight to the ford scene with Frodo. That scene, I will probably never like in any way. I felt it just, ruined the entire scene having her in that scene (having anyone in that scene, really, but moreso this character that just pops up) and when she's shouting at the Ringwraiths I just really don't like any of it. It's not that I hate that scene but just that I intensely dislike it with an intensely strong passion.
     
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    @metadude With you on LOTR....I am really torn on the movies. I LOVE Howard Shore's score, the sets, the costumes, the atmosphere. I HATE characterization changes, mixed up speeches, speech patterns and sayings not from Tolkien, etc.

    My biggest problems with the movies:

    - Aragorn chopping off Mouth of Sauron's head
    - Faramir's characterization and motivation changes (one of my favorite characters from the books)
    - Aragorn not getting Anduril at the Council of Elrond
    - The total misuse of the Ghosts from the Paths of the Dead
    - Giving Lieutentant of Barad Dur so much screentime (he got one line in the books) and no screentime for Imrahil (significant coverage in the books)
    - Frodo turning away Sam on Cirith Ungol
    - Gimli being turned into a comic book character in the movie, and also his line about putting his axe in an Orc's "central nervous system"
     
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    Oh yeah we're on the same wavelength here. For the most part I think it was just Peter Jackson couldn't help being the guy that directed Army of Darkness and such. When I first heard they were doing a LotR series of movies I was overjoyed. Then I looked at the director and was like "Peter Jackson?! Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, Army of Darkness Peter Jackson?!" I still can't comprehend why of all directors they went with him. But, in the end I was happily surprised. For most of the movies it seemed he was able to restrain himself and I was watching a movie directed by a great director. But then, those scenes would happen or designs would pop up or direction would come flying in that would immediately say to me, "It's Peter Jackson here at the helm!"
     
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    I like that they gave Arwen that scene, fleeing the black riders with Frodo. It makes more sense than a new character being used who would probably never appear again. It’s a great scene too, music is amazing, first time you see all the black riders together.
     
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    I used to love the movies of LOTR, and I think I still do, it has been so long that I don't see them. I was 17 years old when I watched TFOTR in the movie theather and I was amazed, was such a good experience, with all of them: TTT and ROTK was amazing too but TFOTR is my favorite: The Shire, th e introduction of Frodo and Gandalf and all that great adventure of them was something unique at the time.
    Unfortunately I hated the movies for the hobbit. Except the first one that I enjoyed a lot.
     
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    Seen the movies so many times I thought I’d give the BBC radio dramatisation a go — it’s pretty good so far. Aragorn’s country yokel voice sounds a bit weird because I’m used to hearing aragorn as Viggo now. Even when I read the books I still picture them as the movie actors.
    The Star Wars radio dramatisations are well-worth listening to as well.
     
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    Well if you love battle scenes then PJ would be great for SW.....of course we would have to get used to Legolas being in SW because, as you know, Legolas must be in EVERY movie according to PJ
     
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    Hey @Lock_S_Foils! If you ever want to visit a place on earth that really looks and feels like Tolkien’s description of the trollshaws and the misty mountains, go to Norway. There you have it all, steep cliffs, waterfalls, trolls and awesome nature.
    New Zealand is really great, but it wouldn’t have my first pic to represent middle-earth.

    By the way @Angelman, do you know this flick? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trollhunter I have it on DVD an really enjoy it. ;)
     
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    tried watching the movies and getting into it, not really for me though
     
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    I like the LotR films. They're all right; dramatic and quite well (and appropriately over-)acted, and pretty grimdark. (I've only read the book once, 25 years ago... was too ponderous and sprawling for me).

    That, or you could go big and try Canada instead! (Sometimes I think we're just a miniature Canada without the First Nation presence; we do have Sami people though, and they're pretty rad!)

    Yeah, Trollhunter was a big thing a few years back. I watched it but was unfortunately taken right out of the lost-footage type movie when one of our big time comedy stars showed up in the roll of Hans the Trollhunter; that was a bad casting choice that ruined the suspension of disbelief for me. But yeah, fun film :) Talking about Sami people, you should also try the awesome Sami medieval flick from the 1980s, The Pathfinder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfinder_(1987_film)). Great action and story :D

    Also, just watched the Danish children's fantasy flick, Skammerens Datter (The Shamer's Daughter), the other day, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. :) Scandinavian fantasy ftw! (Hey there Swedes with your Brothers Lionheart, Mio my Mio, & Ronja Robber's Dauther :D *waves*)

    Edit: No, wait! You're not Danish, @Star Dude? You're German! Sorry 'bout that, broh!
     
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    Pathfinder was/is great! I know that one, as also my parents were Scandinavian enthusiast, taking me there on a 4 weeks trip every summer from my 7th to 17th year with a camp-mobil. And I enjoyed the reindeer salami we brought from the Sami once a while. I was reading a lot of fantasy novels back then, and got totally immersed in it when being surrounded by Norwegian nature.
     
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    Has any one read The Children of Hurin, Beren & Luthien or The Fall of Gondolin.
     
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