1. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

Any Lord of the Rings fans?

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

?

Which LotR is your favorite?

  1. Fellowship of the Ring

    30 vote(s)
    42.3%
  2. The Two Towers

    18 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. Return of the King

    23 vote(s)
    32.4%
  1. Choose Light

    Choose Light Jedi General

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Posts:
    1,353
    Likes Received:
    21,909
    Trophy Points:
    147,167
    Credits:
    17,025
    Ratings:
    +23,747 / 7 / -2
    I read The Children of Hurin but haven't read the newer ones (except as they are in the Silmarillion). I don't even remember how it differed from the one in the Sil, except maybe it had some more details that made me want to slit my wrists earlier on. :eek: Seriously, I can't handle reading this story one more time! Too sad.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Posts:
    1,874
    Likes Received:
    47,492
    Trophy Points:
    169,407
    Credits:
    33,349
    Ratings:
    +50,307 / 36 / -37
    Yes on Children of Hurin and Beren & Luthien.....have not read Fall of Gondolin.

    Beren and Luthien would be a great story for a trilogy....
     
    • Like Like x 4
  3. Star Dude

    Star Dude Jedi General

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    886
    Likes Received:
    27,433
    Trophy Points:
    149,567
    Credits:
    24,685
    Ratings:
    +28,680 / 2 / -0
    I did not read Beren & Luthien, but the other two. But that ws ages ago... just started to pass on the torch to my son three days ago, he just turned six and now it's 'The Hobbit" for the bedtime story reading.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Wise Wise x 1
  4. NunbNuts

    NunbNuts Rebel General

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2017
    Posts:
    502
    Likes Received:
    804
    Trophy Points:
    4,017
    Credits:
    1,094
    Ratings:
    +1,106 / 7 / -3
    I've never read the LotR books (though I've been meaning to for many years and got them for free though some Kindle promotion) but I have seen the films and I read The Hobbit years ago but I've never seen the movies. Although I did see that animated thing as a kid. So I've gotten most of the story and enjoyed it, even though I'm not ordinarily into sword and sorcery stuff, but obviously I'm not a super-fan. I actually rented the first Hobbit movie when it was a new release (when I still received physical discs from Netflix which feels like it was back in covered wagon times) but it was scratched and crapped the bed about 15 minutes in. After that it just sort of slipped my mind until the next movie came out and then I just decided to wait for the trilogy to be complete so I could binge them... then it slipped my mind again. I know a guy who owns them and I think I'll ask to borrow them this weekend.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Star Dude

    Star Dude Jedi General

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    886
    Likes Received:
    27,433
    Trophy Points:
    149,567
    Credits:
    24,685
    Ratings:
    +28,680 / 2 / -0
    Read the books ;)
     
    • Wise Wise x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Cunir

    Cunir Rebel Trooper

    Joined:
    May 4, 2018
    Posts:
    58
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Credits:
    202
    Ratings:
    +122 / 0 / -1
    one thing i would really like to have with tolkien, that we get loads of with star wars, is all the side-novels by other authors. imagine how many stories they could tell in an expanded universe... we could follow all the characters, have stories that delve into the history of all the different races, even little stories about the towns like Hobbiton and Bree.
    Tolkien wrote an outline for pretty much the entire history of Middle Earth, so there's already a framework there they could drop all the stories into.
    i know the estate is totally against it, but maybe one day they might loosen the rules a little bit and flood us with new novels.
     
  7. Choose Light

    Choose Light Jedi General

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Posts:
    1,353
    Likes Received:
    21,909
    Trophy Points:
    147,167
    Credits:
    17,025
    Ratings:
    +23,747 / 7 / -2
    Did anyone else see the Tolkien biopic yet? If so...any thoughts on it?
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  8. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Clone Commander

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2019
    Posts:
    53
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Credits:
    355
    Ratings:
    +221 / 0 / -3
    Just now seeing this thread but I LOVE LoTR!!! Tolkien is a master writer and story teller and I've read many but not all of his books. It was amazing to see the Peter Jackson movies at the cinema. :) I still think the LoTR soundtracks are some of the best movie music produced.
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Cool Cool x 1
  9. Darth Basin The Greatest

    Darth Basin The Greatest Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2016
    Posts:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    2,347
    Trophy Points:
    8,342
    Credits:
    3,317
    Ratings:
    +4,089 / 281 / -141
    Saw the Tolkien biopic. Thought it was ok. Not sure y it's flopping. I was wondering if it had the backing of the Tolkien Estate?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Posts:
    1,874
    Likes Received:
    47,492
    Trophy Points:
    169,407
    Credits:
    33,349
    Ratings:
    +50,307 / 36 / -37
    @Darth Basin The Greatest Thanks I am huge JRRT fan. I've read all his books, especially love "The Letters of JRRT". Interested too if the estate was involved in this movie....how far into his life does it go?
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Wise Wise x 1
  11. Choose Light

    Choose Light Jedi General

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Posts:
    1,353
    Likes Received:
    21,909
    Trophy Points:
    147,167
    Credits:
    17,025
    Ratings:
    +23,747 / 7 / -2
    Tolkien's family/estate "distanced" itself from the movie. It follows his life from when he moved to Sarehole to when he began to write The Hobbit and tell stories to his children, focusing mostly on his school days, his courtship of Edith, and the Great War.

    I thought the movie was beautifully shot and was based more on emotional beats rather than "factual" ones. (I loved the allusion to Beren coming upon Luthien dancing in the forest.) The problem is, the emotional beats don't necessarily resonate with those Tolkien himself would have chosen. At least, at the end of the movie, I felt like I hadn't seen Tolkien but someone else's view of who Tolkien probably was or ought to have been, from a distance.

    I guess I think the movie had some touching moments, but it was missing its soul. The soul being that there was literally no mention of Tolkien's personal faith. Sure, there was the "Church" in the form of his guardian, but we had no idea what Tolkien thought about God, how his own faith impacted his life, his choices, his writing. And even a casual reader can find Catholic symbolism or simply a worldview brimming with thoughtful faith in almost anything Tolkien has ever written. I don't understand why any earnest biographer would attempt to portray Tolkien's life while leaving out one of the most essential elements.
     
    • Wise Wise x 3
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Posts:
    1,874
    Likes Received:
    47,492
    Trophy Points:
    169,407
    Credits:
    33,349
    Ratings:
    +50,307 / 36 / -37
    Thanks @Choose Light that makes me sad.....the ONE book the makers of that movie needed to read was "The Letters of JRRT" - gives a TON of insight into Tolkien, his mannerisms, world view, his family, job, etc etc etc.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  13. Star Dude

    Star Dude Jedi General

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    886
    Likes Received:
    27,433
    Trophy Points:
    149,567
    Credits:
    24,685
    Ratings:
    +28,680 / 2 / -0
    • Informative Informative x 2
Loading...

Share This Page