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Is there any lingering resentment towards LOTR or the Matrix?

Discussion in 'Film' started by Rebo, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Rebo

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    Back in the PT days, I used to see a lot of resentment from Star Wars fans towards Lord of the Rings and The Matrix. It was clear why that would happen, as these were movies the PT was frequently held up to as “supposedly” better examples of what kind of blockbuster the PT should have been.

    The Matrix stole a lot of thunder from TPM, and there were frequent references to Neo being much “cooler” than the Jedi. The fight scenes were ground breaking and the film broke into the popular consciousness in a way that hadn’t really been seen since the original Star Wars. Later on, the LOTR trilogy came along, and there were a lot of references to how the darkness and war shown in those movies should have been the way the Clone Wars were shown.

    I always thought it was a shame that so many Star Wars fans dismissed these movies because of the unfortunate timing they had in stealing much of the spotlight that many predicted for the prequels.

    So, a decade and half later, I just wanted to see if this debate still rages or if it has been forgotten. Looking back now, do you see them as entirely separate cinematic events, or are these movies still entwined in a battle for public attention with Star Wars.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
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    well I like all the movies mentioned! :)
     
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    Yeah, this may be a very niche sort of question. Probably restricted to those between the ages of 15 and 25 during the PT, who also happened to like to over-debate the qualities and faults of the PT and their place in cinematic history.

    So, its distinctly possible that my experience with people resenting these movies could not be indicative of the SW fan population as a whole. :)
     
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    I was in that niche, and I never had any resentment to begin with. Seems strange that fans back then would.. surprised they weren't envious of X-men. When I walked out of AotC, I did not do comparisons of that movie to the Matrix nor Fellowship.. I was disgusted with it on its own franchise's merits. Now in 2005, however, I was drawing comparisons between Sith and Battlestar Galactica.
    The Matrix was the first r-rated film I saw in the theater. It was an experience movie. That has only happened with one other movie since then.. BvS. But even so, it didn't take away from TPM at all.
     
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    It's funny because by the Matrix 2 the sisters had used up most of their good will they earned, at least George got 3 movies before that and Peter Jackson got 4! (though one was King Kong but still)
     
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    I've none against them, they're great franchises.
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    No resentment here. Actually Matrix (the first one) and LOTR TRILOGY are much better movies than the prequels.
     
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    I never had too much interest in either franchise but it had nothing to do with Star Wars. I wasn't even aware of any such comparisons at the time although it does seem like something the media would do.
     

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