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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 3:50 am    Post subject: Lord of the Rings Reply with quote

I know I speak for some of you when I say Lord of the Rings is such a kickass and awesome movie. I just saw The Two Towers and it left me speechless. It was the greatest movie I have ever seen. I now worship Lord of the Rings and if you havent seen both of the movies you need to.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. LotR:T^3 (as I've be abbreviating it) was incredible.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also just arrived from it. And yes it is a great movie. The Ents kick ass.....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually went to see it at 12:01 AM Wednesday - I was a wee bit tired after I left :) It was an excellent movie, and I was thoroughly impressed with smeagol, the ents, helm's deep... all of it - I'm going again on Saturday to see it with another group, then maybe on Sunday :P

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasnt wormtongue played by the bloke who played the baddie in Myst 3?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The graphics were awesome, my jaw actually touched the ground! :) However, I must say that they didn't keep to the book very well. A lot of the events were in a different order, leaving me wondering "Isn't that supposed to happen later?" and "When did that happen?"

I thought that the character of Gollum was extremely well done - one of the best computer animated characters I've seen. The way his character is developed also is quite good. I thought that the little arguement with himself was quite humerous, and left me feeling pity for him.

The battle of Helms Deep was brilliant. Although I was kinda wondering where the Elfs came from (they weren't there in the book if I recall correctly).

Gimli was brilliant comedian in the film. He lightened the atmosphere when there was too much tension being built up. It was a bit like a Bond movie with him - there were quite a few one-liners.

Overall, I thought that this movie was much better than The Fellowship of the Ring. The graphics, the development of the characters, the plot were all much better. Even though the film wasn't true to the book as I thought it would be, it was another brilliant adaptation. I simply can't wait for The Return of the King.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pizen wrote:
I agree. LotR:T^3 (as I've be abbreviating it) was incredible.

Well smack me silly if I'm wrong here, but why not call it LotR:T^2?
After all, this part is called the Two (2!) Towers. :?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Lord of the Rings Reply with quote

neo529 wrote:
I know I speak for some of you when I say Lord of the Rings is such a kickass and awesome movie. I just saw The Two Towers and it left me speechless. It was the greatest movie I have ever seen. I now worship Lord of the Rings and if you havent seen both of the movies you need to.


agreed! i saw it last night! awesomest movie ever! awesomest!!! no comparison! peter jackson is my new god!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pizen wrote:
I agree. LotR:T^3 (as I've be abbreviating it) was incredible.

Well smack me silly if I'm wrong here, but why not call it LotR:T^2?
After all, this part is called the Two (2!) Towers. :?

Right, it's The Two Towers...TTT...T^3
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pizen wrote:
microbrain wrote:
pizen wrote:
I agree. LotR:T^3 (as I've be abbreviating it) was incredible.

Well smack me silly if I'm wrong here, but why not call it LotR:T^2?
After all, this part is called the Two (2!) Towers. :?

Right, it's The Two Towers...TTT...T^3

Do'h! Well, if you look at it that way :D
Seems like I need a vacation. Oh wait, it just started about 30 min. ago

ps: can I nominate my previous post for the how-to-make-yourself-look-like-an-idiot-award?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked FotR better. Sam got annoying and all the Arwen(sp?) seemed to be just forced in there. Helm's deep was incredible.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Arwen(sp?) seemed to be just forced in there.


I could live with that. :D 8)

Hmm... Liv Tyler... :)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know right... Liv Tyler seems to look a lot better in LotR than in previous movies.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They had to 'movie-ize' The Two Towers more because the book doesn't move quickly enough to allow for people to sit through the movie straight. It was a three hour movie and so was the first one, but this one was much easier to sit through. I thought the changes were all made for the better. There's a saying about filming a story that was a book first that goes something like this: "You can't film a book." It means that you have to make the book a screenplay and try to stay as close to the story as you can. I thought they did a great job with this.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree with every change (even adding the elves) except the absolute wreck they made of Faramir. He's supposed to be a throwback to the kings of old, not a jackass.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOTR rocked my socks.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 10:35 am    Post subject: "Linux made Mount Doom" Reply with quote

craftyc wrote:
The graphics were awesome, my jaw actually touched the ground!
Much of those graphics were linux powered (RedHat on IBM's & SGIs). Read more about it at The New Zealand Herald

craftyc wrote:
I thought that the character of Gollum was extremely well done - one of the best computer animated characters I've seen. The way his character is developed also is quite good. I thought that the little arguement with himself was quite humerous, and left me feeling pity for him.
Yeah, I really felt for him -- kindof bothered me a bit that poeple were laughing in those scenes...



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Gimli was brilliant comedian
. Call me humor-challenged, but his character was one of the few things I didn't like; Dwarves are pretty much baddass fighters in the book, and the comedy took away from that. The movie needed the humor, but perhaps not the broad physical comedy of Gimli, which made him look more a fool than a warior.

I loved the eye-of-sauron animation -- very powerful and scary for a disembodied arch-villian. Now if someone can tell me why Legolas never runs out of ammo... :} BTW: I copped the subject line of this post from an interesting article from www.tolkienonline.com/docs/6678.html
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: "Linux made Mount Doom" Reply with quote

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Now if someone can tell me why Legolas never runs out of ammo... :}


He picks up Orc arrows that are fired at him, but they don't show this in the film.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was amazing... ...until Legolas skated down the stairs on orc shield shooting arrows... For I moment I thought I was watching "Back to the Future" or something. That was NOT needed!

Funny how a 3-second-scene can almost spoil 3-hours-movie... almost. =)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 5:04 pm    Post subject: Funny dwarf Reply with quote

I was quite disappointed how the dwarf Gimli was portraied. It seems impossible to produce a movie with a serious dwarf. No, they always have to be funny, awkward, unwise, etc. In fantasy movies the small folk is always portraied like small children. But we (the fantasy reading audience) all know how dwarves are really are.

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Liv Tyler seems to look a lot better in LotR than in previous movies


Must be all those computer enhanced/generated pictures ;-)

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Arwen(sp?) seemed to be just forced in there.


I bet the 30 extra minutes of the DVD will "enrich" the film with more Arwen/Aragorn/Eowyn romance.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny dwarf Reply with quote

asimon wrote:

I bet the 30 extra minutes of the DVD will "enrich" the film with more Arwen/Aragorn/Eowyn romance.

Cheers,
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I thought the 30 minutes in the FOTR Special Edition DVD were extremely well spent. They brought back some parts of the book that I was disappointed to not see in the theater and added quite a bit of levity in a movie that needed a little more. It actually made the movie feel shorter than it was originally. If you haven't seen it, I would recommend the Special Edition, especially if you liked the movie the first time you saw it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2002 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you haven't seen it, I would recommend the Special Edition, especially if you liked the movie the first time you saw it.


Ditto that! I bought the extended version and it rocks! Not just because the movie itself is WAY better but the 6-7 hrs. of special features are really well done; gives you an even greater appreciation for the work put into the movie(s).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2002 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny dwarf Reply with quote

Tristam29 wrote:
asimon wrote:

I bet the 30 extra minutes of the DVD will "enrich" the film with more Arwen/Aragorn/Eowyn romance.

Cheers,
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I thought the 30 minutes in the FOTR Special Edition DVD were extremely well spent. They brought back some parts of the book that I was disappointed to not see in the theater and added quite a bit of levity in a movie that needed a little more. It actually made the movie feel shorter than it was originally. If you haven't seen it, I would recommend the Special Edition, especially if you liked the movie the first time you saw it.



It's going to be difficult but I will wait until they release all three films in a boxed set. It will look nicer in my room than three separate boxes :).
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