Dismiss Notice
Attention AVForums app / Tapatalk users
Sadly GDPR means that, from 25th, we can no longer offer access to AVForums via the branded app or Tapatalk.
Click here for more information.

LOTR Heretic Is Converted After Seeing TTT

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Apocalypse, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2002
    Messages:
    840
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yep I was not that impressed with LOTR, it was IMO one hour too long and the story seemed to drag on and on. Why did I go to watch TTT you may ask, well whatever my feelings on LOTR one can't help but be curious as to how the story progresses.

    Tonight I watched TTT and I thought it was a masterpiece of storytelling, the pace of the story was faster and more gripping. The special effects were astounding when you consider that they were done years ago, this is what I was hoping for from a book that was voted best fiction of the 20th century. TTT has also helped me to appreciate LOTR more, I now understand why LOTR had to be that long, it's introducing the audience to the characters and their role in the coming sagas. I bet there will be many convertees if they give TTT a chance, I can't wait for the third installment now.
     
  2. Squirrel God

    Squirrel God
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I wasn't overly impressed with FOTR either, so sounds promising, especially as many others are saying the same :)
     
  3. groundy

    groundy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2001
    Messages:
    1,554
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Ratings:
    +1
    I am addicted to The Two Towers. Have seen it three times already (twice this week alone). I also wasn't overly impressed with FOTR upon first viewing but upon subsequent viewings, and after seeing the Two Towers, I found a new appreciation for it. Both films are astounding but The Two Towers is an unequelled masterpiece.
     
  4. Kirk

    Kirk
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    309
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Somewhere on t'internet
    Ratings:
    +2
    Hmmmm I am in the minority on my opinion....:D

    I absolutly love FOTR, however I just think that TTT is "just" great! :clown:

    The special effects, helms deep battle, gandalf & the Balrog etc ....wonderfull! But Golum.......hmmm.

    Golum is a character that must have been rock hard to come up with as a movie protaganist...however I just feel there is something missing in him.......I am pretty sure that he is the only negative thing I have to say over the film!

    At least he isnt Jar Jar Binks! :D :mad: :rolleyes: :D

    Still, I will be going to see it again later this month...and natch, be getting both DVD releases......so it aint exactly in my bad books!
     
  5. James45

    James45
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,844
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Taking Care of Business
    Ratings:
    +0
    gollum a weakness?!? what the fudge!:eek: :eek: he was amazing, pretty much the most astounding thing I have seen at the cinema ever!! only rivalled by the last charge of the ents.
     
  6. Kirk

    Kirk
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    309
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Somewhere on t'internet
    Ratings:
    +2
    Well...to each their own opinion I suppose.

    I will give you that as a technical acheivment....very impressive!

    But as a character.....mildly annoying IMHO! :D actually....to be honest....I think its the voice!
     
  7. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2002
    Messages:
    840
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Ratings:
    +0
    He was small and creepy, so the voice had to match, would you rather James Earl Jones did his voice? :D

    Gollum - "Gandalf never told you who your father was Frodo" :D
     
  8. Kirk

    Kirk
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    309
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Somewhere on t'internet
    Ratings:
    +2
    LOL! :D

    I appreciate that this character was hard to do, but, to me at least, the voice was....umm hammy? just a little over the top.

    In fact, I reckon it sounds like daffy duck with a cold! :D :clown:
     
  9. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2002
    Messages:
    840
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Ratings:
    +0
    :D He did a bit actually, I'm sure when he missed his chance to grab the ring he said "suffering suckertash" :)
     
  10. Lex

    Lex
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    4,089
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +4
    Totally agree - Gollum was simply astounding! I was expecting him to be a bit 'false' as most cgi characters are, but he was simply incredible, flawless, funny, sad, powerful... Definitely should get the oscar.
     
  11. Thor

    Thor
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2001
    Messages:
    490
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Above UK
    Ratings:
    +2
    Yeah Gollum is ace! Best cgi I've seen recently. His movements and voice were spot-on, I thought. The Tree Herders (Ents) were also awesome, can't wait to get this on DVD.:cool:
     
  12. Kirk

    Kirk
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    309
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Somewhere on t'internet
    Ratings:
    +2
    Oh yes....a must purchase for sure on DVD (probably both releases)!

    But.....as for Golumn/Daffy Ducks voice......pants! :D :clown: :p
     
  13. Phil Hinton

    Phil Hinton
    Editor Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2001
    Messages:
    10,102
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    AVForums
    Ratings:
    +8,002
    I have to say I was not Overly Impressed by The first movie, but TTT is awesome!!!! So I have now changed my view of the first movie.
     
  14. currysauce

    currysauce
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    You spoke to soon.
    Sneak preview from ROTK

    [​IMG] :D
     
  15. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2000
    Messages:
    4,623
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Hanoi Hilton
    Ratings:
    +1,743
    Finally got round to getting out to the flicks to give it a look yesterday and my feelings are a bit mixed.
    I don't think the version I saw of The Two Towers was that great. The first hour seemed to be a jumbled mess, hopping around from storyline to storyline with none of them given the room to breathe. After a couple of months of watching FOTR (extended cut) just about every week, TTT is really lacking in depth and it's entirely down to the struggle to get the film down to 3hrs or under - it needed to be at least an extra half hour longer to accomodate everything that was going on. Obviously it's down to me being spoilt by living with the extended version, and I can't wait for the extended version of TTT, but the film did feel like it was rushing through to the big battle sequences at the end to the detriment of the story.

    Still, it was enjoyable, the series is still better than the latest Star Wars offerings, and the visual effects were great. It just needed more of the story. I didn't get as many of those hair-raising scenes as were in FOTR though, I still can't watch Gandalf vs the Balrog without getting the shivers and every hair on my body standing to attention.
    And I'm certainly not a Tolkein purist seeing as I've never even read the books:D
     
  16. Mr Sleepy

    Mr Sleepy
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    FOTR extended improved the film no end I thought - can't wait to eventually get extended two towers - when is that? November again d'ya reckon?
     
  17. sweetmate

    sweetmate
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2001
    Messages:
    706
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +51
    Eh? :confused:

    Did we watch the same version of The Two Towers? The special effects shots were completed around September 2002 and are some of the most cutting edge shots ever commited to screen!
     
  18. BadAss

    BadAss
    Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2001
    Messages:
    2,967
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +182
    Yeah but you can still see the strings.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice