lotr:how far up your best ever list?

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mr chadwick

Guest
everybodys got their own personal favs,so i was just wondering how high in your alltime lists lotr would rate.for me it crashed into my top 5 and i am gagging to see the extended version and the rest of the trilogy.

not sure what to get,the 5 disc with bookends or the 4 disker.doubt if the bookends would ever get out the box and the nat.geo disk would be watched once then never again.mind you i am a sucker for a nice boxset!!:D :D
 

Comer

Active Member
Great movie, definately in my top 10, but I'm a bit disappointed with the soft picture quality. That said the sound is excellent.


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alan8477

Active Member
A film that constantly astounds me. Number one for me. Was watching it last night, and when Cate Blanchett walks down stairs she NEVER looks down at them. That's attention to detail.
 
I enjoyed the film and am looking forward to the next one. Having said that I dont think I would rate it in my top 50, maybe it would get into my top 100 though.
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
Ok, going against the tide a little here, but i didn't really think it was that great, infact I found myself getting rather bored with it. I just didn't relate to any of the characters, or feel anything for them.
But the film making aspect was very good, very epic. Just a pity Lucas didn't hire him for the SW prequels.

Am i expecting to much in my movies these days, no I don't think so, it was just that this one left me unmoved.
 

Steve T

Active Member
The film definitely features in my Top Ten. I am a bit of a Tolkien Nerd anyway, but IMO the movie did justice to the book, which is no small accomplishment.

I can't wait for the extended version - and yes, I DO want the bookends....
 

PaulBoy

Active Member
Top five for me and the extended version might be top three ...
Paul ;)
 

buns

Banned
Originally posted by THX 1138
Ok, going against the tide a little here, but i didn't really think it was that great, infact I found myself getting rather bored with it. I just didn't relate to any of the characters, or feel anything for them.

I agree with that. But saying that, i am still going to buy the extended verson wheneve it is that it comes out.

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Bonesy

Active Member
hhmmmm,

book, very good.

film, excellent cinematogcraphy, but... loads of galaventing (??) across baron lands ...

in the book, the complexity of the wars was portrayed by the amount of meetings between different clans/species, but the film was like the outtakes of bonanza, loads of trapseing around on horses,

probably my number 48..:(
 

Lex

Active Member
Originally posted by Bonesy
in the book, the complexity of the wars was portrayed by the amount of meetings between different clans/species, but the film was like the outtakes of bonanza, loads of trapseing around on horses,

Trapesing around on horses? I think Gandalf rode a horse in one scene, but that was about it. :confused: :)
 

Steve T

Active Member
I have to disagree with Bonesy.

Tolkien went to great lengths to create an entire world both political and physical. In addition to all the languages and differing races, he really went to town on creating each and every location visited by the characters. This is why Peter Jackson spent such a long time scouting locations. It really is one big road movie anyway, so travelling from place to place is always going to be a major factor in the films.

Bring on The Two Towers.
 
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Glasswalker

Guest
Went straight in at number 1 for me. But I have a feeling Two Towers will beat it.
 

Nobber22

Well-known Member
I'm with Bonesy and THX: great to look at an dlisten to, but I really noticed this was almost 3 hours long. Other great films this long seem to fly by.
 

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