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LOTR Trilogy.

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by BadAss, Dec 22, 2003.

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  1. Fellowship Of The Ring?

    30 vote(s)
    36.1%
  2. The Two Towers?

    13 vote(s)
    15.7%
  3. Return Of The King?

    40 vote(s)
    48.2%
  1. BadAss

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    So now most of us have seen ROTK which one in the trilogy do you like the most?

    I prefer FOTR because its a more balanced movie. It starts happy, ends sad. It has the some of the best scenes of the trilogy too, the chase through the mines of Moria, Gandalfs fight with the Balrog and Boramires death sequence all leave me breathless. The other two come very close but never quite capture the Mystique or the beauty of FOTR.

    I know The Return of the King is not EE/not finished but youll have to go with it as it stands.
     
  2. CrispyXUK

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    Well I prefered ROTK, closley followed (I mean CLOSE) by FOTR and so far it looks like we have a winner.
     
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    FOTR :clap:

    Saruman Vs Gandalf. Brilliant.
     
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    I like them all equally, there is no vote for that :(
     
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    FOTR

    It really blew me away, the TTT was a bit of a let down for me. ROTK was great, though the ending was a little long
     
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    ROTK for me (narrowly).

    I oddly didn't mind the ending. Always good to have a gentle warm down after a lot of excercise.
     
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    Very little in it between FOTR and ROTK, but think i'll plump for ROTK, as it will probably get better with further viewings.

    Regards
     
  8. zantarous

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    You can not watch one without the other really, they all come to form a big multi layered saga. And I have never really understood why people dislike TTT so much.
     
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    FOTR but ROTK might better it in extended form.
     
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    Agreed. My assumptions are that:

    a) relatively few people have seen the Extended Edition which improves the film no end and fills in a good deal of back plot

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    b) TTT requires repeat viewings to soak in the subtle detail.

    c) some people don't undeerstand the concept of a trilogy ;)
     
  11. BadAss

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    I understand the storyline of LOTR runs as a trilogy but the set pieces and feel of each movie are completly individual. TTT has a completely different feel to FOTR imo. TTT has some stunning moments between Arwen and Aragorn but ROTK seems more action and less charractor based. I understand this will change with the EE though.
     
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    I love the films as a trilogy and no one section is a fav.
     
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    FOTR for me, I was amazed at how well middle earth was created. The only part i didnt like was Gandalf v Sarumen, a bit too WWF for me. Brilliant trilogy, but the wow factor went to the first film for me.
     
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    I loved FOTR (which I voted for), TTT was bloody entertaining. For me, ROTK ruined the gestures of the book. It was such an 'Obvious' and overcooked film that I couldn't enjoy it. It almost, infact, ruined the trilogy for me - I wasn't really enjoying the movie.

    A shame that, but not quite as big a let down as The Phantom Menace :D
     
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    TTT for me. More tension and gripping, followed by ROTK and then ROTK
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    What "gestures" exactly??

    Dimmy mate, i'm beginning to think you're a wind-up merchant. You claim the two matrix sequels are brilliant and better than the original, yet say ROTK is not only bad but almost ruins the series.

    You're blatently just trying to get a reaction from everyone eh? :D
     
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    Honesty, I'm not ;).

    As an example *******Spoilers Warning*******



    The orchestrating of the Sam/Frodo/Gollum/Shelob situation infuriated me (if you haven't seen the film stop reading my post here :p)...

    I didn't like the way Peter Jackson felt the need to put Gollum between Sam & Frodo to the extent that he did. Gollum convincing Frodo to tell Sam to go home, Sam suddenly appearing out of nowhere attacking Shelob and the character being handed a load of cheesy, drab dialogue. In the book, I thought the notion that the little tiny hobbit Sam had near-enough managed to kill a monster several times his size was noble enough gesture for him to earn the readers' respect. When I was watching the film, it felt like the scene had been drizzled in cheese. Then further painting him as a 'warrior' by having him kill a bunch of orcs in the tower in which Frodo was being held - again, exagerating the character.

    I suppose it was necessary really, if I hadn't have read the books perhaps I'd have enjoyed it. But as it stands I had, and kept muttering to myself "What are they doing?" as the film progressed.

    Still thought the battle scenes were kick-ass though :D.
     

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