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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by HMHB, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. HMHB

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    I've just watched the 1st 70 minutes of LOTR (Fellowship) and am not impressed.
    Am I the only person to find this film tedious ? The special effects also seem to be a little un-special to me. I've swtiched it off now and will go for a walk to B&Q which seems a much more interesting way to spend the afternoon !
     
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    i must agree. I watched the film on video a while back with my girlfriend, she disappeared after an hour saying it was too long winded (she hasnt got much of a concentration span!)

    I managed to sit through it all and was disappointed in it, it just dragged on for longer than required! I understand that it has to follow the book which each are as thick as the bible! (i have never read though!)

    I must say the scenery and settings were spectacular .

    I wont be rushing out to watch the second one though!
     
  3. James45

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    oh dear oh dear oh dear.

    B&Q you say! I'll send the men in white coats ASAP.
     
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    Well all I can say is if you haven't read the book already, don't because you get even more walking though forrests etc. Personally I like both, heck I even liked the cartoon version, but each to his own as they say.
     
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    Nope. I think there's about five of you poor gits out there.
     
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    Being a democracy you are both entitled to your opinions, but remember, you have now labelled yourselves as no good Tolkien heretics and hobbit botherers and will be hunted down and dealt with accordingly.

    :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    :D :D :D :D :D
     
  8. Ian J

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    I doubt whether any film will appeal to everybody so you are not being at all controversial.

    There may be a few comments due to the trolling style of your post though.
     
  9. James45

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    would that be a cave-trolling style?
     
  10. Ian J

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    A quick look through this fellow's previous posts will show that DVD Nirvana for him is Ever Decreasing Circles and Bottom.

    Presumably on his walk down to B&Q his neighbours will cross to the other side of the road to avoid him when they see him in the distance.
     
  11. Rambo John J

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    I think it's a masterpiece (FOTR) myself, but I can understand why someone wouldn't share that opinion.
     
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    i've never read the books - could never get into them (much to my wifes annoyance), but the film(s) are utterly superb.

    Gary


    Oh and happy new year to you all even the ps2 players and the FOTR haters ha ha
     
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    Ian

    Has tact always been your strong point? :p ;) :D
     
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    It was something I acquired whilst training to be a diplomat.
     
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    A Ford Diplomat?
     
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    i just sat and watched the extended version yesterday and I loved it! Not one part dragged on, when i watched spider man i was always checking my watch.

    just hope they bring out extended version of all 3, that would be a great way to spend a day :D
     
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    Personally I love LOTR and it gets better the more I watch it. I agree it's a long film, especially the extended version but it just wouldn't have done it any justice to make it any shorter.
     
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    My 4 discer turned up today and I've written off the whole weekend to watch the lot.....sad or what.:rolleyes:
     
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    I bought Mrs Taz the 4 disc set she watched all 4 discs one after another! and I must admit the extras are superb pity more films arn't presented like this.

    Taz.
     
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    Don't forget Minder as well as Ever Decreasing Circles & Bottom
    :devil:
     
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    I'll be seeing you Monday then - that's what I plan on doing...
     
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    agree with you john g, bought lotr on first day of release and sold it on the same day, for the life of me i can not see what everyone is getting so excited about, it may have some decent special effects, but this movie is just so slow to long winded if the tt any thing like the lotr i will be giving this a wide berth, but people who have see tt say it is much better than the first, but on a whole these fantasy films arnt my cup of tea either.
     
  23. HMHB

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    Somone who I work with has seen the 2nd film and says that it moves along much better than the 1st one.
     
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    I have to agree the extended version is wonderful I just keep watching it. Spiderman bored the living daylights out of me :( . I have heard there is definatly going to be an extended version of TTT and I can't see the not being one for the ROTK

    :)
     
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    I have to agree. I found Spiderman fairly dull and thought the effects were uniformally poor. Only the slight glimpses of Raimi's previously distinctive directorial style saved the film from being totally throwaway in my eyes.

    FOTR and TT are both excellent films and simply in another league to other, so called, 'blockbusters'.

    Did anyone else notice the subtle similarities between some of the fight scenes during the Battle of Helm's Deep and Lionel Cosgrove's lawnmower scenes in Braindead? Peter Jackson cracks me up :)

    How disturbing also that many of the concepts played out in TT could so easily be translated to current, modern day World events also...
     
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    Well, I didn't find it tedious, but I can sympathise. I found it just good/okay/alright. First half felt too much like a BBC kids drama for my liking.

    If you have the Extended Edition, wait til you get to the credits at the end. You're in for a treat :D


    I loved Spider-man - much more fun :)
     
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    The first film could be said to drag slightly, especially in the first hour. But bearing in mind this is a 9 hour film I think the time spent on characterisation at the start can certainly be excused.
     
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    Heresy :mad:
     
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    Or possibly Idiocy :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, this is what I'm hoping for. If I look at all 3 films as just one big film, then I'm hoping I see it in a different light.

    FOTR really does not stand on its own, unless you've read the books and know what's gonna happen next. On its own, the plot for FOTR is just bland as its unfulfilled. In a regular movie of that genre, the things that happened in FOTR would have all happened in about the first hour and so would have been pacier and more exciting.

    I live in hope :D
     

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