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What do you think of the LOTR movie?

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by kemanmaldea, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. kemanmaldea Gems: 12/31
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    Preaty self explanitory what do you think of the new Lord of the Rings movies coming out.

    Anyone interested can look at the web page at http://www.lordoftherings.net

    They have a real player chanel where you can get alot of information. Fair warning I believe you need Flash to vew their site.
     
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    [​IMG] We had a bunch of topics about this. You can check the old posts. But in summary every sign is that these movies are going to rock!
     
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    [​IMG] /me prays silently
    Pleesee, mighty neutral gods, make the movie really really good wonderful and exciting...

    Indeed, all signs point to yes. This movie's going to be as good as it gets.
     
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    i do believe voltric is correct. :D
     
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    I really hope this movie will be good!
     
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    [​IMG] LOL Take LotR and remove all the adjectives and you have a 5 page story. How in the name of hell are they gonna make a movie?! ROFL :D :D
     
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    Sorry I am still relativly new on the boards and normally forget to search for old topics.
    Alex: I cant agree with you there.
    Everyone but: I have to agree with you.

    BTW howmany people have actually read all of the lotr books.
     
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    After downloading the 11 megs of the first trailer and the 17 megs of the second one i have to say i will love it, i will love it...
    *jumps around enthusiasticly*
     
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    First off I'd read all the LotR books, repeatedly, and many of the book about Middle Earth. What a world.

    Alex, it's all part of J.R.R.'s writting style. I agree some parts do have a lot of description, but how is that a problem. Trust me the movie has lots of material to work with. Go check out the trailer at the LotR website. It will be an excellent movie. The best one out this years I suspect.
     
  10. I've probably seen that trailer a thousand times now, and each time I get chills down my back....
    It's going to be a great movie, but every true LOTR fan will probably hate one or two things in each movie, even the director of the movie said this and by that it seems that he understands that it is no small task to make a movie out of a book that so many people have read and love
     
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    Speaking of the director, Peter Jackson, have you seen his other work? Bad Taste, Dead Alive, Meet the Feabals. It's some wacked out stuff. Even sign is the LotR is going to be great, but Jackson is a screwed by guy.
     
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    Although the movie does seem to be real nice, I don't have much enthusiasm for the storyline. I must say I didn't enjoy lotr much and finished reading the series out of pure willpower :p

    I would much rather have a movie on Agarwaen's (Turin Turambar) story from Silmarillion & Book of Lost Tales. Or maybe dragonlance. Anyways seems like they've put much into this movie and it won't be a major disappointment for anyone of us methinks (watched the d&d movie ? :) )
     
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    I am going to go see it as soon as it comes out!

    It looks great from the previews.
     
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    Voltric, yeah I'm a big Peter Jackson fan! When I found out he was directing the Rings, I knew it was going to be good. He makes messed up (I mean DEMENTED!) movies on a shoe-string budget, and he loves to use puppets and live props. Give that man a big budget, he's gonna make a really degenerate crazy movie.

    To anyone that hasn't seen his previous movies, they're completely bizarre gore-fests for the most part (Meet the Feebles being the most bizarre movie EVER made).

    Before seeing Lord of the Rings, I recommend that any normal people rent "Heavenly Creatures" (highly recommended, especially for fantasy fans) and any wierdos rent, "Dead Alive," "Bad Taste," or "Meet the Feebles" so you know what you're in for.

    I still haven't seen 'the frighteners' anyone know if its good?
     
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    Sad to say but I havent seen any of Peter Jackson's other works and nor am I one to go out to the movies very often.

    /prays movie will be good.
     
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    ArtEChoke, is 'the frighteners' a new Peter Jackson film, I haven't seen or heard of it. Heavenly Creatures was was a more normal Jackson film, at least the only blood was from the one brick attack.
     
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    Voltric, yes, the Frighteners is one of his newer movies, it came out sometime in the '90s, it was about a guy that communicates with ghosts, I believe that one was pretty mainstream as well.

    Yes Heavenly Creatures was oriented towards a story more than gore, but I think its his most interesting story to date, and those wierd fantasy sequences were out there.
     
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    The Frighteners was a pretty decent movie, not great but not an insult to the viewer.

    It's Michael J. Fox as someone who can see ghosts and uses them to scam people as a ghostbuster(of course, the ghosts are his employees scaring people into his business). Then a big evil spirit goes haywire and things get messy.
     
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    Yeah this movie will be good! :)


    I hope! :D
     
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    The movie will be good as movie but don't compare it with the book, you surely would be disappointed.

    Secondly, it's a fantasy book. Fantasy is in your mind, not visible so the movie will not be what the book is. The movie will also be different from the book, the movie pays much more attention to the relationship of Arwen and Aragorn, and the book doesn't pay much attention to that. I'm gonna watch a great fantasy-movie bit it will not afflict my mind-view of LOTR, the book...

    The new trailer of 33 mb is great. I can't wait till part one is in the Cinema!
     
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