If no one else will...

Whether you're a fan of his epics or his early splatter films, this is the place to discuss everyone's favourite Kiwi director.

What did you think of The Lord of the Rings trilogy?

LOVED IT BEYOND ALL IMAGINING.
4
40%
Not bad, nooot bad.
5
50%
Eh. In-diff-er-ent.
0
No votes
Blech. Didn't like it much.
0
No votes
HATED IT BEYOND ALL IMAGINING.
0
No votes
What now?
1
10%
 
Total votes : 10

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Postby Goth_Hobbit_The3rd » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:18 pm

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Postby Golden Wolf » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:46 pm

My opinion of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is somewhere between 1 and 2.

I love them, but I don't think they're the last word on cinema, either. Still, they're supremely entertaining films, especially considering watching them takes a whole day and that's without any breaks.

To be more in depth:

Fellowship is great, marred only by the video game-like Moria sequence.

The Two Towers is also great, but not as good as Fellowship or Return of the King. It throws too much of the book into Return, though throwing Shelob into Return was a good idea. But I fucking love Helm's Deep and the Rohan sequences.

Return of the King
, while quite flawed in bits, in nevertheless my favorite in the series. It's the most epic and is the most emotional.

And the extended editions make some good additions but also some unwelcome ones. It's great to have the Saruman scene back in Return but the EE of Fellowship totally fucks up the opening.

That's my last word on The Lord of the Rings.
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Postby Master Blaster » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:52 am

They really are wonderful films. I don't think they're the be-all-end-all of cinema, but they are a high point in fantasy and SFX filmmaking, terrifically cast (seriously, few people give them credit for this, but they really do have the best ensemble cast since, like, The Great Escape), the combination of makeup, prosthetics, modelmaking and CGI creates a totally believable universe that you can get lost in. My complaints with the films are mostly small, like cutting Christopher Lee out of Return of the King and neglecting to fully explore Sam and Frodo's romantic relationship.
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Postby Lydia Encyclopedia » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:39 am

I loved them (and the music *cough*) They're certainly tryin on your patience, but the result is well worth it. It was an exteremely entertaining adventure, and very well made.
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Postby Goth_Hobbit_The3rd » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:49 pm

I personally LOVED the movies. Love that is; I still do. They are an incredible achievement in film, just as the books are an incredible achivement in fantastic literature. The music was beautiful, the overall look of the film was amazing and unbelievably detailed, and the performances were some of the best I've seen from certain actors in it.
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Postby Kaboose » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:57 am

To quote Randal Graves:

There's only one Return, and it aint of the King, its of the Jedi.

I didn't like the LOTR movies.
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Postby Longines Symphonette » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:59 am

Of course they're not the end-all-be-all of cinema. Wouldn't they have to stop making movies if that ever happened? :wink:

But they are some really great movies.
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Postby Oz Rembrandt » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:09 pm

I voted 2. I love the films, they're beautiful pieces of cinema, but they are flawed in ways. Orlando Bloom being one.

I love the attention to detail in the films though, and the epicness of it all.

My favourite is Fellowship of the Ring.
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Postby Golden Wolf » Wed May 09, 2007 2:18 am

All the sudden I'm incredibly sick of these movies.

Fantasy really isn't my thing anymore. Horror all the way!
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Postby drawingfool » Sat May 12, 2007 12:22 am

Golden Wolf wrote:All the sudden I'm incredibly sick of these movies.

Fantasy really isn't my thing anymore. Horror all the way!


your movie tastes are quite bi-polar
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Postby Golden Wolf » Sun May 13, 2007 12:54 am

drawingfool wrote:
Golden Wolf wrote:All the sudden I'm incredibly sick of these movies.

Fantasy really isn't my thing anymore. Horror all the way!


your movie tastes are quite bi-polar

You're bipolar. My tastes have just taken a swing toward grittier stuff lately.
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Postby drawingfool » Sun May 13, 2007 6:30 am

Golden Wolf wrote:
drawingfool wrote:
Golden Wolf wrote:All the sudden I'm incredibly sick of these movies.

Fantasy really isn't my thing anymore. Horror all the way!


your movie tastes are quite bi-polar

You're bipolar. My tastes have just taken a swing toward grittier stuff lately.


Yeah, but to be frank, your film tastes seem to change rather quickly
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Postby Goth_Hobbit_The3rd » Mon May 14, 2007 12:58 am

drawingfool wrote:
Golden Wolf wrote:
drawingfool wrote:
Golden Wolf wrote:All the sudden I'm incredibly sick of these movies.

Fantasy really isn't my thing anymore. Horror all the way!


your movie tastes are quite bi-polar

You're bipolar. My tastes have just taken a swing toward grittier stuff lately.


Yeah, but to be frank, your film tastes seem to change rather quickly


There's nothing wrong with that. I could be in the mood for The Lion King one day, Sin City the next. Variety is the peanut butter sandwich of life.
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Postby Arran » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:03 am

It's definitely the most consistent trilogy in terms of quality. Return of the King was the most impressive to me, but all three movies were really stunning adaptations. It still amazes me that Jackson was able to direct such an epic trilogy with nothing in his previous films that hinted he could do it.
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Postby Meph » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:12 am

never seen the 3rd part.

i probably would have liked them more if i was still 12/14, today they don't interest me.. other then the hobbit as i did read the book..when i was 14... wow long time ago.
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