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LOTR trilogy is terribly overrated

  1. Feb 26, 2008 #1
    Roommate made me watch all 3 this past weekend. :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:


    The first movie was extremely boring. The next two were just awful as well. I wanted to throw the remote at the TV after the 103948302948023984234 overhead flying shot.

    LOTR trilogy has got to be some of the most overrated set of films ever. CGI sucks.
     
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  3. Feb 26, 2008 #2
    Oh, geez. You're not already into LOTR and someone made you watch all three of them in one weekend? I'm a fan, actually, but I feel for you.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2008 #3
    I, Elf Lord Moridin, banish you to the deep dungeons of to-tried-to-make-up-a-name.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2008 #4

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    You've gone through this in the wrong sequence. First you READ the Hobbit, then you READ the Trilogy. Last you watch the movies and wonder how the writers, cinematographers, special-effects crews, set designers, etc managed to capture at least a portion of Tolkien's work.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2008 #5

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    :grumpy: Hey, my dear friend made those movies and he visits here.

    A pox upon you!
     
  7. Feb 26, 2008 #6

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    I second CQ's comment. I enjoyed the films, but can't imagine being forced to sit and watch the entire trilogy in a weekend!
     
  8. Feb 26, 2008 #7

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    The books had a better story. But they weren't as fun to read as the movies were to watch.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2008 #8
    50% of the movies could have been edited out from all of the running through fields in the hobbits' home to all of the useless overhead flying shots. Half the time there was simply a homosexual overtone running rampant (not saying it is bad).
     
  10. Feb 26, 2008 #9

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    Unless I have accumulated a massive personal debt with a person, I cannot imagine submitting to many hours of movie-watching to placate them. Methinks GNW dost protest too much.
     
  11. Feb 26, 2008 #10
    I watched all the Star Wars from 1-6 back to back straight. I kind of am a movie buff.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2008 #11
    For a double whammy of geekiness… has anyone read DM Of The Rings? I found it pithy and droll.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2008 #12

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    Hey, Hurk. In college, I borrowed the Hobbit from a dorm-mate. I read it in a day and immediately went out and bought a boxed set of the paperback version of the trilogy and burned the whole next weekend reading that. I've always regarded reading as a collaboration between the author and the reader, and have found it tremendously enjoyable. From age 10, when my parents bought a house with a large library of really cheaply-produced "classic" books, I started reading Verne, Dickens, Twain, Hawthorn, etc, etc.

    For a parallel, read Dune, then watch the movie. Read the Exorcist, then watch the movie. the books were by far superior.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2008 #13

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    Argh someone watched Star Wars 1-3. :eek:
     
  15. Feb 26, 2008 #14
    Yah. 1&2 were atrocious. 3 was OK. Then you have 4-6.
     
  16. Feb 26, 2008 #15

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    I have to admit the Elven songs and poetry in the books were too painful for me to read (bored my socks off) and I had to skip over them.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2008 #16

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  18. Feb 26, 2008 #17
    Ugh, no, don't. Dune was SO BORING I wanted to gouge my eyes out.

    The end had the battle scene, but I was SO disappointed when it was over in like a page and a half.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2008 #18
    I heard that the exorcist book is too scary to read.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2008 #19

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    If you're alone in an unfamiliar house (I was) and try to read it overnight, you might not get much sleep. That is a really horrifying novel.
     
  21. Feb 26, 2008 #20
    I saw The Exorcist for the first time just after I'd seen Repossessed with Leslie Nielsen, a parody of it, so I couldn't stop laughing.

    I thought The Exorcism of Emily Rose was great and super-creepy, though.
     
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