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Return Of The King

  1. Dec 16, 2003 #1
    Finally the year long wait is over! It has been getting excellent early reviews (not that it wasnt expected). Anybody going to the LOTR trilogy marathon tonite? I would be going if I didnt have a damn philosophy final tommorrow morning. O well, I still bought tickets for wed, thurs, and fri.
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  3. Dec 16, 2003 #2
    I thought about going to the trilogy marathon, but there's simply no way I could sit still that long.

    That being said, I do have tickets for tomorrow night at 11:15!
  4. Dec 16, 2003 #3
    I can't wait to see the final battle scene...
  5. Dec 16, 2003 #4
    And I thought the battle in the Two Towers was awesome. This one will make that seem like a schoolyard quarrel.
  6. Dec 16, 2003 #5
    I'm going to try for the first movie tonight at midnight.. Should be cool:)
  7. Dec 17, 2003 #6
    Just got back. It is a gem. I feared they would butcher the books, simply because there was SO much stuff to tell in the last movie. They did just fine, altough the story had to be adapted a little.

    A must see!
  8. Dec 17, 2003 #7
    saw it.. the movie rocked...
  9. Dec 19, 2003 #8
    just saw it and I'm floored, extremely impressed. the battle scences were godly
  10. Dec 20, 2003 #9
    Has anyone else read the simmarils? I read the first 4 books back when I was a kid. When the movies came out, I discovered the "prequel" to that. It was a very good read, I thought.I would almost say it's MORE epic than the LOTR/hobbit series, because there's more to it. I'd love to the defeat of the first dark lord, and the coming of the ainur and first elves put on screen. Anyone else read it?
  11. Dec 20, 2003 #10
    I have read the books twice and im going to see return of the king tomorrow night and i can't wait to see how the final battle is. in the book it was amazing so in the movie its going to be awesome. I love those movies.
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    it's called the the silmarillion. I have read it. It was a great book. It cool to see that on screen but I think it sould be a movie. It pobably would fit a TV series better.

    I am also reading the unfinished tales. These are tales taken from the silmarillion. It pretty good also. LOTR and the hobbit make more sense when you read the prequel bookc.

    Just can't wait to see ROTK, battles will be great but hopefully it will not have too many of its useless cahnge like the enphasis on the love story.
  13. Dec 20, 2003 #12
    It is unfortunate that they cut the scene of Saruman (battling it out with Gandalf?).
    I can't wait for the DVD!

    I'm going to watch this movie again.
  14. Dec 21, 2003 #13
    The also cut out the part when the hobbits go back to the shire to find out it has been taken over by sleezy men and find out Saruman is behind it all. But it was really long and if they put in everything i would still be there right now. All in all it was one of the best movies i have ever seen :)
  15. Dec 21, 2003 #14
    The part I think they should have left in was Tom Bombadil and the lady of the rivers. He's the coolest character. He's somehow unaffected by the powers of the ring, and he alludes to being hte oldest thing on middle earth. He was never explained by Tolkein either, except to say that he was meant to be an enigma. It was speculated that he was a maiar or a Valar, but no one knows for sure.
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    Of all the things left out in translation from book to movie, I think this was one of the best decisions made.

    This whole section does nothing to advance the story, tells you nothing you need to know later, and introduces a character which never shows up again or has any effect on the outcome.

    The real purpose this section of the book has is to stress how inept the hobbits are in taking care of themselves at the begining, something you just can't afford to spend that much time on in a movie.

    Not to say they zilched the character completely. In the extended version of Two Towers, Old Man Willow is move to Fangorn, and Treebeard is given some of Tom's dialogue.

    As to the "Scouring of the Shire", in a movie, this would have been anti-climactic.
  17. Dec 21, 2003 #16
    Just wait for the extended version to come out.
  18. Dec 21, 2003 #17
    That was a damn fine film, spent 3 hours in a really uncomfortable seat but didnt notice just how uncomfortable it was until the very end. Truly amazing.
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