Do you like Lord of the Rings?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Commander Antilles, Sep 3, 2001.

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Do you like Lord of the Rings?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
No, I have the sophistication of an orc. ;-) 70 vote(s) 12.8%
It's OK. 120 vote(s) 21.9%
The greatest book ever written and I can't wait for the film! 357 vote(s) 65.3%
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  1. wishnud Force Ghost

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    Oct 21, 2001
    star 4
    I like the movie, but the books and especially Silmarillion is far greater.
  2. Duro_Blade Force Ghost

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    Jan 4, 2002
    star 3
    Mmmm! Yuo in trouubAaal!
  3. LittleJedi Jedi Master

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    Jun 4, 2001
    star 4
    I'm reading TLOTR for the second time (i first read it back in 1999) and i love it. The movie was really good too (but i can't believe they left out Tom Bombadil!).

    It took me a few attempts to get into the Hobbit but once i did it was worth it.

    I can even write and read the Runes of Middle Earth. (they're actually very easy to learn.)

    -Little Jedi-
    MTFBWY
  4. BobaFett0000 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 20, 2001
    star 3
  5. ImperialGirl Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2001
    star 3
    I like my allegory a la Lewis, not Tolkien. (Narnia is VERY serious.) Lord of the Rings is not my cup of tea. Plot over character? I'll pass, thanks.
  6. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    Apr 1, 2001
    star 7
    Love the books to death
  7. ILLUMINATUS_JEDI Force Ghost

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    Nov 29, 2001
    star 4
    Greatest books ever written!
  8. Dave_Smogcrawler Jedi Master

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    Apr 12, 2002
    star 4
  9. Heather_Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    Jul 13, 2002
    star 3
    I like the movie, and the books are OK, but I have read parodies that had more thought in them then each.
  10. Yun-Yuuzhan Force Ghost

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    May 9, 2001
    star 4
    The first book of The Fellowship of the Ring is very slow, yet afterwards the pace does pick up somewhat and it does become easier to read.

    I found myself straining to read the first book and almost quit. I would have if I hadn't spent twenty dollars on the damn thing, so I read the whole novel.

    Overall it is quite well done, but by no means the greatest of all time. There are plenty of other books and novels recently written and composed throughout the ages that warrant much more praise than The Lord of the Rings.
  11. PloKloon1138 Jedi Master

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    Apr 5, 2001
    star 4
    LOTR and HP are my favorite books. The movie is probably my favorite non-SW film as well.
  12. Tayschrenn Jedi Master

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    May 24, 2002
    star 4
    An excellent series.

    Tayschrenn
  13. EmpressKatSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Jun 4, 2002
    star 1
    it wasn't horrible, mind you, but I still prefer Dune. The WHOLE series.

    Empress Kat
  14. space_dragon Jedi Knight

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    Jun 25, 2002
    star 2
    I'v just finished the hobbit and I'm can't wait to sink my teets in LOTR.

    For the hobbit, the true strenght is how he tells the story, not the story itself. The story is pretty regular.

    In that regard, the movie doesn't do Tolkien justice.

    Nevertheless, the movie was great. Specially the caracter developpement.

    There is just one scene that I didn't like. It's the Moria battle. Shakes way too much. Can't see anything!!! It's more a matter of direction than story.

    Can't wait for The Two Towers.
  15. Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 16, 2002
    star 6
    Yes, I love Lord of the Rings.
  16. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Aug 30, 2002
    star 9
    It holds me over til Ep III!!
  17. Spacegirl Jedi Master

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    Nov 11, 2002
    star 4
    I don't like Lord of the Rings.
    I love Lord of the Rings.
  18. JacenHornSolo Jedi Knight

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    Jan 29, 2002
    star 3
  19. DarthWrytard Jedi Master

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    Dec 26, 2002
    star 2
    We needs it--we wants it--must have the precious...
  20. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    The book is one of the greatest novels ever written.
  21. Luke_Skywalker_12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 11, 2002
    star 5
  22. Bjork Jedi Master

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    Oct 21, 2002
    star 4
    I think that the books are well written and that the movies are entertaining - so my vote goes to 'It's OK'...defiantly not the best books ever written. :)

    -Bjork.
  23. 4thBG5thBTL Jedi Knight

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    Feb 28, 2003
    star 1
    i was the 130th vote for the greatest book ever written!
  24. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 27, 2002
    star 6
    Yes it was good, though I have not rea the books. I also found though that the second movie: "The Two Towers" to be more of an action film of my liking.
  25. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    Oct 2, 2002
    star 4
    i HATE lotr

    Worst. Movies. Ever!
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