finally went to see LOTR yesterday evening...

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by quillan, Jan 3, 2002.

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  1. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    quillan!!!! I totally agree!!! Gaaah, I even started a thread about this in the JCC. Thank you, thank you...I thought I was the only one left unimpressed with LOTR. :)
  2. DARK_SCORE Force Ghost

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    I'd always gladly step up to the plate in a LOTR bashing discussion.

    Boring, flat, clumsy, over-inflated, portentous, stodgy, unfunny, self-important piece of... etc
  3. quillan Jedi Knight

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    you're welcome yankee, checked out a review of LotR last night in the NME and it was the first one i've seen in the media that was less than impressed, they called it "smug" among other things. tell me have you seen vanilla sky yet? my sis in law who lives in florida has been to see it and didn't like it but then she liked planet of the apes!!
    my final word on LotR is that i had read in print and around these rooms too that the ending of the movie had you on the edge of your seat breathless for the second film and rivalled the ending of ESB, do me a favour, the plight of those two REALLY annoying captured hobbits Pip and the other one who i can't remember compared to han in carbonite...........
  4. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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    I went to watch LOTR again yesterday and all I can say wasit is brilliant. How many sword fights are there? The only bit I found slow in the whole film was when they reach the forest and Frodo looks into the mirror and offers Gadriel the ring. The rest is non stop action.
  5. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    Comparing LOTR to ESB is insulting. Hmmm..."No, I am your father" vs. "Frodo, I promised to stay with you...." or Han entombed in carbonite, vs. "We better save those two hi-jinxin' hobbits from those horse people".

    No contest. :D
  6. sweetheart Jedi Master

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    Yeah the comparison is insulting....for LOTR ;) I started crying during the ending actually...especially when Sam almost drowned and then Frodo pulled him up...Awww man! :(
  7. halibut Chosen One

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    Anyone recognise Sam from Toy Soldiers - that brilliant film where Wil Wheaton gets mown down with a machine gun!
  8. Capt-Mentalist Jedi Knight

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    Actually Halibut , you'd most likey recognise him from the Goonies .
  9. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    i had read in print and around these rooms too that the ending of the movie had you on the edge of your seat breathless for the second film and rivalled the ending of ESB, do me a favour, the plight of those two REALLY annoying captured hobbits Pip and the other one who i can't remember compared to han in carbonite...........

    What's wrong? People not entitled to their opinions if they don't happen to favour Star Wars for something else? Do me a favour...
  10. Capt-Mentalist Jedi Knight

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    Hey Poodu , its not your fault thier slobbering Lucas slave's ;)

    Us enlightened LOTR fans can just laugh at 'em when AOTC suck , and TTT kicks its sorry arse around the box office .
  11. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    I recognised Sean Astin right away but couldnt quite believe it was him cuz I dont really rate him as an actor...

    ...even though Goonies was Excellent and so was Toy Soldiers (which I havent seen in an age).
  12. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't remember Toy Soldiers? What's that all about? Apart from toys that are soldiers.
  13. hanshootsfirst Jedi Knight

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    "....The rest is non-stop action."

    Therein lies the problem with LOTR in my opinion. It's all literal...the external journey...a supremely WELL ACTED editorial...

    The hero journey of Frodo seemed incidental. I know it's a huge story and virtually impossible to do justice to on film, but hey, if Jackson had the chops to make so many moments work, he could have reassured us as we were being bombarded with character after character and storyline after storyline, history, backstory,etc. that this was a story about someone/something other than a news flash with human interest and a bunch of bad guys who I understood intellectually (well, not the Uruk'ai: I've read the books multiple times...what the hell was that?) but couldn't keep sustained as an actual threat. If this thing wins a Golden Globe or, God love us all, a Best Picture Oscar, my disbelief in everyone's reaction to this film will transcend the absurd and enter the realm of the sublime. It was FINE, but it wasn't Citizen Kane for crying out loud. Heck, it wasn't even Babe:pig in the City.
  14. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    THat's basically it, man.... this toy bloke makes toys with military grade micro-chips in them that are basically AI. The toys are programmed to hate and destroy each other and they promptly get out of the packaging and run amok. Fairly bollox.
  15. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    It was about a school for boys that for some reason is overrun by military/mercenary/baddie types. And the students overthrow them.

    Lou Gosset Jnr is in it too.

    And Will Wheaton.

    Stuff about Toy Soldiers
  16. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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    Wasn't that Small Soldiers? The film that came on this xmas?
  17. Capt-Mentalist Jedi Knight

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    Thats small soildier your thinking of poodu . If I remember correctly , Toy Soldier was based in a military academy . The students are taken hostage by the villians and fight back against those awful mean bad guys .
  18. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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    Cheers Cass, Mentalist. No thanks to you Sam. :p
  19. Capt-Mentalist Jedi Knight

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    OAC , you have to forgive Poodu .. afterall , he can't lick his elbow .
  20. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh alright. Us higher beings must show forgiveness to lesser beings. ;)
  21. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Oops! [face_blush]

    And I refuse to debate Lord of the Rings anymore... it kicks ass.. that's it!
  22. Capt-Mentalist Jedi Knight

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    For a lesser being , he has got taste .
  23. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    Astin's also in Menphis belle.



    I'm going to see LOTR again this week. When I saw it first time, I wasn't 'blown away'. I didn't think it was bad, just didn't understand what all the ranting and raving was about.

    Anyway, gonna see again to see what I really think of it.
  24. DARK_SCORE Force Ghost

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    Did I mention before that I didn't like it...? :)
  25. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    //slapping Dark Score

    Stop being a trouble maker ;)
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