Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Yoda_of_Soda, Jan 16, 2013.

?

Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings

Star Wars 19 vote(s) 76.0%
Lord of the Rings 6 vote(s) 24.0%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PiettsHat Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2011
    star 4
    It depends.

    In terms of world-building, I would definitely give that to Lord of the Rings.

    In terms of characters and themes, though, I'd go with Star Wars.

    Lord of the Rings has lots of majestic set pieces and a very well-developed, beautifully composed world, but its characters fall a bit flat for me. They're not very dynamic and it's here that I'm left feeling a bit cold.

    Star Wars, though, is (in my opinion) thematically richer with better drawn characters. This might be because I've alway gotten the sense (at least, this has been my impression) that the Lord of the Rings feels a bit like a historical epic while Star Wars is more of a modern myth. I think it's easier to inject themes in a mythic tale than one that has more of an aura of history.
  2. Yoda_of_Soda Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2013
    star 1
    I do not agree with you on that the world is more well evolved star wars is much bigger
  3. Adirondackjedi27 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2013
    star 3
    I enjoyed Lord of the Rings but I prefer Star Wars. Reason one, it has cooler characters, Lightsabers, cooler buildings, and Star Destroyers. Actually I prefer Lord of the Rings in book form.
  4. QsAssistant Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2011
    star 2
    I like LOTR but it has nothing on Star Wars. Star Wars has a much better vibe, more epic story, better characters, and better music. LOTR is good but I rarely find myself wanting to watch them. I usually feel like watching one of or all of the Star Wars movies every few weeks or couple of months.
  5. Sistros Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2010
    star 6
    more epic story
    ---

    not really
  6. Chewgumma Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 14, 2009
    star 7
  7. Sistros Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2010
    star 6
    it'as amazing how few realise that LOTR created modern fantasy

    and nearly every major fantasy story over the 20th Century to the present borrows from it, either directly or indirectly


    And I say this as someone who isn't really a LOTR fan


    but in terms of story telling LOTR is the book of books for fantasy


    and if we're going by what has better music

    Roger and Hammerstein has them both beat...
  8. Matt Gold Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Chewgumma likes this.
  9. Yoda_of_Soda Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2013
    star 1
    But that actually dosent matter because of todays society, LoTR could in a matter of fact easily have won if you count in the new movies. I mean they were recorded in 5k pic. That is pretty awesome so i hope that people see past the new ones and look in to what really matters: The originals!!!!!!

    -True story
  10. Chewgumma Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 14, 2009
    star 7
    New movies? 5k pic? Originals? I have absolutely no clue what you are talking about. :confused: What's it got to do with anecdotes about blatant forum bias?
    Last edited by Chewgumma, Jan 21, 2013
  11. P.Sam Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2011
    star 1
    To me the LOTR films disqualified themselves because they're adaptation of a book The Lord Of The Ring written by J.R.R Tolkien that is more complex and detailled than actually proposed by the films.

    Therefore comparison between the two as which films are better seems biased for Star Wars isn't an adaption. It comes from scenarios entirely imagined an created by Lucas and not from a great author and successful books as are the scenerios of LOTR and The Hobbit.

    I think it would be more suitable to compare movies that are based on novels such as the LOTR movies with those of Harry Potter for instance. And for exemple SW vs Star Trek as films that are originally created.
    Last edited by P.Sam, Jan 21, 2013
    rumsmuggler and Adirondackjedi27 like this.
  12. Yoda_of_Soda Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2013
    star 1
    What ever dude... I'm just saying that LOTR are good but star wars are better. And that it dosent matter if you do it in a sw forum or in the toilet.

    5k pics= good movie quality
    Last edited by Yoda_of_Soda, Jan 21, 2013
  13. Force Smuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
  14. rumsmuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2000
    star 7
    Not voting since they are too different to compare imo and i enjoy both way too much to make a choice.
    thesevegetables likes this.
  15. Chewgumma Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 14, 2009
    star 7
    WTF is a 5K pic? You aren't explaining yourself at all. And how can you say that SW is better no matter what when I linked to a site without a visual bias where LotR won the vote by a 10% margin? Your logic makes so little sense it's painful.

    As I said before, asking this question on a Star Wars forum seems like you aren't actually after other people's opinions but more a validation of your own, especially as you claim this is all over trying to win an argument with your brother. The fact you threw a hissy fit when people voted LotR says it all. Opinion is a highly subjective matter, and you shouldn't be looking to prove yours right by comparing it to other people's.
  16. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 11, 2012
    star 4
    They're really in different niches with different demographics.
    Star Wars, more easily consumed, for me.

    Although the (generally acclaimed) Eragon books have been criticised as being too derivative of both Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. So LotR environment (tall, beautiful, super-civilized vegetarian elves, dragons, magic) SW themes (rebellion movement, family as enemy, raised by uncle and aunt, a new hope, last of the line).
    Yoda_of_Soda likes this.
  17. Yoda_of_Soda Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2013
    star 1
    The Hobbit is recorde with 5 k pixels witch means that the movie quality almost is unnaturally good.

    Ansthen i sayed that for me it dosent matter if you post this here or at a McD toilet. I know that maybe i should have posted this at somewhere else like Reddit or something.
  18. Matt Gold Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 16, 2013
    But i dont agree that 5k pics makes a movie better, i almost never look at the quality of the textures, but at how well written the plot is, or how good the music is.
  19. P.Sam Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2011
    star 1
    Obviously The Hobbit uses the latest technology available such as the 3D 48fps but so will the new SW trilogy I am pretty sure. The Prequel were made in the first years of 2000 when the 3D was not yet in the forefront of theathers. Anyway I have seen the Hobbit in RealD 24 fps and I should say the 3D wasn't very good. Avatar was much better in the same format. So, if comparison is to be made I think it should be based of the contents of the films each placed in their contexts more than the technologies used.
    Last edited by P.Sam, Jan 22, 2013
  20. benknobi1 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 2002
    star 6
    Star Wars > Lord of the Rings
  21. The Kulvax Sisters Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 10, 2013
    star 2
    I see it like this:

    Lord of the Rings= three excellent epics with no downsides. The Hobbit: an excellent film, not quite as good as the trilogy though.

    Star Wars: Three brilliant films, two poor films and a decent one.

    Winner: Lord of the Rings.
  22. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 13, 2009
    star 4
    Star Wars wins, but LOTR/Tolkienverse has a far greater mythology and world-building ideology
  23. rumsmuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2000
    star 7
    The Hobbit film shouldn't count because it isn't lotr(same world, but decades earlier) and it isn't complete yet, since the broke it into a trilogy. As far as world building, a galaxy trumps a world where they only show a portion of one continent and nothing else.
    Yoda_of_Soda likes this.
  24. Sistros Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2010
    star 6
    same applies with Star Wars

    we only see a small portion of that


    most of them with Earth like terrain

    Desert

    ice

    water

    Desert.. (Geonosis)

    Earth.. (naboo)

    Earth..(Endor)

    etc


    the only interesting planets we do see we get a 4 second glimpse of in movie 3)
    Last edited by Sistros, Jan 22, 2013
    Admiral_Volshe likes this.
  25. rumsmuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2000
    star 7
    You talking about Cato Nemoidia?
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.