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Old 12-17-2003, 02:04 PM   #16
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My Bro saw the film last nite. Here was his email to me this AM describing the film:

simply put...
the greatest and best movie ever made.

I can't wait to see it.
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I saw this movie last night, and let me tell you...



It was AMAZING

- The fights, awesome. You can't help but thinking that they are going to lose... to many orcs
- The Spider is like the scariest thing to ever be on a screen (well, besides the clown form "IT").
- You really get to hate Gollum in this one, not like in the last one when you feel close to him/it.
- Arwen... just too damm beautiful.
- Hugo Weaving... when ever he appeared on screen, all I could think of was... GOOD MORNING, MR. ANDERSON...
- Legolas absolutely ROCKS... remember the horse-mounting thing in The 2 Towers???... well, what he does in this movie in the elephants secuence is AMAZINGLY AWESOME. It got double applause in less that 2 minutes.
- Pipin is really close to stealing this movie, amazing in all he does, especially by the end.
- Merry also is great with being the comedy relief in this one.
- Gimli (the dworf) is a master of comedy, everything the caracter does is hillarious (for example: the "give Frodo a chance" scene, the forest scene and the death-counting battle).
- Aragorn... I wish he was king of the world (that came up a little gay, but who cares). Great, as always.
- Gandalf, well, Sir Ian McKellan has done it again. I wish I could have a friend like that... and he moves really fast despite the fact he looks like a hundred years old...
- Frodo... too much bumping and dizziness, but he pulls it off by the last hour of the movie.

And we come down to this...

SAM - SEAN ASTIN

Aragorn stole the movie in FELLOWSHIP, Gollum in THE 2 TOWERS. Well, Sean steals this movie by far. The best acting of the whole movie. He overshadowed (is that a word?) Elijah Wood, and in my eyes, Sam had more to be a hero than Frodo.
Mark my words: Sean Astin SHOULD, MUST, WILL WIN THE OSCAR FOR BEST SUPORTING ACTOR (hell, maybe LEAD ACTOR, but that's maybe too much). The scene when they are outside the volcano in Mordor is trully epic. ("Maybe I can't carry the ring... BUT I CAN CARRY YOU!!!"). If I were more sensitive... I could have cried... really.
The only down side was too much "MR. Frodo" stuff... I mean, they are equals, they're both Hobbits. Well, you understand.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE, THE ONE THAT MUST SWEEP IN THE OSCARS IF THERE WAS ANY AMOUNT OF JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD. AT LEAST BEST MOVIE, DIRECTOR,SUPORTING ACTOR AND SPECIAL EFECTS.

"This is a swords day, a red day... DEATH !!!!!"

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PD: Remember: SEAN AUSTIN SHOULD, MUST, WILL WIN BEST SUPORTING ACTOR IN THE OSCARS
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Allow me to clarify some of my semantics:

You're talking to someone who owns the "Alien Quadrilogy," so I am not a complete film snob. I enjoy those films greatly, but I will not delude myself into saying that they are the best films of all time. Good and memorable, yes, but not great. I would put LOTR in the same league as the epic film sagas of the past twenty years, such as "Star Wars," Indiana Jones, and "Alien" (notice that I didn't put in "The Matrix"; I think those films fell far short of being epic). None of these films did much to break boundaries (except maybe Ridley Scott's "Alien") and none deviated very far from the typical Hollywood format for making films. LOTR achieved a fete of its own to place itself amongst these epic sagas, but the greatest films of all time? Hardly. I would never put these films in the same league as the classics, such as "Citizen Kane" or a Hitchcock film.

But see it. It is a good example of a decently made Hollywood blockbuster, and this third installment of LOTR succeeds where the third installlment of "The Matrix" fell flat. The climax is excellently built up and the resolution, while it dragged on a bit, is satisfying.

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I'm not looking for a classic or a masterpiece or anthing like that. It never occurred to me that the trilogy would be considered as such since for me the genre itself doesn't allow it. I just want to be entertained more than I usually am at the movies. It actually took me 2 viewings of the previous ones to fully appreciate them and on the 3rd viewing, I was hooked and I rarely watch a movie more than twice. I just want Return of the King to rock when I see it tonight and I won't be thinking much about how it will be viewed historically.
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oh, the irony is killing me.

Thanks for pointing and laughing.
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melon, I honestly don't see how you can stick LOTR in the same bucket with Indiana Jones and Star Wars. It is far above the others in terms of attention to detail, acting, compelling storyline and overall spit and polish. Rent the extended edition dvds and you'll see just how much time, attention, dedication and love went into these films. As much as I love Star Wars and Indiana Jones, to me they're cheesy B movies in comparison to LOTR.

But that's just me.


(still waiting to see ROTK)
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I see it at 6:00 tonight. Can't wait!!
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I'll probably get into these in about 10 years when they're all re-released in theatres.
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I'll probably see it sometime next week (I am rewatching the first two again before seeing ROTK).
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