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Old 12-17-2003, 09:16 PM   #31
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oh you luck americans!!
aussies have to wait till boxing day! (atleast i think), and most of melbourne has too choose bettween the Boxing Day Cricket test or staying up till about 4AM, this year i would choose 4AM , cause i cant get to the boxing day test
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Old 12-17-2003, 11:49 PM   #32
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I just saw it!

It was amazing!
Everyone in the audience really got into it, the battle scenes were great, Frodo getting rid of the ring was so intense, oh it was a great movie!

I'm definitely going to see this again soon...
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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.


It's not just you. Granted, I'm a huge fan of the Indiana Jones saga, and I enjoyed Star Wars. But LOTR is just better. Effects, storyline, etc. In the LOTR trilogy I actually care about the characters, their fates, etc. I never really felt that with other trilogies, and it's rare with other films. Maybe it's because we see the same characters for so long...we follow their every step on their journeys....maybe it's because the entire message of the story is altruism, to stand up for what you believe in, etc. Whatever it is, it does strike a chord.

As far as Oscars, I don't think ROTK can stand on its own...it's the third segment in a trilogy and that's how it stands. You need to go in having seen the previous two. As far as it rates as a film = utterly fantastic. Peter Jackson continually amazes me with each film. Not only is the sotryline better, but the effects....the war scenes

I think the magic of LOTR is that it has something for everyone. War, blood, killing, families, romance, etc. It's epic.
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i'm staying out of this thread from now on
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:22 AM   #35
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I went last night. It was cool

Like I said earlier in this thread, I'm not a huge LOTR fan, but I thought Return of the King was pretty bloody impressive.

Very long though. My bad knee gave out on me when I tried to stand up at the end
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im going tonight, really looking forward to it!
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Saw it last night, and I concurr with what Diemen said. This is such a huge work with such a huge particular fan base and Peter Jackson pulled it off! Amazing, cant wait to see it again.
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It totally rocked.
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shame on you who upbraided this movie

it was simply amazing and so much more than a friggin blockbuster movie.
I can't even begin to say whats wrong with that statement

in fact...I can't say anything cos I'll get all exited and I'll write 3 pages

the emotion of the frodo/sam story alone is incredible

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Saying this movie can't be great cause it's a "blockbuster" is like saying U2's next record can't be great because they're superstars.
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true...but the term does hold negative connotations to some hippsters

all the same...if you want to read some good reasons to go see this film, go here --->> http://movies.go.com/movies/L/lordof...000/index.html

a very rare thing on this website....there are 15 prestigious reviewers and they all give glowing positive reviews
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I liked it alot...I need to see it again before I make a total judgement. I thought some of it was a bit weaker than it should have been--I didn't feel the urgency before the Black Gate I felt when I read the books. And I thought the ending felt rushed.

But the scene in Mount Doom was all I could have hoped for.

And the Aragorn and Arwen stuff...

Frodo and Sam. The ending made me cry.

I agree about LOTR being more than a blockbuster--To me, the attention to detail, acting, story...makes it in the tradition of an epic. I don't consider it less of an achievement than "Lawrence of Arabia."
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The hipsters, along with the hippies, must stop breathing.
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I was really hoping that the the voice of sauron would come out and meet them with Frodos clothes at the black gate. that was the thing that always got me in the books

still....what they did with Aragorns surreal moment was great. how he said "for frodo" and started riding off alone....it really conveyed the sense of desperation

they did cast the mouth of sauron....maybe they cut it from the theatrical version
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all the same...if you want to read some good reasons to go see this film, go here --->> http://movies.go.com/movies/L/lordof...000/index.html

a very rare thing on this website....there are 15 prestigious reviewers and they all give glowing positive reviews
Also on http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/TheL...eKing-1127213/

Out of 142 reviews from around the country, only 3 bad ones.
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