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Old 12-24-2001, 01:21 PM   #16
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Old 12-24-2001, 01:25 PM   #17
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I saw the movie Friday and thought it was really good. It is so action-packed that the time flies by. I thought that the movie was really moody and disturbing in strange ways that were exaggerated a little from the book, but in a cool way. For example, Bilbo's reaction in Rivendell, and Galadriel's little trip. She didn't have that enchanting, alluring quality portrayed in the book. She just seemed like a spooky freak IMO. Also, the fact that most of the scenes are set in physically dark places adds to the mood. The portrayal of the black riders was pretty much genius. They were so terrifying. I also liked the surrealness every time Frodo put on the ring. I thought that was well done.

I wish they had included Tom Bombadil and the trip through the woods (Mirkwood? I can't remember the name) with the evil trees, and maybe the barrow wights. I had looked forward to the woods.
Go see this on the big screen. If you sleep through it, you've got a medical condition or something.

Tom Bombadil and the Barrow Wights are actually in the forest right outside of the Shire, "The Old Forest". Mirkwood is on the other side of the Misty Mountains, on the way to the Lonely Mountain. Mirkwood is also the home of Legolas, useless piece of info for you all.
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Yeah, good movie. The ending was sort of quick, but it's all part of the trilogy, so...

I'll tell you which movie was disappointing: ALI.

Here I was all set to see the life story of that fabulous, intelligent, beautiful, hard-working Mrs. Hewson, and instead I got some poetic boxer. Very disappointing, people!
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A note on the ending: It's actually the beginning of the Two Towers more than the end of the Fellowship. But since Tolkien really wanted his trilogy published as one volume instead, I don't think it really matters.
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I saw the movie Friday and thought it was really good. It is so action-packed that the time flies by. I thought that the movie was really moody and disturbing in strange ways that were exaggerated a little from the book, but in a cool way. For example, Bilbo's reaction in Rivendell, and Galadriel's little trip. She didn't have that enchanting, alluring quality portrayed in the book. She just seemed like a spooky freak IMO. Also, the fact that most of the scenes are set in physically dark places adds to the mood. The portrayal of the black riders was pretty much genius. They were so terrifying. I also liked the surrealness every time Frodo put on the ring. I thought that was well done.

I exactly agree with you, especially about Galadriel. ANd yes, the Black Riders were amazing.


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I saw it and have just four words to say:

SEAN BEAN, HOLY FECK!
Omigod! Is he not brilliant! He is one of my favorite actors! Not bad on the eyes either!
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I haven't read any of the books so it was my first trip into the mysterious universe of Tolkien - and what a trip. Great scenery and GREAT visual effects (But God, I thought that Balzog (?) was scary). Incredible. As for the ending, I don't think it seemed too abrupt - as my father said (who hasn't read the books either): "They don't need to make any more movies". Not that he didn't like the movie, but he thought that the ending was good as it was. And I agree with that! But maybe I should read the books to become hungry for more? (I guess Frodo will destroy the ring sooner or later - if it should follow the rules of a proper fairytale with a happy end - but maybe I'm wrong?! )

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happy ending? Everyone who behaves in a noble manner gets a reward...though maybe not the reward he or she expected...

Now you will have to read the books..including the appendix...

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I haven't read LOTR, although I do own the book-set, and plan to read them. I did read The Hobbit before seeing LOTR. I have to say, that's one of the best movies I've seen in YEARS! It ended a bit more abruptly than I'd expected, but I knew it would leave me "hangin'". I agree with the U2Patriot...it did what it was intended as a movie!! ***** Five Stars!
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excellent, excellent movie although I must say by the end I didnt think I could take too much more
so needless to say the ending pissed me off lol

and the dude who played Strider..Viggo Mortenson I believe...damn. I'll take him with or without hair thankyou
hes gorgeous!!

i havent yet read the books besides The Hobbit, but i certainly will now
now how to wait til next december
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here you go..



he is nice without hair too but i wont post a hundred thousand pics and annoy you all



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I was gripped for the first two hours or so of the film and then it started to drag. Bit I haven't read the book so I didn't know what to expect. And what fantastic film making! The sets, effects and scenery are just out of this world. Ian Mckellan as Gandalf is great.

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he is nice without hair too but i wont post a hundred thousand pics and annoy you all

i will never get annoyed with his pics

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Have loved the books for years, so I was extremely excited by the news of the films! I loved it! Wow! It's best to take it as a companion to the books, I think.
Viggo *is* amazing. And Sean, and Ian. All of the acting is, actually! Perfect casting! But I absolutely love love *love* Elijah!
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excellent, excellent movie although I must say by the end I didnt think I could take too much more
so needless to say the ending pissed me off lol

and the dude who played Strider..Viggo Mortenson I believe...damn. I'll take him with or without hair thankyou
hes gorgeous!!

i havent yet read the books besides The Hobbit, but i certainly will now
now how to wait til next december

just a little bit of information - Hobit was a book for kids, while LOTR is much more dark and moody and serious - you should read it for it's a life-lasting experience. You will always go back to that book


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