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Old 12-23-2001, 12:53 AM   #1
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Who saw "Lord of the Rings?"

I saw it on Friday night. Excellent movie, hope I can keep calm till next December.
On a strange note, LOTR was half empty, while How High was sold out long before we arrived.
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Saw it, loved it, rereading it for the third time in a week or two, after I finish the Silmarillion (3rd time) and the Hobbit (roughly 5th time).
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Old 12-23-2001, 06:27 PM   #3
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I saw it twice...liked it. The theater was packed here ...with long lines outside waiting to see it..and this place is a backwater...
Its doing quite well with the box office numbers...

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All of my friends went and saw it on Wed at midnight. They said it was long. That's a cue for me not to see this movie until in the privacy of my own home where I can fall asleep and rewind to where I left off.

The first time you see this movie you should DEFINITELY see it on the big screen!

And though it was long, they cut tons from the book and it felt to me like they really rushed through some scenes. I guess that just indicates that the book is REALLY long.



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I saw it, it was brilliant. Didn't seem overlong to me at all.

And definately definately definately don't wait for it to come out on video, you willb e doing yoruself a great disservice.
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Yep, just got back from seeing it again, and I'll be seeing it Christmas day with my parents.
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Old 12-23-2001, 11:48 PM   #7
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I'm with scattero on this one. I would definitely recommend seeing it on the big screen. The landscapes, the effects.. it's just one of those movies that begs to be seen in the theater.

I honestly didn't feel like it was too long either. I guess if you're really into the books and have strong images in your mind of how certain things should be, then you're so interested in how they will be interpreted that you sort of forget about how long you've been sitting there.

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All of my friends went and saw it on Wed at midnight. They said it was long. That's a cue for me not to see this movie until in the privacy of my own home where I can fall asleep and rewind to where I left off.

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hope I can keep calm till next December.

i saw LOTR and it was an excellent movie and i am definitely going to see it again on xmas day!
what's going on next december? sequel?


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I saw it and have just four words to say:

SEAN BEAN, HOLY FECK!
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Dec. 18, 2002- The Two Towers

The countdown begins now.
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I'd be interested in hearing from people who saw the movie, but haven't read the books. I loved the film, but I love the books too.

When it ended, there seemed to be two distinct responses in the audience. About half the place clapped, but there was also an audible "huh?" or gasp from the other half of the people. Then some kid yelled out, "Read the book, people!" It was pretty amusing. But I'm guessing that people who haven't read the books found the ending very abrupt and somewhat unsatisfying. Is that the case?
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One of my housemates who has never read the books before had a slightly different reaction to the ending. She wanted more IMMEDIATELY. She said it was the most frustrating cliffhanger (in a good way) that she had ever seen. I let her know that The Two Towers actually has about twice as many great scenes to look forward to as were in Fellowship. The coming of the White Rider, THE ENTS(!) the Riders of Rohan, the Battle at Helms Deep, Shelob...

Should be exciting and only one year away.

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I look for Frodo and Sam's journey to be played down a bit, except for Faramir, some scenes with Gollum, and Shelob. It tends to drag on a bit, and has thrown me off several times (as in actually putting the book down for a few days). I also think that if they don't, they won't have time to bring out all the stuff that happens in the first half of the book.
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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.

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