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The Lord of the Rings

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Gir, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. Gir

    Gir Offensive mode!

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    Okay, timeout. Star Wars and Harry Potter have been getting way too much attention lately. :mad:
    Everybody seems to be talking about those two movies.

    Now, let's talk about The Lord of the Rings, or else... :chainsaw:
     
  2. Karsehole

    Karsehole Flibbiddydibbiddydob

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    It is so going to rock!

    Great casting!
     
  3. Jancaz Bru

    Jancaz Bru the preposterous bollox of the situation

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    STAR WARS STAR WARS STAR WARS! :D

    Oh, and Harry Potter can blow me. :)
     
  4. Karsehole

    Karsehole Flibbiddydibbiddydob

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    Here's ma upcoming LOTR sig...
     
  5. Exar Kun [Sith]

    Exar Kun [Sith] Sith Lord

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    Harry Potter ....ack:tdown:


    LOTR, I want to do a wait and see.




    and btw,

    STAR WARS STAR WARS STAR WARS STAR WARS:D
     
  6. Fluid

    Fluid Zen fascists will control you

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    Bet they gonna pull a D&D on this one?
     
  7. gramps

    gramps New Member

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    impossible. the trailer alone is worth a thousand D&D's. :)
     
  8. Da RicK

    Da RicK Stubid newpie

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    there will probably be a "Magic the Gathering" game based on this
     
  9. The_Inflictor

    The_Inflictor Honest and unmerciful

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    [Lenard Nimoy]

    Bilbo (Bilbo),
    Bilbo Baggins...

    [/Lenard Nimoy]
     
  10. Gir

    Gir Offensive mode!

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    What's a B&D?
     
  11. iolair

    iolair Mostly Harmless

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    LOTR is the one movie that I WILL NOT MISS THIS YEAR, whatever it takes for me to get to that cinema....

    ... I'm not too fussed about Star Wars, I'm a major fan of the original trilogy, but the let-down that was Episode 1 dampened my enthusiasm for Episode 2.
     
  12. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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    I hope I'm going to see all 3 :).

    But in order of preference, it would be LotR, Star Wars 2 and then Harry Potter. Harry Potter is a good children's book, but a children's book at that. An entertaining story, but only for a short time, and then it's over.

    There was another article in the Times a couple of days ago, saying that Harry Potter embodied the good and bad of Western culture. What it boiled down to was this:

    Good: Fight against evil because the evil is dangerous, not for revenge. The difference being that Harry doesn't blow up the Sanitorium.

    Bad: Micro-celebrities turn up to the premiere.

    And this was the Times. :eek:
     
  13. Tetris L

    Tetris L Smartass

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    I seriously doubt that any movie can capture the magic and depth of the book, but I'm still gonna watch the movies, for sure.
    I'm a bit concerned that the 1st movie will be quite boring. There is not much happening in book 1. :hmm: Most of the action is in part 2 and 3.
     
  14. Dr.Haggard

    Dr.Haggard Indifferent

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    IMHO:

    Harry Potter will be great (going to see it this saturday).

    LOTR will also be great, indeed it may be greater than great.

    Episode II will probably be awful, but after Ep1 I don't have high expectations so at least I won't be disappointed.

    Have any of you guys seen The Others? I highly recommend it.
     
  15. Eyegore

    Eyegore =================

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    Lookin forward to LOTR. Screw star wars. The new crap is HACK!
     
  16. D66

    D66 Grey Pilgrim

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    No desire to see Harry Potter.
    At one time I was the bigest and most disturbing of StarWars fans... After Ep1, I am not as excited as I would have been...

    LOTR
    Lord of the Rings
    The book that Raised me, That taught me to aprecieate Leterature... The book that made me an English major and got me started writing...

    LOTR... Yes I think I will see it.

    Already have taken Dec19 off

    [edit] Tetris, Tetris, Tetris, There will be plenty of Thriller style action and suspence for the First movie... I will list while doing my best not to give spoilers.
    sept 30 Black Riders in Crickethollow
    Attack on Prancing Pony <--Possibly seen in Previews
    Oct 6 Weathertop <--looks Good in Previews
    Oct 20 Flight to the Ford <---Altered but still looks very good
    Flashback Scenes for the History of the Ring (Last Alliance, Sauron, Elendil and Anorian's Fall, Isuldur's Fall, etc...)
    Sept 18 Gandalf leaves Orthanc
    Jan 11,12 Blizzard
    Jan13 Wolves
    Jan 13-15 MORIA!!!!! <----Action enough for ya?
    Jan 15 Bad stuff happens here
    Feb 23 Boats attacked
    Fab 26 Borimir's stand
    source: Return of the King Apendix B

    Yeah, I doubt it will be boaring

    [/edit]
     
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  17. Jadestar

    Jadestar flu3nt!

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    Hmmph. There has already been a card game based on Middle Earth. Though it didn't receive the success of Magic: The Gathering, it was still pretty cool. I sure hope they don't re-release it based around the movie.

    As for my opinions on the movie itself, I think it's gonna be the best thing since Braveheart. And for me, that's saying a lot. I've read all four books quite a few times, maybe five or six.. and while I don't think the movies will be able to match up to the books themselves, they should still be worth seeing. I'm just glad they didn't try to cram all the stories into one movie.
     
  18. Myrmidion

    Myrmidion Re-edifying the post-panarchic duodonemy

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    Nope, this first one's just the FellowShip of the Ring, which stops when something happens that I won't reveal :)
     
  19. gramps

    gramps New Member

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    hehe, that song rocks! :) i have The Hobbit and LOTR on mp3, performed by the BBC radio. it's great stuff man. :)
     
  20. Tetris L

    Tetris L Smartass

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    D66,
    don't get me wrong, I love the book. Read it 5 or 6 times. The last time has been a while ago though. :hmm:
    Book 1 has a few things happening, but compared to 2 and 3it's a bit boring. The closer they get to Barad-Dur, the bigger the action.
     

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