- Lord of the rings trilogy………….??
you see, I have no idea what your're talking about…am I missing out? I like big long books and quite like sci-fi/fantasy stuff (but prefer straight fiction).Posted 8 years ago
The maths geeks at school all read the trilogy so it put me off and I've never got round to the films…should I go for the books first or the films if I bite the bullet?Punk_DrummerMember
Me personnaly I just don't Get Lord of the Rings, Its not through dislike or anything like that. I would like to read the books and watch the films but for some reason they just don't hold my attention, I think IMO they are a bit heavy reading/watching.
Mind you Know where your coming from did similar with The Original Star Wars DVDsPosted 8 years agopennineMember
but the rape scene seemed gratitous (and evil)
As intended I think!
I've read both 1st & 2nd books of the Last Chronicles. I was hoping the third might be out now but looks like 2010. Can't wait to see how Linden Avery and Stave of the Haruchai get on 😀
LOTR film may have taken liberties but without CGI making the orc hordes look real any film would have failed. I first read it in the early 70s like a lot of others, particularly rock climbers. First ascents in the Lakes are littered with names from the books.Posted 8 years agoadamdv8Member
read the books, including 'Hobbit' first… loved it
Watched all three films…loved it
Thought about it on a second viewing recently and spotted a massive flaw (based on the assumption we all accept this world exists in the first place) …..but….in the first film wasn't Gandalf rescued by a ferkin massive eagle from the top of a massive tower? why could his new best mate the eagle not have then flown him and the troublesome ring straight to the top of mount doom and dropped the fekker straight in there. Instead he goes and forms this little camp gang, "from now on we shall be known as the Fellowship of the Ring"?? says who? We want to be the "Black Hand Gang" etc etc.
PS I can ruin Shawshank as well!Posted 8 years ago
for the 3rd saturday night running i am enjoying watching a lord of the rings film.
watched return of the king 2 weeks ago, fellowship of the ring last week, and watching the two towers tonight.
i think they are the best films ever made.
opinions please if interested………… 8)Posted 8 years agobikemonkeyMember
why could his new best mate the eagle not have then flown him and the troublesome ring straight to the top of mount doom and dropped the fekker straight in there
I thought that too! Legolas on the back of that eagle wouldn't even have to be than close, he could attach the ring to an arrow and do it from half a mile away.
Do you reckon I thought about this a bit too much?Posted 8 years ago
why could his new best mate the eagle not have then flown him and the troublesome ring straight to the top of mount doom
it's called "artistic license" 🙂 But it's possible Gandalf feared the power of the ring in the same way Galadriel turned it down when Frodo offered it to her…Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The films are pretty good, I thought. I was never a fan of the books, massively overwritten, purple prose everywhere… Good concepts though.
The films did take some liberties but I'll forgive all that for NO TOM BOMBADILO. Inspired decision that, what a c**t he was. Though it would have been nice to have the scouring of the shire in it.Posted 8 years agorobinbettsMember
Films are some of my favorites. Books are even better. Must admit to having read most of the material (silmarilion etc) multiple times.
Did anyone see the Fellowship of the Ring at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year? Now that was a performance! Live orchestra playing the score in front of the film on a huge screen. Done really really well.
Two Towers in being done next year, can't wait. Get tickets, if there are any!Posted 8 years agotimdraytonMember
goblins are just orcs, there are different breeds of orcs (those coming from Moria etc) as there are different types of elf (orcs were originally elves that had nasty things done to them).
I could go on, and on…..
the stephen donaldson books were good but lacked the depth of history that tolkien had (if you are into that sort of thing).
it really is quite scary how much of a detailed universe and history he created, from creation onwards with countless intertwining histories of all the different races, their languages etc.
finally some disturbingly geeky suggestions on why the eagles/legolas didnt fire and forget…..
1) it would have made a shit storyPosted 8 years ago
2) Gandolf was a higher being, as were Sauron, Saruman, the Balrogs etc. Thw War Of the Rings was supposedly a long planned game of chess between Gandolf and Sauron, in which Gandolf could not directly use the ring, or allow it to be used by anyone/thing powerful enough to properly use it. So Elves, Eagles (which were very high animals close to the Valar (godlike beings)) were out.
3) It did kind of make poetic sense that the little hobbits overlooked by everyone, had the inner strength to remain uncorrupted…..
It did kind of make poetic sense that the little hobbits overlooked by everyone, had the inner strength to remain uncorrupted…..
not exactly – Frodo did actually succumb to the ring at the last moment only for the day to be inadvertently saved by none other than Gollum!Posted 8 years ago
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