MidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 13 Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
I went to the midnight showing of Lord of the Rings and it was amazing, it was worth going to see the movie at midnight and going to work afterwards. I shall not unveil any secrets, except to say that the movie was simply breathtaking. Relax for the first 20 minutes and the fun will start. Peter Jackson (director) deserves an award, hopefully he will get one this time around. Ian Mckellan, what an amazing actor, larger than life on the big screen. WOW! Worth the price of admission.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
Lord of the Rings was written somewhere in the 20's or 30's.
If memory serves, Tolkien had the trilogy published around 1938. I'm not sure if "The Hobbit" came out at the same time, or was published earlier.
Tolkien was asked many times if his book was a parody of the world situation in the mid to late 1930's, as the Nazi forcers were gathering for war against the world. His repsonse usually was that it took him years to write the trilogy, and that it had nothing to do with the rise of Hitler and Fascism. It was great and sobering timeing, though.
I'm going saturday with my two oldest kids and my wife. I can't wait!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
I hate to tell you but you are both wrong (even worse, I don't even like LOTR), but LOTR was written between end thirties and the mid fifties and published between 1954 and 1955. It was written mainly during and shortly after WW2.
The Hobbit was published in 1937 or 1938.
Subsequently the quote can't be correct, he was influenced heavily by WW2, which seems rather plausible, as the whole story is basically a string of battles, connected by the ring story.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6534 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD
I to went to a midnight screening, and I have to say that this movie had it all (except sad moments, which I'm really upset about, but more on that later). Especially the entire battle at Minas Tirith was just over the hill - I actually started laughing hysterically when the ghost army swept ashore. And the entire theatre was |--| this close to doing a standing ovation when Legolas took down the oliphant
However, WTF did Andrew Jackson do to the end? I mean, when I read the book, I was close to crying when I read how each of the members of the fellowship ended their lives (with Sam becoming mayor of Hobbiton and dying as an old old man, and with Merry & Pippin going on with their daily lives, before moving to Minas Tirith and ending their days with a burial in the tomb there alongside the great warriors of Gondor etc.). In the movie, it just ends too fast. I mean, what happened to Gimli & Legolas? Did they continue together or did they split up? What happened to Saruman? What happened to... etc etc? If you haven't read the book, it has a bit of a confusing end.
I seem to remember reading the Christopher Lee (Saruman) was upset that he had pretty much been removed from the movie that was going to the theatres, and that Andrew Jackson promised to take some of the material that was going to the DVD and put it in the "normal" movie.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3185 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2252 times:
I agree about the botched ending, nevermind how hard it was to tell when the movie finally WAS over..
All said, a very nice movie until the climax, with a hint of sexual undertone between Frodo and Sam (something I was expecting to see more of, actually... it is nearly on every chapter in the books) but there were parts that left me dumbfounded.... They would try to build up to a moment, and then ruin it with some stupid kind of footage, what footage I wont say so that you guys can see it for yourself.
Still worth admission prices, but Id say the first of the trilogy wins the award of the three... This new movie has a lot of hype to battle, I hope it can win
MidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
Special effects..excellents (one cheesy shot). The hour long ending is a drag. And geez, the whole movie is about one disco ball short of being a gay epic....
Maybe your true "gay" feelings were begging for release! Just kidding dude.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
Then go see it...no spoilers here. You are aware that there are twelve endings??? Nine are pretty much seamless..three others require a fade to light/fade to characters...
And yes, there is a hysterical scene back in the Shire when most the male characters visit Frodo in his bed (lots of flowing hair and slow motion). The audience busted out laughing. What was the director thinking???
I was hoping the guy with the endless supply of arrows and the King (Vigo) would get together....
Kingsford From Belgium, joined Nov 2003, 427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Was the action in the Shire or at Jacko's Never Never Land ?
Yep Greg, nice combination it indeed would have been. Too bad the 'guy with the endless supply of arrows' 's big brother or older look alike died in the second episode, he would have been a nice match for Vigo too.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
with a hint of sexual undertone between Frodo and Sam
a hint?! We figured Sam would friggin have his way with Frodo when he found him naked and tied up.
The audience I saw it with really went with it... was amazing. Many were like "WTF, are they gonna kiss?" in quite a few scenes... and when Frodo finally did kiss him, the characters got booed for not being on the lips. Majorly not-like southeast Louisiana breeders