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Postby blues » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:41 am

i make this thread once every few years to gush after i watch the whole thing.

it's just 10/10 stuff. it's crazy how much they didn't screw this up when you think of all the things that could've gone wrong and all the other great examples of old stories being ruined in movie format (or even just old movies being rebooted etc).

everyone here hates this apparently but i dont care
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Postby opi » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:43 am

my friend found this in the dollar bin at the local record store & dropping the needle on it to see wtf it was while in the store is one of my musical highlights of 2016

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Postby grammatron » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:44 am

Yeah I still love these movies too.
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Postby opi » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:44 am

everyone listen to that hansson record. this thread is now about that
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:45 am

yeah it sucks that the hobbit movies are such garbage tho :(
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Postby Viz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:48 am

I think the crappiness of the Hobbit movies really soured people on the whole Middle Earth thing, but yeah, these movies still slay. And we're lucky that Jackson decided to go with relatively mainly practical sets instead of greenscreening everything. Even his use of old camera tricks to make the hobbits look small instead of making them completely CG. It's amazing that Fellowship came out in 2001 and still looks ok, while the prequels also came out around that time and are unwatchable cause of its stupid use of greenscreen and CG.
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:51 am

Nothing better than popping in that ROTK extended cut, falling asleep 20 minutes in, and waking up 2 hours later with half the movie left
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Postby big zorb » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:53 am

lord of the rings slays hard as hell

love me the fuckin council of elrond
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Postby blues » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:57 am

not a hobbit hate thread
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:58 am

larry the cable guy tooth fairy 2 wrote:lord of the rings slays hard as hell

love me the fuckin council of elrond


elrond man. elrond is out of control
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Postby blues » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:58 am

i saw elrond in my neighbourhood the other day
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Postby blues » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:58 am

how come there's no good lotr video game that's what i wanna know
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:59 am

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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:59 am

rap game elrond
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:59 am

it's weird since they were all made like, together, but i liked Fellowship a lot more than the other two movies. the vibe was a lot closer to what i imagined in the books.

semi-related: the silmarillion has always had a reputation for being really dry and boring but i liked it a lot! "Beren & Luthien" might be my favorite Tolkien story!
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Postby Viz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:00 am

Image scared the shit out of me.
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:01 am

had this one for the ps2. it's pretty ok for 12 year old me

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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:02 am

yeah i remember RotK co-op with my ex being pretty fun, if not very deep. but then when i think about what i want the game to be it's basically just Dark Souls
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:03 am

Just gonna post a couple more pics of my man elrond

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Postby Cone » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:03 am

Oh yeah those games kicked ass
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Postby Viz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:04 am

All the scenes with the horse dudes just kills the Two Towers, though. So boring.
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Postby The Unblinking Eye » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:06 am

Rainbow Battle Kid wrote:it's weird since they were all made like, together, but i liked Fellowship a lot more than the other two movies. the vibe was a lot closer to what i imagined in the books.

semi-related: the silmarillion has always had a reputation for being really dry and boring but i liked it a lot! "Beren & Luthien" might be my favorite Tolkien story!


Yeah, Fellowship is the only good one.
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:07 am

Viz wrote:All the scenes with the horse dudes just kills the Two Towers, though. So boring.


yeah that movie just turns into Braveheart for a while
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Postby aububs » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:08 am

evil bilbo is terrifying.
no buddy not really
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Postby Cone » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:12 am

Helms Deep has some of the best battle sequences in any movie ever
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Postby Cringey » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:12 am

Watched Fellowship and the Two Towers about a month ago. The first time I rewatched them since they came out and I was not a fan at that point. Unfortunately I cannot say my opinion has changed.

They are just not for me I guess.
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:13 am

Cone wrote:Helms Deep has some of the best battle sequences in any movie ever


Yes, yes it does.

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Postby blues » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:25 am

Cringey wrote:Watched Fellowship and the Two Towers about a month ago. The first time I rewatched them since they came out and I was not a fan at that point. Unfortunately I cannot say my opinion has changed.

They are just not for me I guess.

sometimes i wonder if you needed to read the books as a kid to fully love these movies.
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Postby Classic Dog Avatar » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:26 am

really like the hobbit movies
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:27 am

I love so much the idea that a movie nominated for best picture had an elf surfing on a shield murking goblins
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