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  • #46
    I can finally, finally come play in this thread. The fact that Herman saw it before me is astounding, but not unexpected.

    BOO to 25 minutes of commercials! YAY to seeing the PoA trailer in a theater. YAY for sharing some Faramir luv.

    Sam married a chick? WHATEVAH. I really liked the movie, but I think it was built up too much for me by pals that cried all the way through it. I was also faked out three times thinking it was ovah! Too many fade-to-blacks, you bastard!

    [I'm not using spoiler tags as I am the last person to have not seen this movie yet. It's been statistically proven.]
    "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”---Kanye


    • #47
      I've not seen it but, clearly, Sam makes it home in the previews. No death spoilers without tags, please, if there are any!
      It’s just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.


      • #48
        Everyone dies but Sam. He is left alone on the planet to mourn his Tru Luv Frodo.

        Then he trips and breaks his glasses outside of the Shire's library.
        "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”---Kanye


        • #49
          You know, after seeing ROTK twice, I think I like TTT better. It was good and all but it was missing something. I can't really put a finger on it. Maybe it'll all come together in the extended DVD.
          It's all about me and my precious.


          • #50
            Heh, you really are the last person on earth to see it Neo; even I've seen it.

            Not a death spoiler, but still somewhat spoilery nonetheless: Was anyone else besides me cheering for Sam to push Frodo into the fires of Mordor? G'damn he was getting on my last nerve.

            I think the reason TTT is better is because, unlike RoTK and FotR, it shied away from all those lingering shots of the friggin' ring. Yeah, we get it, the ring is Very Important! I am glad that, despite dying in the first one, Sean Bean managed to make it into all three movies. Heh. Also...Eowyn really works my last nerve. Sorry, Vanessa, I know she's your girl and everything, but Jebus she's annoying.


            • #51
              Frodo has been a whiny little baby from the moment he got stabbed in Fellowship. And that bizarre little fish flop he did toward the end of RotK was so freaking queer. PJ is far too fond of those slow motion shots. They took me out of the moment every time.

              I think the main thing that bugged me about RotK (and cemented FotR's spot as my fave of the three) is the way it started. I'm all about giving Andy Serkis his props, but opening with "Gollum's story" and then just dropping us right into the action felt unsettling. TTT did that as well, but I didn't feel as rushed to get into it because they took time to give everyone an re-introductory close up as they established where we were and what was going on. In RotK, they didn't even bother. It was like, "Here's some nasty teeth biting into a fish, and now let's join our regularly scheduled program, already in progress." I do have high hopes for the EE DVD, though. It made TTT much better, for the most part.


              • #52
                I just realized why Eowyn bugged me so much in TTT -- it was that vague Joan Osbourne vibe she was radiating. I suppose we can be thankful she didn't break into What If God Was One Of Us during the funeral scene.


                • #53
                  Regarding what diesel spoiler tagged: YES, Beek, yes! I was even motioning for it with my hands!

                  I'm with Pig though, it felt like something was missing or off a bit. I was not a fan of the ending. It was the first time out of the three movies that I was thinking, "Just END already! Stop faking me out!"

                  And the bed scene? How can you deny the gayiety of the Hobbits after that?
                  "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”---Kanye


                  • #54
                    Dude, the bed scene was soooooo gay. Soooooo, soo, soooooooooooooo gay. There is no denying the Hobbitt HoYay after that. None.


                    • #55
                      I'm still denying the gay. They were just happy, people! I will say that now when I watch TTT I get Eomer/Eowyn vibes and that's bad and wrong and yet I can't stop it.

                      I liked all the endings because they had so many stories to wrap up - the only one that bothered was the cheezy Bilbo one. But I am not the target market for the theater edition as much as I am for the EE.

                      About Sean Bean, I read that they used that clip of him dying in Return so that he could be in the credits and get his pencil drawing moment there. He was a great Boromir, so I support that.

                      I both Eowyns (book & movie), but the movie version was much sappier than in the book and I get that if you didn't already love the book version she may have seemed soft. In the books she's more bitter and goes to the Pelennor wishing to die, which was not as much her reasoning in the movie. The scenes with her and Theoden though are a wonderful movie addition, so it evens out for me. Plus she figures out how to disable the oliphaunts while all those men ride around being trampled. And I'm dying to see the Houses of Healing scenes, where Aragorn heals her and she falls in love again.

                      I love TTT more than FotR because they spend so much time in Rohan and I love Rohan. I'm pretty sure that RotK is going to end up being my favorite once I get the EE DVD, though. I think the lighting of the beacons is my favorite movie moment ever. Even the third time I saw the movie it made me teary-eyed.


                      • #56
                        I was always slightly distracted by the fact that her dad was Agent Smith.
                        "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”---Kanye


                        • #57
                          My sister damn near decked me when I whispered "Mr. Anderson".

                          And with those brows could he look any more evil? Gay evil, but still evil.


                          • #58
                            You mean Arwen - her father was Agent Smith. Eowyn's father is long dead.


                            • #59

                              I'm supposed to keep track of all of their names? I'm busy growing hair over here! Next thing you'll suggest I actually read the BOOKS! Pfft.

                              Last edited by NeoMaxy; 01-20-2004, 02:33 PM.
                              "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”---Kanye


                              • #60
                                Seriously, those names are impossible. My abbreviated list of characters:

                                Shorty Big Eyes
                                His Tubby Pal
                                The Other Two Short Dudes
                                The Good Wizard Guy
                                The Bad Wizard Guy
                                The Greasy Hero Guy
                                The Fake Hero Guy (and his Brother)
                                The Blond Arrow Dude
                                The Short Bearded Helmet Dude
                                Liv Tyler
                                Agent Smith
                                A Coupla Kings
                                A Buncha Horse Dudes
                                Some Bad Dudes
                                Some Monster Dudes
                                Annoying Naked Lizard Boy
                                and Joan Osbourne