Return of the King

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    Return of the King

    Looking forward to seeing it? I was a bit bored by the Two Towers; they watered it down too much from the books. I hope the ROTK isn't too revisionist either - I heard that all of Lee's scenes were cut for the cinema version!

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    >I was a bit bored by the Two Towers; they watered it down too much from the books.

    umm...Two Towers was awesome...i don't know what you are smoking, bud...

    but yes, i cant wait for Return of the King either, it will be awesome.
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    On Wednesday I'm going stright from finals to my cousin's to pick him up then stright to the theatre. I loved Two Towers even if they did change a few things.

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    I was very disappointed with the conclusion of Two Towers as it would have been a real cliffhanger as ended as the books did - but they say the cliffhanger is now going to be at the beginning of ROTK. I can't wait to see it. :-) Hopefully will get out to it soon.
    I've enjoyed both of the earlier movies though I must admit, at their long clock-in time I'm a little hesitant to rewatch them.
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    I also enjoyed both of the movies....they made me read the books again....errr....listen to on cd in car! From what I know, the RotK differs from the book quite a bit, but it will still be a great flick. If it is a good movie, that would make Lord of the Rings the best movie trilogy ever....think about it, all other trilogies had at least one flawed part.

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    >From what I know, the RotK differs from the book quite a bit

    Where do you hear that?

    If they deviated from the books at this point, there would be some very angry LoR fans, unless they pulled it off really well.

    I remember watching interviews with the producer and several of the casts, in which they said the did not dare deviate from the books except in the slightest bit, so not to anger so many fans.

    That was back near the release of Two Towers, and since they filmed all 3 movies at the same time, I suppose that it would hold true for all of the trilogy.
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    >>think about it, all other trilogies had at least one flawed part.

    NOT STAR WARS!!!!!

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    Well ofcourse not Star Wars, because it isn't a trilogy.

    LOTR Part I had a lot of gaps... No Tom Bombadil And Part II, well that scene Aragorn fall in the water and all, yuck.
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    Originally posted by Felix
    Well ofcourse not Star Wars, because it isn't a trilogy.

    LOTR Part I had a lot of gaps... No Tom Bombadil And Part II, well that scene Aragorn fall in the water and all, yuck.
    Star Wars? Not a trilogy?

    A New Hope
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    Return of the Jedi

    Meh.

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    Here's a few areas that the story didn't stay true:
    (1)That girl elf didn't save Frodo when he was fleeing from the ring wraiths.
    (2)The elves didn't come to fight at the Battle of Helm's Deep.
    (3)The tree guys were present at the Battle of Helm's Deep and were the true salvation of the defenders.
    (4)The Two Towers ends differently in the book.
    The list goes on, but the differences are relatively minor and one must admit that the producer and director were greatly limited and attempting to place the hundreds of pages of Tolkien lore even into a 11 hr. or so epic.
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    correct. Glorfindel rode Frodo to Rivendel. They just wanted to get Liv Tyler a more important action. In addition the water rushing down to wash away the Nazgul was not sent by Arwen or Glorfindel. It was Gandalf and Elrond doing that. The book even mentions the horse shapes as being Gandalf's "touch".

    There's plenty that is different. I'm not worried about it though. Movies are different than books. They flow best in different ways.

    Oh, and are you sure the Ents were at helms deep? I don't think that's right. I know the elves weren't there but the ents? I thought they were only at Isengard.
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    I can't wait - loved the first two movies.
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    Yeah, the Ents were at helms deep. They came at the very end of the battle after Isengard and marched forward on the orcs. Tolkien leaves it somewhat to the imagination of the reader as to what happened to them. I'm positive. :-)
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    Originally posted by DavidP
    >From what I know, the RotK differs from the book quite a bit

    Where do you hear that?

    If they deviated from the books at this point, there would be some very angry LoR fans, unless they pulled it off really well.
    The scouring of the Shire isn't in it.

    Also, Saruman's death is going to be in the EE of ROTK.

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    Originally posted by civilwarsearch
    Here's a few areas that the story didn't stay true:
    (1)That girl elf didn't save Frodo when he was fleeing from the ring wraiths.
    (2)The elves didn't come to fight at the Battle of Helm's Deep.
    (3)The tree guys were present at the Battle of Helm's Deep and were the true salvation of the defenders.
    (4)The Two Towers ends differently in the book.
    The list goes on, but the differences are relatively minor and one must admit that the producer and director were greatly limited and attempting to place the hundreds of pages of Tolkien lore even into a 11 hr. or so epic.
    Respectfully,
    David.
    A while back I did a run down of what they left out of the Fellowship that I could remember (http://www.flashdaddee.com/forums/sh...highlight=LOTR). I guess I was peeved that I thought Shelob would have ended TTT...what we got was so anti-climatic. And all that rot about Boromir's brother trying to steal the ring - where the heck did that come from?! Arwen's beefed up role is one thing, but that was another .

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