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mithrandir
12-31-2001, 01:35 AM
I give it a 9. It wasn't perfect, but it was pretty faithful to Tolkein's original vision I felt.

How about you?

maes
12-31-2001, 05:39 AM
I also give it a 9.
Most of the time when you hear so much about a movie (like here on the boards), and I go see it, I find it disappointing. You expect to much of it. But this one still was good. There was one aspect of the movie I didnít like, but Iím not going to say it because it could spoil the fun for those who didnít see it yet

I didn't read the book, but I'm going to (yes I know, I should have read the book first)

basilisk
12-31-2001, 07:22 AM
a 9 here again - its very good though i keep thinking there is just one thing lacking from it though i cant put my finger on what it is... (i think it was lothlorien and galadriel - it didnt feel exactly right)

Dissata
12-31-2001, 11:47 AM
9 very very good, jut not prefect;)

kooma
12-31-2001, 11:54 AM
As a movie 10. As a version of the book hmm.. perhaps six or seven. It's obvious that you can't fit that book in to screen with a reasonable lenght, but LoTR is very holistic story and cutting away things like Tom is like amputating a leg.

But wasn't it a BIT too much about action?

DrakkenKorin
12-31-2001, 06:44 PM
My only complaint:

Where's Tom Bombadil?

:confused:

Betazep
12-31-2001, 07:17 PM
9 here too. I saw it twice in the first week. I would go see it again if any of my friends wanted to... (almost all of them already have, and most of them with me! :))

One part I thought was cheesy... when the elven sorceress (can't remember her name) was tempted by the ring.

I only read the first three quarters of LOR1 and all of the Hobbit. Funny how the Hobbit breezed through in 3 minutes at the beginning of the movie. :)

I love it. I need to finish the books before the next release....

Pendragon
12-31-2001, 08:11 PM
I'd have to give it a nine!
I've read the books umpteen times and waited readily for the release of the film. It was brilliantly done and was as I imagined it would be... it just lacked the edge that could make it a 10/10.
:: sigh ::

I'm still going to get the DVD though!!:D
Twas a superb motion picture!

-Pendragon

mithrandir
12-31-2001, 10:53 PM
>> One part I thought was cheesy... when the elven sorceress (can't remember her name) was tempted by the ring. <<

Do you mean Galadriel? She's actually not a sorceress, she's an Elven Queen.

Strider
12-31-2001, 11:18 PM
Great film, faulty interpretation. The true essence of Tolkien's Middle Earth is really brought to life though. I give it a 9.

David

kooma
01-01-2002, 04:13 AM
> One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
> One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
> In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

In the movie didn't they dropped out that ``where the shadows lie''? I only watch it once and I got the impression they did...

But Strider, are you David from the old board?

kooma
01-01-2002, 04:42 AM
Ah, never mind - found out that he is now DavidP...

Govtcheez
01-01-2002, 04:04 PM
Jeez - I give the lowest rating at an 8?

Yeah - I really liked it, but there were a couple things taht bothered me. Seems like every scene was either someone fondling the ring or crying... Just got a little annoying to me.

Welcome back, kooma!

mithrandir
01-01-2002, 11:09 PM
Who the heck gave it a 3? LMAO that's shocking!

The15th
01-02-2002, 08:12 AM
I give it an 8.5, I know it was a long movie 3 1/2 hours or something close, but i would have rather it be longer and contain more of the book. I was unhappy to see lothlorien, and how quickly that scene went. They were never blind folded and all the hobbets never looked into the mirror. Also you never saw The Lady Galadriel give the pressents to the Hobbits, only in frodo's memory did she give the Star. i was really dissapointed with lothlorien because that is ment to be the most buitiful village in all of Middle Earth, and they didnt show it to its full importance. Maybe im just too picky or loved the books far to much. There were so many little things that were left out that im still crying over. and Tom, well dont get me started please... I think it would be a better movie for those who havent read the books, however i did love it and i will see it again some time soon.

Cruxus
01-02-2002, 04:41 PM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. All in all, I give it a rating of nine or, preferrably, nine and a half on a scale of ten. I have a few minor grievances against it: having Gandalf bump his head in Bilbo's hobbit hole, the occassional lack of focus, and a few other things. I have not seen that Harry Potter movie, but I am sure that it cannot compete with this movie. Maybe, this movie signals the end of what I might call "the Great Movie Famine," the replacement of entertaining movies with the likes of Dude! Where's My Car?; Legally Blonde; the new Grinch movie; etc.

Pendragon
01-02-2002, 07:18 PM
I have not seen that Harry Potter movie, but I am sure that it cannot compete with this movie.

Not even close!
The Harry Potter seems to have been made with the intent to entertain those persons below the age of 15.
Lord of the Rings completely smashed it in my opinion though it was a good film in itself.


Dude! Where's My Car?; Legally Blonde;

I liked those films!;) :cool: :D

-Pendragon

mfc2themax
01-03-2002, 06:11 AM
"Dude! Where's My Car?; "
"I liked those films!"


You people scare me.....


I saw the movie. Loved it.

I loved the 3D in the movie even more....

Especially this scene....
http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/Community/Special/lotr/img/argonoth_lrg.jpg

Is that not the coolest thing or what????

Fordy
01-03-2002, 06:59 AM
>>I loved the 3D in the movie even more.

Yeah those statues were amazing.......though my favorite bit vision wise, was the stuff in Moria.....The troll, the Balrog and all those Orks climbing around......


>>Dude! Where's My Car?;

You liked that film....really? I fell asleep after about half an hour

kooma
01-03-2002, 07:53 AM
Harry Potter was a real disappointment. I start reading the book ten in the evening and got it finished next day so I could happily see the movie and say ``yes I read the book''. Perhaps it was this that made me compare the book and the movie so much and that kind of ruined my joy.

Leaving this out I must say that it was far too childish and, *g*, that Im-a-small-boy-in-a-big-world -smile of Potter made me crazy...

CodeMonkey
01-03-2002, 09:59 PM
I give it a 9. It was just a really good movie. That's all.

Justin†W
01-04-2002, 09:28 PM
This was the best character 3D animation I have ever seen. They did the really hard thing - monsters - and they did them really, really well. By small comparison, Star Wars Episode One was shoty. (Heck, that Stewart Little movie had better character animation than Star Wars I...)

For a movie, this was definitely a ten. I rated it a nine, but I would probably change that to a 10 for animation alone. If it weren't based on a wonderful book, and thus we didn't know better, I bet most people would have given it 10.

incognito
01-05-2002, 02:52 PM
I have not neither seem nor read the books but I might read the books because I hear they're pretty good. I might also watch the movie.

mithrandir
01-05-2002, 06:18 PM
>>I have not neither seem nor read the books but I might read the books because I hear they're pretty good<<

Try "one of the best books ever written" over "pretty good"!

bart
01-17-2002, 02:02 PM
comparing it to the book i gave it a 9, otherwise i would of given it a 10 (or 11 :D ).

i missed tom...

Pendragon
01-17-2002, 02:08 PM
Though I gave it a high mark I would have like to see a lot more of the most beautiful place in middle earth...Lothlorien.

novacain
01-17-2002, 11:14 PM
It annoys me that I have to wait two years for the end.

mithrandir
01-18-2002, 02:46 AM
You could always read the books novacain.

breed
01-18-2002, 06:55 AM
I never did read the books but i did see the first movie, which was at it's cutting edge for the time it was made.
as for it being a classic (like what? star wars, star trek, pulp fiction or run vixen run)
I'll judge it for it's merits & that is it was an entertaining story(goes without saying) & the cinematography was excl

so i'll give it a 9

the only film i'll ever give 10 is DUNE battle for arracus