lord of the ring discuss?

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  1. jols

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    ok opening up a can of worms here.


    i personally cannot for the life of me see what all the fuss is about.

    i have not/willnot read the books but the films are sooooooooooo boring.

    who agrees or disagrees.
     
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    Depends on whether or not you like a bit of man-on-man action?
     
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    I too just can't get into the whole LOTR's thing. Much rather watch a good thinking mystery with lots of small hidden clues that leave you guessing until the end.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You really can't get the full 'value' of the movies without a real love of the books.

    I've read the books many times, I think they are great...and I loved the movies when I first saw them. After having watched them many times, I do find them a little boring now though.
     
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    i remember thinking the hobbit was a great little adventure, but i got about 100 pages into the first lotr book, put it down one day and never picked it up again. that was approximately 6 years ago...

    and the movies put me to sleep.
     
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    I loved the books the movies were good for a once through but not a re watch. (I can't even get through the extended editions the first time through)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've heard many people say that...

    LOTR was written in a time before video games & computers...and before people watched 10 hours of TV a day. A time when the average attention span was longer than a sneeze.
     
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    I love the books and love the movies. However i can understand those that dont enjoy the movies, as you really need to read the books to appriciate them ;)
     
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    spiffybeth TPF Noob!

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    was that an insult?
     
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    I like the books very much. I've read LotR and the Hobbit them several times in Spanish and now I'm reading LotR in English. I tried to read The Hobbit in German but failed miserably.

    The movies I like in some regards... despise in others. I like it's visual aspect, I hate the changes in the story and characters.
     
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    Quite simply could NOT agree more :mrgreen:
     
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    i disagree :thumbup:
     

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