8th July 2003
Just thinking, i seen alot of good films this year, and i decided on a favourite few:
1. Lord of the rings: Return of the king(great movie, and the game is good) 2. Matrix Revolutions 3. Terminator 3 (Despite the flaws, i still enjoyed it as a film) 4. Matrix reloaded
Anyone else have any favourites?
P.S I would rather not have this in the Movie forum, or whatever you call it.
How quickly they forget...
13th September 2002
Never saw terminator 3 or Matrix revolutions
Reloaded sucked, ROTK sucked.
I loved the Return of the King the best LOTR movie I've seen:D
How quickly they forget...
13th September 2002
Two towers was better.
Return of the king was way too long
The Two Towers was good but the longer the movies the better for me, unless it's like ten hours.
30th March 2003
RoTK was a bit long, but it wrapped things up, which was good. I liked Band of Brothers!
The Band of Brothers is the BEST war film I saw I give it 5 stars!:D
Dread thinks I'm a special person
15th August 2003
This is my longest post ever, it's good, but long.
ROTK was good. If you've read the books, it's by far the biggest dissapointment of the year, even though it is good. I have a notepad document about 2 pages long filled with all the reasons it was bad and good and what could of made it better. Peter Jackson, love him for doing the films, but just b/c you make them....he doesn't need to add a whole bunch of crap of his own in. All his life he probably thought while he read the books; "well...this would be cool, i wish it was in the books." so he got the rights to the movie and added all his crap, which, frankly, sucked.
wargs--pointless, aragorn falling--waste of freakin time, people know he doesn't die, just another excuse to get liv tyler in the film
elves at the deep--didn't mind them as much, but in the books rohan starts out with like 2500 guys, not 300-500 in the movie, it makes it more suspensful, but very dumb.
arwen--just stupid, pointless, waste of even more time, could of fit stuff that was in the book into the movie. i'll stop here, i have a lot more about her if you want to read it.
ROTK's emotional factor 1-10, 1 being bad, 10 being good--5.........sam was by far the best actor in that movie(ROTK) except for the very dumb and cheesy "and this is for my old gaffer" there are so many emotional seens they left out. legolas, gimli, aragorn--not their fault, screenwriters fault, aragorns ending speech was terrible. one of Eomers best lines, if not the best in the book was stolen by Theoden at a time in the movie when it was not needed.
when grond(the battering ram) broke through the gate and some cgi trolls came out, how un-emotional was that. in ROTK we are supposed to feel for gondor, we didn't. this is how the stand at the gate should of been, like in the book
STAND AT THE GATE In rode the Lord of the Nazgul. A great black shape against the fires beyond he loomed up, grown to a vast menace of dispare. In rode the Lord of the Nazgul, under the archway that no enemy ever yet had passed, and all fled before his face. All save one. There waiting, silent and still in the space before the Gate, sat Gandalf apon Shadowfax who alone among the free horses of the earth endured the terror, unmoving, steadfast as a graven image in Rath Dinen. "You cannot enter here" said Gandalf, and the huge shadow halted. "Go back to the abyss prepared for you! Go back! Fall into the nothingness that awaits you and your Master. Go"
The Black Rider flung back his hood, and behold! he had a kingly crown; and yet apon no head visible was it set. The red fires shone beneath it and the mantled shoulders vast and dark. From a mouth unseen there came a deadly laughter. "Old fool." he said. "Old fool! This is my hour. Do you know not death when you see it? die now and curse in vain!" And with that he lifted high his sword and flames ran down his blade.
Gandalf did not move. And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard of the city, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn. And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns. In dark Mindolluin's side they dimly echoed. Great horns of the north wildly blwoing.
Rohan had come at last
it was really great to watch the Witch King kindly sit still for a while in order for Eowyn to take off her helmet and say with fantastically chosen prose: “I am no man!”. Great line, scriptwriters.
The army of the dead. All powerful, able to clean up entire legions of Mordor like an uber creeping-death. So Rohan blew half their cavalrymen for nothing, seeing how the army of the dead can clean up whole battlefields on their own. Makes a lot of sense doesn’t it? Well maybe that’s why the smart guy, the AUTHOR, didn’t write it. In the book they didn’t even kill anyone. They just scared off the corsairs so Aragorn could steal their boats. The whole point was to stop the invasion from the south.
2nd April 2003
[color=red]whoa, long post...
but i didn't read the books so i wasnt dissapointed :D ...maybe i should reaad the books sometime...
my fav movies? bassicly what zero posted except i didnt see T3:uhm: [/color]
I never read the LOTR books(except the first one) but I enjoyed the movies anyway. Besides I always watch the movie instead of the book.:D