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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I have looked the Extendes films, I never again wasted time with looking the kino version.
I love the SEE not only for those additional scenes, but also for those beautiful specials
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with you Ramen - once I bought/viewed the EE's, cinema version seemed only half finished! Laughing

Pity that, but majority of movie goers obviously have the attention span of goldfish.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Attention span of a gold fish" Very Happy
Imagine my surprise when I decided on a LOTR day, i.e. watch the EEs back to back, just to satisfy my need only to have my 2 youngest (9 & 6) sit there with me and watch it through its entirety. I didn't ask them if they wanted to they just appeared and stayed. I must admit the 2 eldest(16 & 14) didn't last quite as long, but they do have other lives.

The only down side to this is my 9yo persistance in "Dad, when can we have a Star Wars day?" - D'OH
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. I have two girls, 8 and 5 at the time. I went into best buy to get something, the girls and mom stepped into the home theatre room to watch tv and wait for me.

The battle of minas tirith, oliphaunts attacking, was on the 100 foot wide TV. You know, horses flying, rohirrim getting squished. In dolby surround sound.

The girls just sat there, stunned, jaws open. They were totally freaked out. In a bad, scared way.

Fortunately, Mom escorted them out a.s.a.p.

So MY kids will be MUCH older when they watch it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just watched ROTK. Best line in the history of movies (I hope I'm not being too dramatic Laughing):
My friends. You bow to no one.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jackson did an awesome job. And I realize you can't fit all the books into the movies. What's there is done beautifully. I don't like some of the changes tho. Like no Tom Bombidill and so forth...but all in all, they are awesome!! Gandalf's fight with the Balrog brought out gasps of "YES" and "AWESOME" Helm's Deep was over-embelished, but WOW, what a battle scene it was! And when Gandalf and Eomer come charging down that hill...incredible. He also did a fantastic job with Gollum. Hobbiton, Isengard, Moria, Rivendell, Lothlorien, Edoras, Gondor, and oh yes, Mordor are all as I've always envisioned them to be. The visuals and effects and costumes and weaponry are excellent!

So, I can live with the subtle changes made to the story. When I first heard they were making movies, I groaned. I didn't think they could possibly put this story on the screen without butchering it. Then as time went on and I watched how it all came together, my mind slowly changed. This is movie making at its best. And I will treasure my copies of them as much as I treasure my copies of the book.


Nicely said!! That is EXACTLY how I feel!
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