Thread: sword of Isildur!??? etc
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Good for you.
Isildor got killed by the orcs when the ring slipped off his finger on his way home to the north.
Melt what together again? Are you saying that in the movie they forgot to reforge the shards of 'Narsil', Elendil's sword, into 'Anduril, the Flame of the West', Aragorn's sword. And Isildur was only important movie-wise as he failed to toss the ring down the tube and instead claimed it as his own. Had he done otherwise we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Ring bearers have feelings too. All throughout the books Tolkien told us what the ring bearer, and former ring bearer, (Gollum) were feeling. I don't see the problem here.
I am assuming you are saying they failed to specifically mention the Elves providing 'lembas' to the company as they were preparing to leave Lothlorien on their journey down the river.
Please don't feel I am being arrogant with the above comments, I'm sure half my problem is due to dificulties with translation.
Lucky you being able to afford four trips to see the Movie.
as for narsil. as i stated in another topic (i think) they faintly wispered after the counsol of elrond that they would reforge it...
as for the bree part it was seriously cut like they didn't have any horse with 'm when they came bargin in and stuff... and butterbur not having the letter etc etc etc etc
like so many things in the movies it has been altered .. it isn't even like the books anymore.. it just based upon as in the characters and the ultimate goal (destroying the ring)
Narsil/Anduril I've explained in the other topic where the question was asked.
I must agree with you over bloody Enya and her whining at the end.
I am being arrogant with my comments, but then I always am!
Welcome, my friend Zacay. I wish I could get to the pictures often enough to see it 4 times, but it's miles away and the buses are rubbish.
In the film, I believe that Aragorn is supposed to be rebelling against his heritage, ie: Elrond's comment that "..He chose exile instead.."
My Purist Tolkien side was highly offended by this, but it does sort of explain why the sword was not reforged yet. Mabe they will do it later? since at the end of the film, he promises a dying Boromir that he will save Minas Tirith (very touching)
I wonder if Arwen will have it mended for him and turn up in Rohan? Or will she send it with Halbarad or her brothers?
The good thing about this new version of TFoTR is that at least there is some mystery left for us.
There is some mystery left indeed. And some things (like the Balrog's wings, and the sword being reforged or not) are well taken care of. I mean, does that bloody Balrog have wings, yes or no? They are there when you want to see them, but if you don't know that it should have wings, you don't see them. And for the sword-thingie you have to be a real accurate viewer like *Plastic. (and one like I intend to be next time, whenever that may be.)
So how was it Grondie?
There really is so much to see! I didn't notice the trolls, so next time when I go and see it I must watch it. (but then I have to watch so many things already... boohoo!)
But there is too much to take in at one sitting, which is what makes it a great movie.
Well, that's why I need to see it again... soon... very soon...
Does anyone here own a cinema where I can watch it without paying? ;-)
Somehow, my friend got ahold of a copy of THE MOVIE on CD!!! It's awesome!!!! Good quality, even.
AND he's gonna burn me a copy when he gets a decent burner!!!!!
I'm so jealous of him right now it's ridiculous.
and we don't have intervals and ice cream ladies at theaters around here...
And Chika, you can't not have the ice-cream lady! It's not the movies without her! (alright so I hate intervals cos they get in the way of your viewing pleasure, especially since they banned smoking in the foyer, and I don't like people eating when I'm at the movies either, but it's tradition!)
That is just not fair!
In Paris, the big mutliplexes have brought in cinema "cards" which means you pay a monthly fee of around 18 euros and you can go the movies as often as you like whenever you like for FREE. Yes siree. So all the kids, all the adolescents who want to score with their boyfirends/girlfriends go to the movies; Who cares what movie - any place with conforatable seats and its dark...And the telephones; I was in at a Kitano film recenlty and some guy was talking with his mater who was in the same cinema - other movie - comparing what they thought about the movie! Aaaaaggggghhhh Now even whaen youi goto the matinée seance its too full.
Multiplexes have turned cinemas into TV dining rooms.
Pirate DVD's - I have an ambivalent attitude to that. I mean several people are complaining about JAckson changing stories and characters and betraying Tolkien's wishes. Yeaah sure - what about taking out pirate DVDs then - what about betraying copyright. Then again Miramax are making millions any way...
We hatessss the light precious.We hidess s in cinema and we findsss precioussss; exceptes theres 500 other Bagginesses in the room!
And I used to love my local cinema cos it was always empty, I used to go nearly every night. But oddly enough it closed! So I have to go to the big one in the next town. It's not really a multiplex as such, but by our meagre North Devon standards it's huge. That's why I always go on Tuesday afternoons now, cos there's no other bugger there, except a few die hard movie fans with the same obssessions as me. It's nice!
(jealousy jealousy jealousy)
As for cinema's, I almost always go to the matine. Only a few people attend the matine, and usually the only problem is with kids - but I find that parents are much more polite about taking screaming kids out than some people in late showings on weekends with freakin cell phones. When i went to see LOTR:FOTR at the "big" theater on a weekend there was a guy actually "talking" on the cell phone!!! And someone behind me was taping their feet impatiently... since it's stadium seating, it made that foot right behind my ear... It wasn't worth seeing it on the bigger screen on the weekend.. I'm going to see it on the regular theater screen at matine again (5th time). Turn of your pagers people... and why are you calling or answering a phone in the movies??
However, to get in seven screenings in one day, they didn't have an intermission and so people were coming and going through most of it. And some people left before it started because they couldn't find a seat, or didn't want to sit in the front row. My first viewing of Star Wars was from front row--actors appeared way too tall and my neck ached for a week.
HAHA!!! I finally got you into being jealous at me! (I don't see why, but still... )
Boring: it's moments like that when you realise how lucky you are to live in a place like Belgium...
And does that mean Arwen will be delivering both the sword and banner(?) before the Battles of Helm's Deep and Isengard? Or is PJ going to let her miss out on an opportunity to show her prowess with sword and bow?
*slinks off to wipe the egg off his face*
10, 9, 8,....,3, 2, 1
AAAUUUURRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH! D*mn Arwen Tyler to hell!!!!!!!
In the end it doesn't even matter
Isn't that the song of those nerdy nerds from Linkin Park??
Arwen has got to bring the banner with her when she comes south, where else can Aragorn obtain it on such short order? I don't thing there are any 'In-&-Out Seamstress' shops along 'The Paths of the Dead'.
And finally, Arwen has had neigh on twenty years in which to stitch up that darned banner, I'm sure she could have fit that in between her fencing and jousting sessions. Maybe in the evenings, when all the other Elven wariors were off 'a drinking and a wh**ing', she sat at home by the fire. And while listening to the music and poetry, she embroidered on the banner and dreamed about the day her prince would come.
PS is right, though. I'll probably buy the DVD when it comes out. But, I'm debating buying the individual DVDs or waiting until they come out with a trilogy set.