Thread: your positive ideas about the movie....
I liked the depiction of Edoras, Helm's Deep, and Fangorn Forest. …owyn and …omer met my expectations, as did Wormtongue; Gollum/Smťagol and Treebeard exceeded them.
[Edited on 19/7/2003 by Grondmaster]
The scene where the Rangers of Ithilien ambushed the Haradrim army was really good too.
Actually, having only seen it once, there is so much that I have forgotten (some on purpose like the two bits in Val's last post) that I will have to wait for the DVD next month before I can really give a definitive answer.
(Things were missing from the book that I was expecting to see, plus Faramir had been changed.) However, after my second exposure, I loved it.
The parts that impressed me most really surprised me because I usually wouldn't notice them. Edoras and Helm's deep were amazing. I liked the portrayal of Eowyn.The horses were magnificent. Gollum stole the spotlight- how did PJ do that? You remember Gollum more than Aragorn. That is a feat when you consider that gorgeous Viggo is performing the role of Aragorn!
(1) Shadowfax and his arrival to Gandalf
(2) Eowyn - Miranda Otto did not correspond to "my" Eowyn but she was good, really good
(3) The fact that PJ showed (briefly) Theodred and that Theoden was shown to mourn for his son. I always thought that book Theoden was much too little grief-stricken by the death of his only son.
(4) Ithilien - perfect, exactly as I imagined it
(5) Flying steeds of Nazgul
(6) The ruins of Osgiliath
Gollum's arguments, his appearance, and the way he was acted.
Everything about Treebeard, except that he had to be conned into what he should already have known what he should do, if he had been about his business.
Eowyn and Edoras.
The Ringwraiths' flying steedsóI don't expect this is what Eowyn will kill when she meets up with the Witch King though, it should be more like a featherless vulture IMHO.
I loved it all, especially where PJ changed the whole plot around and upset the obssessive nutters out there (Like Vir and Ross)
alright then....a positive thing.....hmmm....well....that...nah....sorry AmariŽ....canīt come up with the darndest thing
If I come up with any Iīll get back to you.... and you that that means I ainīt coming back unless I can say anything negative hahahahhaa
Maybe because of Aule , Vir and Ross's postBodys ...I'mstarting to think that they may be right...
[Edited on 16/10/2003 by Grondmaster]
[Edited on 16/10/2003 by Grondmaster]
(has anyone heard that haldir was dead???)
You didn't notice that in the film Florian? It really PMO, I sat in my seat just waiting to explode, a really unnecessary action!
But this is supposed to be a positive thread so:
I liked the special effects (Gollum and stuff) and I'm looking forward to see if Huttula is as I imagined in ROTK.
[Edited on 17/10/2003 by Celebrian]
I'm looking forward to see if Huttula is as I imagined in ROTK.
I'm not laughing at you Celebrian, but at the problems our different languages cause in trying to be true to Tolkien's translation of Westron into English and then the translater's dificulties in subsequntly converting that to his own language.
Well, after i read them : of course.
I appreciated them before that, they make mighty fine doorstops, and table props too. And squish those big bugs that won't die with just a newspaper.
I appreciated them before that, they make mighty fine doorstops, and table props too. And squish those big bugs that won't die with just a newspaper
Hmm, i use my Bible for that. God expresses himself in mysterious ways.
Of course, if one sees the movie and doesn't read the book, he will miss the whole point Tolkien tried to make!
have you no heart at all?
EvithianEhtmire: I do have a heart...and itīs functioning quite well...pumping blood throughout my body and keeping me alive....I donīt think Iīve met a person who hasnīt got a heart and lives
Blackheart! she (Ungoliant) said. I have done thy bidding. But I hunger still.
Silmarillion, Chapter IX
If even Melkor has a heart, I doubt there is a Man without one!
P.S.: That's how a nice metaphore can sink in pragmatism in no time!