Old 17th December 2003, 15:14   #1
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Return of the King (possible spoilers)

OMG who has seen it? i went to the midnight showing, didnt get home till almost 4am, but it was so worth it.
This thread is for everyone to discuss their thoughts on the movie.
I thought it ruled. It was almost three and a half hours long, but after seeing it, they could have easily made it into a 4+ hour movie. I am eagerly awaiting the extended edition.

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Old 17th December 2003, 15:41   #2
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Read the book.
Saw the animated full length feature.
Interesting
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Old 17th December 2003, 17:39   #3
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I haven't seen it yet. But I missed the first 2 parts too. I'm planning on seeing them one day. Maybe in a saturdaynight movie marathon with some friends or something.
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Old 17th December 2003, 20:00   #4
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i am going to see it this friday!!! and i am going to spoil it without the ['spoiler'], so watch out!
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No, but I will shortly. Tonight, 10:00...

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I saw it at the 10:30am opening here (first available one)

OMG OMG OMG!!!

The scenes with the Undead were particularly brilliant.
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Old 17th December 2003, 22:42   #7
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Spoiler: LOTR: Return of the king spoiler
16 de Enero, 2003

Hace no mucho se estrenó Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers y ya me he encontrado con algo que aparecerá en la 3era parte de la trilogia de LOTR, si no has leido los libros y/o no quieres saber algo, aunque sea un detalle de lo que se viene en la próxima película, mejor no sigas.

Navegando en el sitio de Andy Serkis (a partir del post de Antonio), el actor detrás de los movimientos y un poco la personalidad del personaje digital Smeagol / Gollum, encontré una foto de una escena en donde se observa un paso en la evolución (¿des-evolución?) de Smeagol tendrá en ésta tercera parte.
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Old 17th December 2003, 22:51   #8
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Ugh. Awful. Cheesy with large bits of story missing. Plus i had to sit next to assholes (friends) who talked and giggled the whole way through.

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Old 17th December 2003, 22:56   #9
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Read the book.
Saw the animated full length feature.
Interesting
I remember the animated film. But I thought they didn't finish it due to the expense. Apparently they painted over real actors and horses in a lot of it and ran out of paint, or masking tape or something.

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I can not wait, and is there an intermission? it IS 3 hours and 21 min long.
My friend said he cryed, it was that good. Was it?
NO SPOILERS! going to see it tomrrow.
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Bazman, you can get the ending, but it is incredibly hard to come by. I have a safe copy
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Really? How? Where? Cost? Tell, tell....

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I think that after seeing ROTK today, i will be paying Mr Jackson some mor emoney to go and see it again. There are a lot of bits i want to see again (like all the scenes with the undead).
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yes bilbo. the extended hopefully will have that. i read somewhere, the original cut was something like 4.5 hours.

i am so proud of myself, i sat through the whole thing. probably because before it started, i went to the bathroom like 3 times.
it was a great movie. when the extended comes out, im going to sit down and watch all three in one day. i think if i view them all in a row, it will enhance the overall view.
im going to see it again tomorrow, have to take my gf and my bro, cause i wouldnt let them come to the midnight showing with me...

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Old 18th December 2003, 02:21   #15
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Went to the 3:45pm showing on December 19th, 2003.


Yus! It went along very well. Although....read the book before criticizing it! Thx.



Many of my friends came with me, huge theatre! Heh. I loved it, and it was the first time I actually went to an opening day. Hmm, guess I'm paying good ol' Time Warner my $5.75 for my seat in the theatre. Its supporting Winamp and you know it!

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Old 18th December 2003, 04:12   #16
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would i still have that extra post in my total count?

and chev, why did you get a spoiler in espanol?
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Old 18th December 2003, 04:16   #17
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It comes out here on Boxing Day (26th Dec) I haven't seen it yet, but I definetly will.

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Ownage. Pure, Fucking, Ownage.

Just got back from the 9pm showing. I will not buy ANY of the DVDs untill the 12 DVD Directors Cut Box Set comes out for all 3 movies.

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im going again tonight....taking my bro, sis, and gf.
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Old 18th December 2003, 17:23   #20
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went to the midnight showing on tuesday (advance screening). It was cool, but there was a lot of Frodo vs Sam shit that made me think of gay porn. The touching, the shirtless Frodo prone on his back with Sam standing over him. I was tired so I wasn't seeing it in full perspective. Not that there's anything wrong with the gay community or anything, I am just a little weirded out when there are long dramatic shots of guys whispering and grabbing each other.

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Old 18th December 2003, 17:25   #21
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It was a great movie. Really, really good. Not quite as good as the first two, because the story was a lot more disjointed. However, still really, really good.

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Old 18th December 2003, 18:15   #22
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The BEST movie I've seen in a long time, hands down. Like Bilbo said, the scenes with the Undead were some of the best scenes, and the comic relief between Gimli and Legolas were comical to say the least. I can't wait until it comes out on DVD, then it's going to be somewhere past the 4 hours mark. So...Five thumbs up:
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the comic relief between Gimli and Legolas were comical to say the least.
Comic relief that was comical! You must be mad!

Anyways, that was a very good movie. A bit much on the over extended death scenes over and over again like seems to be popular now.

The part I liked most was Spoiler: the fact that the ring even corrupted Frodo in the end and prevented him from destroying it. The fact an artifact of that power can pretty much only be destroyed by accident kicked ass.

I think I'm gonna dig out the books again and try to muster my attention span long enough to read them again.

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i think the film is brilliant. and i think that purists who would've liked to see a "truer" version should at least try to consider how shit such a film would have been.

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Old 19th December 2003, 15:34   #26
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Awesome movie. I've read the books, and I'm of the opinion that a little bit TOO much was cut out... like what happens to Theoden? Do they leave him to rot on the field? How come Eowyn's not all sad at the ending...? And how come Faramir is suddenly magically well at the end? Oh well, that's what the Extended Edition is for, right?

<spoiler>I still can't believe Gandalf died!</spoiler>
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Spoiler: You use square brackets for spoilers

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The ending was long and cheesy, but then so was the book's. Yes, he left out pretty much half the book, but I think he's justified in what he cut (certainly, I don't think the scouring of the Shire would have worked in the film). To be honest, the book is not the greatest literary work (contrary to what viewers of a certain british TV program say), and I think in a way Jackson was going to get criticism however he adapted the book. How little criticism he actually got is a testament to how well he did it.

The set of Minas Tirith was breathtaking, the cinematography was incredible, in general the plot and screenplay was very good. Some scenes were quite scarily close to how I'd imagined the book.

It's really hard to rank the film amongst the other two of the trilogy. But the trilogy will certainly be incomparable for a good while to come.

All I shall say is over three quarters of IMDB voters have given this film a 10 (unheard of), and that I shall be joining them.

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I do not think that the books ending was cheesy, it was bittersweet. Yes the war had been won, but at what cost?
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Cheesy? In what way? I'm not quite sure I understand. =)
While it's hard to gauge with absolute certainity what Tolkien had in mind when he wrote the Lord of the Rings, it's mentioned multiple times that with the passing of the One Ruling Ring, the power of the three Elven rings--Narya, Nenya, and Vilya--will also pass. Even though Sauron might be defeated, Middle Earth can't go back to what it once was. It was the power of the Elven rings that preserved Lothlorien and Rivendell, and now that their power is gone, the elves cannot remain in Middle Earth for any longer.
As for the scouring of the Shire, it's also another symbol of how the past can't always be reclaimed. Even though the primary source of evil in Middle Earth has been destroyed, it has spread and the hobbits can't just go home to a peaceful rest. Even after all that is said and done, and the wicked Men are expelled, some things are just never the same. Despite the victory, scars will always remain.
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I didn't want to start a whole new thread about it so I'm posting it here since it has something to do with the ROTK...there have been over 50 mistakes found int he movie, you can go here for a list and description of all of them. I found it quite interesting sicne I didn't notice any of htem myself.

Mistakes or not, the movie was great!

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chev's giberish in english, translated faithfully by a robot:

Spoiler: 16 of January, 2003 Hace was released Lord not much of the Rings: The Two Towers and already I have been with which it will appear in éra part of the trilodge of LOTR, if you have not leido books and/or you do not want to know something, although is a detail from which one comes in the next film, better you do not follow. Sailing in the site of Andy Serkis (from post of Antonio), the actor behind the movements and a little the personality of the digital personage Smeagol/Gollum, I found a photo of a scene in where a passage in the evolution is observed (return) of Smeagol it will have in this one third part.

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It is a good flick. I liked it very much.
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Really it's a great movie for all the time
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