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Old 12-27-2003, 21:06   #1 (permalink)
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Holey Moley!! What a movie!!! I can say with all honesty that this trilogy is without a doubt, THE most enjoyable movie experience I have had at the cinema (PornBus Cinema™ and Activities™ excluded).

The final movie of the trilogy was relentless in it's detail, story, and magnificence. The special effects, the scenery, and the scale of this epic are simply without peer - no other movie I have seen has come close to this series in the sheer depth of effects and the seamless integration with the narrative. What tops it all off is that all of that is overlayed onto one of the best stories ever written, and consequently, they compliment each other even more. There are other movies with great special effects, but the movie experience is diluted by shite plots and ho-hum characters. Not so this one!

They strayed a little from the book in places, but by hell, that is more than made up for by the rest of the effort! I'm still gobsmacked, and like the other two movies in the series, I think I'll need to go see it again to appreciate it fully.

It's a rare thing to have a trilogy in which each movie outdoes the preceeding one... just look at The Matrix and Terminator series... there's two instances of the last episode being a total WOFTAM!

Now to wait for technology to catch up and give me a Total Immersion Experience™ based on these movies... escapism at it's finest!

If you're not a fan and you haven't seen them, then I'd recommend to. If you have seen them and aren't convinced, then don't waste space in this thread telling us about it! Frankly if you don't agree with me, I DGAF! Merry Xmas!
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Old 12-27-2003, 21:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

Fantastic...can't wait got my tickets to see all three tonight...600min of viewage i cannot wait. I enjoyed the first 2 movies so much i spend $150 on each to get the collectors edition on DVD. Peter Jackson and crew so far have done a fantastic job on the movies and from all the reviews and ravings about the third one i cannot wait to see it....Sparkles I haven't seen the 3rd one yet but I am 100% sure i am going to agree with your review...DAMMMMMNNNN still have 7hrs till the first one is shown, 2.5hrs till i get out of work...
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argh! i need to see it!! NEEEEED!!! damn my lazy ass
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Old 12-27-2003, 22:46   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

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I felt like a little kid when I saw the war elephant(or whatever they're called) scene. Absolutely amazing!
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Was a truly great experiance watching this movie, i totally agree with Mr Sparkles whole post. The little bits that they left out of the movie that where in the book didn't have any real affect on the story line of the movie and would have increased the length of them to the absolute rediculos.
I suppose there was more of it in the last movie but i did tend to notice the animation scene's more than the other two.
One of the greatest stories ever written has become one of the greates stories ever to grace the big screen.
Hopefully they get an make the Hobbit into a movie soon.....
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Major thumbs up
Read the book when I was a kid about 10 times
Saw it on Boxing Day, was not disappointed :-)
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And all filmed in Nu Zeeeland, directed by a kiwi!

Not really my thing but yeah it is bloody amazing!
Still recon American Pie is the best trilogy... Matrix, LOTR, baaaah!

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haha.. i read the "When the war began series" many times by john marsden when i was a kid... does that mean theyll bring that to the screen?
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Never read the books

Have seen the first 2, personally i thought the 1st movie was quite slow and boring, the second movie was a bit better as it seemed to focus on a larger scale of the adventure where the first set up the characters
Will go see the 3rd just to know what happened in the end... can someone PM me and tell me.. i still have nfi what happens !

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woah it was an awesome movie...... but it is the longest movie ive ever sat through!!!

nah as has been mentioned the s/e in this movie are awesome!~
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