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(Onion AV Club)   A look back at the last weird, personal, and multiple Oscar-winning film about two kids who couldn't afford air travel trekking across the country   (film.avclub.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Matrix Reloaded, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, TV version of The Return Of The King, horror films, Lord Of The Rings novels, Matrix Revolutions  
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2021-01-22 11:31:02 AM  
19 votes:

Dr Jack Badofsky: gyruss: Nikki Finke

Who?


He plays in a Mötley Crüe tribute band.
 
2021-01-22 1:41:16 PM  
8 votes:
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2021-01-23 12:48:54 PM  
3 votes:

flondrix: Tyrone Slothrop: ...and then he farked it up by making the bloated Hobbit trilogy.

And even with with all the extra, non-cannonical material, we never got to see the Scouring of the Shire.


YOU'LL GET 10 MINUTES OF SLO-MO HOBBIT PAJAMA PARTY AND LIKE IT
 
2021-01-22 2:43:22 PM  
3 votes:
From TFA:
"[Jackson] was trying to do something that nobody had ever done before: a stirring and straight-faced fantasy adventure, told on a Lawrence Of Arabia scale. And Jackson pulled it off."

You can fark right off. All mythologizing about TE Lawrence aside, Lawrence of Arabia is an utterly brilliant film. It will be viewed as a great work of art 100 years from now.

LOTR raised the bar for fun fanboy drivel, and that is all its really trying to do. It deserves no comparison to Lawrence of Arabia.
 
2021-01-22 1:45:31 PM  
3 votes:

Tarl3k: Rent Party: I'm going with RotK, because on a great big Dolby theater on the big screen, the charge of the Rohirrim was gawdam awe inspiring.

I'll agree...but the abject *thrill* of the Balrog was more impressive, IMHO.  I still remember opening night, watching the movie with about 10 friends of mine.  When the Balrog appeared I looked down the row, and everybody was literally on the edge of their seats.  After that, movies were never the same for me. :)


Balrog was farkin awesome, too.  My kids used to run around the house yelling "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" every time I wanted to move.   Hilarity ensuing.
 
2021-01-22 12:33:30 PM  
3 votes:
I assumed that they would wait to award the last one as a nod toward the entire trilogy. Also, there are a bunch of British accents, and that will garner a few Oscars just on its own
 
2021-01-22 4:26:01 PM  
2 votes:
If you press 'skip' every time you see either Frodo or Sam you get a solid action/adventure movie.
 
2021-01-22 12:59:53 PM  
2 votes:

The Silver Mullet: That's the whole point. Frodo isn't the hero. Sam is. Tolkien said so himself. If you take in the story knowing that, it brings all the more depth into it. Sam is one of the great heroes of literature in my opinion. Taking on the journey in stride because that's what friends do, and that's what had to be done.


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2021-01-22 12:17:24 PM  
2 votes:
I was guessing "Badlands", but ok.
 
2021-01-22 1:57:04 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't want quirky references. I wanted a total hybrid of Heavenly Creatures and Meet the Feebles.
 
2021-01-22 1:41:46 PM  
1 vote:
Oh and if you're at all familiar with Jackson's other work, spotting all his little quirks and preferences in the films kinda takes one out of it, and is another thing one tends to notice more on repeat viewings. Definitely doesn't improve the experience.

/ L-o-w f-r-a-m-e-r-a-t-e s-l-o-m-oooooo
// Beheading! Take a drink.
 
2021-01-22 1:01:07 PM  
1 vote:

Rent Party: I'm going with RotK, because on a great big Dolby theater on the big screen, the charge of the Rohirrim was gawdam awe inspiring.


I'll agree...but the abject *thrill* of the Balrog was more impressive, IMHO.  I still remember opening night, watching the movie with about 10 friends of mine.  When the Balrog appeared I looked down the row, and everybody was literally on the edge of their seats.  After that, movies were never the same for me. :)
 
2021-01-22 12:31:23 PM  
1 vote:

NOLAhd: I went to see all of them in the theater on opening weekend and loved them. There are a few scenes that almost exactly match the images I formed in my head reading the books.

And yet I've only seen them once. They're on HBOMax and I scroll right past them. I'm not sure why, but I have no interest in watching them again.


I saw them, I enjoyed them at the time. I bought the theatrical and extended cuts on DVD, then upgraded them to Blu-ray when that time came because I always felt they were ones that needed to be in the permanent library. I watched the theatrical versions as they came out and the extended versions as they originally came out and enjoyed both, however I have seen them only once and I have no desire to see them again. Even more than that, my brain immediately goes into trying to get out of watching them when someone else suggests it. Like, making up fake illnesses and whatnot. I just can't bring myself to watch them again unless Cate Blanchett is on screen. No idea why.
 
2021-01-22 11:47:24 AM  
1 vote:

Tyrone Slothrop: ...and then he farked it up by making the bloated Hobbit trilogy.


I can still quote myself after sitting in a theater watching the first one, not knowing that it was supposed to be a trilogy, because why?  The book is relatively short.   And not a trilogy.

Anyway, my exact words were "Fark you, Peter Jackson, you cock."
 
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