Lord Of The Rings 1: Fellowship Of The Ring


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I think i am the only person on the planet who doesnt like the movie. i found the entire thing very far fetched, and from the way ppl were talking, i thought it was gonna be a great movie, but i was horribly wrong. the beginning made me laugh, bacuse they were making such a big deal about this stupid ring, and its like, ur the dumbasses who made it in the 1st place. another thing is, its totally predictible cuz i knew that the protagonist was gonna survive, because thats just what happens in movies..oo big surprise. and ya know that that white haired dude isnt really dead, i mean c'mon ppl this is hollywood, its about as fake as you can get. another thing is, these hooded ppl are supposed to be so strong or wuteva..hmm i wonder why the main character doesnt get caught by the bad guy...the very thought of more movies coming out makes me nauseated, but eventually ppl are bound to get annoyed with the common, hero worship that we see in 99% of movies these days. i mean, c'mon ppl..in real life, people actually die..accept it.

>>By very annoyed   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 05:08)

I read the Hobbit books as a kid, and because I had such a fondness for fantasy, I loved the pure escapism. Naturally, that made me a prime candidate for loving the escapist quality in this current edition of Lord of the Rings. But there were some things different from the book in the movie I didn't like. For example, Liv Tyler should not be allowed to act, just because her daddy is Steven Tyler. The tree keepers were also not nearly as formidable as they are supposed to be. And the editing was too choppy, etc. But consider, too, it was New Year's Eve when I saw it. A friend and I sneaked champagne and chocolate into the theater. So when the new year struck, we drank the champagne and ate the chocolate and continued watching the film. It's not the best-made picture, but what the hell. Sometimes a little escapism doesn't hurt.

>>By redcatdave   (Monday, 27 Jan 2003 09:17)

Lord of the Rings was Farkin' awesome, especially cause it was filmed right here in my country yeeehaaa!!! Hopefully it will put New Zealand back on some of themaps!!
Orlando Bloom is such a hottie!


>>By LiquidGirl From New Zealand   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 23:28)

An excellent tale which transports the imagination into another world full of mystery, darkness, and high adventure. This book has always inspired me , and after a period of 20 years , I have now completed my first adventure novel entitled 'The Dark Fortress' which I hope to have published if i find an agent. However I await the release of the third and final film THE RETURN OF THE KING in December 2003. I only hope that they go back a make a film of the HOBBIT once all this is over , after all - what will we all be doing Christmas 2004 when there's no more Tolkein on the screen !.

>>By Mark Julius   (Friday, 7 Mar 2003 21:24)

fantastic film
the best i have ever seen
i saw the first 8 times the secind two times
and i read the three books twice

>>By arnold   (Saturday, 8 Mar 2003 23:34)

Fellowship was alright. I wasn't psyched about seeing the second one, but I thought it was much better than the first. What was Frodo's creepy slave's name? The skin and bones creature.....what's the deal with him? Was he once a Hobbit? Anyway, I thought he totally weird and pretty neat. Those of you who have seen the film 8 times, fill me in on him. By the way, do you realize you spent an entire day of your life watching that movie?

>>By Jen   (Sunday, 16 Mar 2003 00:29)

I have only seen the fellowship twice and both times I was interupted. It's a hard movie to watch when you can't just sit there. I really like Aragorn. I knew when he firt appeared that something was not as it seemed. Then We find out that he is the king!!! All in all, It was a great movie.

>>By Elven queen   (Monday, 17 Mar 2003 17:58)

the first time i saw lotr ifell in love with orlado bloom wich made me want to see the second.it is a great movie and i am the biggest fan no one else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>>By legolas"s lass   (Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 20:00)

Legolas is the cutest elve in all the middle earth ji ji

>>By Sung Mi   (Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 20:57)

the two towers was way off!!!!!! it's distorted but i won't complain much. it's also good.

>>By whoever   (Saturday, 22 Mar 2003 05:43)

The movies by Peter Jackson were great,but I have to admit...I personally liked the old 70's cartoon version better.I mean,I love it better because it's particularly funny how they were drawn.Sam's face looked like a potatoe,and the Balrog looked like one of those flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz.I find it alright that you have never heard of LOTR until the live movie came out,but I don't think that new fans should spend their time obsessing over an actor who played in the movie,rather then enjoying the books that were wrote for our entertainment.Plus,the older fans of LOTR need to calm down(not saying anybody here),and let the people who have just heard of LOTR become fans and not say,"Oh,you havn't read the books,you arn't a real fan."Yeah.Anybody can be a fan,as long as they appreciate what they are being a fan of.That's what I wanted to say.

>>By my_limes_hurt_me   (Wednesday, 2 Apr 2003 05:36)

i've read the books,hav the lotr the felowship of the ring on dvd, and seen the lotr the two towers. i dunno if i am the only 1 but i think that the lotr the fotr movie was better than the book and the lotr the ttt book was better than the movie. although i still think that those movies are TOTALLY KOOL!so i guess i am a fan i cant wait to see lotr the return of the king!!!!!!!!!!!!

>>By nancy   (Sunday, 6 Apr 2003 21:10)

um, if you have read the books you would already know the storyline, the film was a wonderful visual interpretation of the first book of its kind to reach as many people as it did.
This is a fantasy story, good always wins, Frodo is such a powerful character because he is just a hobbit, no more than that. He escapes from the nine because that is what he is meant to do.
and yes gandalf did die, he was brought back by the powerful beings that be because he had not finished his role in middle earth, he does not finish it for many years after the plot finishes. In tolkein's world wizards are not human, Gandalf has walked middle earth for 800 times the life of a man.
and while i am not a big tolkien fan i feel that jackson did a wonderful and praiseworthy job with a story so many have their own opinions about. he cannot please everyone anymore than he could have changed the storyline, it had been written 50 years before.

>>By Nevikrose   (Saturday, 12 Apr 2003 00:03)

I completely agree with what my_limes_hurt_me said. You don't need to have been a long time reader of the Lord of the Rings to be a fan of it. You just have to appreciate what Peter Jackson has done. I myself discovered the Lord of the Rings shortly before the movie came out and have read the series including the Hobbit over ten times. I love the movies, every one of them even the 1978 version. I can't wait for the Return of the King in December, it will kick major ass!

>>By moses_168   (Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 17:24)

after much considering i've decided i like the fellowship better, but i love gollum's split personallity thing in ttt. ive seen tfotr 10 times and it seems like every time i see it i see something i didn't notice before. ive seen ttt twice. personally, i think frodo's a whimp and it seems as though sam has a thing for him. legolas is cool.

>>By nikki   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 02:10)

Vedui' il'er. I must say that The Lord of the Rings movies have got to be my favorite, but I still believe the books were better. The scenery really caught my eye and the acting was great. You can tell the actors and actressess put a lot of emotion into the characters they portray.

I absolutely think the people who come here to make fun of Lord of the Rings fans have no real lives. 'Tis a sad thing when people have nothing else better to do than to go around and laugh at the expense of others.

One thing that people may hate me for saying, is that nobody can really be the so-called "biggest fan." I just don't believe such a thing exists. Many people who say that are the biggest fans have only read the Lord of the Rings trilogy and maybe The Hobbit. If that is so, then they can't possibly be the biggest fan, having not even read any of Tolkien's other wonderful works of literature.

Hmm, I do believe if I don't stop, I'll start ranting. Namaarie!

>>By Nilfalathiel Lessien   (Thursday, 1 May 2003 05:05)

I thought it was pretty stupid how on the extended fotr DVD they have everything except the stuff on the regular DVD like the music videos and trailers and if you're mad about lotr like me you will have to buy them both! (Unless, like me, you've thought of that and got the extra stuff off the promotional AOL CDRom.) Mwahahahaha! Suckers!

>>By foolofatook@email.com   (Sunday, 4 May 2003 17:51)

ne1 who duznt lv lord of the rings has sumthing far rong with them!! aragorn is my god!!!

>>By nelass   (Wednesday, 7 May 2003 20:15)

I don't care what you say, I am the BIGGEST fan. I have seen both movies and can't wait to see the third. I have read all the books including the hoobit and I have pictures hanging in my room. I don't think you have to read any other books by Tolkien ( even though I tried reading the Silmarilian) to be a fan of THE LORD OF THE RINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean you would to be a fan of Tolkien.

>>By nickie   (Sunday, 18 May 2003 01:25)

Agh. Ignorant and stubborn people like you really get me pissed off. How dare you call yourself the so-called high honor of being "the biggest fan." There's also a difference between a phase of obsession and true fandom. I think that by the end of the Third Movie, you'll part from your "obsession." You haven't met all the other fans, how can you be the biggest? I've met people a lot more learned in The Lord of the Rings than you. And if you are going to argue that you've seen the movies more than I have, then get a reality check. I've seen the movies over 50 times. I also own TTT on VCD, from Hong Kong. And biggest fan, while making fun of all the characters? You talk as if you've never read the books, or if you have, then you never took any important character detail into consideration. You should probably respect the characters if you are a true fan. So far, you're deeming yourself as a little fan-girly. The likes of you people are so nerve-wrecking sometimes. I'll respect your opinion, all the same.

Good day! Sorry for flaming, I won't do it again unless provoked.


>>By Nilfalathiel Lessien   (Friday, 20 Jun 2003 19:17)

Oh and another point pertaining to older messages.
1. I actually can type. I'm also a freelance writer.
2. You can be a fan without reading the books. Probably not the "Biggest" fan.
3. Merchandise does not make a true fan. I don't own that much merchandise. However, I do own a large store of knowledge regarding the books.

I'll be going now.



>>By Nilfalathiel Lessien   (Friday, 20 Jun 2003 19:24)

The only people who don't enjoy Lord of the Rings are usually those who don't understand it. The Lord of the Rings films are not as hyped up as countless movies are today, although they are indeed altered for dramatical effect so as to attract a wider audience. But that is to be expected if any director wants to earn a decent profit from his hard work.. and there was and still is an incredible amount of time and effort being put into these films. They are visual interpretations from J.R.R. Tolkien's books--they are not following some sort of movie trend. If so, then Tolkien must have been way ahead of his time for writing such a wonderfully modern story written half a century ago. Of course, one cannot please all. However, Lord of the Rings remains one of the greatest fantasy stories ever told; perhaps you should try paying attention to the masterpiece you are watching before you criticize it.

>>By LOTR Fan   (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 01:59)

just like to make a few comments to "very annoyed". First of all, stupid shit, if you would like to properly critisize a film, you will do it in a considerate and proper manner. For instance, "ppl", "cuz", and "predictible" are not words in the english language. With the horrible defilation of the british tongue out of the way, we'll begin your disection. A- No, you are not the only thinking person on the earth, primarily because you aren't a thinking person. B- It was an excellent film, and you've not the good vision to realize this than you should be shot in the face multiple times with a heavy firearm. C- The "deal with the ring" is that it is a symbol of temptation, control, and evil. It represents all that is the peril of middle earth. it was forged by the dark lord Sauron to control all of the other rings of power wrought in the second age of the sun by the great elven smiths after the fall of Beleriand. If you had any literary understanding, or even read any of the necessary text you might have picked up on some of the deeper meanings of this aspect of the story. D- OF COURSE ITS PREDICTABLE, DOLT!
It's been published for 50 fucking years! i swear to god, people like you who dont read the text, see the movie and critisize it for being predictable should all go stick yourselves in an incinerator and rid us all of your utter stupidity. E-
(gee, this is getting pretty lengthy now isnt it) As above stated by Nevicrose, Gandalf does die and returns by the will of the Valar dwelling in the undying land of Valinor, but again since you are not well read this was lost on you and you've made yet another condemming comment. F- The Nazgul are incredibly powerful. Frodo was able to elude them by the grace of destiny and the inner strength he harbours in his heart. Again, literary interpretation. You should try taking an english class sometime, dumbass.G- "hero worship"...? I dont remember any "worship" of frodo in the movie or in the fan crowd. once again i beleive you're a fucking idiot. H- Lastly, yes people do die, very good. In fact many people die in the movie in case you werent quite paying attention, testicle breath.

Well, now that i've finished, i beleive both of the now released LOTR films were very good and relatively accurate representations of the novel, and I hope my post has discouraged uneducated, ill-prepared scum to rip on a glorious cenimatic acheivement such as The Lord of the Rings. Read the book before the movie and any further misunderstanding for any novel-based book will vanish.

>>By Steelhawk   (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 02:55)

there was meant to be an "if" before "you've" in section A
than should be then(section B)
disregard capitalization errors, i am a lazy man.
same goes for punctuation

>>By corrections by steelhawk to above message   (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 02:59)


>>By Avaramarthien   (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 05:10)

To what Nilfalahiel Lessien said, AMEN!

>>By SoccerFreak   (Friday, 25 Jul 2003 03:28)

The Lord of the Rings movies make what is wuite possibly the greatest movie trilogy of all time. They will be remembered decades from now as the best movies ever made. The first two movies were incredible and without even seeing it, i know the third will be just as good if not better than the two previous to it. To put it simply, The Lord of The Rings kicks major orc ass.

>>By The Chief   (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 21:57)

ian mitchell,

1st of all.... Legolas's actors name is Orlando Bloom who also plays in Pirates of the Caribbean... call him by his proper name.
ne way......
Oh. and the movie rocked! I loved the twists and turns that were put in it. i didnt read the book but my friend did and said they did twist it a bit. ah well...i better go.... i got more stuff to explore here...ttfn

>>By GC_Lover_15   (Thursday, 7 Aug 2003 06:05)

ian mitchell,

PSSS....who cares if ur 14.... im 15... hahaha... and wats with the ps's?
besides all of you who call yourselves fans have not met my friend. she knows all about them jus like Nilfalathiel. i agree with Nilfalathiel Lessien! You ppl are so stereotypical it makes me sick... stop showin your a true fan and begin realizing what a big loser most of you r.. some posts ive seen... makes me laugh of how brainless of the movies you are.... i have seen both movies....dont tell me you know all about them or fight over how "BIG" of a fan you are until i c some proof! you ppl make me sick!

im out!


>>By GC_Lover_15   (Thursday, 7 Aug 2003 06:16)

I'm trying to start storing up "background" knowledge of the books, such as going back and reading the Silmarillion again. The books aren't as interesting as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but learning the background information fills out even the most smallest of moments in the movies. Such as the scene in the first movie (extended version) when Aragorn is singing, and Frodo asks what woman he's singing about. Aragorn responds with something like, "The Lady Luthien. She gave her heart to Beren, a mortal." Once I read that story in the Silmarillion, it had so much more meaning to it. And Nilfalathiel, I would love to talk to you about the different books.
PS Like anyone cares, but I'm the friend GC_Lover_15 mentions in her post.

>>By AvalonsWolfGaia   (Thursday, 7 Aug 2003 07:03)

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