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1LOTRminasturiel
Edited: Jun 22, 2008, 4:23pm Top

Does everythink that the movies, directed and produced by Peter Jackson, did the Lord of the Rings Trilogy right?

Well, I'll tell you one thing- I definitely think they do!! :P However, I have not heard that this is the case with everyone. Recently, and this is the first time I've heard it, someone said they thought the movies were basically terrible and did not do the Trilogy jusitce.

Thoughts and opinions please!

2Vanye
May 17, 2010, 12:27pm Top

The movies IMHO were great for what they are-movies! In order to have filmed every episode in the books each movie would need to be 6-9 hrs long-Ain't Gonna Happen! Many of my favorite parts were left out of the movies but the 2 hr+ length of each of them strains the limits of patience for most of the movie-going public. As to the images in the films-for all of us who have read & reread the books & had images in our heads of how everybody & everything in the books looks many of the images PJ gave us on the screen were great to right on while others were a different take but still, for the most part worked OK. I know that a lot of people did not like the medieval take on-for instance the Riders of Rohan-tho I personally liked it a lot & rewatch the movies often especially when I don't like whatever is going on in the RW-come to think of it today seems like a good day to rewatch the trilogy!

One last thing I would say on the subject is that I know Tolkien lovers who refuse to watch the movies & to keep the images in their heads which they have acquired by reading the books while on the other hand many of the movie goers have not & never will read the books while I remain a huge fan of both & that is the spectrum of Tolkien lovers-it is all over the map! 8^)

3varielle
Apr 23, 2013, 10:17am Top

I do think trying to turn The Hobbit, which is a fairly slim volume compared to the others, into three full length movies was too much of a stretch. I saw it a few months ago with three people who had loved the movies from the trilogy, but had never read any of the books. They were bored out of their minds by the end and severly disappointed. I think Jackson is going to try and milk it for as much money as he can, which is unfortunate. One longish, well-done film would have been sufficient for Bilbo's adventure.

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