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The Lord of the Rings Collection
The Lord of the Rings trilogy consists of three epic fantasy films, based on the influential novels written by J. R. R. Tolkien, directed by Peter Jackson.
I don't even care anymore.
I don't care that the eagles could have flown them to Mordor.
I don't care about all the blatant Christian undertones.
I don't care that it's kind of racist.
I don't care.
I don't care because this trilogy is so fucking beautiful that it makes my eyes hurt.
The music is beautiful, the cinematography is beautiful, the characters are beautiful, the battle scenes are beautiful, even the Blu-Ray box set cover art is beautiful. Everything is goddamn gorgeous.
A harrowing portrayal of drug-addiction, shown through the hallucinatory vision of the protagonist who attempts to make sense of his world view through fantasy.
"Those fucking Hobbit movies were boring as hell. All it was was a bunch of people walking. THREE movies of people walking to a fucking volcano. Here's the first movie... *walks*... and here's the second movie... *walks...stumbles...keeps walking*.. You ready for the third movie? *walks...FINALLY dumps ring in volcano...walks away* Even the fucking trees walked in those movies."
-Randal in Clerks 2
Never start an extended trilogy marathon at 5.pm, just finished at 3:50 a.m.
This is a trilogy that I hadn't really watched in years, It's the first time I saw each segment in the trilogy one after the other and I have to say that everyone is right, this does work so perfectly as one film. Fellowship, Two Towers and Return Of the King should either be ranked next to each other in lists or just as one. I saw each LOTR film in the cinema and I remember being very bored by The Fellowship Of the Ring as an 11 or 12 year old, I'd seen it since then but wow I never truly understood it until now. That's funny really, I know when watching it now it's not hard to understand…
"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
Save your time and money as this will leave you wondering why you spent over half a day.
The best of the best of the best of the best of the best from the best. ♥
Now I've seen all the extended cuts, and I still don't get the ring. I don't know what it's for and I don't know how it works.
What do they mean when they say it gives you power? Power to do what?
Why can the ring sometimes decide where it goes?
Why does it have a different effect on different bearers?
Why does Gollum never want to wear it round his finger?
Why didn't it turn Bilbo into a Gollum-type?
Why do all the Orcs just give up once it is destroyed?
The mythology around the ring is just a complete mess.
I know a lot of this stuff is explained better in the books (I went to the LOTR-wiki…
These films are amazing! That's all I'm going to say.
If this trilogy was 1 single movie. It would be the greatest movie I have ever seen.
So fucking good.
I wish my friends would be willing to watch all of them in one sitting.
Please see my reviews for each part:
Perhaps the most important trilogy in the history of cinema. The CGI might not be breathtaking today, and the length of the story indulgent, especially when the extended versions are taken into account, but back in the early 21st century this was 'event cinema' at its best.
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