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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
I admit I have never read the book The Lord of the Rings....and my entire L.O.R. knowledge comes from the mind of Peter Jackson. So when watching the hand drawn Lord of the Rings from Ralph Bakshi...my mind repeatedly went back to Jackson's movies. The story is classic....the animation is interesting.....the pace of the movie seems like it is on steroids compared to Jackson's very laid back pace. This movie covers The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers...but ends after the fight at Helms Deep. Sadly Bakshi never got to finish the trilogy.
The movie is interesting but compared to the Jackson's movies it is like reading cliff notes. Cliff notes are fine....but to get the whole experience…
After rewatching the Peter Jackson trilogy, I thought I should also rewatch the Ralph Bakshi animated film. I used to love this as a kid and I think it holds up well today. I think it's honestly just as good as Jackson's trilogy and in some cases better.
There was a lot that Jackson did better in his films, but there's also a lot that Bakshi does better here. The best thing I liked that Bakshi did was the characters. He gave the kind of character that I thought was lacking in the Jackson films, namely in Frodo. In Jackson's films, he always came off as too much of vulnerable and reluctant damsel. Here, he can actually take care of…
Animation Sunday 2015 #35- The Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson's epic, groundbreaking, and phenomenally directed adaptations of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings stories serve as some of the finest examples of fantasy filmmaking out there, but before Jackson had his hands on the material, Ralph Bakshi attempted to stamp his mark on the acclaimed property with an ambitious animation project combined with live-action actors participating in intense battle sequences. As much as I admire the effort, Bakshi's take, though unique, definitely crashed and burned. Since the pressure was too burdensome for him to continue and make the sequel film that would have covered Return of the King, this film, based on Tolkien's first two books, feel incomplete. Heck, even…
Aprovecho un pase en la sala Phenomena de Barcelona para ver en cine el clásico de culto de Bakshi, que he visto varias veces en DVD. Y la experiencia vale la pena: en pantalla grande lucen mejor las virtudes de una película que es, ante todo, el resultado del esfuerzo de un creador genial como Bakshi por indagar en nuevas formas expresivas y ampliar el campo del dibujo animado. El uso de la rostoscopia, el amplísimo repertorio de trucajes fotográficos, el diálogo entre realismo figurativo y abstracción, la caleidoscópica puesta en imágenes, todo es un gran experimento al servicio de la adaptación no de la obra, sino del "espíritu" de la obra. Pese a que la película no alcanza la…
“You are the one who has the Ring now.”
-Gandalf the Grey (William Squire (Voice))
Part 2 of the Middle-Earth Odyssey.
It’s difficult for me to separate my childhood love and enthusiasm for this version of Tolkien’s immortal series of sprawling epic novels and its sincere quality, having grown up with it (alongside Jackson’s adaptations too, of course).
Directed by Ralph Bakshi, this retelling of The Lord of the Rings is a faithful adaptation of the books and an enjoyable film in its entirety. Originally planned as two separate films charting Tolkien’s trilogy, only one was to see the light of day as producers United Artists unexpectedly refused to finance a sequel, despite its relative success at the Box Office.…
I can't believe this movie actually exists. It's so weirdly put together and oddly acted, completely out of tone not only with Tolkien's original trilogy of books, but out of tone with itself (the ultimate sin for a film to commit). A theatre version of this interpretation of Lord of the Rings is something I feel like would work better. Who knows?
As somebody who loves and appreciates Jackson's modern adaptation of the same source material, this just makes me appreciate it even more. There is just no sense of that wonder or amazement (yes, it's an animated film, but animated films don't get off lightly - often they can…
This movie shows you exactly what happens when you sprint through a story way too fast without taking time for stuff like character depth or bothering to make the plot make sense.
This is a movie I put on when I can’t sleep. Knocks me right out. It’s dull, it’s not very well animated (when it’s animated at all, there’s lots of inexplicable live action stuff) and it’s exceedingly brown and murky.
Amazingly awkward film. Whatever credit that's possible to give is owed completely to the source material.
The fact that sometimes the animation just gives into live action; the Orcs communicate in some pseudo-German language with red dots for eyes; Samwell is completely reduced to a bumbling fool and Aragorn is traded in for Anton Chigurh all make for the icing on this bizarre cake.
I live for that Gollum voice acting
Δε μου άρεσε πολύ.
Κάποια σημαντικά σημεία τα προσπερνάει με ταχύτητα ή δεν τα αναφέρει καθόλου, ενώ κάποια άλλα τα "τραβάει" υπερβολικά.
Μου άρεσε η παρουσίαση των 9 δαχτυλιδοφαντασμάτων περισσότερο απ' ότι στις ταινίες του Peter Jackson.
Not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, and the animation is all over the place, but it has this very unique charm that I love.
The 1978 Ralph Bakshi "The Lord of the Rings" is more of a curiosity than anything else. It's not particularly good except for some occasionally impressive animation, but there's not much that's offensively bad about it. This version is very simplified (two hours and 13 minutes for a book and a half) and seems to (from my memory of the Peter Jackson movies) cut out a lot of side characters or at least a ton of details and interactions, but I cannot imagine how confusing it would be if I didn't already know the story.
Also: It's really weird seeing Gollum with basically just a British accent.
Less edgy than most of the other Bakshi films and somewhat more polished. I think I'd rather be watching Wizards but I would probably really dig this as an 11 year old.
Una fantástica adaptación de la novela de Tolkien (aclaro de antemano que no la he leído, así que ni sé que grado de fidelidad a la obra tienen las películas ni me importa), más inocente y sobria que la versión de Jackson, pero también más natural y genuina.
Pero no voy a entrar en comparaciones, me parece absurdo y perjudicial por dos motivos: primero, que esta adaptación fue la primera y distinta, con otro enfoque, y segundo, que es evidente e innegable que Jackson tomó gran cantidad de influencias de ella. Muchas. Y me parece bien, ¿eh?
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