Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
The Lord of the Rings
Fantasy...beyond your imagination
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…
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…
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…
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…
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?
A pesar de ser más ingenua sobre todo respecto al carácter de los personajes, tiene un toque mágico otorgado principalmente por los escenarios…
Nothing will replace the gloom and rotoscoped squalor of the Middle-earth of my childhood, murky in abbreviation and brimming with Arumans.
UN LISÉRGICO VIAJE.
Siempre he sido más del original que de la copia, pero 'El Señor de los Anillos' (la versión de Ralph Bakshi que aglutina las tres novelas de la saga de J.R.R. Tolkien) no puede, sino ser comparada con la versión estatutaria y totémica de la saga dirigida por Peter Jackson. Es inevitable compararlas a medida que se va viendo la cinta.
El argumento no difiere demasiado de la versión de Peter Jackson. En este caso, Bakshi, que es un autor aguerrido y aventurero, que siempre ha estado abierto a la experimentación formalista de la técnica, venía curtido de realizar sus postmoderna sincursiones en el terreno del underground: 'Fritz the Cat' (1972), 'Heavy Traffic' (1973) y 'Coonskin' (1975),…
Here is a very interesting movie made by the animation legend Ralph Bashki. Yes, surprisingly there was a 1978 Lord of the Rings movie, and animated no less. At first I was more puzzled than skeptical. I mean the poster and dvd case did have that epic high-fantasy feel to it so I decided to give it a watch.
Now, I must admit I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE Tolkien fan. I have read the original trilogy many times, along with the Silmarillion and a few history of middle earth books compiled by his son Christopher Lee. So my mindset was open to a new interpritation of the classical tale but at the same time slightly skeptical.
The Good: It's…
Oh my god it is NOT possible to be high enough for this movie.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If you think of JAWS and STAR WARS as the beginning of the modern film blockbuster, than this arguably was the first example of a failed franchise. This was the equivalent of recent flops like THE GOLDEN COMPASS, JOHN CARTER, FANTASTIC FOUR, and other films meant to launch a series and didn't do so, resulting in an incomplete story. GOLDEN COMPASS is probably the most obvious comparison as that film also is clearly only a first chapter that ends without a proper resolution, and nearly a decade later, is clearly not likely to provide sequels or an extended version.
Ever since the '60's, many attempts were made to turn LORD OF THE RINGS into a film, from the Beatles to…
For my 1111th logged film on here.
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