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Baconfoot Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 04:05 AM
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Just saw Return of the King...
Well I just got back from seeing Return of the King. (Early charity showing in Palm Springs)

It's late but I couldn't live without imparting the following bits of information ye even onto the democratic underground people:

1)If Return of the King doesn't win the Oscar for best picture it will be nothing less than a repudiation of the genre.
2)Sean Astin should clearly get a Best Supporting Actor nomination at least.

This movie will make long-time LOTR fans and "only the movie" people alike cry.

What a movie. WHAT a movie.

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  - Don't spoil it!  Archae   Dec-06-03 04:13 AM   #1 
  - was it really THAT good?!?!?!?! Im Dieing to see it!  SideshowScott   Dec-06-03 04:13 AM   #2 
  - thanks for the post  Kennethken   Dec-06-03 04:14 AM   #3 
  - books are always better, but the movies still kick @ss  Aragorn4president   Dec-06-03 05:29 PM   #24 
  - Thank you  La_Serpiente   Dec-06-03 04:29 AM   #4 
  - exciting news  xchrom   Dec-06-03 05:42 AM   #5 
  - I have lost track  frustrated_lefty   Dec-06-03 06:02 AM   #6 
     - eh?  La_Serpiente   Dec-06-03 06:05 AM   #7 
     - Yes, I know  frustrated_lefty   Dec-06-03 06:16 AM   #8 
        - Make that an even 4.  mmmarke   Dec-06-03 06:23 AM   #10 
           - Make that an even 5  supernova   Dec-06-03 07:18 AM   #15 
              - Why Not 6?  Crisco   Dec-06-03 08:46 AM   #18 
                 - Count me in for 7  VelmaD   Dec-06-03 09:26 AM   #20 
                    - Number Eight here  nykiera   Dec-06-03 09:46 AM   #21 
                       - Oh yeah number nine  Aragorn4president   Dec-06-03 05:23 PM   #23 
     - Well I for one would not mind a Eowyn, Arwen sandwich action..  SideshowScott   Dec-06-03 06:34 AM   #11 
     - Uhh...if you haven't seen it...  VelmaD   Dec-06-03 09:48 AM   #22 
     - I'll take Aragorn thank you!  INTELBYTES   Dec-06-03 06:47 PM   #28 
  - Reading the ROTK  Dudley_DUright   Dec-06-03 06:20 AM   #9 
  - I'm still waiting for Frodo and Sam to declare their physical love for one  joeybee12   Dec-06-03 07:09 AM   #12 
  - LOL!  ibegurpard   Dec-06-03 07:15 AM   #13 
  - Especially those big burly MEN throwing and carrying those little  joeybee12   Dec-06-03 07:17 AM   #14 
     - Tolkien was married with children  Enraged_Ape   Dec-06-03 08:12 AM   #16 
        - Yeah, it's starting to get to me--I can't wait either  joeybee12   Dec-06-03 08:40 AM   #17 
  - Landover Baptist Church demanded scenes be deleted  chookie   Dec-06-03 06:53 PM   #30 
  - fanfic already?  Terwilliger   Dec-06-03 07:10 PM   #32 
  - I DONT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT  Mass_Liberal   Dec-06-03 09:24 AM   #19 
  - I am so JEALOUS  chookie   Dec-06-03 05:58 PM   #25 
  - Sean Bean  Mass_Liberal   Dec-06-03 06:24 PM   #26 
     - He is awesome  chookie   Dec-06-03 06:37 PM   #27 
     - gotta go buy that DVD  Cheswick   Dec-06-03 07:27 PM   #34 
     - I kind of wish Bean had been chosen to play  Jen6   Dec-06-03 09:33 PM   #39 
     - yeap, as did i, and agree that sean astin deserves an oscar  kodi   Dec-06-03 08:35 PM   #36 
  - "'The Return of the King' is NOT about Jesus Christ!"  chookie   Dec-06-03 06:50 PM   #29 
  - holy cow, you too!?  villager   Dec-06-03 06:54 PM   #31 
  - RUD-Y RUD-Y RUD-Y  Cheswick   Dec-06-03 07:25 PM   #33 
  - Kick  MrsGrumpy   Dec-06-03 07:59 PM   #35 
  - So how different was it from the book?  C_eh_N_eh_D_eh   Dec-06-03 08:49 PM   #37 
  - Does PJ take as many liberties with ROTK  Jen6   Dec-06-03 09:18 PM   #38 
 
Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 04:13 AM
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1. Don't spoil it!
Does Frodo and Sam destroy the One Ring? :-)
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SideshowScott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 04:13 AM
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2. was it really THAT good?!?!?!?! Im Dieing to see it!
Edited on Sat Dec-06-03 04:14 AM by SideshowScott
I was floored by both movies ( fellowship and two towers ) how does this one stack up? As long as its good as the other two im happy..So does it beat the triolgy curse?
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 04:14 AM
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3. thanks for the post
I'm sure I will see it in the theater. I'm sure I'll like it. I have to say I liked TTT better on DVD, so I will probably like ROTK better that way too. Too much story for general audiences, I think.

Each part - FOTR, TTT, ROTK could have run 4-5 hours and followed the books better, IMO, but how many non book fans would agree with that?

Glad you enjoyed it
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Aragorn4president Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 05:29 PM
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24. books are always better, but the movies still kick @ss
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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 04:29 AM
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4. Thank you
I can't wait to see it.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 05:42 AM
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5. exciting news
can't wait to see it.
especially those pretty boy elves. yummy.
i've enjoyed the first two a great - and i think the treatment from book to movie has been fine.
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 06:02 AM
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6. I have lost track
of the women in my life that fantasize about being sandwiched between Legolan and Aragorn. I just hope the movie kicks butt. ;)
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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 06:05 AM
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7. eh?
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 06:16 AM
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8. Yes, I know
it corrupts the purity of the film. My wife wants to be nailed by Legolas, she has said as much, and I have spoken with at least 3 women who have said they would love a 3-way with Legolas and Aragorn.
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 06:23 AM
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10. Make that an even 4.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 07:18 AM
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15. Make that an even 5
Aragorn/supernova/Legolas :9
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 08:46 AM
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18. Why Not 6?
I bought tickets on Fandango for opening day (17th) already.

I read the book like once every two years or so, but at this point I'm trying to stay movie-visual spoiler free. Not easy with all these tempting TV specials, I tell ya.

Thank goodness for TiVo.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 09:26 AM
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20. Count me in for 7
And you can add Faramir, Boromir, Eomer, Pippin...oh hell, every man in the movie except Wormtongue. ;-)
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nykiera Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 09:46 AM
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21. Number Eight here
Drools...
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Aragorn4president Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 05:23 PM
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23. Oh yeah number nine
as the name would suggest though, I am partial to Aragorn myself. However, from the trailers I'm not liking the whole straight haired pony tail look as much as the rough ranger one.

11 Days!!!! :bounce:
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SideshowScott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 06:34 AM
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11. Well I for one would not mind a Eowyn, Arwen sandwich action..
I think Miranda Otto and Liv Tyler are smokin...Aragorn in a lucky Bastich to have those two chase him..
Thank god we have not seen any Gollum fetishs pop up..Ewwwwww!
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 09:48 AM
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22. Uhh...if you haven't seen it...
Edited on Sat Dec-06-03 09:48 AM by VelmaD
it's only because you haven't been looking.

There are fan sites for every possible pairing of characters from those movies. Don't believe me? Try:
http://www.libraryofmoria.com

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INTELBYTES Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 06:47 PM
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28. I'll take Aragorn thank you!
If all the elvin chicks look like her, I'm moving to Rivendale!
:bounce:
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 06:20 AM
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9. Reading the ROTK
makes me cry every time, so I would be disappointed if the movie did not do so. :cry:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 07:09 AM
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12. I'm still waiting for Frodo and Sam to declare their physical love for one
another.

Do they finally do that????????????????
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