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#140239 - 12/18/03 08:42 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I went yesterday afternoon (left work early). Nothing beats going on opening day. Audience is so pumped up and cheered when the baddies got killes, and cried in the appropriate moments (heard much sniffing). Great effects, great story, great ending. But who wanted it to end??

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#140240 - 12/18/03 09:05 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I'm really looking forward to seeing the Return of the King. Tolkien was big when I was in college, Dungeons and Dragons and all that. Loved the books. The first two movies were fantastic. I spent a week reading all four books and almost flunked out of college over them.

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#140241 - 12/18/03 09:33 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I've not been so fanatic about these movies, but I did enjoy each of the first 2. I watched 2 last night on DVD (not the extended version) and am psyched about watching 3. I agree, JRR Tolkein is incredible.

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#140242 - 12/18/03 09:38 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I heard that some theatres in OK City are showing all three back to back to back.....9 hours of LOTR. I don't know that I could do that!!

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#140243 - 12/18/03 09:47 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I plan on doing that at home when the 3rd is eventually released on DVD. I have to be able to smoke, and it's nice to be able to pause for potty breaks!
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#140244 - 12/18/03 10:32 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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Actually, the length of the 3 back-to-back wasn't so bad (all three were extended versions), they gave us an hour break between each movie. The total time at the theater was long though, about 13 hours total, starting at 1:00 pm tuesday. We ended up getting home at about 2:30 am wednesday morning and waking up at 6:30 that morning for work. OUCH!
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#140245 - 12/28/03 07:58 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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For those who are interested, Christian History Newsletter has a series of articles on J.R.R. Tolkien here
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#140246 - 12/28/03 08:41 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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i hear the extended version of the third movie will be in excess of 5 hours when released next year. So without breaks, the 3 movies in extended versions will run in excess of 13 hours-without any breaks. I couldn't get through the third money without a restroom break. Where are the Depends ?
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#140247 - 12/29/03 02:23 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I went yesterday afternoon (left work early). Nothing beats going on opening day. Audience is so pumped up and cheered when the baddies got killes, and cried in the appropriate moments (heard much sniffing). Great effects, great story, great ending. But who wanted it to end??


I wanted it to end! Sorry all, but aside from the battle scene, I was bored. But I am not a LOTR fan - just went to make the Mrs. Happy. First one was okay, 2nd was ok, 3rd was blah. Part of it is that I can't stand Frodo, especially in the third one.

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#140248 - 12/29/03 04:00 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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Saw it yesterday w/ my 7 yr old son. He had no problem staying with the story. I loved it but I wished it was a little shorter. Where would they have cut that movie?

Overall it was a great flick and a fitting tribute to the author. Worth seeing. I don't know if it would be worth owning.
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#140249 - 12/29/03 04:03 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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My family loved it and thought it was the best out of three. I have yet to sit down long enough to watch 1 & 2.

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#140250 - 12/29/03 10:53 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I finally got to see the third installment Sat. the 27th. I thought overal Return of the King was good. I was a little disappointed in where they skirted from the book on occasions. The movie was long. I'm hoping that the feeling will come back in my legs.

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#140251 - 12/30/03 01:48 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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I finally got to see the third installment Sat. the 27th. I thought overal Return of the King was good. I was a little disappointed in where they skirted from the book on occasions. The movie was long. I'm hoping that the feeling will come back in my legs.


I second that Chuck, and I saw it last week! They should at least come around and fill up your popcorn tub at some point!

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#140252 - 12/30/03 02:51 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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With the price to get into movies, they should serve wine and cheese.

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#140253 - 12/30/03 03:45 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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It's been open for 2 weeks here, yep I've seen it, wouldn't miss it
Now i'm waiting for the box set

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#140254 - 01/02/04 04:07 PM Re: Lord of the Rings!
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We saw it opening night, and went again last night to take my 10-year old brother. He loved it.

I can bet that the extended version of the 3rd movie will be much longer than the theatre version. It felt very rushed, especially once Frodo entered Mordor. And Aragorn's march to Mordor was ridiculously quick, as well. You can tell they cut a lot from those sequences.

Overall, a very good movie. The theatre version, however, is not as good as the previous two.

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