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suarezguy March 12 2014 04:30 PM

Do you think LotR holds up?
 
I rewatched the films (theatrical) recently and while a lot does work, Wood and Mortensen were fairly underwhelming, Wood especially being limited and choppy in his range, and Pippin was particularly underdeveloped until TRotK. The middle of the first film felt pretty rushed and dependent on the effects while there wasn't much plot in the second. Gollum was pretty good but at times too cheaply comical and I didn't like how literal the division and interaction between his Good and Evil sides were (although I realize it's hard to do something subtler on film).

JarodRussell March 12 2014 04:43 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
The Frodo & Sam stuff started to annoy me pretty soon.

And while I could watch Fellowship daily, the other two films somehow do nothing for me anymore.

RoJoHen March 12 2014 05:36 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
I watch these movies at least once every 6 months. Yes, they still hold up just fine.

sojourner March 12 2014 05:39 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
Yeah, these films are ancient. Time for them to be remade.

M'rk, son of Mogh March 12 2014 06:12 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
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suarezguy wrote: (Post 9350896)
I rewatched the films (theatrical) recently and while a lot does work, Wood and Mortensen were fairly underwhelming, Wood especially being limited and choppy in his range, and Pippin was particularly underdeveloped until TRotK. The middle of the first film felt pretty rushed and dependent on the effects while there wasn't much plot in the second. Gollum was pretty good but at times too cheaply comical and I didn't like how literal the division and interaction between his Good and Evil sides were (although I realize it's hard to do something subtler on film).

These were "problems" that always existed. What would make them not "hold up" now as opposed to then?

2takesfrakes March 12 2014 06:17 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
No. I do not think that the Lord of the Rings Trilogy holds up. The strongest entry is Frellowship of the Rings, in my opinion. But a reboot? Another movie, or series of films? I'm not sure what that could accomplish that Peter Jackson hasn't, already. There could be a more literally faithful version of LOTR, certainly. But ... that would be the only difference and it would be so minor that it would hardly make the effort of making it worthwhile. What should happen is a condensed, combined version of the LOTR trilogy that's already out there. Make it a single, 3 hour-long movie, or so. Otherwise, I fail to find the point of revisiting this classic, in movie form.

Tom March 12 2014 06:22 PM

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Middle Earth based TV series... HMM Of course, if they did that now people would accuse them of trying to cash in on Game of Thrones success..lol

Levi March 12 2014 07:20 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
I'm not a very big LotR fan. I enjoyed the films, and I watch them again every now and then. For me, they're always a good watch.

Timelord Victorious March 12 2014 07:23 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
I don't watch them nearly as often as i used to anymore, but yes, they still hold up and rank among my favorite films of all times.

DonIago March 12 2014 07:43 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
They hold up quite well AFAIC, though I do find them "dense" enough that I tend to need breaks while watching them. That said I also only watch the Extended Editions these days.

Relayer1 March 12 2014 08:23 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
The first film has pacing issues, the second one is to all intents and purposes perfect, and the third one has plot and CGI issues.

Overall though, they're still fantastic...

Chemahkuu March 12 2014 08:26 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
Re-watched them again about a month ago and will do again when I have DoS to do a 5 film runthrough.

The CGI is looking rough these days, the acting? please, read the book and tell me the actors are actually more cheesey or silly at times, the narrative holds up just fine.

sojourner March 12 2014 09:09 PM

Re: Do you think LotR holds up?
 
Any movie over 10 years old should be remade. I cite Spiderman as proof.

Chemahkuu March 12 2014 09:19 PM

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sojourner wrote: (Post 9352030)
Any movie over 10 years old should be remade. I cite Spiderman as proof.

Matrix trilogy it is then. But we're going to re-use Keanu Reeves just out of spite.

sojourner March 12 2014 09:43 PM

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But this time around Keanu plays Agent Smith. Fits his acting better.


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