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Which Chapter of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Saga is your favorite?

The Fellowship of the Ring
8 (18.6%)
The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Cut
13 (30.2%)
The Two Towers
5 (11.6%)
The Two Towers - Extended Cut
11 (25.6%)
The Return of the King
1 (2.3%)
The Return of the King - Extended Cut
5 (11.6%)

Total Members Voted: 43

Author Topic: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.  (Read 4930 times)

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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 12:22:11 PM »
The reason people probably cite FOTR so often is that it kind of stands on it's own a little better than the other two, which kind of blend together.  Fellowship doesn't have concurrent storylines going on and that can be a pretty big strength.

Let's face it, when people only cite one movie they're usually trying to honor the whole trilogy, that's what the Academy did to ROTK and it's what end of decade list people are doing with the first.

I for one probably found ROTK to be the most satisfying, but I usually just like to look at it as a trilogy.
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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 12:26:17 PM »
The reason people probably cite FOTR so often is that it kind of stands on it's own a little better than the other two, which kind of blend together.  Fellowship doesn't have concurrent storylines going on and that can be a pretty big strength.

That's actually a very interesting point!  In the book Tolkien doesn't go back and forth.  And he was adamant that if the books were made into movies that the story had to be told that same way or it wouldn't work.   
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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 12:29:33 PM »
I don't think any sane person would pick a non-extended film.

My pick was The Two Towers.

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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2009, 12:40:49 PM »
ok I am going to make a point of finally seeing these over xmas. Is is worth seeing the extended versions?

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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2009, 12:46:40 PM »
ok I am going to make a point of finally seeing these over xmas. Is is worth seeing the extended versions?



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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2009, 01:03:03 PM »
1. Fellowship - extended
2. Two Towers - extended
3. Return - extended
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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 01:07:09 PM »
The extenders are all better than the theatricals and Fellowship is the best if them all, though Two Towers is benefitted most by it's extended scenes.
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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2009, 01:27:51 PM »
Fellowship is easily my favorite. It is the most fun of the three, and works better as an adventure film than the rest of the trilogy. Two Towers and Return blend together more and are less consistently entertaining.

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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2009, 01:51:39 PM »
1. Fellowship - extended
2. Two Towers - extended
3. Return - extended
I believe this is how I would put them, too.
I need to watch Return again though; I've seen it fewest times - probably b/c I own the first two but not that one.

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Re: Which Lord of The Rings? - Now that the dust has settled.
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2009, 01:53:04 PM »
huh?