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Out of curiosity...

Posted by shieldmaidenjen on 04.13.2007 at 3.27.pm
Current Mood: blahblah
I know most people who have read the book like and/or tolerate the movies (even with certain unpopular changes that Peter Jackson made), but I've met one or two people who absolutely hate them.

So... is there anyone out there who absolutely hates the LotR movies? This is a completely out of the blue question but one I've wondered about before.


elgato_gamgins at 2007-04-13 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
ME! I loathe them! Frodo is girl. Legolas is eye-candy. Gimli, Merry, and Pippin are comic-relief. Elrond is the Matrix Reloaded! Arwen isn't the nobel woman she was in the books, but a freakin' ninja. Where are the Twins? Gandalf bitch!slaps Denethor with a staff, and do you want me to continue?!
wolfgangfener at 2007-04-13 21:09 (UTC) (Link)
I understand why some people don't like the movies but I still like those movies even if I'm a big fan of the books.

I must admit I'm disapointed about Bloom's interpretation of Legola. I also hate the scene at Helm's deep where he skate on a shield down the stairs and the one where he ''magically' fly on top of the horse (somewhere in the second movie). They made him too much like a Marvel super-hero.

I know they exagerated the cheezyness of the Arwen-Aragorn love story but I guess I`m drowning in Cheez-whiz when I say ''They are so cute!''.

Merry-Pippin as comic relief, that`s fine. Maybe they pushed too hard for Gimly, even if I actually laugh everytime I see him fall from the horse and say ''It was deliberate'' Or when he`s blowing the ghostly fumes in the cave of the dead *LOL*

The big plus for me his Viggo Mortensen, his Aragorn is exactly as I pictured him to be when reading the books.

Loving the movies is my guilty pleasure I guess ;-)
Rhîw Laer
songs_of_winter at 2007-08-22 23:28 (UTC) (Link)


I don't hate the movies. I don't think I know anyone who does. I know several people who bitch - vociferously, if not interrupted - about some of the changes. I have a friend with whom I CANNOT watch TTT because every time the Helm's Deep battle comes up he grumbles the ENTIRE time about how there were no Elves at Helm's Deep other than Legolas. He does other such things at other times (FOTR - "When did they pass the Barrow-Downs?" and "Aragorn wasn't supposed to give them weapons!") too, and it's rather obnoxious.

But even he doesn't hate the movies. He's just a purist. ^_~
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