No, it is not a joke. It started as my way of showing how I felt about the travesty, and I can assure you that it was not a joke. Again, I say, for I do not know whether you've accepted this in the past day (I'm not done reading posts from 12-21-01), that the Nit-Picking Weenie Guild is a JOKE. Open the door, and step outside, do you say? Why don't you open the door and realize how much was changed in the movie? Why don't you open the door and realize that the movie was not anywhere close to as horrible as PJ said it would be.Originally posted by Foe-Hammer
This entire thread is a joke! You NPWG members need to get a life. Open the door, step outside. There are no dragons or wizards (except Bball), hobbits or elves, Orcs or dwarves. It is a book! Pure fantasy!
I'd bet a million dollars that tolkien would be more ashamed of you than the interpretation of his book.
He knew the difference between reality and fantasy.
Whether one is a fan of the movie or not, I have a hard time believing it is worth "fighting like a lion for." (Pardon the dangling participle)Originally posted by Shanoncia
Forems are great places to debate about your own opinions. You shouldn't be affraid to stand up and fight like a lion for what you believe in. Life isn't about giving in, it's about knowing when your wrong and you need to change your course. Never give in ! The road goes ever on and on.....
THANK YOU for your fair take on the movie!Originally posted by Mithrandir
OK. I have seen the Movie and read some very ligit views from many of you. This is what I feel about the whole thing:
As a Movie it was phenomonal. As a Movie. If you want to look @ it as a portrayal as J.R.R.Tolkien's Lord of the Ring's than you are going to be greatly disapointed. It is not Tolkien's it is Peter Jackson's. As a director he has the right to make these changes, but I would rather he would just come out and say it. It is like I have said to many of my friends, if I had never read the books and saw the movie than would think it was one of the best movies of all time, which in reality it was.
I thought that the begining sequences of the history of the ring were portrayed beautifully and suprisingly accurate. The biggest thing that disapointed me was HOW MUCH was taken out and added in. I remember thinking, how in the world are they going to make this 3 hours long, they are already half way through.
The lack of content from the book was a huge disapointement for me, and it really ruined my first expierence of the movie.
I would like to just look at this movie as a great action movie and nothing else, because that is what it is.
Now all this is not to say that there were good things about the movie, because there were, linguistics was accurate, a lot of the same lines from the book were in there, and the special effects were phenominal. I hope that we can at least see some of the good things as well and try to enjoy the film.