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Post Reply Are you a fan of Lord of the Rings?
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Posted 4/22/14
I know it's a bit slacking, but I haven't seen the Hobbit yet (but I have read the book).
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Posted 4/22/14
Yes love both the films and the books, thought the films were pretty true to the books.
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Posted 4/22/14 , edited 2/3/16
I saw the extended FotR first, then read the books, and saw the other movies at a later date. I was 9, nearly 10, and RotK was about to come out in theaters, so the extended TTT wasn't out yet, and my family refused to bring me to see RotK because I hadn't seen TTT yet.

The Hobbit isn't quite as true to the books at the Lord of the Rings movies. BUT. I doubt Peter Jackson would've been able to fit the Hobbit in 3 hours. Or even 5 hours (so two movies of decent length) which is why it's three movies. He's not in it for the money; he's too passionate about Middle Earth to be. The movie company probably agreed to the three movie idea for the money though.

Anyways, to make the first two movies more interesting, they added plotlines that (in the case of the first) aren't fully canon with the books and things that were true, or plotlines that they basically could come up with out of nowhere because we don't know much about Mirkwood. Many fans were upset at this because it didn't happen in the book.

Me? I'm perfectly fine with it. People forget that what works in a book doesn't always work in a movie. As long as the plotline flows and is coherent and ends up at something similar, it's fine. It's not like he changed the essence of what the story is about *coughPercyJacksoncough*. I enjoyed the movies, but I can also understand why some people don't like it.
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Posted 4/22/14
I have not had the chance to read the books yet, but anytime I can I have a Lord of the Rings marathon, with bonus features. These usalually take me two days to completely watch. I love the action, and plot line, and Frodo's and Argon's story. Legalus is just amazing and he has a lot of funny expressions if you pay attention to his character.
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Posted 4/24/14 , edited 4/24/14
The last time I read the books was awhile ago but I still often re-watch the movies. Numerous Saturdays that I couldn't decide what to do have resulted in a marathon of all the films.
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Posted 4/25/14
Love the movies!! I mean I know most of Fellowship of the Ring by heart lol.. Also haven't gotten around to see the second Hobbit movie yet, My pre-ordered copy is in I just need to pick it up. But even though the movies are amazing, they will never due the books justice as with any great work of fiction.
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Posted 4/25/14
I read the books before I saw the films and I was really sad that they left out Tom Bombadil! There were definitely some good moments in the films but I think I would have enjoyed the films more if I hadn't read the books
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Posted 4/25/14
No. I find them...meh. I could only read the first book & I was so incredibly bored, but I trudged through it. The movies - I'm glad I saw them, I'm okay not seeing them again.

That said, I loved reading "The Hobbit." Still don't care about watching the movie, though.
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Posted 4/25/14
As a child, I had a beautiful illustrated version of "The Hobbit"...I wish I knew where it went!

Hey Italian Panda, I have most of the dialogue in Fellowship of the Ring down pat!!
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Posted 4/25/14
whille i enjoyed the movies i don't exacly consider myself a fan of the series
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Posted 4/25/14
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Posted 4/25/14
I saw the films after reading the books multiple times, so that definitely colored my fan-ness. I may at one point have taught myself elvish and actually memorized the books. It was freakish and people would shout at me when I started reciting. I also knew the soundtrack to the films so well that from a single second of music I could say what was happening in the film. Fortunately, I recovered from this peculiar obsession, although I still have a more than one copy of all of the books. I definitely read them in excess of 30 times. I would just read them cover to cover and then start over. I was way more obsessed with Lord of the Rings than I am with anime, or even with Doctor Who. But I am super huge nerd, as must be evident. I still have not seen the second Hobbit film, but I don't like 3D movies because to me they are blurry and give me headaches. I'll watch it some day for sure. I like the fact they changed things. I think the book and movie experience are totally different anyway, and it makes it more fun.
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Posted 4/27/14
Awesome, Anchore! Your "obsession" is to be admired, not ashamed of!!! Elvish!!! That's very cool.
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Posted 4/29/14
Yes, huge fan of both the movies and the books. As of last count, I had five copies of the Fellowship (normal, nice hardcover, illustrated, Spanish, and Japanese) and similar numbers of the other books, a bunch of companion books to both the books and the movies, and a growing collection of biographies of Tolkien, his other works, and his letters.
Posted 4/30/14 , edited 4/30/14
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i have seen all the movies more than 10 times.
I loved the hobbit films so far.
I cannot wait for the new film coming out this year
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