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    Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    If we're going to have a Star Wars discussion thread, then we'd better have a LoTR discussion thread too!!!

    If you want to talk about anything LoTR-related at all, you're in the right place.

    I'm a BIG fan of both the LoTR books but especially the movies. I still love the first movie the most. I watched it about 17 times in the theater when it came out. There was nothing like watching the beginning of the journey of the Fellowship, and when that Balrog came out of the fires, I was completely awestruck. I just loved it. What about you? Which one of the movies did you like the most?

    Also, anything else that comes to mind regarding the books, movies, games, etc... talk away! :knk

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    Ah I love the Lord of the Rings.

    I have been a very long time fan of the books and have read thru them numerous times.

    When I finally saw that they were coming out with the movies I was soooo excited. My friend and I stood in line for hours to see the Fellowship on opening day. I also thought that the Balrog was handled really really well, but so was the music and damn near everything else. o_o

    Hahah I remember at work we downloaded the whole movie after it had been out for a bit and everyone I worked with would sit down and we would watch a tiny bit of it everyday at lunch time. Those are some fun memories for me.

    In fact I was even considering picking up the books by Christopher Tolkien, but I was not too sure how much I would be able to get into them since it looked like a lot of history and not too much actual story. Has any one here actually read those yet?

    You know I have so much to say about this subject I am not even sure where to start. I guess that I will just add in thoughts as other people post.




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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    i have to be honest i didnt know of LoTR books till the movies came out, after i watched the first film, i went and brought the books, and i loved it. loved it, loved it, loved it. but in all honesty even tho the books are more detailed i liked the movies more. esp the 1st, maybe beacuse it was my first taste of LoTR saga, and they do say the first taste is always the sweetest.

    dont you just love the war epic fantasy world created here. if i could be any character from the saga it would have to be Legolas Greenleaf, his just to cool.

    games i thought was ok but i thought each one i played (i only played those on ps2) got to repeative to quick so not a major fan there.

    but i dont know how you watched it 17 times GK, i've only seen ep1 7 times, and i thought that was to much but never the less LoTR Rules.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    I just wanna ask this.......
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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    First read the books when I was eight, and in english when I was 10. ^_^

    I've always loved them, and the movies was damn near perfect.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    Quote Originally Posted by hatakescarecrow
    I just wanna ask this.......
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    Probably because he was a friend of Legolas, but not sure.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Knight
    Probably because he was a friend of Legolas, but not sure.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    Then question 2 that bugs me

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    an ancient god well i dont think anybody have some clear info about him...

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    I do not think that it ever really says who he is.

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    You know there might be a bit more about him in the Sillmarilion, but I can not say for certain. It is supposed to be the history of Middle Earth after all. When I read that book it was a long time ago and was rather intimidating to me. To date I have never read a more difficult book. I mean it had a index of names that was over a 100 pages long! Need I say more? o_o



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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    Wikipedia says:

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    Despite that last paragraph, I'd tend to still think he's just an allusion to Christ, though. But who knows.

    I would recommend just using your imagination.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    waow great info about tom's identity..thanx GK

    at least i come close with my prediction.."an ancient god"

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    Ok discuss about this than.........Who was great morgoth or sauron?????

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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    You know honestly it has been such a long time since I have read the Silmarillion that the details are rather fuzzy to me.

    So to get this topic moving again. What are some of your favorite scenes in either the books or the movies?


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    Re: Lord of the Rings General Discussion!

    I haven't seen any of the films in ages, but the moments I remember the most are:

    Fellowship: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

    Return of the King: "No man can kill me."... *removes helmet*"I am no man!"

    In Return of the King, when Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas jumped out of the boat, and hundreds of ghosts followed them.
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