Just watching Lord of the rings!fellowship of rings

@mansha (6301)
India
June 10, 2011 1:44am CST
I am watching LOTR and its pathetic not even close to the book. I have read the book many times and the way its been written I guess its hard to capture all that in a movie but at least they could have followed the sequence of events correctly., Why Gandalf refused the ring, how they met Tom Bombaldi and went to Brandywine etc. They have left out so much but dwelt on so many other details. I am regretting watching the movie its frustrating to watch.
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9 responses
• Philippines
10 Jun 11
The thing about books/novels/comic books turned to movies is that directors can have the freedom to do changes on it. They can have this by paying the real owner to give them a go. Of course, the owner has to give permission to such changes so it's obvious that the LOTR author gave Peter Jackson a go for it.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
12 Jun 11
yeah may be but it was just not the same watching it though I liked the actors.
• Philippines
12 Jun 11
Yep, the acting was splendid. They chose a great lineup of actors for this one.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Then there had to be some proprietary issues here. What I know is, that should be how it is. Stan Lee earns money that way.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
11 Jun 11
It is extremely frustrating. The books always have so much more details than the movie... I don't quiet understand why they can't follow the storyline... fair enough its too long to convert into movie, but still they tend to change the story which is frustrating.
@mansha (6301)
• India
12 Jun 11
Yeah I too find skipping scenes okay but what bugs me are wrong reactions potrayed in the picture...
@makatas (1103)
• Greece
10 Jun 11
The movie is excellent. They are 3 of the most successful movies ever produced. I am sure you wanted something even better compared to the book, but the script writers and director did all they could to capture the essence of the book into 3 movies. If you wanted the series of LOTR to be 10 movies long, then it would have been nothing more than a soap. For me it was just about perfect, so I strongly disagree with your opinion. Have a nice day!
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@mansha (6301)
• India
12 Jun 11
yeah but they had changed too much like Gandalf's reaction to the ring, their encounter on the way to bree with black riders. Sorry I had just finished the book thus I didn't like it and then in the last part they just came back to shire and found everything normal whereas they did glimpse ruin of it in the bowl at lorien. SO it was just too much for me.
@iklananda (1204)
11 Jun 11
It's adjustable, no way to do the same as the book some in the book is not applicable or way to expensive to do in the movie and it shortened. Right ??
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
I have read all the LOTR books (and even the prequel book, The Hobbit) and watched the movies. And I personally think that Peter Jackson did a marvelous job of directing all 3 LOTR movies and capturing the imagination of movie-goers (regardless of whther they have read the series or not). As with any movie adaptation, one cannot possibly put ALL elements of the book to the big screen. That's why they are called movie adaptations. You can't expect to squeeze all elements from the book to the big screen as this is not practical. First, it would take 3 or so movies to make a single book. Second, it would already be too dragging to watch, as not everything in the book is action-packed. The books, in fact, have too many songs in there that I feel are unnecessary. But just like any of you here, I am only expressing my own personal opinion. To eah his own, as they say.
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
13 Jun 11
Yeah I agree Peter Jackson did an amazing job with a mammoth work to translate to screen
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Right on. My thoughts exactly. It takes a lot to tackle as big a project as The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I believe even Tolkien would be satisfied.
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
19 Jun 11
Looking forward to The Hobbit movies now and I am sure he will do a great job with them.
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
13 Jun 11
I think Peter Jackson did a good job with the movies but there was a lot left out but that is the nature of movies. I was just happy to see it on screen in my lifetime.
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
13 Jun 11
Just looked up The Lincoln Lawyer, it does look very interesting. It will be one I will check out.
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
13 Jun 11
I am more of a horror nut but I am not advise to a bit of a detective story so I will definitely check him out.
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
13 Jun 11
He has a lot of work out her there Mike. What would you suggest I start with? His first novel ? I see he has a few different series.
@missak (3311)
• Spain
1 Aug 11
Stop watching it! the second is worse than the first, and the third is a bllic movie that has nothing to do with the book. I don't know why Peter Jackson took away some of the best moments and then invented some silly situation (like Elrond complaining to his daughter about what his own mother Tinhuviel did)...
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
20 Jun 11
Words pale before these demonstrations of magic. Tolkien is the greatest writer of the last century because hierarchies have been established by critics literally. The movie is not the best movie to date because there are film critics. What we care? We, he met JRR Tolkien and cherish it as it should. We have seen the film and I lived in far greater intensity than those who ignore the Tolkien. Beyond these arguments, will always remain close to our heart: Legolas and Gimli son of Gloin, Aragorn and Faramir, Galadriel and Celeborn, Gandalf and Elrond ... even language can of worms or Smeagol ... I think the movie an excellent complement to the book. Even if some characters do not appear (Tom Bombaldil) and some are more developed than was the case narrative (Arwen, Sauron), the film emphasizes the characters and effects are brilliant audio-video. You can say many things, but better watch movies again!
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
17 Jun 11
Well, I loved the LOTR movies, especially Fellowship of the Rings, which I think was the best part of the trilogy. But, I can sympathize with you. It's different when you're already a fan of the book. I've never read the books, just The Hobbit. I know being a fan of a book often colors my perception of the film version. So, I liked it, but I'm coming from the perspective of someone who didn't have the experience of reading the books, so I didn't miss anything or saw any of the changes that you must have.