The Lord Of The Rings - Greatest story ever told?

November 29, 2012 9:07am CST
J.R.R. Tolkien created the greatest story I have ever read/watched. I much prefer Middle Earth to OUR Earth. Although it was said that our Earth WAS Middle Earth in a time long since forgotten...And although we know that's not true (unfortunately), it's nice to imagine. If you have an opinion on this, please feel free to pile on!
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@deazil (4674)
• United States
29 Nov 12
In 1969 I read The Hobbit and the trilogy that followed it. Almost everyone on college campuses read it back then. It was a cult classic. Led Zeppelin made reference to the stories in several of their songs. And I wished I lived in Middle Earth rather than the real earth. I have other books by Tolkien but, to me, that was his greatest work. I am as fascinated with it now as I was then. The images he created in my mind are still there. I've never seen any of the movies. I never seem to like movies made from books that I really love. Glad to know another Middle Earth fan!
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• Philippines
30 Nov 12
My opinion is that The Lord Of The Rings Movies are very nice to watch. I enjoy the special effects, the unique story, the characters and everything are really cool. One of the best movies that I've ever watched is this movie. Nice and perfect for family.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
It is really great. The story, the settings, the character, plots are great. The dialogs are worth to listen to. Superb! A must movie to see! Thanks for this. God Bless
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@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
It was indeed a very good story and it is inspirational, if you would have to think of it. I think whatever it is that sure made us love this movie is the unity this movie presented between mankind and all other creatures in the story that was brought together by love and hope to restore the glory of the "middle earth". This story tells us that man and even others who value life and the land that cared for them have but one common goal and that is to defeat evil and win the battle for the restoration and preservation of good and nature, or mother earth. :D
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I have read Tolkin and I saw the movies. I would not want to live in Middle Earth, no internet, no television - NO INSIDE BATHROOMS! Did you know that Tolkin was, among other things, a Bible scholar? I honestly prefer science fiction to fantasy, even tho I read both, and it really depends on the fantasy as to how much I like it. I don't really get into the political/war fantasy - Game of Thrones/Lord of the Rings/Wheel of Time as much as the more personal type - even when they do have politics and wars in them, Mercedes Lackey writes that kind.
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
29 Nov 12
It's a very good and creative story, but I am used to the title "Jesus, the greatest story ever told" as it's the story of mankind rescued from nonlife, and its cause imPerfection. A story still unfolding, and which after 2000 years has lost a lot of its glory, and, has picked up some baggage along the way! Think of it as 100% GOOD news and you'll begin to get my drift and also as eventually 100% triumphant.
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@xzolt4 (11)
• Sweden
30 Nov 12
It is a really good story! It is well written. And i love the movies to!
@koopharper (6895)
• Canada
30 Nov 12
I don't know that I would call it the greatest story ever told but it was a really good one. The movies were awesome.