Lord of the RingsMarya -- Thursday, December 19, 2002 -- 03:32:12 AM
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Silly, but funny: Lines from The Lord of the Rings which can be improved by substituting "pants". Examples:
These are good, too -
"Life in the wide world goes on much as it has these past age, full of its own comings and goings, scarcely aware of the existence of pants... for which I am very thankful."
"You fear to go into those pants. The dwarves delved too greedily and too deep."
"Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no pants."
Hahahaha. I picture Aragorn saying that with a very pensive face.
Btw, I don't understand this Aragorn dissing in the final film. As an avid admirer of the character, I thought he came through with shinning colors.
Now, Eomer did not have enough screen or eye candy time. Not nearly enough.
I'm kind of dissing Aragorn, although I don't blame my future husband at all. I just felt like the transformation from Ranger to King was incomplete, and he wasn't given enough chances to lead.
Yes, Diva he is.
Jane, I'm an easy critic of Jackson and his script. I thought the task of transferring that story to film was so incredibly daunting that I'm appreciative of the quality he managed. Generally I'm satisfied with the movies, and frankly, I find the extended DVD's to live up to most of my needs and expectations.
I'm hoping Eomer gets more screen time on the DVD.
I'm also one of those who found the endings delightful. They could have gone on longer as far as I was concerned, and they fit with the book. That is, Tolkien was very anti-climatic in the last half of the Return of the King anyway, so I didn't mind the way Jackson handled it.
I felt like the stories told in the multiple "endings" were nice (except for the excruciating slow motion bit in Frodo's bedroom), but I felt like the whole film was edited poorly, which made those scenes feel rather painful.
See, I know next to nothing about film making and editing. My lack of knowledge allows me to simply enjoy the feast before me, uncritical of the nuances of the industry.
I prefer it that way. Movies are an escape for me not an intellectual journey. I get plenty of that elsewhere.
I liked the slow motion hobbits-inna-bed bit, but then I'm kind of a hobbit girl. They could have cut all the boring king bits out and I would have been quite happy.
I just found the Ga-aaaandalph bit really painful. That combined with the slow motion and the lustful looks from Legolas were torturous. Add into that the laughing like the end of a Scooby Doo episode and for me it equals a scene that should never have been shot.
I really dislike the hobbit pillow bounce. Really don't care for that slow motion, soft focus, giggling fluff.
Also, am I the only one who was jolted by Aragorn, the sensitive, new age, borderline toltec king? I didn't HATE it, but it could have been, I don't know, not quite so "woo-woo" with the singing, and the flowers, and frenching the Elf Bride.
Hopefully they'll fill in the Gondor bits more to make it less jolting. IIRC, he played a role in the missing Houses of Healing chapter that gives more of a transition from rough and tumble soldier to tender king dude.