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And the best Lord of the Rings entry is…

July 27, 2010

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING!

Oh, that makes me happy.

Right there with ya’, folks. Think I saw this three times in theaters back in the day and loved it every time. God, I miss not having any responsibilities and more time than I knew what to do with.

RESULTS:
Fellowship: 17 votes
The Two Towers: 16 votes (shooting arrows while surfing on a shield goes a long way)
Return of the King: 12 votes (should have ended five times earlier)

Whaddaya think, better or worse than the novels?

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2010 10:07 am

    yep – Fellowship is still my favourite.

    • July 27, 2010 11:09 am

      Same here, not a one of them is bad, but that one was out of sight.

  2. July 27, 2010 11:09 am

    I like Return the best, but Fellowship is a close second.

    • July 27, 2010 11:12 am

      Man, I need to watch these again. Last time I saw Return was opening weekend. I’m slacking off here.

  3. July 27, 2010 3:53 pm

    Fellowship is not only the best in the trilogy, but the best film of the decade, methinks.

    As for what is better — the books or the movies — I think it depends on what you’re exposed to first. I saw the films first and read the book after, and liked the movie a lot more. But the people I know who have the read the books first seem to enjoy them more than the movies.

    • July 28, 2010 8:02 am

      I read the books after the fact and am still very much on the movie bandwagon. Will get into that in the eventual Fellowship review though. Easily one of the best of the decade, homey.

  4. July 27, 2010 4:44 pm

    Fellowship is the biggest reason I love movies as much as I do! Thats when my cinema love affair started.

  5. Jackanapes permalink
    July 28, 2010 9:52 am

    “16 votes (shooting arrows while surfing on a shield goes a long way)”

    LOL. Exactly. I hate that Legolas bastard. Oh, he’s so “cool” with his bow and arrows and his awesome balance. Wow. Oh, how, like, totally rad. Pfft. Strider should have just beat the shit out of that grumpy, idiotic Gimley fool, and bitch-slapped Legolas just because he can.

    I liked FOTR. The slow pacing worked well to still maintain the feeling of it being something of a journey, whilst condensing the story enough to adapt such a voluminous tale to the limitations of cinema. It had action, but it didn’t treat us as though we had ADD.

    But then Legolas kept getting more and more “cool” the further into the saga we got. And whenever he was in combat he was apparently the clever and awe-inspiring one showing off his “awesome” moves, easily slaying multiple foes at once, even while jumping ever so nimbly off giant elephant things. Pfft. I’d rather see that idiotic dwarf get gang-bashed by a pack of raging goblins.

    • July 28, 2010 12:27 pm

      Haha, I don’t even know if I should say this, but I actually liked Legolas. Bloom really has fallen quite far in terms of doing anything remotely cool since this, and that counts for something. Also LOVED it when he started jabbing orcs in the neck with his arrows at the end of Fellowship. But I’ll expand on this matter in the reviews.

  6. July 28, 2010 11:25 am

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Out of my group of friends I happen to love Fellowship, another has Towers as a favorite and the other has King as a favorite… which works out really nicely. I always felt ganged up on though because they said Fellowship is the worst, but I’m glad at least 16 people agree with me!

    • July 28, 2010 12:19 pm

      Weird, right? I feel like this is the first time for me too when people actually agreed with me that Fellowship was the best of the bunch. Man, vindication feels so good.

  7. August 1, 2010 6:40 am

    Fellowship was the best for me too. I saw it twice in the theaters. Before this I had only seen crappy fantasy movies…and had given up on see something that was good and able to create that fantasy world real. But Fellowship blew me away. Middle Earth was real. I was awestruck. The other two movies were great too but didn’t quite have the same effect for me.

    • August 2, 2010 8:33 am

      My thoughts exactly. God, can’t wait to watch these again in prep for The Hobbit (if it ever gets made).

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