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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

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    The prequels were awesome, I don't give a damn what you guys say.
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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Well, let me back up a minute and say this about original Star Wars.

    It will always have a special place in my heart, because I was a kid when I first saw it and NOBODY had seen ANYTHING like it before. No one had ever dared DREAM of trying to put a Sci-Fi of such epic proportions on screen, or anything remotely close as far as quantity and quality of special effects.

    I mean, even TODAY, most OSW f/x compares favorably to most modern f/x oriented movies.... hell its BETTER f/x that some of this CGI crap.

    At the risk of sounding overblown about it, OSW was a mind-expanding experience... I'd never dreamed I'd see anything like that on the big screen, only in my imagination.

    I read LOTR in my early teens and loved it; read most of the related books too. I was a mature adult when the movies came out, and was hoping they'd be worthy of JRR Tolkein's grand trilogy... but I secretly harbored grave doubts that any movie could possibly do that. I was pleasantly surprised. Casting choices, superb; costumes, awesome; settings, breathtaking; action, superb; drama, acting, f/x.... yes I know it isn't faithful to every single word of the written books but DAYUM it vastly exceeded my expectations!

    There are so MANY great things about LOTR that I could go on for hours, but I'd have to say the quality of casting was key in my appreciation. Viggo Mortensen WAS Aragorn son of Arathorn; Ian McKellen WAS Gandalf. Christopher Lee was PERFECT as Saruman; no one but John Rhys-Davies could possibly have been Gimli.... I could go on and on.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    LOTR the books.
    Star Wars original 4,5,6 Movies.
    LOTR movie trilogy
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    Star Wars 1,2,3 (Vadar, JarJar, and a lot of naueseating movie moments)
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    LOTR was far better movie production, but Star Wars was a gem for its time in terms of movies.

    Star wars 4,5,6 were likely so good because they are primarily Lucas's vision, tied to his career, etc. These days a movie production typically gets watered down by industry and all the hands dipping into it. They get dumbed down, and it sucks. That, and they really did go man-gay in LOTR, they could have toned that down and upped the badassness of the main characters...that was their choice. I loved LOTR books, but there are more thrilling books in the genre. The real weight of LOTR come in when you know the backdrop via the Silmarillion.

    Hobbit's coming though, and if they do it right, it could rank higher than LOTR. All depends on if Smaug let's them know who is boss and gets all Trump on them, and if the mirkwood spiders freak us out since they talk some crazy ****.

    The Balrog of Moria and Gandalf's fight with him topped the movie moments IMO. If the movies had been more badass like that, I could see it taking the crown. But Star Wars was nonstop goodness, and Empire was so good it helped offset any backpedalling they did with Jedi.
    Last edited by Mach; 07-11-11 at 07:34 PM.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Empire was so good it helped offset any backpedalling they did with Jedi.
    The first was fun, but Empire was the best, and the first half of Return. The story was tight with the action.

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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Star wars 4,5,6 were likely so good because they are primarily Lucas's vision, tied to his career, etc.
    I would argue the exact opposite. The prequels were largely the product of Lucas leveraging his legacy to have full control, and they were complete ****

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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Both are often praised as the best movie trilogies ever made.
    I think the LotR is better.

    George Lucas, while an incredible world builder, is a downright ****ty screenwriter. I think the prequel trilogy - especially the hackneyed dialogue of the love story between Anakin and Padme that was shoved with a crowbar - proves this.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I think the LotR is better.

    George Lucas, while an incredible world builder, is a downright ****ty screenwriter. I think the prequel trilogy - especially the hackneyed dialogue of the love story between Anakin and Padme that was shoved with a crowbar - proves this.
    I think empire is definitely a better film than any from the lotr series

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