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

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Now, I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and a huge Lord of the Rings fan. Both are the definition of epic, in their own ways. It often comes down to what mood I'm in, to decide which I like better. LOTR has some of the most epic fight scenes and characters we will ever see, and Star Wars has some of the most amazing concepts and plots twists ever. Right now, though, I just watched the truly epic charges and fight scenes, so I'm going to flip a coin and go with LotR.






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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Actually the movies weren't all that epic. Some of the battles were cool, but Star Wars redefined Sci-fi. LOTR just added to it.
    When I was a kid we went to the show on Saturday afternoon and watched the old Flash Gordon serials. Same thing.

    I also later saw METROPOLIS and Akira Kurosawa films so much of what Lucas put on screen did not redefine anything as much as it just swiped from it.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Come on. LotR did not create the fantasy genre, that had long existed. And Star Wars was epic, it pushed the technologies for the time and even today I think it looks pretty damned good (but you can't go with the special addition George Lucas is crazy addition, the original theatrical release of eps 4-6 is the only Star Wars trilogy which exists). No one had seen anything like that in the theaters before, they had to invent the special effects for the movies, it didn't exist back then. Star Wars pushed the envelope on everything and delivered an epic movie and an undying story.

    Now if they'd just make the prequels, that would be cool.
    Lotr basically created the fantasy genre. It revolutionized the fantasy genre more then star wars revolutionized film.

    Total influence Lotr has made more. Almost ALL fantasy games/movies/ (most books) / role playing games have direct influences from Lotr.
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    EVEN STAR WARS was inspired from Lord of the rings!

    "Lucas has often cited The Lord of the Rings as a major influence on Star Wars. "
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    What i dont understand... is how the light-saber battles absolutely sucked in 4-6, They looked like three years olds trying not to hit each other too hard because it hurts... well choreographed sword-play is definitely not new...even 2000 years ago it wasnt new.

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

    Star Wars hands down. I can identify each of the original 3 SW's by a single line from any part of any of the movies. IE I've got them memorized.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Lotr basically created the fantasy genre. It revolutionized the fantasy genre more then star wars revolutionized film.

    Total influence Lotr has made more. Almost ALL fantasy games/movies/ (most books) / role playing games have direct influences from Lotr.
    Star Wars Origins - The Lord of the Rings


    EVEN STAR WARS was inspired from Lord of the rings!



    /thread
    He cited the books. Not the movies. Which is what this thread is about...the movies.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    This was a tough choice. I adore both of those triologies, and own them on DVD. After much soul-searching, Lord of the Rings wins by a whisker due to its sheer epicness and spectacular effects.

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

    I own all the movies in question, and love them all. However, LOTR is, in my opinion, so far above SW that I was very surprised at the number of people who disagree. However, I have to say, I own the director's cuts of the LOTR, and that may color my view somewhat. But, there is no way for me to view the movies from a fresh standpoint.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Star Wars Original Trilogy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    He cited the books. Not the movies. Which is what this thread is about...the movies.
    You cant claim that the movies does not reflect the material. The material/story is the brilliance in The Lotr movies, much like how it is for the star wars movies.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    You cant claim that the movies does not reflect the material. The material/story is the brilliance in The Lotr movies, much like how it is for the star wars movies.
    I never claimed that. But there is more to movies than just the plot lines.
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