View Poll Results: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

Voters
76. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    3 3.95%
  • No

    64 84.21%
  • It's prophetic

    2 2.63%
  • Idk

    7 9.21%
Page 10 of 30 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 297

Thread: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

  1. #91
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:11 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    64,322

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Haradrim and Easterlings always seemed vaguely Arab or Turkish to me.
    ...and weren't they all bald?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

  2. #92
    Guru
    the_recruit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,186

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Yes. As an ethnic Uruk-Hai I found the LOTR to be an incredibly offensive and racist work that glorified the terrible genocide of my people.

  3. #93
    Cheese
    Aunt Spiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sasnakra
    Last Seen
    09-10-16 @ 06:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,433

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I have to say though that it's pretty consistent for white actors to be cast into the roles of black characters. The character Bean in Ender's Game is the latest example of this (he was black in the book). Does it ruin the whole movie? No, but you can't really argue it was enhanced either, so it's kind of odd.
    Well I've only read a few books that were turned into a show or movie - and I don't recall any race-swapping.

    What has happened are character-swapping. Where the story or events from one character are given to another when it's processed into a script.

    I prefer when they leave things the heck alone. But - Hobbits, Orcs, Dunedains, Elves, Maiar, and Dwarves don't exist in real life
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
    Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

  4. #94
    Traveler

    Jack Hays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    55,907
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, to be fair, before he became Gandalf the White he was Gandalf the Gray, not Gandalf the Negro.
    Gandalf the (formerly) Grey took the place of Saruman the (formerly) White, who lost his status when he went over to Sauron.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

  5. #95
    Traveler

    Jack Hays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    55,907
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    ...and weren't they all bald?
    Certainly lots of shaved heads.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

  6. #96
    Sage
    Quag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Earth
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:56 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,366

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    I voted yes because all the orcs in it are protrayed as being evil! I mean come on where are the good orcs? They never once show an orc child, just cute human or halfling children. It is a total shame!
    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
    Winston Churchill



    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
    Winston Churchill

  7. #97
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:11 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    64,322

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Yes. As an ethnic Uruk-Hai I found the LOTR to be an incredibly offensive and racist work that glorified the terrible genocide of my people.
    You guys started it when you attacked Moria!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

  8. #98
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:11 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    64,322

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I voted yes because all the orcs in it are protrayed as being evil! I mean come on where are the good orcs? They never once show an orc child, just cute human or halfling children. It is a total shame!
    I don't think that there are orc children... aren't they grown and then born adult?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

  9. #99
    Question authority
    Grand Mal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    on an island off the left coast of Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:09 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    16,935
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well I agree that it's not racist - how could it be with the large variety of species and races written in?

    But I also know that a lot of the species and races IN LotR are *not* white like you and me (meaning: light skin tone and other features which developed in response to northern, sun-less environments)

    They merely used white people to portray them in movies.

    See - I hate it when some people cannot look at a fantasy story and SEE the story. They can only SEE it through modern, present day eyes which skews how they read things.
    I hear that a new character was created for "The Hobbit" because it didn't seem right that there were no female characters in such a long story.
    "I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid people. I meant that stupid people are generally Conservatives."
    -John Stuart Mill-

  10. #100
    Guru
    the_recruit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,186

    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You guys started it when you attacked Moria!!
    That's nothing but revisionist lies from the elves!

Page 10 of 30 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •