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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    When I first saw Elrond, I thought, "Mr Andersonnnnnnn" and 1000s of Elronds emerging from the woodwork.
    It's actually kind of amazing that The Matrix didn't typecast Hugo Weaving and end his career right there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Considering how much they took from The Histories of Middle Earth to pad The Hobbit, I think you're probably right.
    I accept creative license to a certain extent, but what they're doing to The Hobbit is not sitting well with me.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The last one, The Return of the King, was by far the best of the three.

    I still get a bit misty eyed at the end, embarassed as I may be to admit it.
    : Except that I've heard several people say they could have shortened the farewell by about half...people in the theatre were getting restless to move on! Did you think it was too long?

    Greetings, Gathomas88.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It's actually kind of amazing that The Matrix didn't typecast Hugo Weaving and end his career right there.
    I agree. Whenever I see him in anything anymore I think Matrix. Even something as awesome in its own right as LotR.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Technically, Gothmog was captain of the Balrogs. I'm not sure if that makes things better or worse though.
    Lol! I already said I couldn't keep the names straight!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    For a demonstration of life in America before racial sensitivity was a thing, watch The Marx Brothers at the Circus.
    You don't even have to watch the Marx Brothers but why wouldn't anyone not want to watch the Marx Brothers ?

    Black face is still popular in Mexico.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You don't have to view it through that prism if you don't want to, and I was perfectly able to enjoy the films before I learned that it was about industrialism myself. But like it or not, that really is what Tolkein intended it to represent.
    The great thing about art, no matter the media, is that it's meaning is up to the interpretation of the masses more that the artist. In most cases anyway.
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    Awesome explosions and one-liners.
    Meh, idk about awesome one-liners lol.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The great thing about art, no matter the media, is that it's meaning is up to the interpretation of the masses more that the artist. In most cases anyway.
    Agreed, great art can stand on its own and be open to the viewer's own interpretation. Bad art makes no damn sense if you don't know what the artist's intent was. In any case I enjoy knowing the intent -- it usually broadens my appreciation of the work.

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    Meh, idk about awesome one-liners lol.
    Give it time, maybe they'll get it right.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Goshin.

    Haven't seen the Hobbit movies yet. You didn't like?

    Oh don't get me wrong, I DID like and I am very much looking forward to the next one coming out shortly.

    There were some bits and pieces I could have done without, or thought could have been done better, but on the whole I was pleased... so far.


    Still, it just isn't quite the five-star barn-burner that was LOTR.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I loved that one too, except I was getting a little antsy by the sixth ending.
    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : Except that I've heard several people say they could have shortened the farewell by about half...people in the theatre were getting restless to move on! Did you think it was too long?

    Greetings, Gathomas88.
    It definitely could've used some trimming down in a few places. I'm not going to lie.

    Honestly though, after repeated viewings (of the extended editions no less), I don't really mind it as much as I did the first time. The rest of the movie (and trilogy) is good enough to warrant a bit of a "cooling down" period before it wraps up. Lol

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