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« on: 12-11-2001 13:53 »

Ok I'll start.  Is ther anyone excited to see this movie?  I am.  The acting in the commercials looks a little suspect but the special effects are just dazzling! $240 million to make the movie was reported, that is ridiculous.

I have not had the chance to read any of the novels but my friends foam at the mouth when I bring up LotR.

I'll be in the line to see it!

Discuss amongst yourselves.
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« Reply #1 on: 12-11-2001 13:56 »

Yeh I'm going to see it. I'm not sure but I thought that the $240 million was the budget for all three films together, maybe someone else knows for certain...
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« Reply #2 on: 12-11-2001 13:57 »

I read the book a long time ago and really enjoyed it, I expect I'll wait for the film to come to video though as I don't live near a cinema, I think it is six or seven years since I actually went to the cinema.
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« Reply #3 on: 12-11-2001 14:09 »

I'll definitely be there at the theater. I read that series like 6 times. It'll be awesome to see a visual interpretation of it. Even if the acting isn't too good, that kinda stuff doesn't bother me too much in an action movie.
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« Reply #4 on: 12-11-2001 14:42 »

$240 may be production and marketing.  Yea, I'm not sure for certain.  I read it from the Associated Press, when they commented on how the movie needs to aim for big box office marks.

I know Jurassic Park 3 rounded up about $109 million to make, and the JP series is very specail effect heavy.  So $240 may or may not be outrageous.  Guess we'll have to wait and see, or find someone who knows for sure of course  smile
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« Reply #5 on: 12-11-2001 15:27 »

If I didn't have finals on the 19th and 20th I would see it opening night.  Unfortunately I'll have to wait until the 21st.  ::Shudders with sheer glee::
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« Reply #6 on: 12-11-2001 15:44 »

$240 mill to make it.LOTR WILL SUCK AND BLOW BIG TIME LIKE JURASSIC PARK 3!
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« Reply #7 on: 12-11-2001 18:28 »

I'm going to see it on the opening night 19th Dec at 00:01. And I'll see it before most of the people here (Central/West Europe and U.S), thanks to timezones   wink (I live in Finland,  North Europe, timezone EET)

And according to those who've already seen it in a pre-viewing say that it's a suprisingly good movie (considering that usually lots of hype and quality don't fit in the same movie). Best big-buck film in a few years.

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« Reply #8 on: 12-11-2001 18:33 »

I will most certainly go see it. I love a good adventure-movie. I haven't read the books, so I'll go without any premade conceptions.

Apparently the reviewers loved it at the pre-premiere in London. Is that a good or a bad sign?
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« Reply #9 on: 12-11-2001 19:41 »

all the nerds loved it.  and the mainstream reviews seem to be positive.  It certainly looks cool visually.  I'm not into it though, just can't cross that line.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-11-2001 20:33 »

Sounds like a cool movie, but ill be pessimistic and say its gonna suck ass and not follow the story line.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-11-2001 21:00 »

The producer will be crucified if he does something major to the plot.  I know it, he knows it, and nerds around the world know it.  So how badly could he change it with that kind of pressure?
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« Reply #12 on: 12-11-2001 21:04 »

Rest assured, if it's a big hit, I'll jump on the bandwagon and claim I was always a big Tolkeinphile.

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« Reply #13 on: 12-11-2001 21:08 »

I think HJS is cranky and needs a nap. JP3 was more or less done with no script. LotR is going to have to follow Tolkein's winning formula pretty closely.
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« Reply #14 on: 12-11-2001 21:09 »

I don't see how they're even comperable
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« Reply #15 on: 12-11-2001 21:38 »

 
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The producer will be crucified if he does something major to the plot.  I know it, he knows it, and nerds around the world know it.  So how badly could he change it with that kind of pressure?

You're right,  but i was watching an interview on some fat, grubby looking guy, who seemed to be the producer or some important guy from Lotr, that said he couldn't match the plot exactly because its impossible to do. But i thought to myself, he's probably just downplaying the difference in plot to keep people glued. I am yet to see.
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« Reply #16 on: 12-11-2001 22:12 »

A while back I thought it was goofy, but recent commercials show off some pretty cool special effects and stuff. I still wouldn't say I like it...I'm just not nerdy enough. But it "looks" good.

If I were dragged to the theater by my friends to see it, I wouldn't complain, but I would probably just buy a ticket to The Royal Tennenbaums and sneak into LOTR, because I would much rather Wes Anderson have my money than Peter Jackson.
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« Reply #17 on: 12-12-2001 05:59 »

Peter Jackson is gonna digest all your money with his system of mighty marketers. I could have gotten hold of tickets for the 04:00AM-showing, but didn't bother.
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« Reply #18 on: 12-14-2001 12:28 »
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Originally posted by ShineyMetal@$$:
some important guy from Lotr, that said he couldn't match the plot exactly because its impossible to do. But i thought to myself, he's probably just downplaying the difference in plot to keep people glued. I am yet to see.

He meant exactly what he said. I'd really like to see a 100% accurate film of LOTR, but it IS impossible. There's no way the first part (Fellowship of The Ring) with all it's scenes could be put into a 3 hour film, so a lot of scenes has to be left out.

But what I've heard from the people who've seen the pre-premiere, the plot is fairly accurate (meaning accurate enough) and loyal to the book, with only slight modifications. A book and a movie are two different media and what works in a book doesn't neccessarily work in a movie and vica versa.

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« Reply #19 on: 12-16-2001 14:45 »

I have to see it! Though I haven't read it yet, only The Hobbit
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« Reply #20 on: 12-16-2001 23:12 »

Yes it was $240 for production.  Because they made all 3 movies at the same time.   That is pretty bizarre.  The next movie is shipping out next year.   I'll hopefully catch it sometime opening week.
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« Reply #21 on: 12-17-2001 04:14 »

It was probably easiest to make them all at once. Get all those actors and actresses together three times? Can be done, but what a hassle. Don't give the cast time to fall out of character. And if you're sure you'll do a trilogy (And you're almost never sure you'll do 2 sequels), then it make sense to do them all at once.
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« Reply #22 on: 12-17-2001 04:15 »

 
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Peter Jackson is gonna digest all your money with his system of mighty marketers. I could have gotten hold of tickets for the 04:00AM-showing, but didn't bother.

Oh, yeah... quoting myself....

Well, Richard's luck has yet again intervened, and I have been given VIP tickets for the premiere one minute past midnight, with access to some festivites and stuff in the hours before the movie starts. So put me up for "gonna watch the movie"  cool
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« Reply #23 on: 12-17-2001 04:47 »

I will watch LOTR Thursday 20th 8:00 pm...
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« Reply #24 on: 12-17-2001 09:25 »

I'll be able to make it on the 21st, the 20th in case of a miracle (ie getting home by 7).
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« Reply #25 on: 12-17-2001 09:44 »

is 7pm the latest movie time they got in your little town Nix?  wink
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« Reply #26 on: 12-17-2001 12:44 »

No, 7 pm is the latest I can get home, get settled in, get in contact with my friends that live 30 mins away, get everything coordinated, and actually get to the theater.
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« Reply #27 on: 12-17-2001 12:54 »

always thinking like a man.  You could save time by coordinating everything beforehand. 
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« Reply #28 on: 12-17-2001 13:46 »

Too bad I have no idea as to when I'm getting home.
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« Reply #29 on: 12-17-2001 14:19 »

 
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« Reply #30 on: 12-20-2001 20:13 »

Waaaah LOTR comes out on Boxing day here.. but I'll be going to the cinemas with my best buddy and watching that, Monsters Inc. and Harry Potter most likely. A whole day of sitting on one's ass and eating more to increase the size of that ass can only be much fun!!
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« Reply #31 on: 12-20-2001 22:47 »

wow that sounds awesome Ninaka, i wish i had cool friends who'd sit through 3 movies with me!
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« Reply #32 on: 12-21-2001 04:47 »

Gee jeff, you really blew it this time...
It's unlikely that I'll go to see LOTR, unless somebody calls and says 'I'm bored. Come see LOTR with me.' Which is highly unlikely, because I don't know of anyone(Within family and friends) that likes LOTR. Meh... I don't think I can go there. i attempted to read the book ages ago but failed dismally. It isn't my thang.
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« Reply #33 on: 12-22-2001 17:11 »
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It's not my fault...everyone else I knew was going, and it was matinee prices, so why not.

...oh ok, you got me. I am a big sellout. But at least I haven't bought any Burger King light-up goblets. Yet.

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« Reply #34 on: 12-23-2001 23:04 »

I'm watching this thing tomorrow at 11:00 am. Ohhh yeah baby.
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« Reply #35 on: 12-30-2001 09:57 »

I'm to young to see it.   frown

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« Reply #36 on: 12-31-2001 09:52 »

I saw the movie and now I'm going to read it...
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« Reply #37 on: 12-31-2001 18:31 »

I saw it already!Opening night!For free!!!MHUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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« Reply #38 on: 12-31-2001 19:42 »

I saw it, too. Pretty cool and actually quite closely follows the story in the book, unlike other movies *coughstarshiptrooperscough*. Anyways, there were some parts I didn't like (I imagined the dwarfs would be smaller, elves taller and nicer etc...) but other things were just plain cool (the fights and cave scenes, the wraiths and the scenes where the halfling uses the ring and everyhting around him sorta fades away, now that was something I liked very much).
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« Reply #39 on: 12-31-2001 21:00 »
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Yeah, Lord of the Rings beat out Harry Potter in gross by a couple hundred, unless my brain stroked off when I was reading the paper.   confused
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