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went to see lotr. i loved it.

a few things bothered me though:

why didn't gollum burst into flame when he hit the lava in mount doom???

why didn't they explain how frodo and sam suddenly got from their orc clothes to their hobbit clothes? it wouldn't have been too hard.

why didn't the end follow the book and have saruman and wormtongue take over the shire? i realize it would have added like 45 mins... but jesus fucking christ. they had already cut out seven chapters in just the fellowship of the ring. i want to know why no barrowrights?? why not tom bombadil? why no selling of bag end to the sacksville bagginses??? no crickhollow? NO MENTION OF THE ENTWIVES???!!!! no followup on aragorn and arwen? ...and why the fuck didn't bilbo know that the ring was destroyed at the end?

argh.


overall, the series is spectacular. eventhough it cut out much of the book, i understand that it was necessary, as most people don't give a shit about tom bombadil and the entwives. it did the book justice. i'm overjoyed that they didn't go cheesy with it.


jason, it was greatness. :)
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On December 18th, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC), trigerhape commented:
I think the Extended DVD will have the enslaving of the shire. and even though they took out Bombadil Tree beard had a few of his lines :D

and the fact that gollum didn't burst into flame WAS odd... but eh, it was grrrrrreat!
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On December 18th, 2003 03:21 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
oh yes, it was amazing.

and i'm so holding out for the extended. i hope the rotk extended is like the fellowship extended and not like the two towers extended.
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On December 19th, 2003 12:05 pm (UTC), fiduch commented:
hehe... you seem to have just about every gripe with it that i did... :op

but still... absolutely amazing.

and there's mention of the entwives in the extended two towers... ;o) the entwives is like the saddest part of the whole thing. :o(
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On December 19th, 2003 07:15 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
my mom got me both extended editions for xmas... but then only gave me the fellowship dvd. i have to wait until after xmas to get the two towers.

i've seen parts of it, but not the whole thing yet. i've heard it doesn't have as many goodies as the fellowship.
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