History Film / TheLordOfTheRings

16th Jul '16 8:17:01 PM Bauglir100
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*** On entering Hobbiton, Gandalf is delighted to see preparations underway for '''A Long-Awaited Party'''.

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*** On entering Hobbiton, Gandalf is delighted to see preparations underway for '''A Long-Awaited Party'''.Long-Expected Party'''.
*** When Lobelia Sackville-Baggins comes knocking on the front door of Bag End, Bilbo whispers to Gandalf "I am '''not at home'''!".



*** When the hobbits fall on each other after being purchased by Farmer Maggot "'''A shortcut to''' what ?" "'''Mushrooms'''!"
*** After [[spoiler: Gandalf]] comes BackFromTheDead, he says he fell "through fire ... and water". This is also a reference to a chapter in ''Literature/TheHobbit''.

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*** When the hobbits fall on each other after being purchased pursued by Farmer Maggot "'''A shortcut to''' what ?" "'''Mushrooms'''!"
*** After [[spoiler: Gandalf]] comes BackFromTheDead, he says he fell "through fire ... '''fire ... and water".water'''". This is also a reference to a chapter in ''Literature/TheHobbit''.
13th Jul '16 11:17:51 AM stuffedninja
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* PreMortemOneLiner: Éowyn says "I am ''no man''!" before stabbing the Witch-King in the face.

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* PreMortemOneLiner: Éowyn says "I am ''no man''!" no man!" before stabbing the Witch-King in the face.face (after he said "No man can kill me!").
8th Jul '16 3:39:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Sometimes Gandalf uses his magic powers, and sometimes he doesn't. He does when battling Saruman, or when facing the Balrog, or when he scares off the Nazgûl that are chasing Faramir's men on the road to Minas Tirith. But at other times he seems to forget he's a wizard and is content simply to whack bad guys with his staff, most notably when he's fighting in hand-to-hand combat in the siege of Minas Tirith or in the final battle at the gate to Mordor. Ian [=McKellen=] even asked this question once.
-->'''[=McKellen=]''': Why don't I zap them?
-->'''Jackson''': (thinking quickly) ...ah, you see, the staff is out of batteries and the local alchemy shop is closed for the war.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Sometimes Gandalf uses his magic powers, and sometimes he doesn't. He does when battling Saruman, or when facing the Balrog, or when he scares off the Nazgûl that are chasing Faramir's men on the road to Minas Tirith. But at other times he seems to forget he's a wizard and is content simply to whack bad guys with his staff, most notably when he's fighting in hand-to-hand combat in the siege of Minas Tirith or in the final battle at the gate to Mordor. Ian [=McKellen=] even asked this question once.
-->'''[=McKellen=]''': Why don't I zap them?
-->'''Jackson''': (thinking quickly) ...ah, you see, the staff is out of batteries and the local alchemy shop is closed for the war.
8th Jul '16 3:38:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** Somewhat explained in the book and in the Silmarillion. The last time the Valar (gods) fought directly against a powerful evil, Middle-Earth was literally broken and much of the land was drowned beneath the sea. As a Maia (minor god), Gandalf vowed to not use his magical powers to directly interfere in Middle-Earth, letting the inhabitants of Middle-Earth decide their own fate. If you watch carefully, the only times Gandalf uses his powers are to fight another Maia or some force that has magic of its own (Saruman, Balrog, Nazgul), or to do some menial task that doesn't really affect anybody else (light source, fire). Gandalf is meant to be TheObiWan, not a StoryBreakerPower.
30th Jun '16 6:27:54 AM Willbyr
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The films were remarkably faithful in many respects, though many changes were made due to the many factors involved with adapting such a monumental work. Among the most significant changes include the nature of [[spoiler:Saruman's]] death, the characterizations of Faramir, Arwen, Denethor, and Gimli, and the removal of various subplots to make the story as a whole more appealing to movie audiences or to streamline their remarkably nuanced events from the books. Check out the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BiggestComplaint/TheLordOfTheRingsMovies Biggest Complaints]] page to see some of the less-popular changes.

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The films were remarkably faithful in many respects, though many changes were made due to the many factors involved with adapting such a monumental work. Among the most significant changes include the nature of [[spoiler:Saruman's]] death, the characterizations of Faramir, Arwen, Denethor, and Gimli, and the removal of various subplots to make the story as a whole more appealing to movie audiences or to streamline their remarkably nuanced events from the books. Check out the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BiggestComplaint/TheLordOfTheRingsMovies [[BiggestComplaint/TheLordOfTheRingsMovies Biggest Complaints]] page to see some of the less-popular changes.



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''''"You! Shall Not! Pass!"'''''. Then the bridge practically broke in half.

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'''''"You! Shall Not! Pass!"'''''. Then the bridge practically broke in half.


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* PullYourselfDownTheSpear: In ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', when Aragorn stabs Lurtz in the stomach, the Uruk-hai responds by pulling the sword inwards, snarling at Aragorn, possibly to get close enough to hurt him. Aragorn pulls the sword out and [[OffWithHisHead chops off Lurtz's head]].
26th Jun '16 11:32:31 PM tommy1138
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* MouthOfSauron: Trope Namer.
10th Jun '16 12:17:34 PM TexasKelly
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* BadassBoast: [[InTheNameOfTheMoon "I am a servant of the Secret Fire]], wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn!" "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

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* BadassBoast: [[InTheNameOfTheMoon "I am a servant of the Secret Fire]], wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn!" "YOU Udûn! Go back to the shadow... YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
6th Jun '16 10:27:06 AM Yerr
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** When Gollum and The One Ring fall into the Crack of Doom, neither show any signs of burning even when Gollum gets completely submerged.
4th Jun '16 4:03:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* BalefulPolymorph: Humorously subverted when Sam eavesdrops on Gandalf and Frodo's conversation about the One Ring in Bilbo's former house. Samwise begs Gandalf not to use his magic to turn him into something "unnatural". Then the scene cuts to a shot of Gandalf walking with a horse and telling Sam to keep up, only for Sam to run along after them.
23rd May '16 2:38:44 PM MrDeath
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The film removed the 17-year TimeSkip from the book, but it kept Bilbo's greatly advanced age at the end of ''Return of the King''. Consequently, he appears to have aged about 20 years over the course of a year with no explanation given.
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