History Film / TheLordOfTheRings

21st Sep '16 11:53:36 PM EvilKid
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* HollywoodTactics: Several. See for yourself at that page.
21st Sep '16 4:06:58 PM N8han11
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** And to think the film's producers were worried that women wouldn't come to see this picture because they perceived the book as appealing primarily to males, since it's a war story featuring mostly male heroes. They seem never to have bothered to research this; the books, and Middle-earth in general, have always had an extremely strong female readership for many reasons.
** From about 1969 to 1971, there was a movement among fans of Creator/LeonardNimoy to cast him as Aragorn in a live-action film version (this is long before Bakshi). The official fan club was quite serious about this, especially after Nimoy was cast as a romantic, dramatic stage magician and master of disguise in ''Series/MissionImpossible''.
21st Sep '16 3:48:32 PM N8han11
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** He doesn't frighten them off, no, but they're clearly apprehensive until they actually see him.
14th Sep '16 9:46:12 AM okami31
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* RedPillBluePill: Frodo is given the choice to unburden himself of the Ring and its mission several times throughout the story, but he never chooses to return to normalcy.
9th Sep '16 6:32:55 PM Orome
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* FlashForward: Elrond warns Arwen what will happen if she stays in Middle-Earth and marries Aragorn, and there is a scene of Aragorn's funeral, after he has become king and has died of old age, while Arwen lives on in grief and loneliness.
9th Sep '16 3:36:22 AM Phoenixion
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* StealthPun: At the Prancing Pony, Merry comes back to the Hobbits' table looking pleased with himself, carrying a mug of ale that dwarfs (*ahem*) the others'. "This, my friend," he tells Pippin, "is a ''pint''." "They come in ''pints''?" asks a bewildered Pippin, before adding, "I'm getting one." What were the Hobbits drinking up to that point? [[spoiler:'''''Half-pints'''''.]]

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At the Prancing Pony, Merry comes back to the Hobbits' table looking pleased with himself, carrying a mug of ale that dwarfs (*ahem*) the others'. "This, my friend," he tells Pippin, "is a ''pint''." "They come in ''pints''?" asks a bewildered Pippin, before adding, "I'm getting one." What were the Hobbits drinking up to that point? [[spoiler:'''''Half-pints'''''.]]]]
** Gimli's cousin, Balin, calls Moria, a dwarven mine and his (Balin's) own kingdom, a mine. A ''mine'', get it? Lampshaded by Gimli, of course.
7th Sep '16 7:31:40 AM theLibrarian
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* WeHaveReserves: Just like in the books, Isengard and Mordor use this as their primary MO when it comes to war, swarming over the forces of Men with sheer numbers, though they do occasionally bring in huge weapons of war in order to help their armies get past formidable defenses like the Deeping Wall at the notoriously defensible Helm's Deep (which was destroyed with gunpowder), and the massive, nigh-unbreachable gate of Minas Tirith (which was broken by the massive battering ram Grond).
29th Aug '16 12:47:28 PM Samyaza
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* CurbStompCushion: While the Rohirrim's battle against the Haradrim outside Minas Tirith is nearly this, as the Mumakil the Haradrim ride are basically unstoppable juggernauts that impale, crush, and swat horsemen away with impunity, the Rohirrim give a good accounting of themselves, managing to bring down a number of Mumakil by taking advantage of their greater numbers and maneuverability, though it still takes the Army of the Dead to tip the scales in Middle-earth's favor.

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the Rohirrim's battle against the Haradrim outside Minas Tirith is nearly this, as the Mumakil the Haradrim ride are basically unstoppable juggernauts that impale, crush, and swat horsemen away with impunity, the Rohirrim give a good accounting of themselves, managing to bring down a number of Mumakil by taking advantage of their greater numbers and maneuverability, though it still takes the Army of the Dead to tip the scales in Middle-earth's favor.favor.
**Nearly all of the battles of the soldiers of Gondor against the forces of Mordor. When the trolls break through the gate of Minas Tirith the soldiers manage to kill at least one troll and in this video you can see at least one soldier who spears down an Orc (seen at 0:51) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzk91QqbEA
23rd Aug '16 11:25:39 PM omnicritic
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* AdaptationExpansion: The fight between Gandalf and the Balrog is only mentioned in the book. Here, It's the opening scene of the second movie.
9th Aug '16 3:46:13 AM TotemicHero
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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 [[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 [[BiggestComplaint/TheLordOfTheRingsMovies Biggest Complaints]] page to see some of the less-popular changes.
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