History YMMV / TheLordOfTheRings

9th Jan '17 7:34:54 PM Animeking1108
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* TheScrappy: The animated version of Samwise was disliked by fans of the novel for being a whiny, obnoxious buffoon.
8th Jan '17 7:50:41 AM LordGravy
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** "You have my sword."
*** "And my bow."
*** [[RuleOfThree "AND MY AX!"]]
6th Jan '17 9:22:35 AM hullflyer
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* EvilIsCool: Heavy amount of appeal to the villains, with the menacing weapons and armor. At is peak in the final film with Sauron's army look so badass, with huge menacing [[GiantMook trolls in armor]] and giant WarElephants.

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* EvilIsCool: Heavy amount amounts of appeal to the villains, with the their menacing weapons and armor. At is it's peak in the final film with Sauron's army look so looking badass, with huge menacing [[GiantMook trolls in armor]] and giant WarElephants.
16th Dec '16 8:06:39 PM DavidDelony
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** "What about second breakfast?"
7th Dec '16 5:01:21 PM LBHills
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** '''"THEY'RE TAKING THE HOBBITS TO ISENGARD!"'''

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** '''"THEY'RE TAKING THE HOBBITS TO ISENGARD!"''''''"They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!"'''



** Notably lessened as allusions to Aragorn's inherently kingly status and confidence (almost magical, as mythology was wont to do) are greatly reduced in the movie, to the point his major character arc is reversed to personal ''reluctance'' to be king.
** It's still present in Gandalf's speech to Pippin in ''Return of the King'', where he is given lines that were spoken by Denethor in throes of madness in the book no less, how the rule being given to "lesser people" caused Gondor fall to to ruin.
** At the Battle of Helm's Deep, Théoden sends the women and children to hide in the caves... well, roughly half the children, at any rate. All boys able to bear a sword are torn from their mothers' arms and forcibly conscripted for what is sure to be a suicide mission. At the opposite end of the spectrum, very elderly and feeble men are also drafted, per Théoden's orders, and one of them starts the battle early when, unable to hold his bow steady, he accidentally shoots an Uruk Hai warrior. Unsurprisingly, the boys and old men are slaughtered, while the able-bodied women of soldiering age, who, though also untrained, would at least stand a better chance of not being instantly killed, cower in the caves, completely unutilized. Aside from the fact that most modern audiences associate child soldiers with tyrants like Joseph Kony, were it not for the assistance of the Elven reinforcements and the eleventh hour arrival of Gandalf with Éomer and the Rohirrim, every last person at Helm's Deep would have been killed. And, with a niece like Éowyn, it's not like the idea of a sword-wielding woman is completely alien to him.

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** Notably lessened as allusions to Aragorn's inherently kingly status and confidence (almost magical, as mythology was wont to do) are greatly reduced in the movie, to the point his movie. His major character arc is reversed - rather than a determination to take up the duties of his ancestors, he has a personal ''reluctance'' to be king.
** It's still present in Gandalf's speech to Pippin in ''Return of the King'', where he is given King'' (given lines that were spoken by Denethor in throes of madness in the book no less, book), how the rule being given to "lesser people" caused Gondor fall to to ruin.
** At the Battle of Helm's Deep, Théoden sends the women and children to hide in the caves... well, roughly half most of the children, at any rate. All boys able to bear a sword are torn from their mothers' arms and forcibly conscripted for what is sure to be a suicide mission. At the opposite end of the spectrum, very elderly and feeble men are also drafted, per Théoden's orders, and one of them starts the battle early when, unable to hold his bow steady, he accidentally shoots an Uruk Hai warrior. Unsurprisingly, the boys and old men are slaughtered, while the able-bodied women of soldiering age, who, though also untrained, would at least stand a better chance of not being instantly killed, cower in the caves, completely unutilized. Aside from the fact that most modern audiences associate child soldiers with tyrants like Joseph Kony, were it not for the assistance of the Elven reinforcements and the eleventh hour arrival of Gandalf with Éomer and the Rohirrim, every last person at Helm's Deep would have been killed. And, with a niece like Éowyn, it's not like the idea of a sword-wielding woman is completely alien to him.
27th Nov '16 12:00:53 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* Sauron has his own tower and his kingdom is surrounded by a wall. This becomes a lot funnier after a [[Creator/DonaldTrump certain someone]] became the 45th President of the United States.
6th Nov '16 8:29:19 PM SunriseWarrior
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** The Easterlings in the Two Towers. In an army comprised mostly of ragged orcs, these highly disciplined, heavily armored human warriors marching to aid Sauron would certainly stand out. Unfortunately after the scene of them marching into Mordor they are never seen again.

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** The Easterlings in the Two Towers. In an army comprised mostly of ragged orcs, these highly disciplined, heavily armored human warriors marching to aid Sauron would certainly stand out. Unfortunately Unfortunately, after the scene of them marching into Mordor Mordor, they are never seen again.
31st Oct '16 5:03:00 PM TrollBrutal
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** [[YouShallNotPass YOU! SHALL!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NOT! PASS!]]
** "One does not simply X." Usually on top of a photo of Boromir saying the original line. [[note]]A slight case of BeamMeUpScotty since the [[MemeticHandGesture hand gesture]] of the meme actually accompanies the line "The Great Eye is ever watchful", which he says immediately afterward. [[/note]]

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** [[YouShallNotPass YOU! SHALL!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NOT! PASS!]]
** "One does not simply X." Usually on top of a photo of Boromir saying the original line. [[note]]A slight case of BeamMeUpScotty since the [[MemeticHandGesture hand gesture]] of the meme actually accompanies the line "The Great Eye is ever watchful", which he says immediately afterward. [[/note]]
You cannot pass.
28th Oct '16 3:27:14 PM dlchen145
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* EvilIsCool: Heavy amount of appeal to the villains, with the menacing weapons and armor. At is peak in the final film with Sauron's army look so {{Badass}}, with huge menacing [[GiantMook trolls in armor]] and giant WarElephants.

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* EvilIsCool: Heavy amount of appeal to the villains, with the menacing weapons and armor. At is peak in the final film with Sauron's army look so {{Badass}}, badass, with huge menacing [[GiantMook trolls in armor]] and giant WarElephants.
17th Oct '16 6:20:14 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Éowyn settling down with Faramir does NOT equal to her either [[DieForourShip "just settling for second best"]] or [[StayInTheKitchen becoming a boring housewife.]] Her and Faramir's relationship is a part of AnAesop of the book that peace, healing and nurturing are better than war and violence (especially when the war is over) with language evoking a CallToAgriculture. Éowyn befriends and eventually falls for a man who helps her realize that she was more of a DeathSeeker than anything else, so ultimately she chooses life over death, and falls for someone who even as a ForestRanger ordered his men never to kill without need. Also, becoming a ruling lady of a princedom is different from becoming a housewife: it's a very tough position. The fandom, and specially fangirls, insists that Eówyn was [[ChickiFication chickified]] and "reduced" to a TrophyWife or a HouseWife. Ironically for modern readers, shieldmaidens in actual Norse sagas hung up their weapons whenever they married ("maiden" refers to being an unmarried woman), so Éowyn is perfectly in line with her legendary forbears.

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** Éowyn settling down with Faramir does NOT equal to her either [[DieForourShip [[DieForOurShip "just settling for second best"]] or [[StayInTheKitchen becoming a boring housewife.]] Her and Faramir's relationship is a part of AnAesop of the book that peace, healing and nurturing are better than war and violence (especially when the war is over) with language evoking a CallToAgriculture. Éowyn befriends and eventually falls for a man who helps her realize that she was more of a DeathSeeker than anything else, so ultimately she chooses life over death, and falls for someone who even as a ForestRanger ordered his men never to kill without need. Also, becoming a ruling lady of a princedom is different from becoming a housewife: it's a very tough position. The fandom, and specially fangirls, insists that Eówyn was [[ChickiFication chickified]] and "reduced" to a TrophyWife or a HouseWife. Ironically for modern readers, shieldmaidens in actual Norse sagas hung up their weapons whenever they married ("maiden" refers to being an unmarried woman), so Éowyn is perfectly in line with her legendary forbears.
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