Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Karl » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:11 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:On topic comment so I don't get banned

:lol: Don't worry, having terrible LOTR opinions isn't bannable...

...yet.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:11 pm

<]:^D wrote:all that reading (obviously too slow) and you didnt see the winky face :roll: :fp:


The winky face was hiding between parentheses - I was thrown off as it looked like some artistic reference to the recent sexual allegations scandals:

( ;) ) - "My, my this TV director certainly has a lot of front!"

As OR says - back on topic. I'm hoping they don't just try and do "Games of Thrones: Middle Earth". There is clearly a lot of interesting things that can be done with the license that it would be a shame if they just went down the boobs and dragons route.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Squinty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:19 pm

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Squinty wrote:I hope they add don't add sex scenes. Although, what I wouldn't give to see a dwarf shagging an elf.


I am sure there are some delete scenes for the Hobbit films where you can see that. ;)


There's bound to be a video on Pornhub. Bound to be!

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Lucien » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:19 pm

Karl wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:On topic comment so I don't get banned


:lol: Don't worry, having terrible LOTR opinions isn't bannable...

...yet.


Don't worry OR when it is bannable it'll take forever until the ban actually happens. :shifty:

I watch Game of Thrones to be fair, so I've no right to call the LOTR films slow. In fact the LOTR trilogy would probably feel like an episode of EastEnders to me now.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:26 pm

In a move to troll all the fans expecting big things from this I predict it's gonna be a whimsical children's show entitled The Further Adventures of Tom Bombadil.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Denster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:27 pm

I'm reasonably confident that this will be strawberry floating awful.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Denster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:30 pm

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Denster wrote:If you're saying that LOTR is poorly written and that you prefer Harry Potter - you clearly are deficient.


My post was pretty clear that I wasn't suggesting HP was "better" literature that LOTR - just that I personally enjoyed reading it more.

There is plenty of documented literary criticism of LOTR since its original publication - the fact that some people believe it to be not the greatest example of writing shouldn't come as too much of a shock, nor should it diminish your own enjoyment or appreciation of it.

You misunderstand me. My appreciation or enjoyment are not diminished. My opinion of you certainly is.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Squinty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:34 pm

Denster wrote:I'm reasonably confident that this will be strawberry floating awful.


I agree. I'm not confident that it will be good at all.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:35 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:But why pick one when you could have both?

On topic comment so I don't get banned: I wonder what kind of art direction they'll go with this. I don't really want them to try and emulate the gritty film style, but I'd prefer that to the Hobbit's trying-to-be-more-fantastical-but-still-enough-like-the-main-trilogy


The direction will depend on the story. A 20 season long Tom Bombadil epic will have a different tone to a two parter on the fall of Numenor.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Squinty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:39 pm

They could make some random gooseberry fool up about the blue wizards.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:41 pm

Squinty wrote:They could make some random gooseberry fool up about the blue wizards.


There’s definitely stuff on Pornhub about blue wizards.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Squinty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:43 pm

Moggy wrote:
Squinty wrote:They could make some random gooseberry fool up about the blue wizards.


There’s definitely stuff on Pornhub about blue wizards.


:lol:

Totally going home to look this up in the name of research.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:47 pm

I can never tell if people are serious around here. Are people genuinely salty because other people don't like the same books as them? For the record I gave up part way through Two Towers as I thought it was boring, not badly written just boring.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Pedz » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:53 pm

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Lagamorph wrote:Will it be as mind numbingly long and tediously boring as the films?

You're on a roll at the moment.


I agree with him.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Lucien » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:58 pm

Denster wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Denster wrote:If you're saying that LOTR is poorly written and that you prefer Harry Potter - you clearly are deficient.


My post was pretty clear that I wasn't suggesting HP was "better" literature that LOTR - just that I personally enjoyed reading it more.

There is plenty of documented literary criticism of LOTR since its original publication - the fact that some people believe it to be not the greatest example of writing shouldn't come as too much of a shock, nor should it diminish your own enjoyment or appreciation of it.


You misunderstand me. My appreciation or enjoyment are not diminished. My opinion of you certainly is.


Don't worry Jenuall, Denster thought The Force Awakens was amazing (rather than it being the poor, unoriginal Disney hackjob that it so clearly was).

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:03 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I can never tell if people are serious around here. Are people genuinely salty because other people don't like the same books as them? For the record I gave up part way through Two Towers as I thought it was boring, not badly written just boring.


Denster is furious. Furious! Full on lava flows like Mount Doom after the ring falls in style furious.

The rest of us? Not so much, we know there are plenty of people on this forum that have terrible taste and trouble reading big words.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Denster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:04 pm

Lucien wrote:
Denster wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Denster wrote:If you're saying that LOTR is poorly written and that you prefer Harry Potter - you clearly are deficient.


My post was pretty clear that I wasn't suggesting HP was "better" literature that LOTR - just that I personally enjoyed reading it more.

There is plenty of documented literary criticism of LOTR since its original publication - the fact that some people believe it to be not the greatest example of writing shouldn't come as too much of a shock, nor should it diminish your own enjoyment or appreciation of it.


You misunderstand me. My appreciation or enjoyment are not diminished. My opinion of you certainly is.


Don't worry Jenuall, Denster thought The Force Awakens was amazing (rather than it being the poor, unoriginal Disney hackjob that it so clearly was).



Don't worry Jenuall - you'll have to sink far lower in my estimations before you reach the level that Lucien occupies.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:37 pm

Denster wrote:
Lucien wrote:
Denster wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Denster wrote:If you're saying that LOTR is poorly written and that you prefer Harry Potter - you clearly are deficient.


My post was pretty clear that I wasn't suggesting HP was "better" literature that LOTR - just that I personally enjoyed reading it more.

There is plenty of documented literary criticism of LOTR since its original publication - the fact that some people believe it to be not the greatest example of writing shouldn't come as too much of a shock, nor should it diminish your own enjoyment or appreciation of it.


You misunderstand me. My appreciation or enjoyment are not diminished. My opinion of you certainly is.


Don't worry Jenuall, Denster thought The Force Awakens was amazing (rather than it being the poor, unoriginal Disney hackjob that it so clearly was).



Don't worry Jenuall - you'll have to sink far lower in my estimations before you reach the level that Lucien occupies.


Well it's always nice to have a target to aim for!

Seriously though, I'm very sorry I don't share the same love for your very important and grown up work of literature about dragons and wizards. ;)

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by <]:^D » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:43 pm

yeah so now we see the true motivation behind your criticism
a misplaced and insecure snobbery about subject matter; whatever :roll:
always makes me laugh that nerds will try and pick on other people they think are more nerdy than them

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by smurphy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:44 pm

The trouble with the LOTR books is how much it shows that they weren't originally written as a trilogy, the way Tolkien shoehorned the plots of the second and third books to fit after Fellowship sold so well. The films work so nicely because Jackson was able to iron out all the seams and get rid of all the lose ends since he was able to plan it all in advance (plus they are just brilliant films to begin with).


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