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 Errkal » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:28 am

Not watched the films, tried reading the book but got bored and dropped it, its a nice idea and I'm sure many will like it but for me LOTR is a bit gooseberry fool and I don't understand the hype.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Preezy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:38 am

I'm sure I'll pirate it at some point like I do with all these tv series.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by 1cmanny1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:50 am

It has potential. Lots of lore/backstories out there.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Squinty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:12 am

Errkal wrote:Not watched the films, tried reading the book but got bored and dropped it, its a nice idea and I'm sure many will like it but for me LOTR is a bit gooseberry fool and I don't understand the hype.


I know you are entitled to your opinion, but it's wrong and you should feel bad. Now excuse me because I'm too upset for words :cry:

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

Squinty wrote:
Errkal wrote:Not watched the films, tried reading the book but got bored and dropped it, its a nice idea and I'm sure many will like it but for me LOTR is a bit gooseberry fool and I don't understand the hype.


I know you are entitled to your opinion, but it's wrong and you should feel bad. Now excuse me because I'm too upset for words :cry:


It’s fine to not like it, but I am always confused by people who feel the need to state that opinion in a thread like this.

Did Errkal see the thread title “Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship” and literally think “THIS IS WHERE I TELL PEOPLE I COULDN’T EVEN FINISH THE BOOK!”. :slol:

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Saint of Killers » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:31 am

It took me months to get into Fellowship, but once I did... :wub:

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:35 am

Qikz wrote:There's like no suspense with a prequal because you literally know the future.


This isn't true

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 am

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Qikz wrote:There's like no suspense with a prequal because you literally know the future.


This isn't true


It’s not always true, it depends on what the story is.

If the prequel is about Frodo as a child, there is not going to be much suspense if they show him in a life or death situation. ;)

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Preezy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 am

Qikz wrote:There's like no suspense with a prequal because you literally know the future.

Like, this is like literally the worst post ever, like totally.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:57 am

Moggy wrote:It’s not always true, it depends on what the story is.

If the prequel is about Frodo as a child, there is not going to be much suspense if they show him in a life or death situation. ;)


Until he dies, and then it's revealed this was a story about another Frodo Baggins, Frodo's dead uncle and namesake.

But outside of prequel twists, in the LOTR you know Frodo isn't going to die in the Fellowship when he gets stabbed by the ringrwraiths, or by the cave troll. They are still suspenseful. If I rewatch a film it doesn't lose all suspense just because I know what is going to happen.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:58 am

Moggy wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:
Qikz wrote:There's like no suspense with a prequal because you literally know the future.


This isn't true


It’s not always true, it depends on what the story is.

If the prequel is about Frodo as a child, there is not going to be much suspense if they show him in a life or death situation. ;)


Unless he dies and get's buried and then later Gandalf digs him back up and magics him back to life again.
That seems like something he might do :shifty: .

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Errkal » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:00 am

Moggy wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Errkal wrote:Not watched the films, tried reading the book but got bored and dropped it, its a nice idea and I'm sure many will like it but for me LOTR is a bit gooseberry fool and I don't understand the hype.


I know you are entitled to your opinion, but it's wrong and you should feel bad. Now excuse me because I'm too upset for words :cry:


It’s fine to not like it, but I am always confused by people who feel the need to state that opinion in a thread like this.

Did Errkal see the thread title “Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship” and literally think “THIS IS WHERE I TELL PEOPLE I COULDN’T EVEN FINISH THE BOOK!”. :slol:


*shrugs* I guess my logic is it adds some context to why I wouldn't watch it, but it seems like a good idea as its a super popular franchise so it should do well.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:04 am

OrangeRakoon wrote:But outside of prequel twists, in the LOTR you know Frodo isn't going to die in the Fellowship when he gets stabbed by the ringrwraiths, or by the cave troll. They are still suspenseful. If I rewatch a film it doesn't lose all suspense just because I know what is going to happen.


The first time you read/watch LoTR, you have no real idea if Frodo is going to live or die in either of those scenes.

You imagine that he is the hero of the story and so will survive, but you don’t know that until you continue with the story. Re reading/watching it takes away a lot of suspense as you know that he isn’t going to die. It’s like with Gandalf in Moria, the first time you think he is dead, afterwards you know he is coming back.

Sure it can still be a tense scene, but it is never going have the same level of suspense when you already know a characters lives/dies/comes back.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:06 am

Errkal wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Errkal wrote:Not watched the films, tried reading the book but got bored and dropped it, its a nice idea and I'm sure many will like it but for me LOTR is a bit gooseberry fool and I don't understand the hype.


I know you are entitled to your opinion, but it's wrong and you should feel bad. Now excuse me because I'm too upset for words :cry:


It’s fine to not like it, but I am always confused by people who feel the need to state that opinion in a thread like this.

Did Errkal see the thread title “Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship” and literally think “THIS IS WHERE I TELL PEOPLE I COULDN’T EVEN FINISH THE BOOK!”. :slol:


*shrugs* I guess my logic is it adds some context to why I wouldn't watch it, but it seems like a good idea as its a super popular franchise so it should do well.


I am not having a go, I just find it strange to not like something but to post in threads about it.

It's be like me going into the Wrestling thread to tell everyone that I hope they enjoy Wrestlemania this year, but I will not be watching as I couldn't even finish watching one of them.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:11 am

Even the first time I watched Lord of the Rings it would be pretty hard to believe someone called The Ring Bearer is going to die in film one of what was already known to be a trilogy but those scene's still had huge impact as death is not the only outcome that could have changed the story.
Frodo could have been Crippled like Bran in Game of Thrones and he's still The Ring Bearer just that he's now less walky so there's ways he could be critically changed by being injured that could quite easily be explained away later in a world that includes magic. Maybe whatever crippled him somehow blocks magical healing for long enough that he can't be healed while on the quest with the ring it's not exactly story breaking.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:24 am

Moggy wrote:The first time you read/watch LoTR, you have no real idea if Frodo is going to live or die in either of those scenes.


I would have bet an awful lot of money on it

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Preezy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:25 am

"less walky" :lol:

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 am

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Moggy wrote:The first time you read/watch LoTR, you have no real idea if Frodo is going to live or die in either of those scenes.


I would have bet an awful lot of money on it


I suggest you don’t start making bets on Game of Thrones if you ever read/watch it.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Preezy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:39 am

Moggy wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:
Moggy wrote:The first time you read/watch LoTR, you have no real idea if Frodo is going to live or die in either of those scenes.


I would have bet an awful lot of money on it


I suggest you don’t start making bets on Game of Thrones if you ever read/watch it.

"Oh I love [character], he's my favourite" DEAD
"Sad to see [character] die, but at least we've still got [character2]" DEAD
"Well, at least they'd never kill off [character3]" DEAD

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Squinty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:18 pm

Errkal wrote:
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Errkal wrote:Not watched the films, tried reading the book but got bored and dropped it, its a nice idea and I'm sure many will like it but for me LOTR is a bit gooseberry fool and I don't understand the hype.


I know you are entitled to your opinion, but it's wrong and you should feel bad. Now excuse me because I'm too upset for words :cry:


It’s fine to not like it, but I am always confused by people who feel the need to state that opinion in a thread like this.

Did Errkal see the thread title “Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship” and literally think “THIS IS WHERE I TELL PEOPLE I COULDN’T EVEN FINISH THE BOOK!”. :slol:


*shrugs* I guess my logic is it adds some context to why I wouldn't watch it, but it seems like a good idea as its a super popular franchise so it should do well.


I can understand how you found it boring though. The writing style is kind of dated. And the start of it is a bit cack admittedly.

I'd still recommend the movies. They cut out a lot of the crap bits. Just clear a lot of time for them :lol:


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