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Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of Nerds!

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Well, on Tuesday I watched a press-screening of the "Fellowship of the Ring" and being a nerd has never been so cool. Fantasy bollocks full of ork armies and elves. But I loved it. It's not going to be for everyone.

Its a bit long, and it takes a while to get going, but well worth it. That is a classic movie and does justice to the book. (Yes, I can read). Go and see it, all three hours, I recomend it.

Can't wait for the next two, roll on next Christmas! Resident Evil and Star Wars movies too. Can I contain myself? <IMG alt="image" SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Probably not.

What do you think of it? If that film had an arse then I'd kiss it. <IMG alt="image" SRC="wink.gif" border="0"> I welcome my "Nerdhood"!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm really looking forward to getting back to England and watching it....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am sooo gonna see that!!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I'm reading the Hobbit at the moment......"Egggggssssss"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Haven't seen it yet but I'm definately planning to! I've read the first of the trilogy but never had time to go through the two towers (2nd of the trilogy)

    I was in WH Smith the other day and there's so many versions of the fellowship out now and all these mothers are buying it for christmas. It kinda pissed me off cos just cos they made a film everyone's buying the first book, I said out loud "bunch of pinheads, they should have read the book already instead of jumping on the bandwagon" and one woman put the book back! <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    Heard nothing but good things from ppl who've already seen it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You wouldn't believe the hype about the film over here thanks to it being made and filmed in New Zealand.

    To be honest, I've never read the book or even the harry potter books for that matter.. I'm just not a book reader. I haven't seen the film yet but I guess I'll plan to at some point...

    The trailers look quite good and I've kind of sussed the story line now... some ring, very powerful that can control everyone, found by an elf (?) and he decides to destroy it by melting it in 'the fires of Mount Dougal' but this bloke lord thing called Sireon decides he wants it back and hunts them down...

    Pretty stunning effects for it, looks alright... <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It was wonderful. Icannot stress enough just how good it was, breathtaking.
    I agree though, it isn't for everyone. If you're more a comedy film person then I guess you might not appreciate the sentimental value of the film. I've waited three long years for this film and it was worth it! It was even worth the hour and a half traffic jam to get there!! I missed the first few minutes because of it.

    Anyway, I can't tell you enough how good it is but check it out for yourselves.

    It isn't a nerdy film. I think its a bit sad to call it that. Reading the book isnt nerdy either, but I urge people not to jump on the bandwagon as someone already pointed out.

    Over and out (sorry for the long post) <IMG alt="image" SRC="wink.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've read the book a couple of times, a while ago now, and really want to see the film. Most of my friends have already been tho, so I don't know who I can go with <IMG alt="image" SRC="frown.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When i first heard it was a film i was adament i wasnt going to see it coz it looked boring&nerdy etc
    But then my brother&wife(his not mine!) sed dya wana come - i gave it a whirl and i was amazed!

    How anyone can say harry puffta is beta or even put them in the same category is beyond belief!

    The special effects were fantastic! Was it me or did ne1 else think it was a bit like titanic wen Sam was rescued from the water???? <IMG alt="image" SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've seen it twice now... "Nobody tosses a dwarf!" <IMG alt="image" SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Justin Credible:
    <STRONG>You wouldn't believe the hype about the film over here thanks to it being made and filmed in New Zealand.

    To be honest, I've never read the book or even the harry potter books for that matter.. I'm just not a book reader. I haven't seen the film yet but I guess I'll plan to at some point...

    The trailers look quite good and I've kind of sussed the story line now... some ring, very powerful that can control everyone, found by an elf (?) and he decides to destroy it by melting it in 'the fires of Mount Dougal' but this bloke lord thing called Sireon decides he wants it back and hunts them down...

    Pretty stunning effects for it, looks alright... <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

    Erm ... probably not a very accurate description but a bloody good shot at it, Justin! <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Justin Credible:
    <STRONG> some ring, very powerful that can control everyone, found by an elf (?) and he decides to destroy it by melting it in 'the fires of Mount Dougal' but this bloke lord thing called Sireon decides he wants it back and hunts them down...
    </STRONG>

    A hobbit (halfling) who posesses the ring goes on an adventure to destroy it in Mount Doom (LOL at Mount Dougal). Bloke called Sauron want's it back and indeed sends people to try and hunt the party down. The three books are basically a big adventure with Orcs, Trolls, Elfs, Wizards, Giant Eagles, Talking Trees, Giant Spiders etc
    I've read the book a couple of times and have to say that it's a long read but the film is very accurate of the first book. Worth seeing anyway except for the fact 3 hours in a cinema seat is very uncomfortable.

    [ 03-01-2002: Message edited by: 'Skive' ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with scive, for once a film which is very like the book it's based on!, hooray <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0"> too many times i have been disappointed but this is good stuff <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Saw it yesterday, and enjoyed it a lot. Glad I've read the book, or else I'd be wanting to know what happened next. And it shouldhave been called Mount Dougal! <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I seen it twice now, wouldn't mnd a bit of that elf. <IMG alt="image" SRC="wink.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by LIBERTY:
    <STRONG>I seen it twice now, wouldn't mnd a bit of that elf. <IMG alt="image" SRC="wink.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

    Which bit, exactly? <IMG alt="image" SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

    <IMG alt="image" SRC="tongue.gif" border="0"> *thinks he might know* <IMG alt="image" SRC="eek.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lord of the rings - kicks ass. ive seeni t twice now and think it is wicked!
    i highly recommend it toanyone and cant wait for the next two - a year is sooo long.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i LOVED it. it has my favourite actor in it (Elijah Wood) i have loved him sinse Huck Finn! God that was ages ago.
    It is an amazing film, pity about one part though, and peeps who have seen it will know wot i mean. i dont want to say it cuz it would riun it for peeps who havent!
    <IMG alt="image" SRC="tongue.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I..urm...fell asleep just as that elvy bloke and Arwen (?!?!) were talking bout something ( <IMG alt="image" SRC="confused.gif" border="0"> )and woke up near the end.

    I didn't have a clue what was going on cos I've never read the book so I had to sit for the last 20 mins odd completely even more confoozlemalated than I was before I fell asleep. <IMG alt="image" SRC="confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG alt="image" SRC="confused.gif" border="0">

    I still don't have a scooby what was going on. <IMG alt="image" SRC="tongue.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On the Frank Skinner show I saw this really amusing parody of Lord of the Rings- called Hoard of the Bings.
    Thanks for reading another of my random posts
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