View Full Version : When did you laugh or cry?

12-23-2001, 12:27 PM
...or did you keep a straight face all the time? <BR>I laughed in many places (Merry&Pippin were funny, even if they were a bit one-dimensional in the movie) , and cried in a few.<BR>Actually I didn't cry when I first read about Gandalf's "death" in the book (I knew he wasn't really dead, thanks to my dear friend... ), but I cried in the movies, thanks to PJ and all the actors.*bows to them*<BR>So, let me hear about your experiences!

12-23-2001, 01:18 PM
I kept a straight face the entire movie, except when my friend leaned over to tell me some stupid thing he noticed, the only time my expression changed is when they skipped over the entire old forest and barrow downs... Then my face changed to anger...GRRRRR!

12-23-2001, 01:21 PM
IT was funny when sauron is forging his ring....he looked chubby.

12-23-2001, 03:29 PM
Lets see: "It's called a pint." "It comes in pints?!" That was one of the funniest parts of the movie that I can remember<P>I noticed that the wole theater fell silent when Gandalf was pulled into the abyss, even though most of them had already read the book.

the Lockbearer
12-24-2001, 07:20 AM
I was pretty much straight faced through the first viewing. Didn't laugh or cry but did make several frowns when I noticed the changes in the story.<P>The second viewing was different. This time I was able to enjoy the film without making a critical analysis.<P>At laughed when Gandalf hit his head on the beam in Bag End, at the Hobbit children when they were listening to Bilbo, and at Gimli's reaction to Aragorn' words "lets go hunt some Orc".<P>Can't say that I cried but my eyes were teary when Boromir, while dying, confessed Aragorn as his King and when Sam showed his committment to Frodo when he waded into the river Anduin and nearly drowned.

12-24-2001, 01:09 PM
I agree about the pint thing, I was kind of angry at the time i posted.., some guy cused us out at the theater...

12-24-2001, 11:51 PM
I wiped a few tears from my eyes when Arwen and Aragorn spoke in the night, and when elves were heard lamenting Gandalf. This was when I went to see it for the second time. The first time, I got misty eyed right after Gandalfs fall and during Boromir's painful last words, of course. <BR> Otherwise, it's the random moments of beauty in the film that caused a few tears to appear. You notice them more when you see it a second time.<BR>Love,<BR>Lush

12-25-2001, 01:01 PM
Everytime Bilbo says that head-scratcher "I haven't known half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." And Ian Holms brush off gesture at "Proudfeet!" was the sort of joke you can only tell visually.<P>When Gandalf stands outside the doors of Moria trying to figure out the password. <P>Best moment: when my roommate next to me gasped at the Kings of Argonath on either side of the Anduin. "Wow!" he whispered. That's a moment I will never forget.

12-25-2001, 01:16 PM
The hole of the Shire section was bliss for me, the interaction between Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf was great. Felt myself filling up when watching that.<P>Gandalf's fall and the reaction of the fellowship.<P>Frodo's sickness after being stabbed I found quite pitiful as well.<P>Eek, I forgot Sam when he says to Aragorn, "Let him go or I'll have you Longshanks"!!! Laughed lots at this.<p>[ December 25, 2001: Message edited by: Quellesir ]

Son of Gondor
12-28-2001, 11:05 AM
I thought Sam's undaunted threatening of Strider with his fists with a sword in his face was funny along with Pippin's complaint of missing second-breakfast and his asking were the fellowship was going, right after joining it.<P>And then I, who has never, ever cried at a movie, almost cried when the company rushes out of Moria. The actors were excellent, but the music was the most poinigant. I got the sound track for Christmas and I still almost cry when I hear that music. Also Boromir's muffled yells as he fought his last orcs and the music for it I thought was also very touching. For some reason I have always had a respect for Boromir and I am glad the movie gave him some honor. You knew the "King" quote was coming, but it was beautiful just the same.<P>And then there parts that I just wanted to shout or simply gasp at. The horses in Ford sweeping away the black riders sent shivers through me as well those winding stairways and the sweeping picture of Saruman calling from Orthanc. And in all instances the music was stellar (particularly Kazad-Dum)

12-28-2001, 12:45 PM
Indeed, it was the music that made me misty-eyed! A few people here seem to have really hated it, but I thought it was well done too, and I want that soundtrack!

12-28-2001, 02:31 PM
The film never made me cry, but the second and third times I saw it, I did get misty eyed when: Gandalf falls, Boromir dies, Aragorn resists the the power of the Ring, when Gandalf advises Frodo in Moria about pity and what "one must do," when Galadriel waves farewell to the Fellowship, and when Frodo remmebers Gandalf's words before he sets off in the canoe at the end. <P>I laughed each time I saw the film, most at: Pippin's "What about second breakfast?" lines, the hobbit children when Bilbo tells them his adventure tales (that one little girl is so adorable), Pippin and Merry jumping on Boromir, and Gimli's "Not the beard!" line.

Evil Anya
12-28-2001, 03:09 PM
I laughed a couple times at all the pipe weed jokes. Yes, and Bilbo's "I haven't known half of you half as well as I should like..." line, it always makes me laugh in the book and it was so funny to see him actually say it. Even if it was a cheap little sight gag I couldn't stifle laughter when Aragorn hits Pippin in the head with the apple, it was so cute and funny, him and Merry just look so much like hobbits in that moment.<P>There were a couple places where i got misty eyed but all of them have been mentioned. Legolas walking on the snow was just such a beautiful touch from the book that my eyes welled up a little though.

12-28-2001, 07:24 PM
I laughed in all the wrong places, for all the reasons PJ & Co. would hate, but especially at the falls of Rauos when my daughter sung out "Stop in the name of Love"<BR>hehehehehehehehe.

12-30-2001, 11:43 PM
I don't cry at movies, but I thought it was funny in a few places.

12-31-2001, 03:09 AM
In the second viewing the soundtrack got me, after the fall of Gandalf. No misty eyes but it cut straight to the heart. Also Boromir's "For pity's sake.." <P>I liked Frodo and Gandalf's discussion in Moria. I think moving that from the "Shadow of the Past" worked in the movie.

12-31-2001, 10:37 AM
The fall of Gandalf got me. I knew it was coming each time I saw it of course, and I knew he'd be back...sort of hard to understand. Boromir's death was another one of those moments of course. <P>There were also moments that just gave me chills - seeing the Kings of Argonath on each side of the Anduin, the music in the dwarven throne room...<P>"Then who would you take up with? A fat inkeeper who only remembers his own name because people shout it at him all day?"<p>[ December 31, 2001: Message edited by: Legalos ]

12-31-2001, 02:08 PM
1. Bilbo's classic words at his party<BR>2. Pippin's lines regarding Pints of Ale and Second Breakfast.<BR>3. Gimli's "Nobody Tosses a Dwarf" as the bridge is collapsing<BR>Also, Gandalf's bumbling behaviour in Bilbo's home was a nice touch.

12-31-2001, 02:33 PM
The Shire, the Shire was truly beautiful. And the most genuine pure, endearing laugh in the film is when Gandalf shoots fireworks out the back of his cart for the kids, and their father laughs and gets caught by his cranky old wife.<P>Merry and Pippin, as they are in the book, were consistently entertaining. As someone else mentioned the Pint thing was a riot, as was Pippin at the Council of Elrond when he asked "ok where we goin?"

12-31-2001, 11:22 PM
The look on the Hobbits faces when Bilbo started his speech, that was pretty funny and well done.<BR>Pippin and Merry setting off the Dragon was hysterical. Also Pippin asking about 2nd breakfast, elevenses and so on. and "Great, where we going?"<BR>Legolas pulling Gimli up by the beard.<BR>Galadriel as a Tim Burton character.<P>The sad ones were Frodo at the Ford<BR>Gandalf's fall in Moria,<BR>the death ob Boromir, and the capture of Pippin and Merry.

Rose Cotton
01-01-2002, 08:04 AM
The sadest part was definitly the sadest. I would have cried if I cry in movies. But part of what I liked about the movie. Was that right in the middle of some heroic,scary,or sad time. Pipin or Merry would say somthing to make you laugh out loud. You were never unhappy long while those two were around.<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Hay, it's working.[Pipin]<BR> I know it is, run.[Merry} <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>(When they're runing from the orcs.)

01-01-2002, 02:13 PM
When the fellowship came out of Moria, and everyone was upset, that was saddening. But when I saw Pippin just sprawled out on the rocks, crying, and Merry's leaning over him, massaging his shoulder and trying to comfort him, I couldn't help it. I burst into tears. It was just so sad, and Merry trying to help Pippin was so sweet. I've never cried at a movie before in my entire life. ^_^;; And I was blinking away the tears when Frodo had just been stabbed by the Nazgul and one of the hobbits was stroking his head (I think it was Pippin, though I'm not sure). It was unbearably cute. ^_^<P>Laughable parts: "<i>No one</i> tosses a dwarf!" <BR>"They come in pints?!"<BR>"Look, Merry. It's Frodo Baggins!" (The whole running from Farmer Maggot in the fields bit)<BR>"You're going to need people of intelligence on this sort of mission...quest...thing. ...So, where are we goin'?"<BR>Merry and Pippin jumping on Boromir and wrestling with him.<BR>"I'm going to Mordor alone!" "Of course you are--and I'm comin' with you!"<BR>"Fool of a Took! Next time, throw yourself in and rid us of your stupidity!"<BR>Merry and Pippin jumping on the cave troll and stabbing it like crazy. That made me laugh; don't know why.<BR>Anytime the hobbits yelled and went running into battle. XD<BR>And, last but not least, when Boromir died, and you could see Sean Bean clearly blink. I started laughing so hard; the other people in the theater weren't so amused, though...

Rose Cotton
01-01-2002, 05:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>"I'm going to Mordor alone." "Of corse you are and I'm going with you.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Actualy whenever Frodo went somewhere Sam was never far behind. You couldn't have Frodo without Sam. And it's a good thing. Imagine Frodo going to Mt. Doom without Sam.

01-01-2002, 10:09 PM
It's impossible to keep a straight face in this movie. I have to say, it was actually an EXPERIENCE for me, though I know it was for many. I'm ashamed to say that I'd never read the books before I saw the movie the first time, and I was smiling, jumping in fright and worry, or crying through the whole thing. I love those hobbits, they're such wonderful creatures! <P>I loved the party at the beginning. I laughed when Sam insisted that he hadn't been "dropping no eaves!" That was great. And when Aragorn did the "Let's hunt some Orcs!" thing. And when the hobbits were first heading towards Rivendale with Strider and Pippin was trying to explain 2nd breakfast and all of the means. Very cute. And when he and Merry were leading the Orcs away from Frodo. What great hobbits! <P>I cried when Gandalf fell of the bridge. In my unread ignorance, I thought that he'd died. My friend sitting next to me informed me, but I cried for a while. And I was with 2 guys...it was embarrassing! And I was actually tired when I left the theatre! Both times I saw the movie! It was like I was there! GREAT movie. Great books too. Wow.<p>[ January 01, 2002: Message edited by: Ainaharma ]

01-03-2002, 01:38 AM
i LAUGHED a lot of times :<P>"he doesnt know about second breakfast????"<BR>that was hillarious<P>merry and pippin were the comic relief of the movie so a lot of what they did made me laugh/smile/smirk<P>also i laughed when sam, merry and pippin join the fellowship and elrond gives this amazing look, hillarious<P>I CRIED :<P>of course when Gandalf falls into shadow (especially right after when everyone just lost all their hope and is crying outside) (Frodo's face almost killed me it was so sad)<P>Boromir's death was... i did not cry but I felt very terrible, angry too. <P>Then in the end, when Sam goes after Frodo and almost drowns himself in the process, that was the most teary moment for me.

01-03-2002, 08:45 AM
my first time of seeing it, people were up and down all the time, getting popcorn, going to the bathroom, whatever, but from the second the first black rider appeared, nobody moved. I came "out" of the story as the credits began, to find myself tearstreaked. I didn't even realise.<P>but <BR>funny bits were a relief:<BR>I won't list them all, causer most of them have been said before, but one that made me was when Marry and Pippin are leading the orcs away from Frodo, <BR>Pippin: hey, it's working!<BR>Merry: I <I>know</I> it's working! Run!<BR>a very emotional picture all round.

01-03-2002, 08:47 AM
ugh, frozen fingers! I meant <I>Merry</I>...

01-04-2002, 12:37 AM
I got teary upon seeing the Shire itself as Gandalf rode in with Frodo.<P>I think I was the only one in the theater to actually laugh out loud when Gimli attempted to destroy the Ring at the Council of Elrond.<P>Loved Pippin's tweenish tomfoolery.

01-04-2002, 12:06 PM
I had lots of fun with Merry&Pippin, specially with the fireworks scene. <BR>And I also laughed with Bilbo´s speech at his birthday party.<BR>But during the most part of the movie I was impressed or emotionated.When the members of the fellowship go out of Moria after Gandalf´s death and all of them burst in tears,my heart was desolated. And then I saw that beautiful image,when Frodo turns his face and the tears are falling down his cheeks...It was so terribly sad!!

01-04-2002, 02:57 PM
Some of the funniest parts:<P>"The have a <I>cave troll</I>."<BR>"It comes in pints???"<BR>"Not the beard! Not the beard!" (or something like that)<BR>The whole second-breakfast thing, and then when Aragorn throws them an apple and it hits Pippin in the head.<BR>"Let's hunt some orcs." (this was funny but I didn't laugh because I was crying)<BR>At the very beginning, when Gandalf was arguing with Frodo about wizards never being late.<BR>The part in the forest when the Dark Rider jumps out at them suddenly. (this was funny because my friend sitting next to me hit the roof in fright.)<P>Sadest parts:<BR>When Boromir gasped out his last words. I was sobbing very hard.<BR>When Frodo got stabbed.<BR>And of course, when Gandalf went over the Bridge. I wasn't crying but two of my best friends-both guys-were!

01-04-2002, 03:12 PM
Most of my favourite bits have already been mentioned, but I'll just add another one. I love the scene in Farmer Maggot's field, when he is chasing them and Merry and Pippin push all the stolen vegetables into Sam's hands. I just love the way he stands there for a minute before he realises what he's holding, and runs...

Rose Cotton
01-04-2002, 06:59 PM
When I had gone to see the Harry Potter movie. I was with alot of fans and it was fun laughing and cheering. But when I saw LotR prepared for the same amount of fun I was discusted. No one seemed to relize how wonderful this movie was. They would talk and walk around. It got me so mad. I still enjoyed myself though. That's how great the movie is forget Harry P. But next year I want to go with fans so I'm going to see if I can get myself at a midnight showing. <BR>I just thought of something. When Gandalf fell it was sooo sad. So next year how sad will it be when we all think Frodo has died. I can picture Sam's face now and it's breaking my heart.What do you think?

Son of Gondor
01-04-2002, 08:03 PM
I hadn't thought about Frodo's apparent death. That will be sad! I also wonder if they'll include Faramir's finding of Boromir? But the best will be Gandalf's confrontation of Saruman at flooded Isengard. I bet Treebeard will be funny in his own non-hasty way.<P>Another laught-getter (Straight from the book I might add.)<P>Sam - Please don't turn me into anything....unnatural..

01-09-2002, 02:31 PM
I kinda laughed-cryed (not in the hysterical kind of way) when pippin was training swordfighting with Boromir and, well you know what happend...

01-09-2002, 05:07 PM
I laughed at most of the jokes in the movie. Sam, Merry, and Pippin especially made me smile.<P>When the head Uruk-hai guy got his head chopped off by Aragorn, almost everyone in the theater started laughing and clapping, except me. I still can't figure out why everyone seemed to think that part was so hilarious.<P>I cried a little when the fellowship came out of Moria, because they were all weeping over the loss of Gandalf. Also, tears came to my eyes at the movie's ending.

01-10-2002, 12:49 AM
If you go see the fellowship again, watch when Aragorn stabs him, you'll see why everyone laughs when Aragorn beheads him. I couldn't believe that some people actually complained that the movie ended, not that there was anything wrong with that but, I guess they didn't even realize they'd been sitting in the theatre for 3 hours. Now that's a good movie!

01-10-2002, 01:03 PM
I got very happy when some of the girls in my class came too school the day after they'v seen the movie and said that it was the best movie they'v ever seen. I gladly introdused them too the books and I hope they enjoy them. Watch out. The Tolkien era has come and it's just the beginning. Soon we'll have hobbit's and elves running around among us!!!

01-10-2002, 09:57 PM
Hmmm. Elves running among us. Wouldn't that be nice?

01-10-2002, 11:29 PM
Laughs <P>~Anything Merry and Pip. <BR>"You'll need a person of intelligence on this quest...mission...thing"<BR>"Well, that rules you out."<P>"They have a cave troll."<BR>"Nobody tosses a Dwarf" and "Not the beard!"<BR>The entire sequence of the Shire I love. <BR>Rivendell council also.<P>Sad <P>~After Moria.<BR>~Watching Merry and Pip be carried off.<BR>~Boromir's death was sad.<BR>~Watching Frodo decide to take up the burden of the Ring.<P>The first time I saw it, not a single person moved, and they applauded at the end. I admit, on my third watch, I got up...but.. large soda... very thirsty... durn.<P>I read earlier that someone felt that Merry and Pip were one dimensional. I don't feel that way. I've only read Fellowship of the Ring, and while you don't see as much of them as you might like, Merry shows himself to be extremely intelligent when he has to be and he wasn't afraid to get up and fight when needed and Pip.. oh Billy Boyd! To me, you could almost watch this "fool of a Took" grow up as the movie progressed. I think it was at Gandalf's fall. His face was the most heart wrenching of them all. To me, that loss woke him up.<P>Frodo's was bitterly beautiful. He knew he had to continue even if he didnt want to. <P>Yes, there are story differentials, but I loved the movie. Okay... before I get too durn off topic.. *runs*

01-11-2002, 12:28 PM
Yep, Moria after Gandalfs "death". That was sad . Seeing the faces of evrybody. <SOB!><P>BUT STOP CALLING PIPPIN PIP! it sounds like another word...

01-11-2002, 01:08 PM
Hello,<BR>I cried when Gandalf was pulled into the abyss (even though I knew he wasn't dead) and when Boromir died. I laughed at Merry and Pippin. I think that PJ and the script writers made Gandalf falling more real than the book. I really enjoyed the mvie.

01-11-2002, 01:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by Maeglin:<BR><STRONG><P>BUT STOP CALLING PIPPIN PIP! it sounds like another word...</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Apologies... sorry.. I was just repeating what he was called by many in the movie... didn't mean to offend. <P>And he was referred to as Pip many times, even though he was called Peregrin and Pippin too.

01-12-2002, 12:29 AM
let's see...the first 2 times i saw the movie i didn't cry too much but i laughed a lot...but i just saw it tonight again and i cried a good deal too...so all in all...i laughed pretty much any time merry and pippin were there...with the fireworks and pippin asking about second breakfast and getting hit in the head w/an apple...and when gimli says 'nobody tosses a dwarf!' and then 'not the beard!' and yes i chuckled to myself when boromir blinks after he's dead...hope nobody heard me! hmmm...i cried when gandalf fell in moria, and when the fellowship leaves moria and the hobbits are crying for him...and at the end when sam almost drowns, and then after he is rescued says 'i made a promise. don't you leave him samwise gamgee. and i don't mean to.' that got me all three times...sorry that this is such a huge list and everything has probably been mentioned before...it's just that...jeez i love this movie!

01-12-2002, 05:06 AM
<P>well, finally saw FOTR last night, and i'm not writing a review or making much comment on it before i see it again on monday. suffice to say i enjoyed it very very much, and not since i attended the premiere of Independence Day (with a bunch of US marines in the audience) have i heard an estonian movie audience APPLAUD as the credits roll (we're a very stoic people). that made me quite happy. when did I cry and laugh?<P>i didn't cry, although did get a bit misty-eyed at the end, during Boromir's death, and Sam going after frodo. Gandalf falling into the pit, of course, and Frodo and Arwen at the Ford.<P>things that made me laugh? 'proudfeet!', almost everything Merry and Pippin did, 'nobody tosses a dwarf', Gandalf bumping his head in Bag End, a few other places too.<P>things that made me smile: Lord of the Rings lighting up across the screen; when Arwen showed up and started talking elvish (sindarin i presume, but that needs another viewing or two); 'fool of a took!', actually i was grinning most of the way through the Shire. Oh, and the petrified trolls, very nice touch. (and i remember someone saying that people who hadn't read the books wouldn't know what those were. apparently whoever said that missed Bilbo telling that tale to the hobbit-children at the party)<P>things that made me go wow: the opening battle against Sauron, Sauron sending whole batallions flying into the air, Elrond and Isildur at the Cracks of Doom, the camera flying around Isengard, Gwaihir, the Kings of Argonath, Merry and Pippin attacking the cave troll, the cthulhu-like tentacle thing at the gates of Moria, Arwen calling the waters at the Ford, those horseheads looked extremely good; most of Moria, the Balrog, Gandalf crying out 'you shall not pass!', and last but most certainly not least, whenever Frodo put the ring on... especially at Amon Sul.<P>only thing I wasn't overwhelmed by was Lothlorien... it wasn't bad, but nowhere near as magnificent as Moria. but then again maybe i'm a dwarf at heart <P>all in all, I am so happy right now, and I can't thank PJ enough. did not miss Bombadil one bit, didn't mind the expansion of Arwen's character one bit, i actually see why it was absolutely necessary - as we all know, she'll have to make an appearance in RotK, and if she just pops up, renounces her immortality, and marries Aragorn, the people who haven't read the book won't know what the hell is going on, not to mention how much the story would be hurt dramatically with a totally undeveloped character just popping up like that. can't wait for Two Towers. 11 more months till I see it? noooooooooo!

01-13-2002, 09:33 AM
The first time we saw the LOTR after the death of Boromir when Aragorn slices off the head of the giant orc, the entire audience cheered!!! I haven't heard such a response in a great many years.

01-13-2002, 09:36 AM
i laughed at bilbo and frodo's bday party, when merry and pippin set off the fireworks and got scorched. ans cried at the end when borimer died

01-13-2002, 10:20 AM
Now that I've seen it twice, I've finaly chosen these:<BR>Saddest:<BR>"I made promise Mr Frodo.Don't you loose him, Samwise Gamgee. And i don't mean to, I don't mean to." That definetly made me cry the most.<BR>Funniest:<BR>This is a bit harder because there's so many things that made me laugh. But I think it's the whole "second breakfast"-thing.<P>Btw, Sam's "I know you are, and I'm going with you" made me both laugh and cry...!

01-14-2002, 01:32 PM
I laughed when Gandalf hit his head on that ceiling beam in Bilbo's house, and I cried at the same moment, thinking "How many times over the years has Gandalf been there and he still hits his head"!<P>

01-14-2002, 05:42 PM
There were lots of funny moments, but one that's not been mentioned was Bilbo fussing over Gandalf at the start, when he kept asking whether Gandalf wanted any cheese, or some tea, or bread, or whatever, and talking with his mouth full. It just summed up hobbits perfectly...

01-15-2002, 05:06 AM
I didn't cry during the movie,but there were some sad moments during the film...<P>I would have to say the scene right after they escape the mines of Moria,with everyone sad and in disbeleif over Gandalf's demise,the hobbits weeping also got to me.<P>Boromirs death and his dying words to Aragorn was another sad moment..

01-15-2002, 06:36 AM
You're right Elanor! I forgot about that!<P>heh, a lot of the hobbit scenes were funny. I can't list them all but i liked it when Gandalf let off the fireworks for the hobbit children, and the old gaffer laughs-to be glared at by his wife, and so resumes his disapproving scowl. LOVED that! <BR>was that supposed to be Otho and Lobelia? and the angry woman's voice banging Bilbo's door....it SOUNDED like Lobelia would sound. I hope we see her in RotK, even briefly.

01-18-2002, 03:46 PM
i cried when gandalf fell from the bridge, that scene was so humanised and emotionalised, you could really feel the characters sadness and pain.<BR>the funniest bit was "no one tosses a dwarf"<BR>and "not the beard".

01-19-2002, 04:31 PM
I've not actually cried yet, but definately got misty-eyed and felt my throat close up slightly...especially seeing merry holding pippin when the get out of moria, i thought the look on legolas's face when aragorn spoke to him was great...he looked so lost and confused. then theres the bit at the council...oh and when sam nearly drowns...and and and and....hell, i cant decide! after all of the battle scenes, i realised that i'd been frowning and chewing my lips some what agitated..!! when the nazgul were attacking (at any point), i slid down my seat a 'little' bit! the funny bits were with pippin and merry...i liked sam's use of the pans on the orcs in moria...when the hobbits go tumbly tumbly down the hill "oo, that was close!" "I think i broke something!" "MUSHROOMS!!" and howard shore...wow...the music <shivers> i loved the part where they set off from rivendell and the strings are playing tremmelo under the horns...and then ka-boom! all the brass and percussion when they on the mountain... the film is the most intense cinema expierence i've ever had...though i've not cried yet, i suspect one time it'll just be too much and i'll start howling! <v. big lump in throat again><P>tip for the cinema: dont drink before you see the film...you dont want to have to get up to pee

01-19-2002, 07:49 PM
I used to like Ian Mckellen, now I LOVE him (as an actor, of course). Having now finished FotR, and developed a slightly different perspective on the movie, I must say that my opinion of his preformance hasn't changed a bit- he <I>is</I> Gandalf.<BR>As for good movie moments, one that I don't think was mentioned yet was the look on Legolas' face as he watches Boromir die. Made me want to hug him and tell him that "it's going to be OK."

Amanaduial the archer
04-28-2002, 04:25 AM
Its weird, the first time i saw it i didnt cry at all!the 2nd time i got right into it! the 3rd time i saw it tho id just got some really really bad news so i cried in it. I didnt actually cry at all when gandalf "died", well, not for gandalf, i cried cos frodo looked so sad and sounded so sad....*sob*<BR>I cried the 2nd and 3rd time i saw it when Boromir died...his speech is just so touching...<BR>Did anyone else notice that one of the dead orcs moves at the end?that sort of spoiled it a bit for me, cos every1 else is sitting sniffing and me and my mate were just trying to stop ourselves laughing...then Boromir started dying...sob...

04-28-2002, 04:52 AM
This is when I cried... I seemed to be crying alot durning the second half of the movie. <P>1. I got all upset when Gandalf fell and how sad Frodo looked as Boromir carried him away. When Aragorn stood for a moment just kind of staring, kind of like 'Did it really happen? Is he truly down there?' I just broke down and began to cry. So did my mom.<BR>2. 'Give them a moment for pity's sake' I had just managed to stop crying when that line was said, of corse it got me started again. I think it was beacse of the way it was said, the deep sorrow engraved in the very being of the line.<BR>3. 'He has fallen into shadow,' The morose way Galadriel said that, the way she sounded like she did not wish to beleve it, set me off.... again.<BR>4. The way Boromir looked as Galadriel was talking to them... I don't know it just made me sad.....<BR>5. The converstaion between Aragorn and Boromir in Lothlorien, the one that starts with, 'Take some rest, these borders are well protected,'. I'm not sure why it made me sad except for the fact that Boromir would never see his White Tower again.<BR>6. Boromir's last two lines ater he tries to take the ring, then I think it really shows his true self, not his ring self.<BR>7. Boromir's death. When the first arow hit him I was like, 'He'll be okay,' same with the second, then when the music keyed in I relised Boromir was as good as dead. <BR>8. When Sam ran out to the boat. That is true freindship.<BR>9. 'You mean not to follow them?' Legolas' line allways makes me feel sad, I don't know why.<P>I laughed so many times I would know where to begin. But mainly durning the parts right up to the end of CoE. Of corse when Boromir is teaching Merry and Pippin how to fight I was giggling like mad.<p>[ April 28, 2002: Message edited by: Araen ]

04-30-2002, 03:01 PM
I... have NEVER cried at a movie. Never. Any movie. But LotR was the closest for me. The first time I saw it, my whole body was experiencing sensory overload. I almost cried during the scene as they all come out from Moria. Also, the scene where Sam almost drowns. And... gosh, all those close-ups of Frodo's expressions. Wood is one intense actor. <P>Laughing never is a problem. I loved the post-firecracker scene. It was kind of 3 Stooge-ish (the ear thing, I mean). I laughed at the "nobody tosses a dwarf," "not the beard," and "fool of a Took!" I cannot get over how much I am obsessed w/ this movie. I think it's unhealthy. <P>May your luck exceed the stench of your oxters.

Frodo Baggins
04-30-2002, 04:19 PM
[QUOTE] [/When the fellowship came out of Moria, and everyone was upset, that was saddening. But when I saw Pippin just sprawled out on the rocks, crying, and Merry's leaning over him, massaging his shoulder and trying to comfort him, I couldn't help it. I burst into tears. It was just so sad, and Merry trying to help Pippin was so sweet. I've never cried at a movie before in my entire life. ^_^;; And I was blinking away the tears when Frodo had just been stabbed by the Nazgul and one of the hobbits was stroking his head (I think it was Pippin, though I'm not sure). It was unbearably cute. ^_^QUOTE]<P><BR>I sooo agree I cried then. Also cried when Frodo pulled Sam out of the water and Sam spoke of his promise not to leave Frodo, then they Hugged. So sweet

Frodo Baggins
04-30-2002, 04:28 PM
When Bilbo is talking with his mouth full, and then Lobelia knocks on the doo and he is so startled that he wacks unto the doo frame. very funny.

Frodo Baggins
04-30-2002, 04:32 PM
Door stupid door. My typing stinks.

Olo Gamwich
04-30-2002, 04:40 PM
I didn't laugh or cry either of the times I saw the movie. I was so interested in following along with the story, comparing it with the book, and watching the awe-inspiring effects that I hardly felt any emotion. My sister (who has not read any of the books) laughed at all the things that weren't supposed to be funny - she was constantly making fun of the way Gimli looked and was the only one to laugh (meaning laugh VERY LOUD) when Aragorn cut that Uruk-Hai guy's head off at the end. My dad actually laughed at one part when he went with me the second time...it was when, for no reason, Pippin says "Merry....I'm hungry".

Saxony Tarn
04-30-2002, 05:50 PM
most of these motions to be heartily seconded... anyone else crack a smile at Arwen's opening line (and Aragorn's close shave) ? I say, if they gave her the expanded role that they did JUST SO THEY COULD USE THAT LINE then more power to 'em!<P>on the Tissue-Required side, still can't make it through Boromir's last stand without:<BR>a) feeling at least the first arrow hit in my own shoulder (saw it again for the TT trailer a few days ago -- that first arrow literally gave me whiplash)<BR>b) not wanting him to die, even though after 8 viewings it's clear the ending is not gonna change, and<BR>c) REALLY needing some comic relief from that Orc. How about a few growls and a subtitle, "you are the weakest link, good-bye" ??<P>Let me guess -- it'll be an option on the DVD...<P>ST

The Viking Thunder
05-01-2002, 05:27 AM
Achh...the movie was well met, enough to warm my ice cold frozen heart.

Amanaduial the archer
05-01-2002, 12:30 PM
i know wot u mean by emotional overload ninja.the emotions are so intense!

Lothiriel Silmarien
05-05-2002, 02:00 PM
First of all, all the actors in the movie were so absolutely perfect for their characters. That's exactly how I imagined the characters to be. I never really cry in movies. Come to think of it, I never really did. But in The Lord of the Rings, I actually did cry. I think it was because I have become so attatched to the book and the characters that I actually saw, for instance, Boromir die in my head, but when I saw it on screen, I just got all teary-eyed, and I couldn't help it!<BR>Crying scenes:<BR>-When Boromir died, and as he was saying his last words.<BR>-When Merry and Pippin were being carried away<BR>-When Frodo was really sick and was really pale (just after being stabbed by the blade)<BR>-When Sam followed after Frodo<BR>-When Frodo was seen by himself with the ring in his hand and was crying<BR>-When Boromir fell down Rauros in the canoe<BR> <BR> And I laughed at these parts:<BR>-When Merry and Pippin and Sam and Frodo fell down the hill at Farmer Maggot's and Merry, Pippin, and Sam were all fighting for the mushrooms.<BR>-When Pippin was asking when they eat and Aragorn threw back the apple and hit him in the head. (but my poor Pippin, I know he wasn't hurt but still ) But that was really funny, he's so cute!!!!<BR>-When Pippin joins the fellowship and asks where they were going. And when he says that they need someone of intellegence on this quest....thingy. And then Merry says that leaves him out.<BR>-When Bilbo gets the big scary eyes.<BR> <BR> I love this movie!!!!!!!

Amanaduial the archer
05-05-2002, 02:37 PM
If anyone here ever went to a thread i started ages ago which was, sorry barrow wight, probably not classed as, erm, entirely clean...it was about the "nobody tosses a dwarf" line...oh god *wipes away tears of laughter*. well, anyway, crude british(and possibly american)sense of humour came in on that one...<P>basically to sum it up hopefully without getting myself chucked out of the downs, when you say youll toss someone its when you threaten to toss a bit of a male that really should not be tossed....think it happened it american pie2..<BR>After that I just could not look at that part of the movie without nearly wetting myself...ah, crude british humour(resists temptation to turn on The Life Of Brian).<P>Hmmmm....the Ann Robinson Orc doesnt sound like a bad idea...

Gimli Son Of Gloin
05-05-2002, 04:56 PM
I never cry at movies. If all you people cried in LotR, just wait for the very end of RotK, unless PJ cuts it out, very, very, sad...

Lothiriel Silmarien
05-05-2002, 05:42 PM
The funniest part of course, is when Aragorn slices the head off the Uruk-Hai! I could not stop laughing!!!!!!

05-18-2002, 09:22 PM
I only cried once the first time I saw the movie. That was when Gandalf falls. I started bawling! And especially when the fellowship runs out of Moria and Merry is clutching Pippin...oh *sob*<BR> Every other time I saw the movie (5 other times), I cried when Galadriel said to Frodo "may this be a light to you when all other lights go out". I cry whenever I read that part in the book too. And then during Boromir's death and also when Sam goes after to Frodo and says "I made a promise. Don't you leave him Samwise Gamgee. And I don't mean to. I don't mean to!"<P> Laughing parts:<BR>*Gandalf hits his head<BR>*Bilbo tries to talk with food in his mouth but Gandalf understands him anyways<BR>*Merry and Pippin set off the fireworks<BR>*Sam is caught eavesdropping, and then the convo that happens after "I ain't be droppin' no eaves if you get me, Mr. Gandalf!"<BR>*the hobbits fall down the hill and land next to sh*t. Pippin "oh, that was close"<BR>*Pippin asking about 2nd breakfast<BR>*"ash in my tomatoes" - Merry<BR>*Sam, Merry and Pippin interrupt at the council of Elrond<BR>*when Merry and Pippin are wrestling with Boromir<P> And then there's always my triumphant HURRAH when Aragorn kills Lurtz!

Lady Ancalima
05-21-2002, 05:30 PM
There were many times when I laughed...I agree with the pint thing, and I laughed at the breakfast thing and when Merry and Pippin were shown after the fireworks... I cried a little when Gandalf 'fell', and a lot when Boromir fell (and that was skill acting). I also cry whenever I hear 'May it Be'-especially when she sand it at the Oscars! WOW!

05-21-2002, 06:14 PM
The first time I saw the movie, I had to take a bathroom break and missed the second breakfast part, but I did laugh when Merry and Pippin set off the fireworks, during the council of Elrond when Pippin asked where they were going, and in Moria when Pippin winces at the sound of the skeleton falling down the well.<BR>I didn't cry when Gandalf fell, but I was close to it when Frodo shouted "Nooooo!", and when they were all mourning outside. I also cried at the end when Sam almost drowned. When my mom picked me up after the movie was over, she said, "What's wrong?" and I said, "The movie was so <I>beautiful</I>!"

05-21-2002, 06:30 PM
I laughed about anytime Merry and Pippin did something. They are hilarious! And I'm not much of a crying person, but when Gandalf fell and Frodo was outside crying. I seriously had tears in my eyes. I guess I had gotten so into the movie that it felt like I was actually going through all of this or something. But anyway, at the end when Frodo left and Merry and Pippin were carried away by orcs, that was just the saddest part. I cried there. It was just so intense. <P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>"We hobbits ought to stick together, and we will. I shall go, unless they chain me up. There must be someone with intelligence in the Party." <BR> ---Peregrin "Pippen" Took <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

06-22-2002, 07:21 AM
I have seen the film eight times so I know it off by heart. Yet I still laugh at Merry and Pippin's comments and still cry like there is no tomorrow when Boromir gets shot and Aragorn watches him die. But I've heard rumors that they may have Aragorn's death at the end of The Return of the King, meaning : A hell lot more crying to come.

06-22-2002, 08:12 AM
I did not cry when Gandalf fell but when i saw Frodo crying and the sad music , i started crying.<BR>But when Boromir died, i cried the hardest. I also cried when Sam said,"I made a promise, Mr.Frodo...."<BR>I laughed when Pippin said,"How about 2nd breakfast?..."<BR>The movie was just excellent. I'm looking forward to that competition between Legolas and Gimli in the Two Towers.

Amarantha Gamwich-Baggins
06-22-2002, 03:39 PM
hmm I thouhgt most the of the parts with Merry & Pippin were pretty funny. <I>Dose he know about second breakfast?</I> and Aragorn threw that apple at him. <B>LOL</B> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>IT was funny when sauron is forging his ring....he looked chubby. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> Oh my God some else noticed that! I told that to my mom and she was like "shhhh do you want to get in troble with him?" (some thing like that) (she was kidding, of course)<BR> I cried a lot when Frodo is leaving for Mordor and Sam comes with him. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>"Don't you leave him Samwise Gamgee", and I don't mean to<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> that broke my heart! <BR>I'll be a terible mess by the time I see the other two movies.

06-23-2002, 01:17 PM
Frodo: Put it out you fools! Put it out!<BR>(Frodo stomps on the fire w/ his bare feet)<BR>Pippin: Oh that's nice! Ash on my tomatoes!<P>i'd have to say I thought that part was pretty funny. I thought the movie was very emotional at points, but no I did not cry. it was very well acted out

Daisy Sandybanks
06-23-2002, 01:32 PM
Heh, I'm a big sucker when it comes to crying while watching certian movies, and well, LotR was one of them. Yes, I cried when Gandalf plumetted to his doom in the movie, even though I knew very well what really happens to him since I read the books (I didn't cry while reading the book, surprisingly). I'm not sure, but I think I did, perhaps cry when Boromir died, but I'm not sure, there were planty of sad momments in there, along with funny ones as well.<BR>I giggled hiterically when Gandalf found Sam outside Frodo's window listening in on their discusion about The Ring, and when Pippen (or was it Merry?) was surprised that Aragorn didn't know about Eleventies or second breakfasts.<BR>There were many other scenes in the books that I laughed and cried during that were not in the movie, well, thats just because the last two movies haven't come out yet... but for those of you who haven't gotten that far yet, I will just have to keep my little mouth shut.

Enyávië Ellerina
06-24-2002, 12:00 PM
the first time i saw the film i was in stitches all the way through for no reason at all.<BR>every other time though i've cried at everything <P>-Gandalf's death/Frodo crying<BR>-Boromir's death/the look on Merry and Pippin's faces<BR>-Frodo getting stabbed (both times)<BR>-Frodo and Sam in Rivendell<BR>-Aragorn and Boromir in Lorien<BR>-Frodo and Sam in the boat<BR>-Aragorn,Legolas and Gimli going after Merry and Pippin.<BR>i think thats it, i was worse when reading the book. <P>[ June 24, 2002: Message edited by: Enyávië Ellerina ]<P>[ June 24, 2002: Message edited by: Enyávië Ellerina ]<p>[ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: Enyávië Ellerina ]

06-24-2002, 12:08 PM
Guess I'm a crusty old thing, I didn't cry at all. I laughted at Sam & his frying pans.<BR>"I think I'm gettin' th' hang o' this!"

06-24-2002, 02:35 PM
I laughed at Merry and Pippin's antics in the first half of the movie, and before Moria when Boromir was teaching them swordfighting. I cracked up when Pippin knocked the skeleton down in Moria--I'm sorry, I just thought that was hilarious. And the hobbits at the end of the council of Elrond, when Sam, Merry, and Pippin all rushed in to Frodo's rescue, and Pippin's line "What about <I>second</I> breakfast?" I just love the hobbits!<P>I think the only time I cried was when Boromir died at the end of the movie, when Aragorn was trying to save him.

06-29-2002, 05:56 PM
Oh... There were a lot of sad parts in it. But then again, there were a lot of funny parts too... I always cry at the part where Gandy dies. It's so sad. And then again at the end. Very sad.

07-14-2002, 05:27 AM
I cried more at the end each time i went to see the film. I also cried when Gandalf died.<P>I laughed a lot at the start when Merry and Pippin were playing with the fireworks.

Anarya SilverBranch
07-14-2002, 09:03 AM
I cried the entire ending. I don't know why I couldn't stop but once Boromir got hit with that first arrow I just started sobbing. My friend was telling me to try to be quiet but I kept like snapping at her to shut up. I apologized after though for being mean.<P>I laughed when Bilbo gave that speech and did that say, "I like half of you as well as you deserve," or whatever.

07-15-2002, 12:57 PM
Well, I didn't WANT to cry. But I had already read the books before I saw the movie. So everytime something would happen I would know about it before they showed the scene. The worst part, I would have to say though, is at the end with the breaking of the fellowship. When they showed the boats leaving Lothlorien, I knew what was coming and I started to cringe right there. It was so bad. But my favorite part was definitly was this:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Sam: I made a promise, Mr. Frodo. A promise. Don't you leave him Samwise Gamgee. And I don't mean to. I don't mean to.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>And then...<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Frodo: I don't suppose we'll ever see them again.<P>Sam: We may yet, Mr. Frodo. We may<P>Frodo: Sam, I;m glad your with me.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ugh!!! Just the thought is so sad!!!

07-15-2002, 11:17 PM
Laughed at:<BR>Pippin getting hit in the face with an apple.<P>Gatekeeper getting squashed by the Nazgul.<P>"They come in pints?!"<P>"Not the beard!"<P>"Nobody tosses a dwarf!"<P>Didn't cry but got choked up when Gandalf fell, and the the hobbits were crying. Also when Boromir dies of course.<P>I got a huge rush of adrenaline seeing the "Last Alliance" scene and scenes with Sauron. That was amazing on opening day.

07-16-2002, 12:45 AM
Tough. Alot of the scenes made me just go "Awww..." but that's me.<BR>Laughing:<BR>*Merry and Pippin and the fireworks--and when Gandalf catches them.<BR>*When Frodo and Sam meet Merry and Pippin in the cornfield:<BR>Sam: Have you been stealing from Farmer Maggot again?<BR>Merry/Pippin: It's just a couple of cabbages....and that sack of potatoes last week!<BR>*"What about second breakfast...?" etc.<BR>*I think I've broken something!<P>Crying...oh, dear...<BR>*Not so much when Gandalf--erm--died 'cause (spoiler comment here), but after with Frodo yelling "Gandalf! NOOOOOOO! (Agh---!) but afterward with my poor dear Sam bawling his eyes out....Oi! <BR>*Then of course, as has been mentioned, the end...."I made a promise, Mister Frodo..."<BR>Oi....the Kleenex company has made a lot off of me because of that movie.... <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Sam sat down, blushing and muttering.<BR>"A nice pickle we have landed ourselves in, Mr. Frodo! he said, shaking his head. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

09-02-2011, 01:59 PM
I laugh at when Merry, Pippin and Boromir are sword fighting and then they tackled him to the ground and Aragorn starts laughing too. Love that scene!!!!!!!

Wanna cry when Boromir gives his life and Faramir's stupid father sends him to die and puts him down.