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Forum: The Movies 05-31-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,165
Posted By alatar
I would have been unbothered (not happy, but...

I would have been unbothered (not happy, but unbothered) if either of his trilogies were internally consistent. It's especially jarring when much hay was made of the fact that all 3 LotR movies were...
Forum: The Movies 08-23-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,422
Posted By alatar
Ok ok already...I'll get back to work on the time...

Ok ok already...I'll get back to work on the time machine. ;)

My one change would be for the director et al to pick a tone and stick with it. Kids movie? Teen drama? Do physics apply or not?
...
Forum: The Movies 08-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By alatar
William Cloud Hicklin, how does chunks rhyme with...

William Cloud Hicklin, how does chunks rhyme with good? ;)
Forum: The Movies 08-24-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By alatar
Worst 'rhyme:' Using the word "She-elf" in both...

Worst 'rhyme:' Using the word "She-elf" in both trilogies. Having a character speak this word is stupid at both the quantum and cosmological levels. :mad:

Galadriel barefooting across the screen...
Forum: The Movies 08-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,496
Posted By alatar
The article (and pro-Jackson fan theory) make...

The article (and pro-Jackson fan theory) make absolutely no sense. Assume that Bilbo exaggerated his exploits in his book. Peter Jackson used little of the story in this book when making his...
Forum: The Movies 08-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By alatar
Starting off, Gandalf calling Eagles using moths....

Starting off, Gandalf calling Eagles using moths. :rolleyes:
Forum: The Movies 08-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By alatar
Question Peter Producing Poetic Pictures

George Lucas, famous for another set of trilogies, stated, "...it's like poetry, they rhyme...every stanza kinda rhymes with the last one...". Some interpret his words to mean that there are...
Forum: The Movies 06-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,140
Posted By alatar
Weren't these additions intended more for the EE...

Weren't these additions intended more for the EE than the theatrical version? I thought that the EE additions to FoTR were most welcome.
Forum: The Movies 06-22-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,140
Posted By alatar
Good thinking! PJ may not have included this...

Good thinking!

PJ may not have included this scene as he'd already showed the elves appearing unexpectedly to help 'man' in the Battle for Helm's Deep. And you know PJ, he hates to be redundant....
Forum: The Movies 06-07-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,203
Posted By alatar
Mr. Underhill, if I'm reading you right, I too...

Mr. Underhill, if I'm reading you right, I too started getting tired of the smashing robotfest that was Avengers II. Thankfully it was cut short, and the movie got back to other business.

Another...
Forum: The Movies 06-06-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,203
Posted By alatar
Well, if not Marvel, then what about the Harry...

Well, if not Marvel, then what about the Harry Potter movies? Surely there are those who would argue (both for and against) about whether each HP movie was true to its book or not.

Regardless,...
Forum: The Movies 06-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,203
Posted By alatar
Lotrelf, I think that that's the big issue:...

Lotrelf, I think that that's the big issue: apathy. Here I am, obviously a Tolkien fan, and yet I pass when given an opportunity to view any of the Hobbit movies (for free on TV). Been there done...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,752
Posted By alatar
Did not know how much I missed this place. ...

Did not know how much I missed this place.

Thank you much for reviving this site!
Forum: The Movies 05-07-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,203
Posted By alatar
Guessing that my complete apathy speaks to how...

Guessing that my complete apathy speaks to how much this second trilogy touched me.

My only interest has been in the analysis of why they are so bad. Sometimes you don't know why you feel the way...
Forum: The Movies 01-01-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,749
Posted By alatar
I'd agree with you, Sarumian, in that PJ...

I'd agree with you, Sarumian, in that PJ definitely does not lack imagination or talent, but just seemingly can't see the big picture over a bunch of cool scenes. Tauriel's bow cut out of her hand...
Forum: The Movies 12-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,749
Posted By alatar
The answer to all of these 'miles are miles'...

The answer to all of these 'miles are miles' discrepancies is as obvious as the plot of B5A. Characters in Middle Earth make use of 'worm holes,' which, for those of you that don't know, are...
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,749
Posted By alatar
Speaking of acrobatics, and knowing that no...

Speaking of acrobatics, and knowing that no electrons were harmed during the filming of any of these movies, but why is it that since Helm's Deep elves feel the need to leave their bows slung? ...
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,749
Posted By alatar
Oh, that reminds me. Mrs. alatar did not want to...

Oh, that reminds me. Mrs. alatar did not want to see Bard's kids killed, so maybe that was the demographic the filmmakers were going for.

And Legolas had a mother? So did Bolg, and though his...
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,749
Posted By alatar
Sigh. Our tribe went and saw B5A today. ...

Sigh.

Our tribe went and saw B5A today. Some observations, some of which may overlap others' posted above:
Why was the movie subtitled, "The Battle of the Five Armies" when most of the battle...
Forum: The Movies 12-21-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,749
Posted By alatar
To add just a little to Boromir88's last...

To add just a little to Boromir88's last comments, the issue, at the end of all things, is that I just don't care. Sure, the family wants to see the movie, and so we'll go, and they'll have fun...
Forum: The Movies 12-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,749
Posted By alatar
Silmaril I do find 'I See Fire' by Ed Sheeran catchy. :)

I do find 'I See Fire' by Ed Sheeran catchy. :)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,599
Posted By alatar
Have you considered that, maybe, the bots have...

Have you considered that, maybe, the bots have grown more sentient, and as a consequence, have developed a taste for Tolkien?
Forum: The Movies 11-12-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,047
Posted By alatar
Be exact. Morgul orcs respond to athelas. Use...

Be exact. Morgul orcs respond to athelas. Use DDT for Morian orcs and organic cellulosic orcicide for White Handers. :D
Forum: The Movies 11-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,047
Posted By alatar
Oh my...those might be Morgul bats...which can be...

Oh my...those might be Morgul bats...which can be slain only by athelas arrows. :rolleyes:

Liked the Trolls with the catapults strapped to their backs. :D
Forum: The Movies 10-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,199
Posted By alatar
Is your lawn littered with gold coins?

Is your lawn littered with gold coins?
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