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Paul Stevens
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Lord of the Rings opens. Who will attend?

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I'm there!!!
Also, saw a trailer this weekend at the Monsters Inc opening (had to take my daughter) that the new Star Wars is opening in May 2002!!!
Dave
 
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Me too ...im going nuts over trying to figure out how to make it to Harry Potter too.
But no question about it....Lord of the rings is my favourite .
 
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Humm .. the lord of the rings opens the 19 december in sweden
ps i wonder who is Gandalf on javaRanch..

 
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OK but first Harry Potter opens .... can't wait!!!
 
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It does look good The first one was awful. Although I wish they hadn't left out Tom Bombadil
 
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I am so there!
 
Paul Stevens
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Rikard ,
I just checked it doesn't open to the public on the 17th.
 
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My daughter went to see Monsters last night and was just raving about it. Of course she also likes Toy Story, so you have to take that with a grain of salt.

I'm really anxious to see Lord of the Rings. Believe it or not, I haven't read Harry Potter yet, and I want to read it before I see the movie.
 
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Not alot of Lord of the Rings fans here. Bet it is the highest box office performer of the year for opening week.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Stevens:
Not alot of Lord of the Rings fans here. Bet it is the highest box office performer of the year for opening week.

As much as I wish you were right, I'm going to bet that honor falls on Harry Potter.
 
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I'm betting on Harry Potter. I LOVE those books. I really wish the next book would come out rather than the movie, but I will take what I can get.
I also really like Lord of the Rings - but I'm thinking that the handling of it will make it more of a guys flick.
 
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> Not alot of Lord of the Rings fans here.
I wouldn't be too sure of that. But a lot of us are also Star Wars fans who were let down by the reality of episode 1 after all the hype it had. So now my strategy is to try to keep my expectations low, and maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
> The first one was awful. Although I wish they hadn't left out
> Tom Bombadil
No Tom Bombadil! Down with Tom Bombadil! As for the earlier, animated films - "The Hobbit" and "The Return of the King" were pretty bad. They were watchable for me as a kid, but no longer. Bakshi's misnamed "The Lord of the Rings" (i.e. part 1) is a mixed bag. It has a lot of flaws, but I was also impressed with how much stuff from the book did make it into the film. The animation was interesting for its time, but badly dated now. The soundtrack is quite good, if poorly recorded. The big problem of course is that it just stops at the halfway point, and since "The Return of the King" was done by a different company entirely for a different target audience, it makes no attempt to resolve half the stuff that was happening in LotR. It's great that Peter Jackson is able to produce a three-film version as he is, so this shouldn't be a problem.
> I also really like Lord of the Rings - but I'm thinking that
> the handling of it will make it more of a guys flick.
I'm curious what you mean here, Cindy. Do you mean more of a guys flick than Harry Potter? (Sounds reasonable; no argument in this case.) Or do you mean more of a guys flick than someone else's adaptation of LotR would be? Is there something you've heard about the production that makes you think this? The main changes I've heard of seem to be giving Arwen more to do, and putting more of the Aragorn/Arwen story (from the appendix) into the main story. It seems like this is likely to make the story a bit more interesting from a "chick flick" perspective (though overall I agree it'll probably be much more a "guy flick"). Of course if Arwen turns into Xenarwen, Warrior Princess then all bets are off.
It looks like the Dec 17 on the poster is out of date - the UK premiere is Dec 10, and most of the rest of the English-speaking world gets it on the 19th or 20th. See here.
I still haven't read Harry Potter - I imagine I will eventually, even without having any kids of my own.
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I am excited about LotR except for the fact that I have my own mental images of what the characters look like based on Tolkein's descriptions. Now I will have what Hollywood thinks they look like stuck in my head. Yuck!!

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Nah....I have no idea what that is..
sorry...
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Jim the 17th was a sneak preview date. The poster says the 19th. I just wasn't really listening when they said the 17th.
 
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The first one was a guy flick ... it was one big ugly war; no magic to it at all. If they leave in some of the awe it should be ok. Anyway, no way I won't go see it ... refusal will be tantatmount to giving my husband grounds for divorce
And Jim, you don't need kids to read Harry Potter ... I haven't read them yet either and my 22 yr old nags be about it every day ... hey ... she's not a kid, she insists she's an adult
 
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Jane you REALLY need to read those Harry Potter books. Would you like me to come over and read them to you?
 
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Originally posted by Justin Poggioli:
Not to poop on the parade, but I thought there was a 'no picture' policy recently passed on the ranch in postings? Not that I care either way, but lt's be consistant. Was it over turned? Are only bartenders allowed to post pics?

If you look back over the last couple of days you will see a message posted regarding this. Basically pictures in poor taste will be deleted, but you may otherwise post them.
 
Paul Stevens
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Thanks Jason.
 
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Got my tickets to see a preview of Harry Potter on Sunday.
Soooo excited!
I was 23 when I started reading the books and read them back to back. Loved em and I can be quite fussy about what I read. I don't have kids, I spend very little time with kids, so I have no excuse. I did get some funny looks from people when I was reading the books whilst on the Underground train going into the city at peak hour when everyone else was reading the Financial Times
 
Paul Stevens
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Hey Angela this is about Lord of Rings what does this facial haired ceramics guy have to do with it
 
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Well, the kids drug me into Harry Potter yesterday - and I have to say that they did a great job. The casting was EXCELLANT (I especially liked the Snape character).
Of course they had to cut some of the book and the movie was still 2:45 long. But my kids named every part that they skipped over .
So they are already trying to figure out when the second movie will come out.
 
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