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  • Loftr

    Who else is a Lord of the Rings nut. Talk about the best movie EVER made. I never thought they could turn a great book into a great movie.

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    Re: Loftr

    It probably will come as no surprise, given the Book of SpiralHorns, that I am a big LOTR fan. I agree that they did a better job of translating a classic book to the screen than any previous film.

    I am also a HUGE fan of the classic epics like the Illiad. I have not seen Troy because I have heard that, while it is entertaining, it is hardly true to the classic text (for example, the Gods play no part in the movie, while their role is paramount in the book).

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      Re: Loftr

      I am looking forward to King Aurther this summer. I too heard Troy doesn't do the story justice.

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      • #4
        Re: Loftr

        Originally posted by RamWraith
        I am looking forward to King Aurther this summer.
        Really? I didn't think it looked that good.

        But yes, the LOTR movies were amazing. I can't wait until the uber-edition of the Return of the King comes out so I can nab it. I refuse to buy the weak first releases that are put out.

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        • #5
          Re: Loftr

          The LOTR movies are three of the few movies I can watch over and over.

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          • #6
            Re: Loftr

            Me to My...

            My 6 year old daughter loves them. Next hallowenn (my favorite holiday) she wants to be a dark rider

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            • #7
              Re: Loftr

              Originally posted by RamWraith
              Me to My...

              My 6 year old daughter loves them. Next hallowenn (my favorite holiday) she wants to be a dark rider
              Interesting choice, a dark rider over, perhaps, an elf of some sort. Sounds like you'll have a fun time making a Halloween costume! Or do they sell youth Dark Rider costumes?

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              • #8
                Re: Loftr

                Halloween is the best!! It is a holiday that no one expects presents and cards and gifts, just plan good old fashion fun.

                I always go all out for Halloween, and I don't sell anything ;-)

                My daughter did win last years city wide costume contest (witch) and expect the same this year :-) scarier the better *LOL*

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