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Posted: 1/16/2006 4:48:41 PM EDT
Everyone seems to freak out when I say I've never seen the films and that I have no
interest on warlocks, elves and other such goobers. Well, now the wife wants to see them.

How many movies are in the series and what is the proper sequence (by name) in which to watch them?

Thanks...I think.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:49:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 4:51:40 PM EDT by FieroLoki]
Its a trilogy.....

Watch first, then 2nd, then the last.

The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

Its a VERY good series.... Dont know why you dont want to watch them, but thats your thing. The movies kick ass.....
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:50:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 4:55:08 PM EDT by Tomislav]
Lord of the RingsThe Fellowship of the Ring.
The Two Towers
Return of the King.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:50:14 PM EDT
The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Amazing movies.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:52:25 PM EDT
Next questions. After watching these three films (A) will I turn into a nerd and (B) will it hurt?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:52:26 PM EDT

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:53:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Next questions. After watching these three films (A) will I turn into a nerd and (B) will it hurt?



No.

No.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:53:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Next questions. After watching these three films (A) will I turn into a nerd and (B) will it hurt?



A) NO
B) Only if you let it
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:53:22 PM EDT
I never wanted to see it either but when I did I have to admit it was entertaining
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:53:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Next questions. After watching these three films (A) will I turn into a nerd and (B) will it hurt?




Watch the movies. I guarentee that you will love them.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:54:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:54:56 PM EDT
If you were close enough to me I would let you borrow them to watch.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:55:17 PM EDT
Watch the Extended Editions if at all possible. The regular editions are far too rushed, and important plot info gets left out or cut short. The Extended Editions are essentially perfect.

/nerd
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:55:58 PM EDT
Also, make sure you set aside enough time. There like 3 hours long.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:57:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 4:57:50 PM EDT by Gunner1X]
Thanks guys! I'll hit Netflix now.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:57:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Also, make sure you set aside enough time. There like 3 hours long.



4 hours each if you get the extended.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:02:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
If you were close enough to me I would let you borrow them to watch.

BigDozer66



Netflix says I'll have them on Thursday. Thanks anyway, BigDozer.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:10:59 PM EDT
I knew nothing of the books before I watched the movies. I was not disappointed.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:12:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
If you were close enough to me I would let you borrow them to watch.

BigDozer66



Netflix says I'll have them on Thursday. Thanks anyway, BigDozer.



Damn, thats a long wait for Netflix.....
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:16:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:21:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:23:42 PM EDT
There is no turning back.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:25:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Everyone seems to freak out when I say I've never seen the films and that I have no
interest on warlocks, elves and other such goobers. Well, now the wife wants to see them.

How many movies are in the series and what is the proper sequence (by name) in which to watch them?

Thanks...I think.



Do your self a favor and read the books, too! They are excellent.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:26:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Inatree:
I never wanted to see it either but when I did I have to admit it was entertaining



+1 I didnt want to watch them either but when I did I liked them. Same goes for Star Wars.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:27:21 PM EDT
I have a great suggestion for you.

Buy the books and read them.

I only wish I could read them for the first time again. They are some of the best adventure books you will ever read.

I am no "nerd". I've only read them about 8 times.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:31:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Also, make sure you set aside enough time. There like 3 hours long.



4 hours each if you get the extended.



My prescription, watch them in sequence 1 at a time for 3 weekends then post here in the morning.



My wife and I did something similar. We bought the extended version Trilogy box set. Each 4-hour movie is divided up into two 2-hour discs, which equates to six 2-hour disks in the set. We watched one disc a night for six nights in a row. Nothing like 12 hours of LOTR!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:14:01 PM EDT
Dude those movies are soooo loooong.
I watched them, and would do again, but you better have some popcorn and a comfortable chair.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:30:48 PM EDT
Since you have until Thursday go to the library and read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein first. It will introduce you to Frodo, Bilbo, Gandolf, Gollum, Elves, Orcs, Dwarves and the Ring from the beginning of the saga. Its a quick read and the place names will make more sense if you have the map in your mind plus the characters will make more sense when they do amazing or stupid things due to their nature and innate characteristics.
Once you've seen the movies go back and read the series. You'll not regret it and there are other books by the author in the same genre that you may find interesting. Have fun, don't rush through them and take a break in between to internalize the action and the dialogue.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:29:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
If you were close enough to me I would let you borrow them to watch.

BigDozer66



Netflix says I'll have them on Thursday. Thanks anyway, BigDozer.



You are welcome!

Yes they are all the extended versions.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:34:28 PM EDT
I wasn't very into it when it came out (actually wasn't into it at all), but my brother and dad both read the book and talked me into watching the 1st one when it came out on video. After that I went with them for the midnight premiere of the next 2 movies, which were so much better than the 1st.

Honestly, it is probably the best movie series I have ever seen. Very well put together.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:35:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
I have a great suggestion for you.

Buy the books and read them.

I only wish I could read them for the first time again. They are some of the best adventure books you will ever read.

I am no "nerd". I've only read them about 8 times.



YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!! I AGREE 100% with this idea.. READ the books! Iuf you dont have the time to read them. see if you can get the UNABRIDGED audio tapes from your library... It was so cool... 4xys2xxs lent me "The Hobbit" and from there I was hooked.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:10:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
I have a great suggestion for you.

Buy the books and read them.

I only wish I could read them for the first time again. They are some of the best adventure books you will ever read.

I am no "nerd". I've only read them about 8 times.





This is good advice.
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