Ok guys...I think we had enough of "Best moments" or "favorite moments" in LOTR. Now this is the thread where you could post what you think are the scenes in the LOTR movies that made you cringe. No offense to anyone.
I'll start off.
1.My biggest LOTR peeve has got to be Legolas' talent for stating the bloody obvious. "A diversion." Well, dduuuuhhh!??!? When I saw the movie for the first time, the people around me were either saying duh! or laughing their ass off in that remark. And "The horses are restless, and the men are quiet." "Neeeeiiiiiigh!" and "The red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night." Eehh.. who are you talking to? Just run, dammit.
I mean, no offense, I like Legolas and I know that he should be one of the deep characters who always utter words of wisdom but can't they give him a line that is less cheesy and not stating the absolutely blatantly in-your-face obvious?
2. The search light Eye of Sauron. I mean, go figure.
3. The fish-eating. It made me cringe because I was caught off-guard. I mean, he caught a fish, and then a quarter second later, Gollum's very ugly and drooling mouth has been shot up-close.
4. When Frodo sees Gandalf at the end and uttering a very long and slow mo "Gaannddaaaallff??!"and both start a weird sort of slow-mo laughing. The subsequent scenes made up for those though. But whenever I watch the movie again, I always want to cover my ears in that scene that I've stated.
What are yours?
Last edited by shadowy_blue on Jan 25th, 2004 at 03:08 AM
I would have to agree with the 'A diversion' line but the other lines of Legolas' I thought they were cool. "The horses are restless, the men are quiet." He's more or less acknowledging this for himself really.
"A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night." I think this was probably my favorite line of Legolas' because well he's an elf, he's extremely wise and he just has to suddenly noticed these things, and prepare what could've happened.
The search light for Sauron, that was hilarious....
Okie, I didn't think that the shot where Gollum's biting into the fish was necessary because...argh, ok we know he caught the fish and he's obviously gonna eat it, and we DON'T know how he eats it now....
The very slow Gandalf...I think that was perfect because it shows that Frodo just now realizes that Gandalf's alive, he's okie, and throughout the 2 movies, Frodo and Sam kept thinking that Gandalf's gone, and it just showed this great grief of that rise off Frodo's shoulders.
And also it shows that the Fellowship has come together, and they all accomplished their quest one way or another and it's just beautiful how PJ did this. *sighs* The only issue I had was the Gollum biting fish scene.
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I don't agree with the Leggy point u have made. I mean in the books nearly all of those lines when they are running are spoken. Yes they are put into more of a conversation, but they are in the books. If i am not mistaken tho Leggy does take some of Aragorns lines from the book. I do wish they had added more dialoge tho in the EE.....
Okay for my probs:
sauron's search light eye:What? I have gotten use to it tho.
nasty fish eating scene: could have been cut!
Denethor flying over the edge of Minas Tirith: I dn't know why but it just seems over dramatic to me.
I thought i had more but it is late, and i am brain dead right now!
yeah...I agree that they were in the book. As you'll notice I didn't include the scene where Legolas said "They run as if the very whips of their masters are behind them", I didn't really include it because I wasn't really bothered by it and I know that that particular line was in the book and Orlando's delivery of that line was alright. What really got to me was what I've said about the red sun rises. I don't know if it was because of Orlando's delivery, or the pan of the camera, or because of the sudden change of scene from Pippin being almost crushed by a horse to Legolas suddenly stopping from his tracks, or maybe because of the line itself, or maybe it's just really me. But whatever it is, I didn't really like that scene.
lol, funniest part in the movie, his nose was unusually big to me.
Search lite= rofl
aragorn's pep speech = wtf?!?
aragorn's singing = ...
denethor flying over edge = lol
when nazgul caught 3 gondor soldiers manning their catapult, then flung them down like 50 stories, u could see one hit the roof of a house down there, could've sworn i heard a crack.
no saruman = ...
Aw mine are nearly the same as you already named... didnt like the heartbeat thingy... Denethor flying was overdramatic... hate Frodos laughter... Searchlight is silly... and I hate Legolas' stupid comments
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yea the fish thing i could have lived with out I closed my eyes the last 2 times i saw it so i wouldn't have to watch it, as for when denethor fell of the cliff, if they didn't show that we all would b like " Where did Denethor go! he just kinnda ran off while being on fire!" don't give me that look u know its true
I think for the eye, if there had to be a light at all, it should have covered a greater area at one time and be a less intense light. Or, it should have cast a cold shadow over the area it was searching instead.
And I think it should have moved around more slowly. If it was moving slowly, it would appear more ominous
Sorry PJ, I've just told you how to change your film! Just my opinion!
"They run as if the very whips of their masters were behind tham" and "a red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night@
ok legolas look gimli is ten feet behind you aragorn 15 in front who the HELL are you talking too
anything with frodo he turns EVERY joke into a cuddle-fest
frodo: whats in here?
sam: seasoning...you know incase we were having roast chicken one night
frodo: roast chicken
everyone looks at frodo expecting him to laugh or do something funny
frodo: my DEAR sam
suggestive looks thorughout the films is rivaled only by the books
gollum the pervert
When Gollum returned to the Hobbits, he found they were sleeping peacefully in each other's arms.
Gollum looked at them. A strange expression passed over his lean hungry face. The gleam faded from his eyes, and they went dim and grey, old and tired. A spasm of pain seemed to twist him, and he turned away, peering back up towards the pass, shaking his head, as if engaged in some interior debate. Then he came back, and slowly putting out a trembling hand, very cautiously he touched Frodo's knee -- but almost the touch was a caress. For a fleeting moment, could one of the sleepers have seen him, they would have thought that they beheld an old weary hobbit, shrunken by the years that had carried him far beyond his time, beyond friends and kin, and the fields and streams of youth, an old starved pitiable thing.
The Two Towers: "The Stairs of Cirith Ungol," p. 324