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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:24 AM

Found myself forced to sit through all three of these movies today. Gawd it was awful.

Anyone else here find themselves utterly BORED of the RINGS?

I know I am. The quite transparent intrigue and repeatedly tiresome plots, plus complete lack of character development simply bores me to tears.

It's just got to be the most tedious and over-hyped book of the 20th Century, along with Mein Kampf, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, How We Almost Defeated The French In 1914 by Baron von Hittenrun, The Killing Fields, Frederick the Great's Guide to Sniping, (ghost written by that well-known 21st century literary hack John Gedherding); oh, and anything whatsoever by Ernest Hemingway, or Alexander Pope.

I reckon the only answer is to initiate a boycott of all this entirely wearisome and complete crap, that might have been scribbled by your average sulky 10-year old, until such time as someone better comes along and releases people from being directed to read all of it.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:29 AM

Would it be safe to say you didn't like it? :D

I guess you won't be watching The Hobbit ;)

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:30 AM

Baiting!

The books and movies are amongst my favorites. As I disagree with the opinion voiced, a something something point is in order.


 


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:38 AM

Would it be safe to say you didn't like it? :D

I guess you won't be watching The Hobbit ;)

 

Not at all. The Hobbit is high literature compared to the complete crap I've found myself watching lately.

Why, in an attempt to alleviate my boredom, I've even found myself reading Wilbur Smith....shock, horror.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:40 AM

Baiting!

The books and movies are amongst my favorites. As I disagree with the opinion voiced, a something something point is in order.

 

Baiting?

:wacko:

You've lost me I'm afraid. It's just an honest appraisal, which I understand anyone here is entitled to express.....yes, or no?

Please explain your comment as it's flown way over my heid.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:45 AM

What do you have against Hemingway. I can't claim to have read everything by him but The Sun Also Rises is a wonderful book, in my opinion.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:48 AM

What do you have against Hemingway. I can't claim to have read everything by him but The Sun Also Rises is a wonderful book, in my opinion.

 

Oh no. Being beat up on for expressing an opinion.

Hang on, I'll delete my post and we'll get back to humming "The Old Rugged Cross"



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:49 AM

Post deleted cos I'm scared to upset anyone



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:46 PM

Baiting!

The books and movies are amongst my favorites. As I disagree with the opinion voiced, a something something point is in order.

 

 

Weak effort in trying to be funny.  Sorry.  I thought it was obvious, but apparently nerves lay bare.  



 


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:22 PM

 

Weak effort in trying to be funny.  Sorry.  I thought it was obvious, but apparently nerves lay bare.  

 

No sweat Andreas.

I've filed a report on you though....

:lol:  :lol: .... B)  B)



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

And I've filed a report on you for filing a report :D

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:44 PM

And I've filed a report on you for filing a report :D

 

Okay -- Thanks

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:04 AM

Harry,

 

Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are amongst my favourite reading books and have read them multiple times.

 

The Lord of the Rings movies I did enjoy but they didn't accurately follow the book as such were a disappointment to me.

 

The Hobbit a great read the movies having watched the first one didn't bother with the rest just don't follow the book

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:37 AM

Harry,

 

Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are amongst my favourite reading books and have read them multiple times.

 

The Lord of the Rings movies I did enjoy but they didn't accurately follow the book as such were a disappointment to me.

 

The Hobbit a great read the movies having watched the first one didn't bother with the rest just don't follow the book

 

Regards

Mark

 

Mark,

Once again I'm struck by the thought that it would be an unutterably drab and boring world if we all liked and enjoyed exactly the same things. We'd all end up being obedient little Eloi, all of us sagely nodding our heads and agreeing with each other's every thought and opinion.

And that reminds me, I simply can't stand Monty Python's Flying Circus either, apart from "The Life of Brian", which represents one of the best examples of classic cinematic satire from the 20th century. 



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 02:44 AM

Harry,

Totally agree world is made up of different people with different tastes but the secret is to allow others to have their opinions and not force your opinions on them give them respect just like you expect to receive.

Having said that I just loved Monty Python the TV series and the movies along with MAD magazine.

Just thinking about them takes me back a long way

Just love your new avatar love that TV series as well

Mark

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:12 AM

Harry,

Totally agree world is made up of different people with different tastes but the secret is to allow others to have their opinions and not force your opinions on them give them respect just like you expect to receive.

Having said that I just loved Monty Python the TV series and the movies along with MAD magazine.

Just thinking about them takes me back a long way

Just love your new avatar love that TV series as well

Mark

 

Which serves to demonstrate yet again, that those of us with different preferences can discuss them openly and civilly, without getting all bent and twisted out of shape.

I loved MAD magazine as well.

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 09:09 AM

I must confess I truly love the LOTR books, which I have read many times.  Same for the Hobbit.  I also love all three LOTR movies, which despite the nit picking by some self appointed Tolkien experts (not you Mark), I think did a fantastic job of bringing the books alive, something I never thought possible.   Yes there are departures from the books, there nearly always have to be in movie adaptions, but I think the movies capture the essence of the story and bring it to life in a manner that allows them to stand on their own.  Movies and books are vastly different mediums and it is rarely possible to capture every feature of one in the time constraints of the other.  I will say, the extended versions of the movies are the ones to watch.  They do fill in a lot of the holes left by the theatrical ones.

 

I found the Hobbit movie adaption much less enjoyable.  To me, it came across as less of an integrated story than the LOTR movies.  Maybe it was the cast but more likely the screen play.  

 

Wow Harry, Hitler and Hemingway in the same sentence, someone's on a roll. :P   I have to say though, Hemingway's life has always been more interesting to me than his books.  I am just not a fan of his writing style.





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