LOTR Series: Anybody else who couldn't care less?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I haven't seen either of the movies, and don't plan to. I really am not interested in the storyline, and all the popularity and hype behind it almost makes me want to turn away and ignore it. I'm even the same way with all things Harry Potter.



My friends (a couple who are big fans of LOTR) have a hard time understanding that. Anybody else here not interested in LOTR whatsoever? Do your friends/family not understand?
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  • Reply 1 of 33
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    I'm not interested too.
  • Reply 2 of 33
    I'm not interested at all in Harry Potter, but it never occurred to me that I needed to create a thread to proclaim the fact that I'm not interested in Harry Potter. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 3 of 33
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    I wasn't a big fan of LOTR but when the movie was really well done, especially for someones who was unfamiliar with the story in the first place. Hype is not inherently bad. Where there is smoke there's fire.
  • Reply 4 of 33
    i'm not a big fan of book reading, and i used to make fun of my [older] brother for repeatedly reading the LOTR[s] and the Hobbit. When the first flick came out, i got dragged to see it. I fell asleep several times. It was, to me, quite uninteresting. I'm not a big fan of the fantasy genre.
  • Reply 5 of 33
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    LOTR? Personally, I don't give a sh!t.



    Must get some laxatives
  • Reply 6 of 33
    xionjaxionja Posts: 504member
    Personally, I think that the books were bad, some good concepts, but just not well written. The first movie which I did see, reflected the book very well, it wasn't very good. I'll probably end up seeing the second one too, friends are all into it and stuff. I like little independent movies.
  • Reply 7 of 33
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,230member
    [quote]Originally posted by xionja:

    <strong>Personally, I think that the books were bad, some good concepts, but just not well written. The first movie which I did see, reflected the book very well, it wasn't very good. I'll probably end up seeing the second one too, friends are all into it and stuff. I like little independent movies.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    And just what books would we be comparing them too?
  • Reply 8 of 33
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    yeah... i get these strange looks from people when i say i dont really care to see LOTR or harry potter... didnt care for the books of either too... i just dont see what the big deal is... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 9 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by xionja:

    <strong>Personally, I think that the books were bad, some good concepts, but just not well written. The first movie which I did see, reflected the book very well, it wasn't very good. I'll probably end up seeing the second one too, friends are all into it and stuff. I like little independent movies.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    At a budget of US$310 million and backing by New Line Cinema, I don't think "little" or "independent" apply...
  • Reply 10 of 33
    I don't really care for the series, but I went to see The Two Towers today because it's true event-movie. It's almost as if we are obligated as consumers to go see such an elaborate, detailed, and expensive movie. My advice is to go see it, if not for the story then for the pretty pictures. You'll be there for 3 hours- so something has to please you.
  • Reply 11 of 33
    xionjaxionja Posts: 504member
    I wasn't implieing that the movies were little or independent. . . sorry for the misunderstanding



    Books, well other, fantasy/magic books I have read include, The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, which though they follow the same shallow fantasy plot line, are actually written very very well. And all the Raymond E. Feist books: He wrote all the Krodor books and magitiona, silverthorn and a darkness at sethanon. I think through my obsession with that series I read like 20 books in all. Anyway, comparring those two series and a few others like the golden compass.. . .I think that the LOTR series are really lame. although I like the talking trees.
  • Reply 12 of 33
    What exactly about the books was not well written?
  • Reply 13 of 33
    pfflampfflam Posts: 5,053member
    not well written . . . and then . . . who are these writers that you listed as examples of 'good' writing?!?!?!?





    now, if you had chosen an Ithaca ex-pat like Nabokov, I would trust you . . . however, I can't help but think that there is a little bit of the 'hunh . . .I disdain to regard what the throng doth enjoy . . .their piffles and worries" attitude in this whole thread. . .
  • Reply 14 of 33
    me.
  • Reply 15 of 33
    YAY! I am not the only one who doesnt give a Sh!t !!!



    I really hated the first one and couldnt be bothered with the other one either!



    Cant stand Harry Potter (Wont even see it) nor could I really be bothered with James Bond!
  • Reply 16 of 33
    The whole thing just reminds me of all these kids in college that wasted there whole college experience playing Dungeons and Dragons instead of wasting it partying their asses off like they were supposed to. Oh, if the masters to all the Star Wars movies were destroyed I'd throw a party.
  • Reply 17 of 33
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    I'm another one that doesn't give a shit. Feel the same way about Harry Potter (and also Star Wars).
  • Reply 18 of 33
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    uh-oh! star wars is holy! wanna fight?
  • Reply 19 of 33
    I don't care either way. I don't really like going to the theatre.
  • Reply 20 of 33
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I too have never read the books (that whole "swords, sorcerers, mystic fantasy" genre is SO not me...), but I saw the first movie last year and enjoyed it, just as a big, nice-looking movie with some neat visuals and action.



    That's okay, right?







    I'll do the same with the new one, but I'll probably catch it in January, to let some of the crowds and stuff die down a bit.



    Right now, with kids out on Christmas vacation and the movie being only a few days old, it's probably a complete zoo at the multiplex.



    But no, I don't have any real "interest" in the story, the books, the author, the whole lore, etc. I don't even really know what it's about, other than some barefooted people are running around with a bad-ass ring for one reason or another.







    By the way (at the risk of heresy), the FX in LOTR kick the hell out of "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones". WAY more believable and not so "computer-y". I was very disappointed with some of the CG stuff in the two "Star Wars" prequels. Honestly, some of the scale models and the stop motion stuff from "The Empire Strikes Back" looks more believable (and holds up over time) better than much of what I saw in these two recent "Star Wars" movies.
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