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I have all 3 extended versions and those were the ones I watched.
Where the hell is "Rivendale?"
if Peter Jackson kept in every song in The Hobbit and LOTR…
IT WOULD BE A MUSICAL!
Forgot to mention my man fatty Bolger
Its sad that most people only know the theatrical version. To me Lord of the Rings is the definiton of "Extended Version or you havent seen the movie"
Eleventy first birthday, thank you very much.
Yeah, 17 years go by… in the space of like half a page. It's such a ridiculously nonchalant time jump, which makes it seem as though absolutely nothing of interest ever happens in Frodo's life. 17 years of jack shit, so unremarkable that it's covered in the space of a couple of paragraphs. I can see why Jackson didn't feel the need to hold true on that one.
Gays are gross.
They didn't encounter natural weather on the misty mountains but an entity (a guardian of the mountain) threw the weather at them to get rid of them.
It's nice to view a comment section that's actually insightful and share added information to people who have never read the books.
2:08: ". . . Bilbo's one hundred eleventh birthday celebration . . ." It was his eleventy-first birthday celebration, you fool of a Took.
hmm you guys didnt do your research very good. you always make it seems like everything happens in a day, as in movies its hard to portrait time but if u listen to the dialog sam for example tells aragon they are walking with frodo through the woods for days.
im always going to be okay with directors taking artistic liberty to add a rad wizard battle
tom bombadil not being in the movie almost made me walk out
What's interesting in the movie is that it seems that in the same night that Frodo was stabbed on Weathertop, they lay Frodo down at the stone Trolls in the Trollshaws. There's at least a few days' journey between those two places, but the movie makes it seem pretty immediate. I don't think that was necessarily intentional, however. They placed a cut to scenes of Gandalf's imprisonment at Isengard and Saruman's work in creating his Uruk-hai army in between these two. I think it was intended to allow for time to pass between Weathertop and the Trollshaws although it doesn't seem like it because it's all at night.
Tom Bombadil … not needed in either movie or book.
Lord of the Rings is better than Game of Thrones
It's RivenDELL, not Rivendale.
what is the background music that seems to start at 9:57 anyone know?
In the book the mayority of the hobbits have dark hair. And Frodo is different because of his blonde hair, in addition to his adventurous personality.
In the movie is the opposite. The hobbits overall have a light hair and Frodo is the dark haired one.
I'm kind of upset how little time they gave to the scene of sam's pony being sent away in the movie. It was much more touching in the book.
I'm glad Tom Bombadil wasn't in the film, intriguing character though he may be. I suffered through all that singing and verse the first time I read it, and have skipped it every time since.
OK, I realise that the scouring of the shire was in The Return of The King, but in Fellowship Galadriel also shows Sam something in the "mirror" which alludes to it, and which you missed. Also, when the company departs Lothlorien, the elves give ropes to Sam ( OK all of them ) and much is made of their qualities. Galadriel also gives Sam a gift of a box with some soil and a seed from a Mallorn tree. Jackson cut the Scouring, so he also cut Sam's view into the mirror, and the Mallorn, which Sam planted to replace the Party Tree.
Bombadil was the first to mention Ents. I get why he was cut, and Goldberry of course, but I was disappointed. TLOTR was too important, too iconic for Jackson to fuck with. I love the movies, but I still prefer the books.
Gandalf is not fucking gay.. smh
I love this channel and their videos SO MUCH
I never thought that in the movie time was moving so fast like day to day. I always just assumed it would be weeks between locations, they just don't have to time to show it.
Well to be fair the amount of time between each movie made it seem like it took seventeen years
you guys missed a few minor details like galadriel only giving frodo the light of elendil (whereas in the extended cut, the gifts are distributed). there was also more confusion as where to go if they chose where to go. the only real conflict the movie had in terms of geographical location towards the end of the book is boromir's greed. in the movie, aragorn pretty much already decided to pretty much go to the path frodo took and gimli was none too happy "recover my strength?!"
also, when they reached lothlorien, gimli was forced to wear a blindfold since it was the law of the land, but aragorn chose that they all did so he wasn't singled out. the lady then apologizes to gimli later. also, it is said that gimli and legolas were becoming steadfast friends after the trip to lothlorien.
Am I the only one who has read the books but actually prefers the movie version? It’s just so much more tense and emotionally impactful for me, but that’s just my opinion because you have to respect the source.
still doesnt answer why the fuck they didnt just use the fucking eagles
The Hobbits don't stop at Brandy Hall, they go to Frodo's new house at Crickhollow.
is no one gonna talk about Sam's talking horse?
I have always thought the movie was like watching a game of D&D – "We have a quest.", DM – "Do you go on the quest?" – Roll some dice, "yes" – DM "You travel for many days and night", roll some dice, some stuff happens, and then DM "you come to a tavern". roll the dice, more stuff happens – DM "You meet some others in the tavern who can help on the quest Do you have them to join?" ,DM more stuff happens, and "you take your party on the quest." roll the dice, some more stuff, roll the dice, "What does your Wizard do?", "You shall not Pass", roll the dice, meet some badies, do you defeat them? Roll the dice and find out…, AND just when "we get near the end of the quest" -Then DM say "Oh wait, we are out of time, come back next week to see how your hero will do."
You didn't mention that in the book the hobbits get their swords from the barrowwights. If I remember correctly.
0:00 fun fact in this scene Gandalf was actually referring to the sex that which they had just engaged in, unfortunately it was cut.
I watched the latest extended and I feel like it ruins it; the scene after frodo gets stabs and u see sams and he says "heys Mr.frodo its the stone trolls from Bilbo's Story"
I guess I enjoyed it differently. To me the movie was paced very well, I never felt it was rushing or happening too soon. The transitions from night to day gave us the idea of a long time passing.
In the book Frodo leaves to his quest like in years after Bilbo leaves. But in the film frodo leaves like immediately and i was surprised too. But frodo leaving years later makes more sense because it gives time for sauron to regain power. So yeah im enjoying the book so far. Well I'm in the 1st book.
Lol spoiler alert. if you haven't seen this films in the passed 18 years then i dont think is much of spoiler. After all you have had the chance for 18 years.
The captions are terrible on this. You would think they'd pick someone to create the captions who has actually read the book or seen the movie.
You forgot about Gildor Inglorion.
The whole part that Tolkien opens with where he gives the history about hobbits (concerning hobbits) is actually in the extended edition right after the movie covers sauron's defeat and before frodo's in the woods waiting for Gandalf. The lack of that one scene pains me everytime I watch the theatrical, it's just so good at countering the battle intensity of the first 5 minutes and sets a great tone
The movies are an abomination.Artistic liberty is one thing, but Jackson completely rewrote characters and events. I liked the movies, until I read the books and realized how bad the movies actually are.
Did i see a picture of the spice girls holding a book, im sure at least half of them are illiterate, and one is barely capable of speaking english.
I thought Jackson's adaptation was as good as it could get, although he could have dropped Legolas shield surfing and Gimli as comic relief.
But I still would have loved to see the Barrow Wight scene anyway, just because it was so creepy.
Excellent video, thank you
There are way more differences that you are telling in the video. Moria is not the same, no troll comes as in the movies but in the books it´s orcs captain that comes and stabs Frodo with the spear and so on…
The book was so boring and long winded with far too much time is spent on journeying, Peter Jackson creating these films is a genius and the films are superior to the books
When Book and Film Trilogy (EXTENDED) sit on almost equal standing…. VERY RARE
The movie is better imo. The movie would take forever and would be less climactic if it included everything from the book
Poor reviewShort sighted and childish
that Tom Bombadil animation is on point!
what>> right away?? the hobbit was geared to children, the trilogy was for adults.. hmm
LOTR movie trilogy is the greatest cinematic achievement ever
You left out the wights. In the movie, Aragorn gives the hobbits their weapons. In the book, they loot the graves of the first men who made weapons on par with the elves.
Actually pippin goes with Frodo and Sam when they first leave, and merry is waiting at his house in buckleberry
Fun little fact…..when Arwen and Frodo are fleeing from the Ring Wraiths to Rivendell, it is her stunt double who is holding Frodo as they ride (for the most part except for the closeup shots where Liv Tyler is on a rig) but after she summons the flood and she is comforting Frodo, Liv was actually there on set WITH Frodo.
i really wish people would pronounce things correctly.
The trilogy is so beautiful. The graphics will forever hold up
You should have used the extended edition, there are more shots during the travel montages that help get a better idea of how long it takes to get to one point to another.
God I am so glad I didnt read this long and boring book. ALWAYS WATCH THE MOVIE KIDS! Never the books
And in the beginning before they meet up with Merry and and stay at Maggots they spend some time with elves….
Pls do the hobbit ???
Nephew. Not son.
Tbh Tolkien had a shit sense of urgency. Why would you Gandalf wait so fucking long to come back to the shire knowing that the Ring is there.Fuckin clownshoes, Peter Jackson cut it to where the story would make sense. Morgul blade takes 17 days to kill someone? Let's just fucking watch paint dry.
honestly, I saw the movies before i even knew about the books but I had still always assumed that Gandalf was gone for at the very least a few days while he researched the ring and that there were many more days passing between each scene of the movie then was actually shown
I didn’t even watch because they didn’t use the extended version. What a bunch of fuck.
It takes the hobbits 150+ pages to get to Bree compared to getting there quickly in the movies.
This video just…sucks. it sucks hard
the jokes here are cringy omg.. #nerdmuch?
10:24 those aren't orcs motherfucker. They are Uruk-hai. Get it right.
rip Tom Bombadil and Bill the Pony
One significant thing left out of the movie is that Bilbo's 111th Birthday is ALSO Frodo's 33rd Birthday, the age when a Hobbit becomes an adult. This is important as it is when he receives the ring, and the adventure will follow which will mature him beyond just a numerical age. He really will grow up and grow up fast on his adventure. Hence it is a coming-of-age story in many ways. No idea why something so small and yet so significant was left out of the movie.
The movie goes further than shortening the start of the book. In the movie, Gandalf leaves Frodo and Sam, promising to meet them at Bree. There is no way he could get to Isengard and get back in time to meet them. The movie cuts the character of Radagast, meaning that there is no good explanation for the arrival of the eagle which saves Gandalf. It also leaves out the blades that the hobbits get at the Barrow Downs, and Merry uses to kill the Lord of the Nazgul. The shortening of time means that Bilbo doesn't have time to go to the Lonely Mountain, despite all his talk. This diminishes his character and takes away the reference to Balin, meaning the episode in Moria has less impact.
They don't run into merry and Pippin in the book, Pippin is with them from the start and merry is waiting in crick hollow. Man, you can't get basic timelines right
The Flaaaaaame of the West!
In the books Boromir was a lot more of a badass, it took 7 arrows to kill him in the books.
WTF use the theatrical instead of the extended?
The rest of the party not knowing that Frodo and Sam have gone their separate way is important.
I didn't realize the biggest difference between the Lord of the Rings' book and movie was that Frodo gets the White Sword and can shoot beams when at full health.
Not a single queer in the movie
I felt that the threat of the Nazgûl was more front and center in book than in the film. It just seemed like the Black Riders influenced almost every decision that was made in the first half of the book. Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t just a backdrop in the movie; there were just some brief moments where it seemed like they weren’t a looming concern.
Also, why did Aragorn start the fire in the book that alerted the Nazgûl to the Ring’s location? This seemed out of character for me. It actually took me out of the book for a bit. I actually prefer the movie in this instance where it was the Hobbits who lit the fire.
I belive the ammount of time it took to cary the ring from place to place still takes the same ammount of time in the film but it merely isnt shown.
As much as I liked Elijah Wood as a younger Frodo, Paul Giamatti would have been closer to the book's version.
People still watch the theatrical cut? Eew. 😀
Actually, the battle and escape in Khazad Dum were jarringly different, with the book being far more believable.
In the movie, the number of orcs is absurd, as is how densely pack they are, and the fellowship only escapes because the balrog scares them off. In the book, the fellowship escapes through a back door which Gandalf seals, but the orcs manage to open in order to chase. Further, the book has Frodo jabbed with a spear by an orc captain, which leaves him badly bruised for weeks; the movie changes this to a huge troll pinning him against the floor with a trident and lunging in only to be complete unhurt (he should have been crushed inside the flexible armor).
i havent read the books since the very early 90s, i actually really liked the films and i had been completely 100% expecting them to be awful. the one thing that really let me down in the films "outside of some really dumbass over the top Legolas scenes" was the Mines of Moria. now like i said i havent read them in decades but my biggest memories of reading the books was the part in Moria, in my memory it felt like they had spent weeks in Moria constantly running and fighting and finding places to barricade or hide themselves just long enough for a little rest before being found again. but in the film it felt like they crept in and made their way to the first room they found where the bucket fell and caught the orks attention, where they had a quick battle in the room and then fled to safety 10 minutes away. it felt like they had spent from the morning til just after noon in Moria, not the long perilous serious of fights and escapes that i remember most from the book.
In the book Arwen has a big orgie with Aragorn and all of the hobbits. She even lets Gimli knock on her backdoor if you know what I mean. Legolas gets extremely jealous because Gimli isn't knocking on his backdoor. After professing his homosexual love for Gimli a disgusted Gandalf casts a massive bolt of lightening from his staff and vaporizes Gimli is righteous, Godly wrath. Then Gandalf turns the staff on Aragorn because he is practicing incest with Arwen. Aragorn and Arwen are related and Gandalf is enraged by this depravity. He proceeds to stab Aragorn in the face with his sword. At the same time Gollum sneaks into Rivendell and abducts Frodo. He searches Frodo's pockets for the ring with no luck so he starts to torture Frodo. Shortly after Frodo admits that he has the ring and that he is using it as a cock ring. Gullom is too decent and moral to touch Frodo there so he takes some elf maidens captive and has them try to pull the ring off of Frodo's little hobbit.
you skipped the part in which frodo and sam find the elves on the forest
Jackson had literally the PERFECT story written for him and he STILL bad to changr a lot.I wish this was more The Lord of the Rings and less of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings"Plus some of the casting of some of the characters is horrible.Aragorns character looked like he was about to cry a lot of the time.Legolas was supposed to be a 7 foot tall, muscled and golden haired Wood Elf murder machine decended from the nobility of the 1st Age in Doriaith……not some waify little priss who has a flat nose and a skinny little neck.Elrond was 100%.Arwen has about a minute in the book and we could do without the cross culture/shes Aragorns cousin love bullshit.The Dwarf comedy was out of the blue and slapstick that was stupid.Balrog made my sword stand up.……blag, blah, blah…The Hobbit was 100 times worse
In the books, there was actually no mention of a flaming eye on top of Barad-dûr. It actually still could’ve been possible that he was in physical form in the books
Love the film and have watched it multiple times. The book on the other-hand sounds like it sucks. 17 years my arse.
Im 1 of like 3 people who were disappointed in no Tom Bombadil in the movies. It was a nice change of pace from "we're walkin, we're walkin"
I'm glad they didn't include Tom Bombadil in the movie.
In the books Frodo was stabbed with a dagger not a sword on Weathertop..so the movie and this video are wrong.
Why do you not bother to do the extended version you lazy fuck?! No wonder you guys have no subs. This is just sad.
Ahh, I see. They increased the sense of danger and urgency in the film. It really works on the big screen. I like that. It's nice to experience differeny paces in both book and film.
"Modernized Gender Politics" aka "Bullshit"
wonder if pipeweed is a drug or just like tobacco ? =)
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