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The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition

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The Lord of the Rings Movies is a very enjoyable series. Although a person cannot really truly value the movies if they did not read the books as well, there are a lot of things that were left out of the movies because if they left them in, then the movies would have b...
The Lord of the Rings Movies is a very enjoyable series. Although a person cannot really truly value the movies if they did not read the books as well, there are a lot of things that were left out of the movies because if they left them in, then the movies would have been too long. (Even though they are already pretty long without the deleted scenes, which are amazing by the way) I watched all the movies first before reading the books, but there was a big enough gap between seeing the movies and reading the books, that I could fully appreciate all the books without that mindset that the books were ruining the movie. What surprised me was that the books went into so much more behind what we see on screen with the characters. There are a few scenes that are in a different order, as well as a few characters that are missing from the story. Of course a director is going to have to make some decisions on keeping or taking out certain things for the sake of the length of the movie. And Peter Jackson did an amazing job of taking this fictional world and bringing it to a screen in front of our eyes for our viewing pleasure. But, as is with most series, the books are almost always going to be better than the movies. It might be because we actually see the most fitting characters and the most fitting scenery in our heads and it is pleasing to us as an individual, while the director is just one person and they have to please an audience, and you can never please everyone. Or it is because Tolkien made an amazing series, and he put so much into it. He created his own language for the books, there are family trees for almost all of the characters, and an entire world with its own cycles of plants and animals. Either way, I cannot stress enough how important it is to read the books before you watch the movies. It will make that much of a difference in your experience and even though the books might take a little bit to start going, and at some parts, they might seem a bit tedious, but it definitely is so worth the experience. And you can legitimately say that you are a nerd, because you read The Hobbit, and the Lord of The Rings series. This review is part of a class assignment from a community college in California

posted by Vikki13 on May 23, 2011

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6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This item is mis-labeled

This item is being sold as "Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition," but if you type in the upc in froogle, it comes up as just the Motion Picture Trilogy (i.e., *not the Extended Edition). The extended edition has a different cover with large letters that say "EXTEND...
This item is being sold as "Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition," but if you type in the upc in froogle, it comes up as just the Motion Picture Trilogy (i.e., *not the Extended Edition). The extended edition has a different cover with large letters that say "EXTENDED EDITION." This item is just the theatrical version. Please correct this. My low rating reflects only this mislabeling, nothing further.

posted by 9732031 on September 21, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2011

    This item is mis-labeled

    This item is being sold as "Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition," but if you type in the upc in froogle, it comes up as just the Motion Picture Trilogy (i.e., *not the Extended Edition). The extended edition has a different cover with large letters that say "EXTENDED EDITION." This item is just the theatrical version. Please correct this. My low rating reflects only this mislabeling, nothing further.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Theatrical Versions? Why not the extended!? NOT WORTH BUYING!

    The extended versions of these films are the only ones I will purchase. I'm not getting ripped off again by buying 2 versions. The extended versions are the definitive versions of all 3 films and I can't see buying the shortened versions on Blu Ray. I'll wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS MOVIE SUCKS!!!

    ITS JUST WAY TOO LONG AND GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON.....

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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