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    The Return of the King: Extended Edition (spoilers)

    I recently bought this 4-DVD pack.

    I believe that there is something we all proud Northmen and -women should be grateful for: the LotR trilogy is far from perfect, that is true, but still it is probably the best result that could have been achieved at this point in history. It is certainly much better than I dared to hope it would be.

    The RotK EE clocks in at 240 minutes, but the time seems to fly by. The threatrical version seemed rushed, but it is the director's cut that allows Tolkien's epic masterpiece room to breathe.

    Among the highlights of the EE are: the death of Saruman and Wormtongue (still no scouring of the Shire, though); extended scenes during the battle at the fields of the Pelennor (including the death of Gothmog); and the greatest of them all in the EE, Bruce Spence as the Mouth of Saruman.

    This is what the series needed more of: the Orcs and the Uruks were scary and brutal, but the baddies were lacking in pure, unadulterated evil. Seeing Aragorn chop this race traitor's head off is one of the most satisfying moments in the whole trilogy.

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    The mouth of Sauron is just such a great scene, I love it!

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    I thought Two Towers and FOTR had better extended editions. Return of the King was great already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf
    I thought Two Towers and FOTR had better extended editions. Return of the King was great already.
    Believe it or not, I haven't yet seen those. But I think the RotK theatrical version left too many loose ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    I recently bought this 4-DVD pack.

    I believe that there is something we all proud Northmen and -women should be grateful for: the LotR trilogy is far from perfect, that is true, but still it is probably the best result that could have been achieved at this point in history. It is certainly much better than I dared to hope it would be.

    The RotK EE clocks in at 240 minutes, but the time seems to fly by. The threatrical version seemed rushed, but it is the director's cut that allows Tolkien's epic masterpiece room to breathe.

    Among the highlights of the EE are: the death of Saruman and Wormtongue (still no scouring of the Shire, though); extended scenes during the battle at the fields of the Pelennor (including the death of Gothmog); and the greatest of them all in the EE, Bruce Spence as the Mouth of Saruman.

    This is what the series needed more of: the Orcs and the Uruks were scary and brutal, but the baddies were lacking in pure, unadulterated evil. Seeing Aragorn chop this race traitor's head off is one of the most satisfying moments in the whole trilogy.
    But since you're not so satisfied, why don't you try to make a better version?
    I'm perhaps not the right one to say this but still I do:
    To make a movie out of a book is not easy and should therefor not be treated as a bad thing. The only literary work that is made for movie-making and theatrical shows, is dramas. Novels isn't meant to be made film of. So therefor I'd like to say that you should not complain about LOTR trilogy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naggaroth
    But since you're not so satisfied, why don't you try to make a better version?
    I'm perhaps not the right one to say this but still I do:
    To make a movie out of a book is not easy and should therefor not be treated as a bad thing. The only literary work that is made for movie-making and theatrical shows, is dramas. Novels isn't meant to be made film of. So therefor I'd like to say that you should not complain about LOTR trilogy.
    I'm not complaining as such, but surely if there are some things that we aren't 100% happy with in the LotR trilogy, we can discuss them if we feel like it?

    Make no mistake, I think the LotR movies are much, much better than I dared to hope for. I personally know of several people who have decided to go from "fence-sitters" to full-blown White nationlalists, European preservationists or Nordicists because of them. 1:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    Seeing Aragorn chop this race traitor's head off is one of the most satisfying moments in the whole trilogy.
    Aragorn himself was a race traitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox
    Aragorn himself was a race traitor
    Not exactly, since he was a descendant of the Numenoreans, who were the race of humans who were the most closely related to the Elves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    Not exactly, since he was a descendant of the Numenoreans, who were the race of humans who were the most closely related to the Elves.
    How were the numenoreans genetically closer to the elves than any other humans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox
    Aragorn himself was a race traitor

    He had Elf blood.

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