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One of the few times I will agree with you (openly)

Shelob'sAppetite
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Oct 14 2012, 4:03am


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I do confess though, I hate it when you see the Uruks chasing the Fellowship across the Anduin. It's not that it wasn't necessary, but the fact that you have that pounding music (though awesome music) and sweeping shot intercutting their running... Which uses that stupid frame cutting technique (and, of course, PJ didn't learn his lesson for King Kong!) that really kills the actual presence that the Uruks have on screen.


That is, for me, one of the most poorly done sequences in all three films. Some more:

1. Merry and Pippin bumping into Frodo and Sam in the cornfield. The odds!
2. "I think I've broken something" - Merry
3. Weathertop. The whole thing. But especially Aragorn's flaming torch throw into the Nazgul's face.
4. "What's this? A Ranger caught off his guard?" Velveeta.
5. Slo-motion meeting of Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry in Rivendell
6. Gimli's hack at the Ring
7. "You shall be the fellowship of the ring!" with everyone in their perfect wedding photo poses
8. The first hero fellowship shot with everyone coming over the ridge in slow-motion. No more slo-motion please...
9. Frodo's slo-motion fake death in the Chamber of Mazarbul
9b. Sam fighting orcs with his pan..."I think I'm getting the hang of this!" Beyond stupid.
10. The fellowship is surrounded by thousands of goblins, meaning certain death, and are then bailed out by the Balrog. Was this necessary?
11. Celeborn's slo-motion dialogue
12. Most of the Saruman-Uruk Hai scenes. Pure camp.
13. Aragorn's fake death/warg scene
14. The stew scene
15. Theoden's OTT makeup
16. Wormtongue's OTT evilness
17. The entire Treebeard sequence
18. Everything Gimli says and does from TTT onwards
19. Theoden's "Is that all you've got, Saruman?" Like something out of a bad football movie.
20. Most of Helm's Deep.
21. Sam's dumb, corny speech at the end of TTT
22. The drinking game
23. Skull-valanche
24. The attack on the pirates
25. Green scrubbing bubbles on the Pelennor
26. Legolas' mumakil downer
27. Every single thing about Denethor
27. The dumb conversation that represents "The Last Debate"
28. Gollum's "crumbs" trick
29. Frodo sending Sam away
30. The mind-numbing "waking up in Minas Tirith" Hallmark horrible-fest
31. The mind-numbing Grey Havens hug fest

Well, you get the picture.

As a wise man once said, PJ paints a Mona Lisa, then scribbles smiley faces, and pours hot velveeta, all over it.

-SA
P.S. I do have to strongly disagree about Theodred's funeral scene. Eowyn's song seems awkward primarily because she does not sing in a mode that is comfortable for modern audiences. And though it may cause discomfort, it is not quite "cheesy." I found it very effective.


Subject User Time
Cheesy moments on LOTR TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt Oct 9 2012, 10:05pm
    Funny, but out of place Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 10 2012, 12:46am
        Your school is awesome Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Oct 10 2012, 12:31pm
    Gimli's "He was twitching because he's got Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Oct 10 2012, 1:13am
        Not too out of place DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:59am
            Cheesy moments from ROTK SEE TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt Oct 10 2012, 10:38am
                Oh that thing of the skulls Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Oct 10 2012, 12:35pm
                    And also Gimli... TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt Oct 10 2012, 1:14pm
    Gandalf getting all big and bad in Bag End... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 3:10am
    Emo Frodo... Istaris'staffs Send a private message to Istaris'staffs Oct 10 2012, 4:25am
        Agreed on both counts! aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 14 2012, 9:40pm
    Frodo falling in Mordor.... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Oct 10 2012, 4:37am
    The 'laughing' scene Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 10 2012, 7:14am
        Ouch my head... and again! Misto Send a private message to Misto Oct 10 2012, 12:28pm
            I've always found Gandalf bumping his head hilarious.... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Oct 11 2012, 4:38pm
            the second time Nuradar Send a private message to Nuradar Oct 12 2012, 6:39pm
            Well... Ring-Bearer Send a private message to Ring-Bearer Oct 20 2012, 4:13pm
        My feelings exactly zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 14 2012, 1:48am
    the worst ones for me are, Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 10 2012, 3:47pm
    One person's cheese Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 10 2012, 4:05pm
        you are right Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 10 2012, 8:15pm
    But for the EEs... Harold.of.Whoa Send a private message to Harold.of.Whoa Oct 11 2012, 12:21am
        It's been years since I saw the theatre versions Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 11 2012, 1:13am
            It's his delivery Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Oct 11 2012, 4:02pm
                Oh goody, another fan Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 11 2012, 6:51pm
        You are not alone! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 11 2012, 3:16am
            I prefer the Theatrical version of TTT guitarzankansasfan Send a private message to guitarzankansasfan Oct 12 2012, 8:29am
    Denethor's flaming leap guitarzankansasfan Send a private message to guitarzankansasfan Oct 12 2012, 8:32am
        Don't get me started on Denethor! Misto Send a private message to Misto Oct 12 2012, 3:35pm
            Agreed aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 16 2012, 12:59am
        Agree sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Oct 12 2012, 11:59pm
        The biggest thing about the flaming leap... GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Oct 13 2012, 4:23am
            GoodGuyA ok I have just rewatched the Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 13 2012, 12:40pm
                Just goes to show the graciousness of Galadriel GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Oct 13 2012, 3:29pm
                    we've had some past discussions about Eowyn's songs Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 13 2012, 4:17pm
                        Magpie thanks for posting that discussion Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 13 2012, 6:00pm
                            Well, you're discussing it now :-) Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 13 2012, 6:40pm
                    thanks, Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 13 2012, 5:48pm
                        you can find transcripts of the movies online Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 13 2012, 6:37pm
                            ok thanks Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 13 2012, 9:08pm
            One of the few times I will agree with you (openly) Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 14 2012, 4:03am
                Hmmm...I'm more lactose tolerant, I guess! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 16 2012, 12:28am
                    Disagreed Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 20 2012, 5:04pm
                        Good director + good source material doesn't necessarily mean a good movie. kzer_za Send a private message to kzer_za Oct 20 2012, 6:14pm
    Eowyn's stew scene FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Oct 12 2012, 3:13pm
        yeah Saruman. Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 12 2012, 8:58pm
        Agreed on both counts, but... aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 15 2012, 3:11pm
    these parts make me cringe Nuradar Send a private message to Nuradar Oct 12 2012, 6:48pm
        Yes, yes, yes! YES! aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 14 2012, 9:36pm
            Disagreed Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 15 2012, 3:18am
                Agreed , no dairy products in sight here zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 15 2012, 5:18am
                Really sorry to sound so shallow... aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 15 2012, 3:08pm
    The more often I've watched, the more cheese I've found zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 14 2012, 2:09am
        One small correction zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 15 2012, 5:26am
        Excellent point! aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 15 2012, 3:24pm
    Frodo sits up in bed... aruman Send a private message to aruman Oct 14 2012, 9:36pm
    Not so much cheesy but.. Longbottom Leaf Send a private message to Longbottom Leaf Oct 21 2012, 8:39pm

 
 
 

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