Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: Off Topic:
Domestically, TFA has made more money than all three Hobbit movies combined.
First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All

Riven Delve
Tol Eressea


Feb 8 2016, 5:17pm

Post #26 of 27 (247 views)
Shortcut
I happily contributed to both causes [In reply to] Can't Post

because I love both the Hobbit trilogy and TFA. In both cases I deeply appreciate the beneath-the-surface mythology and their structure as they fit into their larger literary worlds. TFA's characters intrigued me and drove the movie, rather than the plot. When you're working with film series of this scope, you can't help but have an unfortunate poop-faced Radagast or a long conversation about sand's annoying qualities in the mix. But it's the underlying depth that has meaning to me (except for hair. It does tend to derail me. Angelic) in both movies.


“Tollers,” Lewis said to Tolkien, “there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am afraid we shall have to try and write some ourselves.”



Ettelewen
Rohan

Feb 8 2016, 7:38pm

Post #27 of 27 (237 views)
Shortcut
The Star Wars universe has a wider viewing audience [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe based solely on my own experiences, so the box office results don't surprise me.

I was rocked to the heels by the original Star Wars movie when I first saw it in 1977, and I still love the universe. I fully plan to see The Force Awakens. My 21-year-old son just saw it, thought it was really good, and wants to see it again. He also loves the Hobbit films and The Lord of the Rings as well as the earlier Star Wars movies.

It's not a competition - different universes appeal to different audiences, with some overlap.

And personally I'm a huge fan of the Hobbit films. Any perceived "flaws" aren't enough to make any of them "bad".

That's my $0.02.

First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.