I tried, I really tried...

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Registered: 08-08-2003
I tried, I really tried...
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Fri, 06-11-2004 - 11:26am
...to watch The Lord of The Rings. DD and I picked up the first and second one at the library. My 2 sons and dd love it and had already seen it. I tried so hard to stay awake and stay interested cause I know it is a classic and so many love it. But by the end of the 2nd movie I was almost applauding because it was finally over. A couple of times I ask dd a question about what was going on and she said haven't you been watching at all??

Now she wants to rent the 3rd one. I said fine but I will not be watching it. I guess it is just not my kind of movie. I mean why didn't they just bury the ring 50 feet underground at the beginning and not tell anyone where they buried it? Things would have been so much simpler!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 06-11-2004 - 11:48am
No, LOTR is not for everyone. I applaud you for being courageous enough to say you didn't like it, LOL! Personally, I did like the series, and IF you watch the third one a lot of questions may be answered (like how the Gollum got the ring in the first place and how he became the Gollum). It is a lot to follow, though, and if I hadn't read The Hobbit first, and had a rough idea of the story, I might have been more confused and not enjoyed the movies as much.

But you sound like you're a pragmatist, like my dh. After seeing the first of the three in a theater with dh, I asked him how he liked it. All he said was "Well, it was long". LOL!


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Registered: 08-08-2003
Fri, 06-11-2004 - 3:17pm
I think your DH and I are in the minority. I think we are missing the LOTR gene in our gene pool. ;) Hope everyone has a nice weekend and sees some good movies.