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LinkR 36 points ago +36 / -0

I just love how all my Amazon packages are just covered in advertisements for that fucking show. It reeks of desperation.

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Smith1980 21 points ago +21 / -0

And how they re-released the books with those covers. Glad I’m not the only one sickened when I see those packages with the rings of power crap

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LinkR 18 points ago +18 / -0

they re-released the books with those covers.

You can't be serious. Did they really?!

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Smith1980 10 points ago +10 / -0

Up. I saw them on the package advertisement

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Adamrises 11 points ago +11 / -0

To be fair, they did that shit with the Hobbit too, which was just as cringe inducing at the time. I could understand the literal Hobbit book, but even the LotR books had Hobbit ads plastered.

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Smith1980 6 points ago +6 / -0

I have yet to see The Hobbit. I love the book but don’t get how you get 3 movies out of it

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Adamrises 11 points ago +11 / -0

Its what Amazon would have made if they weren't woke. Its soulless and stretched so far that the skeleton of the original good book means little.

There is a reason why all anyone talks about from it is Benedict Cumberbatch (which was just them hiring the biggest actor at the time), the action scenes (because that's what the Hobbit was known for), and Ian McKellen literally having a breakdown on set because of the level of CGI (where most scenes was him alone in a full greenscreen room talking to robots with pictures taped on them).

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Kaarous 5 points ago +5 / -0

Lmao at the last one, what did he think he was signing up for? He's been an actor long enough to know sequelitis at a glance.

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Adamrises 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's the point. He realized he wasn't an actor anymore. I doubt they told him beforehand it was going to literally be that sheer level of CGI to were he spent most of his time trying to act at robots and empty air.

Especially as the budget for the films was literally more than double LotR (the exact opposite of what happens with bad sequels) and everyone was riding the high of knowing "we did it once, let's do it again."

Ironically, its one of the few problems that has nothing to do with the trilogy stretch, which is what caused nearly every other problem with the movies.

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Soup_Navy_Admiral 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ian McKellen literally having a breakdown on set because of the level of CGI (where most scenes was him alone in a full greenscreen room talking to robots with pictures taped on them).

OK, someone has finally pitched a non-Tolkien LOTR film I'd watch!

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Assassin47 10 points ago +10 / -0

I gave up after the first one. No it didn't need to be a trilogy and it's just a bunch of goofy fight scenes. Though I'm sure it's still leagues above Rings of Power.

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DefinitelyNotIGN 3 points ago +3 / -0

An accurate summary.

But you missed the not-in-the-books mixed race (elf-dwarf) romance subplot.

Aaaand that's about it. Goofy fight scenes, weird shoehorned subplot, drags on way too long, still better than Rings of Power.

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almond_activator 5 points ago +5 / -0

There's a re-cut that's either one or two movies instead of three that's supposed to be good.

The ones that were actually made - those I can say are not good, and I can definitely see how cutting out loads of fluff would improve them.

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ailurus 3 points ago +3 / -0

There's a re-cut that's either one or two movies instead of three that's supposed to be good.

The Bilbo Edition is the recut I watched, which was decent enough I think. Comes in at just over 4 hrs, so still long, but cuts out a good amount of the added stuff (including the inexplicable dwarf/elf romance arc)

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YesMovement [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

If they had done it in 2 movies it would have been fine I think.

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kxitx 5 points ago +5 / -0

that was the plan, Guillermo del toro wanted to make only two films but the studio executives demanded 3 because they wanted another trilogy

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Hyponoeo 2 points ago +2 / -0

It probably would have been best as two movies. Honestly I never had as much of an issue with the hobbit as most people and I actually quite enjoyed it. I remember looking at a list of differences between the books and the movie, and other than the added scenes most of the differences to me were not taht huge of a deal. Oh not saying there were not issues, but eh worked good enough for me. I get the issues with it sure and I would even agree with some, but I hardly think it was the travesty people act like.

When people go so over the top like they did with the hobbit, it undercuts when the real garbage comes out like rings of power.

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Smith1980 1 point ago +1 / -0

I plan on watching eventually. I love the book but I was just surprised they couldn’t do it in two movies at most.

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Hyponoeo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah, that is just it.... they totally could have and probably would have been better as such.

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Vebent 2 points ago +2 / -0

Can’t remember where I heard it from, but apparently there’s a fan edit of the Hobbit movies shrieked down to a single 4 hour long movie.

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gamexa 11 points ago +11 / -0

Ironically delivered to the suburbs that people moved to in order to avoid black people.

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Smith1980 18 points ago +18 / -0

If it’s as popular as they say why do they care what a few “trolls” think? Honestly are there any numbers for this show? I heard episode one got 25 million views but what about the other episodes? The clips I’ve seen are very on the nose with modern day left wing politics.

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Assassin47 12 points ago +12 / -0

Every episode gets 70 million billion views.

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Smith1980 11 points ago +11 / -0

Imagine if they would’ve hired people who actually wanted to present Tolkien’s work. But I’ve said that Wheel of Time was the warning

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YesMovement [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

Then it would have gotten only 1 million views. Diversity makes things better.

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MegoThor 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just like Star Wars, it would be a license to print money if done correctly. Amazon chose… poorly.

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DefinitelyNotIGN 3 points ago +3 / -0

"Okay, we have a literal billion dollars here, what should we do with it?"

"Manipulate all the reviews!"

"Overpay diversity consultants to the point where we're accused of money laundering!"

"...Make an actually good show?" [crash out the window]

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