Author Topic: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars  (Read 3223 times)

Chollis

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Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« on: March 15, 2020, 05:00:04 AM »
Generation-defining TRILOGIES

WHICH ONE IS BETTER?

Is it a generational thing? An age thing? Both pretty good right, but I know which one I prefer. and so do you.

Chollis

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 05:07:15 AM »
just so we're clear, as a 90s kid, Lord of the Rings dicks all over Star Wars. Probably because it was a really good book before the fillums. Cheers
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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 07:35:50 AM »
Lord of the Rings pretty much defines its genre whereas as Star Wars does not. Star Wars took a genre that was doing certain interesting things and turned it into a western/adventure in space.

Star Wars is Star Wars though.

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 08:41:45 AM »
Lord of the Rings pretty much defines its genre whereas as Star Wars does not. Star Wars took a genre that was doing certain interesting things and turned it into a western/adventure in space.

Star Wars is Star Wars though.

To be fair I think you could argue Starwars did also have an influence on stuff like Alien and Blade Runner in terms of the used future look, maybe you could argue all of them were taking from Solaris but SW certainly did a lot to popularise it.

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 09:01:01 AM »
To be fair I think you could argue Starwars did also have an influence on stuff like Alien and Blade Runner in terms of the used future look, maybe you could argue all of them were taking from Solaris but SW certainly did a lot to popularise it.

Oh god yes Star Wars definitely influenced many pieces of media.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 10:12:39 AM »
Death star superlaser blows up Middle Earth. The endz0r

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 10:29:38 AM »
Which one do you like the best? Only you can answer this question.

Star Wars OT certainly had the most interesting story, characters and music.
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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 11:12:03 AM »
Arguably LotR had more literary merit, but at least Star Wars wasn't boring as shit.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 11:39:51 AM »
Star Wars

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 12:10:03 PM »
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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2020, 12:16:57 PM »
I like the Lord of the Rings films, but they aren't half a slog, especially as I only have the directors cut mega editions on DVD.

I saw Star Wars much earlier in life. That could let it win by default, but LotR happened to be released during my university years, so it's also very nostalgic for me.

Overall, if I have to choose, I'd say the first two Alien films.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 12:26:33 PM »
Never seen Lord of the Rings but I imagine it is slightly more shit than Star Wars, but only by a malteser.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 01:16:15 PM »
I really enjoyed LotR at the time but haven't really thought about them since, bar when the shite Hobbit movies came out. Whereas Star Wars is a defining part of my childhood, and given the onslaught of prequels and sequels, tv shows, games, comics and books, and those fucking amazing Ewok movies, it's been impossible to escape from, so on a personal level it's easily Star Wars for me. That said I revisited A New Hope a few years back and was bored by a fair amount of it, so I imagine if I rewatched the rest of the original trilogy my opinion of it would decline quickly.

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2020, 01:30:37 PM »
The third Robocop movie was less disappointing than The Return of the King

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2020, 02:09:12 PM »
Cant stand Lord of the Rings, but I hate most fantasy. Too self serious. People will say there are funny moments, but those people are liars. The funny moment will be the elf one calling the dwarf one “a cantankerous quizling” or something. Can’t be doing with the names, especially in game of thrones where you have people called Rob knocking around with Maramir or whatever.

Star Wars is fine, but has had one good movie out of what, 40?

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2020, 02:10:51 PM »
Cant stand Lord of the Rings, but I hate most fantasy. Too self serious. People will say there are funny moments, but those people are liars

Too much marvel.

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2020, 02:13:05 PM »
Pippin passing the port the wrong way was far more amusing.

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2020, 02:14:39 PM »
Too much marvel.

Me or the people who say LotR is funny?

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2020, 02:43:13 PM »
No one wanks off a dwarf!

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2020, 02:44:31 PM »
Me or the people who say LotR is funny?

I honestly don't think the latter exists.


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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2020, 06:33:51 PM »
it was a really good book before the fillums. Cheers

A book you could skip 70% of because it was just the bits about walking and some dumb songs

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2020, 02:00:16 AM »
Arguably LotR had more literary merit, but at least Star Wars wasn't boring as shit.

Thought I was going to die during Return of the King. Even the original Star Wars trilogy is a mixed bag in my book but at least it's got some fucking blood in its veins.

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2020, 12:24:47 PM »
Star Wars. I could watch them every week. Lord of the Rings was an experience the first time round but I tried watching them again and struggled to stay awake. Seemed to be 90% people walking up and down hills then meeting someone who talks really slowly.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2020, 12:28:20 PM »
Fellowship is great. I made this thread about 1/3 the way through Two Towers which has a strong start (Opening shot of the mountains and Gandalf falling with the Balrog - come on). Does gradually get more ridiculous though and the Frodo/Sam scenes are a slog. Can't wait to see how shit Return is now. Might watch Star Wars after and revise my initial opinion.

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2020, 07:21:50 PM »
Watched the LOTR trilogy (mainly because I'd read the books as a kid) and thought it was decent enough.
Although I've never seen the end, as I was bursting for a piss and lasted until something that was CLEARLY the end happened before exiting hastily for a wee wee. Didn't bother going back in, as it was CLEARLY the end, yet it was about 25 minutes before everyone else poured out. Obviously I wasn't sufficiently engaged to ever want to watch the ending since.

Never watched a Star War and doubt I ever will.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2020, 08:21:09 PM »
I like the eight hours of hobbits hugging and kissing each others fannies in slow motion at the end of Return of the King, better than EMpire STrikes Back

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2020, 10:42:33 PM »
i started watching the ending of return of the king like 16 years ago and it never stopped help

I don't even know who the king is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »
Aside from the start of Empire, the battle scenes in LotR are better. But only a cunt judges movies by battle scenes.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 02:34:47 PM »
I don't even know who the king is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOTR and Bubba Ho-Tep cross over now!!

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