I liked The Matrix trilogy more than the LOTR...

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  1. CompiledMonkey

    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    I'm personally more of a computer geek, so that would explain most of it. :o

    I agree the LOTR: Return of the King was an awesome movie and will probably win best picture, but everything is so expected, how could anyone get all super freaked out about it? It's not new, the story has been told, and it’s your typical David vs. Goliath/love story/epic adventure. The litte guy overcomes extreme anguish and defeats the all powerful. There are no surprises nor twists. That is why I enjoyed The Matrix more; I didn't expect any of it. I honestly thought Neo would fail and Zion would fail has it had many times before. It was exciting to watch not knowing what was to happen or how it would happen. I also enjoyed The Matrix because of the symbiotic nature of the films. There was more to it than just extreme special effects and a techno lifestyle that all of the critics based their uninformed opinions on. Only the truly interested could appreciate those movies.


    Again, I loved the LOTR trilogy, but I liked The Matrix more. :big grin:
     
  2. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    I agree about LOTR not being as new and exciting as the Matrix because everyone already knows what happens, but the Matrix trilogy is far inferior in the aspect of story-telling.
     
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    by the end of the Matrix, it had nothing to do with computers.
     
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    I thought the matrix was crap and I haven't seen any of the LOTRs yet
     
  5. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    Last 2 were crap, first one was good and gave the other 2 movies SO much potential.
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    The Matrix sure did have a good plot twist: After seeing the first one, we expected the sequels to be good, but they fooled us all.
     
  7. RokeePower

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    Tolkien wrote literature, Wachowski brothers write Comic Books. As much as I like the Matix(s), It is no comparison.

    I have to disagree on that one. I can see were you would think it was predictable as far a the major plot went, but thats like saying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work was the same thing. The surprises and twists are in the sub plots. Aragon comanding the army of the dead was expected? I could go on all day about unexpected things.

    The true art lies in the sub plots. The character devolpment, and relationships that Tolkien created are outstanding.
     
  8. CompiledMonkey

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    Um, yeah it did. They just didn't talk about it anymore after the first. After the first movie you had been exposed to the idea and computers/technology was assumed throughout the rest.
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    It's all about personal preference. I enjoyed the second more than the others. :dunno:
     
  10. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    ummm but a true fan knows that LOTR was not a trilligy.
     
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    As far as the movies are concerned, it is.
     
  12. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    but ur wrong. i guess u enjoy being wrong? :rolleyes:
     
  13. CompiledMonkey

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    3 movies... I understand it was broken up, but it was released as 3 movies. Can anybody out there please tell Mr. Right what 3 movies are called?
     
  14. DAHTcom

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    3 Matrix Movies > 2 To many, in hopes to be called a trilogy

    3 LOTR movies > One real story, with only one ending (unlike Star Wars which could be considered one story with 3 endings).

    Cliff Notes:

    You = Wrong
     
  15. CompiledMonkey

    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    OMG, what is wrong with you people? So because you didn't enjoy the last two Matrix movies, it cannot be called a trilogy.

    Cliff Notes:

    You = Ghey
     
  16. DAHTcom

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    Trying to assume I didnt like the last two, to make your point seem more possible = ghey

    I never said I didnt like the last two. Once again my point is

    You = Wrong

    Care to try again?
     
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    It's newbs like you that kill OT.
     
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    12345678 EH?

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    but the 3 moves each cover 2 books. u could call the movie a trillogy, but in all retrospecs, its not.
     
  19. RokeePower

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    Technically, Tolkien wrote it as one book, it was broken up by the publisher.
     
  20. CompiledMonkey

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    Ok, fine. I enjoyed The Matrix trilogy more than LOTR. :rolleyes:
     
  21. Neo95gt

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    Matrix > Lotr

    ot opinion != everyones opinion

    me and my friends hated lotr.......at least matrix was an original idea. Matrix 1 was better than all of the lotr's put together, 2 & 3 put it to shame. Everyone, quick, hop on the lotr bandwagon. Faggy fantasy fairytales > * :greddyd:
     
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    LoTR wasn't original?


    no, taking about 100 old folk tales and combining then into a cohesive setting, and going as far into detail as I've ever seen one, yeah, that's easy.


    comparing that to a terminator-esque rip. I was thinking earlier, the Matrix was a clone of something earlier, I just can't recall right now.

    oh, and I was pining for spyphotos of production years before people even knew an LoTR movie was coming out, hardly counts as "bandwagon".
     
  23. Demo Dick

    Demo Dick I will treat you all alike. Just Like Shit!

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    The gayness is strong with this one.:hisxlnc:
     
  24. RokeePower

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    1) My friends and I. (Pick up a book)
    2) You call the life work of Tolkien not original? (Pick up several books, please)
    3)LOTR was published in 1954, who did he copy? It is the countless other authors that have copied Tolkien that have you confused.

    LOTR = Epic Novel
    Matrix = Comic Book

    In case you did not know, Tolkien created an entire language (that the elves speak) for the book. If that is not original, I don't know what is.
     
  25. Pro Street

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    not 1 language, but at least 5.
     

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