I read some of Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, and the movie sucked compared to the novel. Plus, In my opinion, Peter Jackson sucks even moreKevin,
How much is the "some" of FOTR that you read? You must have really hated the film if you only read "some" of the book. Seems like your only reason to post in this thread was to bash Peter Jackson and LOTR. I do not believe this thread was intended to compare the 2 films. That being said, I thought PH was pretty good and i will be looking forward to this director's cut.
And about the novel, I'm about three quarters of the way done (and still reading it), and Jackson left a TON out.Of course he did. As do all adaptations of 400 page novels. The point of an adaptation is to capture the spirit of the novel, not to replicate every scene. LoTR achieved this.
I'm somewhat bemused as to why you even sought to compare these two movies. They are utterly different in every way. Sure, they both have 4 DVD sets coming out, but that's hardly a basis to slam one over the other.
In my opinion, all Lord of the Rings was, was an action "flick", nothing more nothing less, while Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down were well made dramas.Lord of the Rings = action "flick"? Yeah, okay.
I'm not the biggest fan of Lord of the Rings (I thought it was a good movie, but highly overrated), but in no ways is it an action flick. As stated before by Matt, it set up characters and the journey and there were just a few key action scenes. I would never classify it as an action flick.
Pearl Harbor = well made drama? If the film was an hour shorter and actually was focused on Pearl Harbor, it could've been a well made drama. But with Michael Bay and Randall Wallace (both who couldn't make a well made drama if their lives depended on it) on board, that wasn't going to happen. Pearl Harbor had a great Act II, but Act I (especially Act I) and Act III lacked big time.
Black Hawk Down, which I just watched, was decent and I don't have much to say about that.
I don't know. See, my mother likes a lot of shitty movies, and she thought Pearl Harbor was total crap other than Act II. It's one out of the only three times I can agree with her opinion (the other two times being The Others and Insomnia). And it's sad, cause Pearl Harbor could've been such a great movie if done right.The Frightners said:Quote: