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Title: The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim (2024)

Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Action

Director: Kenji Kamiyama

Release: 2024-04-10

Plot: Focused on the mighty King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and a legendary battle which helped shaped Middle Earth leading into the events of The Lord of The Rings.
 

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Voice cast announced

The voice ensemble includes Brian Cox, Gaia Wise and Miranda Otto, Lorraine Ashbourne (Netflix’s Bridgerton), Yazdan Qafouri (I Came By), Benjamin Wainwright (BBC One’s World on Fire), Laurence Ubong Williams (Gateway), Shaun Dooley (Netflix’s The Witcher), Michael Wildman (Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jude Akuwudike (Beasts of No Nation), Bilal Hasna (BBC’s Sparks) and Janine Duvitski (ITV’s Benidorm).

https://deadline.com/2022/06/lord-o...e-rohirrim-brian-cox-miranda-otto-1235045883/
 

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Oh wow a LOTR anime about the first battle of Helm's Deep. This is should be interest--

*Directed by Kenji Kamiyama*

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The centerpiece of the panel was 20-ish minutes of footage from “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim,” which, as the opening narration by Miranda Otto as Éowyn discloses, takes place 200 years before Bilbo Baggins encounters the ring. This new movie is the first to feature a female protagonist – a headstrong young woman named Hèra (Gaia Wise), who rides horses and who communes with the Great Eagles. Her father is Helm Hammerhand (voiced with typical brio by Brian Cox), who Helm’s Deep would eventually be named after. Hèra rejects the hand of Wulf (Luke Pasqualino), whose father Freca (Shaun Dooley) challenges Helm to a fight. It doesn’t end well for Freca.

 

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Ahhh... until seeing those panels I'd missed this is animated. And with that anime look to them, I'm out. I absolutely do not like that style.
I knew it was animated, but not anime style. I'm also out.

I was hoping it was going to be a more realistic CG animation like the recent Starship Troopers films.

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Is this another IP freebee for New Line? A quick google turned up this:

The War of the Rohirrim is set 183 years before those films and tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, a king of Rohan. Tolkien mentions his story in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, specifically the "House of Eorl" section in Appendix A which details the history of Rohan's rulers.

I suspect there is a lot more milking New Line can get out of the LOTR (+ appendices) cow and the Tolkien estate is like, "oh crap". Unless they also get a cut out of anything.
 

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Very disappointed in the animation style. I am not a fan of anime.

I was hoping it was going to have a style similar to what was shown in post #5.
 

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And with that anime look to them, I'm out. I absolutely do not like that style.
I am not a fan of anime.
This was announced as anime style from the beginning. Obviously, you're free to like it or not like it and your criticism is totally valid. But that was always the stated intention with the project. The word "anime" is literally in the headline of the Deadline article Alex posted back in June 2022 when the movie was announced. So it is not a surprise that they appear to have done what they said they were going to do.

On another note, I wonder when we will get a trailer? I'm curious to see what this looks like in motion.
 
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This was announced as anime style from the beginning. Obviously, you're free to like it or not like it and your criticism is totally valid. But that was always the stated intention with the project. The word "anime" is literally in the headline of the Deadline article Alex posted back in June 2022 when the movie was announced. So it is not a surprise that they appear to have done what they said they were going to do.

On another note, I wonder when we will get a trailer? I'm curious to see what this looks like in motion.
Yeah, that was two years ago. And the “first look” pictures (yes, I understand they are concept art) posted a month ago most certainly did not make me think “anime”.
 

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Yeah, that was two years ago.
Yes, it was. I didn't mean to imply you had to remember it or like it. Your feeling about it is your feeling about it and that's fine. My point is just that they did say it, regardless of how long ago it was.
 
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