You can only either see LOTR 2&3, or Matrix 2&3, which one?

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  1. Matt Pelham

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    Simple as that. You have your choice of seeing the second and third Matrix sequels (both to be released 2003) or Lord of the Rings second sequels (Dec 2002, Dec 2003). By choosing one that means you can NEVER see the other ones.
    Actually, I'll throw in a 3rd option. You can see Matrix Reloaded and the Two Towers, but not the 3rd movie in either series.
    I think LOTR will definitely win, despite that fact that if you really want to know what happens you can read the book. No such option for the Matrix. For that reason alone, I am choosing The Matrix .
     
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    Hmm...lemme think about this for a nanasecond...LOTR!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    This one is easy for me too, LOTR.
     
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    I'm not real excited about either series, but I guess I'll go with The Matrix.
     
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    Lord of the Rings, definitely. The LOTR movies represent three distinct parts of an on-going narrative. The Matrix sequels are just that, Hollywood sequels.
    The first made money and the horse ain't quite dead yet, let's beat it some more! [​IMG]
     
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    This isn't really a question I have to worry about. I didn't like the Matrix enough to want to see either Matrix 2 or Matrix 3, so I won't be seeing those anyway. On the other hand, LOTR 2 & 3 are certainties for me to watch.
     
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    Actually, I'd kick whatever bastard was trying to prevent me from watching them in his nuts Butch Cassidy-style and watch whatever I damn well pleased!!![​IMG]
     
  8. Tom Ryan

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    Given the fact that I know LOTR the book quite well, I would have to choose the Matrix sequels (but I wouldn't be happy about it).

    The Matrix is my fifth favorite film of all time, and I cannot pass up a continuation of the story. Contrary to a post in this thread, these are NOT Hollywood sequels. The Wachowski brothers planned the Matrix films as a trilogy from the beginning, and the first film was successful enough to allow them to complete their vision. Mark my words, The Matrix Reloaded will easily become the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, and the Matrix trilogy will take its place amongst the greats (Star Wars, Indy, BTTF, LOTR, etc...).
     
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    I'd rather watch The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

    The Matrix is mildly amusing, but it doesn't have nearly the storytelling and character development FOTR had.

    But...this in just my opinion. I'll still probably see Matrix 2 & 3 anyways.
     
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    Hmm, probably The Matrix. I was the opposite of Patrick. I didn't think FOTR had much character development, nor any interesting or memorable characters. So for me, the characters in The Matrix are more interesting. So I'd probably have to choose The Matrix.
    But quite frankly, I want to see both.[​IMG]
     
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    I loved the Matrix for it's unique style and originality, but I love LotR because it's JUST THAT GOOD!!!
    I'm over halfway through reading The Two Towers, and just the first half of the book makes me want to see TTT and RotK even more. I am going with LotR.
     
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    That's easy!
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
     
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    The Matrix is good, yet way overrated.
     
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    Lord of the Rings = Overrated
    The Matrix = Less Overrated
    I'll go with The Matrix sequels.
     
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    Although the Matrix sequels will be damned cool, the Lord of the Rings is my favourite story ever. I think that the trilogy will be my favourite movies ever once they are all out as well. I would definitely pick LoTR The Two Towers and Return of the King over Matrix 2&3 if I had to.
     
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    I'll definitely watch both (and buy them on DVD), but if I was forced to choose, I'd go for The Matrix 2 & 3, because at least I could still find out what happens in LOTR by reading the book...
     
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    Well, if I someday find myself caring, I'm sure I'll be able to find out what happens in Matrix 2 & 3 by reading some HTF threads with spoilers.
     
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