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The Two Towers
December 19th 2002, 01:30 CET by mrbloo

I hear Gandalf is back in this one.  Is this true?
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#1 by General Disarray
2002-12-19 01:31:32
newsflash@yourmomisacunt.com
FIRSTIES!!!
#2 by bago
2002-12-19 01:34:40
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Kept me up till 4 am it did.

There are only 10 types of people in the world - those that understand binary and those that don't.
#3 by Chunkstyle
2002-12-19 01:34:45
Dork.
#4 by Chunkstyle
2002-12-19 01:35:03
That was for #1.  Bago's ok with me.
#5 by General Disarray
2002-12-19 01:35:37
newsflash@yourmomisacunt.com
It was so good, I hope they make a book out of it!
#6 by General Disarray
2002-12-19 01:40:59
newsflash@yourmomisacunt.com
Don't you hate when you're programming and you use your left hand to reach into a bag of chip, find a nice sized on, pull it out and it falls on the floor? Worse yet, when you lean over your chair to look onto the floor for it. You have to wait for your eyes to adjust to the darkness, then make out the shape of a Mesquite BBQ chip among the discarded socks and soda cans.. I need to get a reaching stick.
#7 by LPMiller
2002-12-19 01:42:34
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Why is my joker sense tingling?

I believe I can fly......urk.
#8 by General Disarray
2002-12-19 01:43:39
newsflash@yourmomisacunt.com
Because you have your pants down.
#9 by Max
2002-12-19 01:47:28
http://massivebraincase.org/
I'm back!  I haven't seen it yet!  Bag of dicks, etc.

I am surprised that they modeled seats on the women's bicycles.  If you are going to push the envelope, then you should push it. -ChunkStyle
#10 by Bezzy
2002-12-19 01:50:10
painberry@hotmail.com http://www.antifactory.org
This girl said I could be an elf. Then she said I was 'cute'. That's pretty much the kiss of death, right?

My only problem with Bezzy is, truly and honestly, about one third of his longer, passionate posts make no sense to me.  I don't necessarily agree or disagree, I just literally can't parse them.  - Hugin
#11 by crash
2002-12-19 01:50:36
What?

ZING!

EOD.

By this time tomorrow we can be doing BODY SHOTS off HOOKERS in some MEXICAN HELLHOLE
#12 by hangedmanAG
2002-12-19 01:52:50
www.livejournal.com/users/hangedman_ag/
Just saw the movie.  It was OK (occasionaly great).  Veered away from the book far more than the first film.  The special effects were quite good (Gollum was amazing!)  All in all, I was disappointed by some of it-thrilled by some...if you liked Fellowship, you should like this.

s'right
#13 by Bezzy
2002-12-19 01:58:23
painberry@hotmail.com http://www.antifactory.org
Alan Patridge has a relevant spot on the radio dealing with this sort of thing:
Who is the best Lord?

Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Flies

The avalanche of strong opinion included: "Well I enjoyed the Hobbit more than Riverdance and I think lots of boys on an island killing a fat boy is not so enjoyable as Gandalf with a long white beard." Well said that caller.


My only problem with Bezzy is, truly and honestly, about one third of his longer, passionate posts make no sense to me.  I don't necessarily agree or disagree, I just literally can't parse them.  - Hugin
#14 by Max
2002-12-19 01:59:18
http://massivebraincase.org/
My best friend's ex-husband worked for Weta Digital for three months last summer doing the facial animation for Gollum, so I well know how good Gollum is even though I haven't seen the flick yet.  Here's a bunch of shots of his stuff. Enjoy.

I am surprised that they modeled seats on the women's bicycles.  If you are going to push the envelope, then you should push it. -ChunkStyle
#15 by Bezzy
2002-12-19 02:06:43
painberry@hotmail.com http://www.antifactory.org
Something about the way that guy does Irises is very noticeable.

My only problem with Bezzy is, truly and honestly, about one third of his longer, passionate posts make no sense to me.  I don't necessarily agree or disagree, I just literally can't parse them.  - Hugin
#16 by Dethstryk
2002-12-19 02:25:18
jemartin@tcainternet.com
I voted no on that non-topic in the submission bin, and now it has disappeared. Hooray for me.

"Rome had Caesar, a man of remarkable governing talents, although it must be said that a ruler who arouses opponents to resort to assassination is probably not as smart as he ought to be."
#17 by Your Friend
2002-12-19 02:32:41
I don't eat chips when programming.  Too greasy, makes the keyboard yucky.

2000/XP is better than Win9x in every way.
#18 by Charles
2002-12-19 03:26:12
www.bluh.org
Buy new keyboards.

This topic was a good idea.  8)
#19 by bago
2002-12-19 03:39:22
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Bah. It's an inherent twitch I have, but I can't stand greasy controllers or keyboards. Wipe em off before I use em, wipe my hands before I pick em up.

There are only 10 types of people in the world - those that understand binary and those that don't.
#20 by Hugin
2002-12-19 04:16:04
lmccain@nber.org
Just came back from seeing it.  Not as tight a movie as the first one (which itself wasn't the tightest movie ever), but I think that's just the inevitable consequence of trying to adapt this material into a movie, Tolkien's narrative structure is pretty agressively not suited to film.  SO the movie feels a little bit all over the place.

But, there's plenty of beauty and wonder here, lots of very cool things to see, good genuine emotion, which is rare in your modern blockbuster. Mortensen really comes into his own as Aragorn here, and the battle scenes are amazing. And Gollum totally works.  It's definitely a bridging piece, but I enjoyed it a lot.
#21 by yotsuya
2002-12-19 04:31:52
Didn't see the first one, probably won't see this one either.

Lust can never be satisfied with a pink highlighter
#22 by bago
2002-12-19 04:32:07
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
The Two Towers as a bridging peice... This wouldn't have anything to do with brooklyn would it?

There are only 10 types of people in the world - those that understand binary and those that don't.
#23 by bago
2002-12-19 04:32:25
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
The Two Towers as a bridging peice... This wouldn't have anything to do with brooklyn would it?

There are only 10 types of people in the world - those that understand binary and those that don't.
#24 by Bailey
2002-12-19 05:00:17
I didn't really care for the part where the Uruk-Hai took turns having their way with Merry and Pippin, but otherwise a good movie. I was also let down by the bit when Sauron revealed that he was, in fact, Frodo's father. Saw coming from a mile away.

I'm starting to get the impression women are sort of hard to please.
#25 by hangedmanAG
2002-12-19 05:13:04
www.livejournal.com/users/hangedman_ag/
You really should have a spoiler alert.  'Tis only fair.

s'right
#26 by "Bill"
2002-12-19 05:15:26
Incredible film! I was slightly disturbed by the all-white cast and even more so that the majority of the extras bleached their hair blonde. Ten again its from an all-white book published in the 1950s-1960s (when RACE was a key issue) by a white author revelling about the triumphs of white people.

Apparently there are no room for minority actors in Peter Jackson's films.
#27 by Chunkstyle
2002-12-19 05:17:16
You're just mad there weren't enough trolls.
#28 by VeeSPIKE
2002-12-19 05:19:15
Apparently there are no room for minority actors in Peter Jackson's films.


What?! You don't think elves are a minority?

The media doesn't educate, it sensationalizes. That's why there's no learning curve, just repeated bouts of gross stupidity. Bailey
#29 by Funkdrunk
2002-12-19 05:19:29
jflavius@bellatlantic.net
Apparently there are no room for minority actors in Peter Jackson's films.


Well, to be fair, Jackson adapted material where the whole of the universe lacked color.  The only people in the series of color, were the Southerlings, and Jackson decided to make them white, rather than have people of color up in arms, because the Southerlings were the minions of Sauron.

Certainly he could have recast some of the people, as people of color, but then again he would have been attacked for not staying true to Tolkien's vision.

Rock meet hard place.

Funk.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.  ~Henry L. Mencken
#30 by TheTrunkDr.
2002-12-19 05:33:14
I can't believe people are so sensitive about that they'd actually notice, if it was an all black or asian cast I wouldn't have noticed. the day nobody notices the ethnicity or race of a cast of a movie is the day racism dies!

PS. Bill, you have some issues.

She has a 286, Windows Millenium Edition, 2 gig.  I think that is all I really need to go on, right?
#31 by Leslie Nassar
2002-12-19 05:53:32
http://departmentofinternets.com
Retard.

"If we allowed everyone who wanted to drop their pants and moon police officers, we are undermining the authority of the police."
-- Senior Sergeant Michael Purcell, police prosecutor
#32 by Bailey
2002-12-19 06:07:41
Wasn't there an article linked a couple days ago about how someone felt the Uruk-Hai were some exaggerated parody of blacks? Well, isn't a race of angry Little Sambos good enough for you?

I'm starting to get the impression women are sort of hard to please.
#33 by LPMiller
2002-12-19 06:56:38
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Hope the troll is enjoying all the good eats.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#34 by Warren Marshall
2002-12-19 07:00:33
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
I thought it was really cool.  Gollum looked amazing in most scenes, which was a pleasant surprise.  When I saw him and figured out that he was going to be a prominent figure in the film, I initially cringed ... but they pulled it off really well.  I think the fact that he doesn't move in an entirely humanoid fashion helped a lot.

Saw the midnight showing ... surprisingly few costumes though.  I figured the audience would be full of die hard fans, but only a few were truly of the rabid variety.

Put on your two step shoes, lose the blues and dance like it's year zero.
#35 by Charles
2002-12-19 07:12:33
www.bluh.org
Only 3 elves at our showing.

Gollum was by far the high point of the movie, IMO.  He was really well done.

This topic was a good idea.  8)
#36 by Bailey
2002-12-19 07:16:59
LPMiller

Do I come to where you work and jump up and down on the end of the bed?

I'm starting to get the impression women are sort of hard to please.
#37 by General Disarray
2002-12-19 07:48:56
newsflash@yourmomisacunt.com
What? I thought Frodo was a hobbit of color?!  WTF.. Freaking tree people.
#38 by m0nty
2002-12-19 08:38:54
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I have heard little mention of the Ents. Did they have a starring role as in the book? I hope so.
#39 by m0nty
2002-12-19 08:41:54
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Also, I hope the king of the Ents is voiced by Orlando Jones. Or James Earl Jones. Or Tommy Lee Jones. Or Tom Jones. Or maybe even Catherine Zeta-Jones.
#40 by chris
2002-12-19 09:17:26
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
The ents don't have a king...

And yes, they play a major, if short, role in the book.

-chris
#41 by Matt Davis
2002-12-19 09:50:24
http://looroll.com
Because I'm an attention seeker I'd just like to type that I haven't seen it yet I'm going on Boxing Day (26th) and I'd be thankful for people not to give spoilers until after that date.

Thanks

DJ Mauve is back.
#42 by Russ
2002-12-19 10:18:23
Or you could just avoid the thread until seeing the movie.

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong.
#43 by m0nty
2002-12-19 10:21:22
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Oh, and BTW.
#44 by Russ
2002-12-19 10:26:48
*smacks forehead

How could they have been so insensitive? In the movie, does Sauron fly black riders into the two towers, thus destroying them? Wait, don't tell me. It would spoil it for MattD.

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong.
#45 by Russ
2002-12-19 10:27:28
How do you find this stuff anyhow, m0nty?

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong.
#46 by m0nty
2002-12-19 10:31:24
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I know google-fu.
#47 by Your Friend
2002-12-19 10:36:51
The Two Towers petition/protest has been going on for a long time now.  And for the record, it is a hoax.

2000/XP is better than Win9x in every way.
#48 by m0nty
2002-12-19 10:48:22
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I can not find any independent verification that the site is a hoax, try as I might. Snopes does not mention it. I dare someone to outdo my google-fu by finding a credible site which proves that the site and the petition are bogus.
#49 by Squeaky
2002-12-19 10:54:12
Well, if YF said it's a hoax, then it must be.

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#50 by Matt Davis
2002-12-19 10:59:32
http://looroll.com
It was a guy whos a regular on shacknews that started it, he also started the other petition that said it was stupid too.

DJ Mauve is back.
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