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So. I watched it. Finally. It opened yesterday here in Brazil, and if I had *my* way, I'd have gone to the first session, but hubby and my brother-in-law preferred to go today, so it was two agains one.

I left the theater feeling slightly torn. When I watched the Fellowship, I was awe-struck for the duration of the movie. I loved it. This time, I was *still* awe-struck with the movie, but there were just too many parts that made me go "Huh? Where'd *that* come from?" Don't get me wrong, I'm not a purist or anything. I'm all for changes when they serve the story. But a lot of the changes just seemed silly and un-needed. A few just didn't make sense *at all*.

Cut away for spoilers... )

Overall, I liked the movie. Not as much as I liked the first movie, but still, I liked it. I'll probably like it more on second viewing, when my expectations aren't so high... We'll see.

GIP!

Oct. 26th, 2002 10:37 am
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Look! Look what [livejournal.com profile] barbana made me!

"Yet more fair is the living land of Lórien, and the Lady Galadriel is above all the jewels that lie beneath the earth!" -Gimli the dwarf upon meeting the Lady Galadriel -- "The Fellowship of the Ring", J.R.R. Tolkien

I went all crazy and picked *five* new icons, so I'll spare you all the GIPs and instead, you can look at them all in my picture page. Also, there were a few that I left (but only because I have a limit of 10 icons in my account *g*), so if you run over here to her LJ you can take one for yourself! They're so pretty!

LOTR quiz

Oct. 25th, 2002 01:11 pm
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your%20ideal%20mate%20is%20Legolas!
Who is your Ideal Lord of the Rings (male) Mate?

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Oh, Legolas! Um, yes, I'd like me some of that ;)

Ok, who's gonna make me LOTR icons? Huh? Pleeeeeease?? I'll give you a vid in return... ;)
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I watched "Fellowship of the Ring" again today. God, I love that movie. No matter how many times I watch it, it still gets to me. Aragorn and Arwen actually dialoguing in Sindarin :) The little details like how the ring just falls solidly on the ground, doesn't bounce at all. And how Galadriel *glides* down the stairs. And Legolas walking over the snow, while everyone else is drudging in it. Arwen calling her horse Asfaloth... So many little details for the book lovers :)

Legolas with his two long knives and his bow... Aragorn with his sword just walking into a swarm of orcs as if it were no big deal. I remember actually thinking of exchanging my practice sword for a bow *g* And wondering how many years of Aikido practice it would take to get me to be as light and calm as Legolas.

Gandalf's fall still gives me goosebumps and make me all sad and weepy, even though I've watched it about 5 times (and *read* it about 10) and even though I know he'll come back. Boromir's death would make me cry, if I were the type to cry at movies. Which I'm not. Definitely a good way to spend the evening :)

I also downloaded the trailer for "Two Towers". Eowyn! I love Eowyn! I hope they do her character justice... She's always been one of my favorites. Her and Faramir. I like secondary characters :)

One interesting phenomenon, though. I simply *cannot* see homo-eroticism in LOTR. And lord knows, it's practically *text*. But still, I just can't picture it. Not Frodo/Sam, not Aragorn/Boromir... Nothing. I don't know why... Could be because I have so much love for the story itself, for the books, for the history and the friendship and the loyalty. But really? I have no idea.

The same happens with HP, although at least here I know why. It's because I see them as kids. Little kids. And it just seems... wrong. I know, I know, they're 15 now (in the books), same as Clark... But still, I see them as little kids. Could be the fact that TW's actually 25 years old, while the actors who play Draco and Harry really *are* kids... Or maybe I'm just a prude :P

Despite this little problem, I'm feeling myself being sucked into these two fandoms. I already have an HP vid forming in my mind (which will probably turn into a b'day present for [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru *g* No slash, though!). I might try some fic (reading, not writing), see if I like it...

New fandoms! Fun! As if I didn't have *enough* trouble keeping up with this one... :P

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