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The Lord of the Rings Movies

The Lord of the Rings Movies
The Lord of the Rings movies are based on the trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. They are fantasy movies which follow the story of Frodo Baggins, from the time when he was passed on the One Ring by Bilbo up to its destruction on Mount Doom, and the events of the rest of the fellowship. Most of the movies follow the events depicted in the books although some differences are evident (such as the removal of Tom Bombadil from the movies). Each movie runs for longer than three hours not including extra material found on extended versions of the movie. The movie trilogy received 30 nominations and won 17 at the Oscars.

Pros
Fans of the book trilogy will love how much detail has been put in this movie trilogy and how much the movies adhere to the books. The movies are well-deserving of the Oscar wins due to the excellent acting, wonderful visuals (you’ve got to love the greenery of New Zealand) and memorable soundtrack. People who love fantasy will meet all sorts of beasts in the movies: from the tiny goblin to the massive oliphaunt (a huge elephant-like creature with six tusks, also known as mumakil).

Cons
The movies were never filmed in 3D and there haven’t been any recent plans to convert re-release in this format. Parts of the book are missing in the movies, such as the part where the group meet Tom Bombadil and the final part of the book (the events after the destruction of the One Ring). Although there was excellent choreography, Legolas sliding down the trunk of an oliphaunt must be one of the dumbest things that ever happened. Scenes such as this make it less believable and somewhat synthetic.

Supporters

EliteWriter

LOTR for sure

Lord of The Rings has too many great aspects. From the talented actors, to the scenery and the way the story unfolded, I think it surpasses what they did in The Hobbit movies. I am not saying that I did not enjoy watching Th Hobbit, but there were too many things which deviated from the actual story in the book, and I did not like that. I believe that when a movie is filmed and it is based on a book, the director needs to keep to the main aspects and even the minor ones as much as possible. This evidently lacked in the Hobbit.
Posted by EliteWriter on 11-30-2015
Lop

Both are awesome

Both movies are captivating and awesome as well as the books. If I had to chose though, I'd chose the Lord of the Rings movies.
Posted by Lop on 11-27-2015
Taffyapple

LOTR

Lord of the Rings is a great movie. I loved it. I did not mind the Hobbit, but Lord of the Rings just seemed to have a better story line and just kept my interest for longer.
Posted by Taffyapple on 03-07-2016
hermessantos

The Lord of the Rings Movies

For me there is no doubt. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is so much better than the Hobbit movies. Anyway, I also really like Hobbit.
Posted by hermessantos on 06-07-2017
JoeMilford

Lord of the Rings Is Best

I can't quite pinpoint why, but I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings sequence much more than I did the Hobbit. It could be that, in general, I liked those books, in terms of their epic scope and characters, more than I did the Hobbit in the first place, so I could have taken that attitude to the theater with me. The Hobbit movie was also not always true to the Hobbit text, and that got on my nerves a bit here and there. In any case, I would rather watch Aragorn cleave his way through a bunch of orcs rather than a bunch of dwarves. But that's just me.
Posted by JoeMilford on 08-25-2017
Wubwub

I don't like either but

I don't like either movies but LOTR at least seems to have a bit more of a goal in my opinion. Ever since the first movie, even as a non fan I could tell that there was a goal of getting the ring to a high mountain or something, whereas with the Hobbit I really can't tell what the goal is. I can understand that spinoffs can be a good thing but I'm just not too into this genre so it takes something very mainstream to get me interested.
Posted by Wubwub on 01-22-2018
ColdFlameChris

LOTR

This is one of the best movies with a great graphics and story behind it. I love each and every character they portray and the battle is truly an amazing experience. I've watched The Hobbit and we can't help it but compare them to TLOTR and you can see the big difference that's why it's not as good as what TLOTR has to offer. Still, nothing beats TLOTR movie franchise.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 12-22-2017
treecko142

Best trilogy

The world-building and the overall plot of the original trilogy for LOTR is the best ever and did so much justice to the books. The Hobbit is still good, but it had a lot more problems with the story and the use of effects in the movie.
Posted by treecko142 on 03-17-2018
Emmaz

The 3 Towers

I think I was still a teenager when I watched this movie The Lord of the Rings Movies and still now I can remember almost everything that transpired in the movie because I watched it more times than I could ever remember. There is this particular scene in part 2 of the movie where Gandalf battle Barog a shadow demon ,he actually defeated the demon but was taken into the pit with before he now became the white Gandalf.
Posted by Emmaz on 03-24-2018

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The Hobbit Movies

The Hobbit Movies
The three hobbit movies which were directed by Peter Jackson (the same person who directed The Lord of the Rings) follows the events of hobbit Bilbo Baggins leading to the story of The Lord of the Rings. The events portrayed in There and Back Again, The Desolation of Smaug and An Unexpected Journey occur around sixty years before the events of The Lord of the Rings. They are loosely based on a book by the same name, written by Tolkien which was written as a children’s storybook. The Hobbit movies deviate slightly from the books and include new characters not found in the original story such as Tauriel (portrayed by Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly). All The Hobbit movies were filmed in 3D and released as 2D or 3D on Blu-ray and DVD.

Pros
The movie trilogy was also released in 3D which adds a further immersive experience. There is a huge fire-breathing dragon in the trilogy and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love the sight of a terrifying dragon incinerating everything and threatening everyone?! While in the Lord of the Rings most of the action took place above ground, in The Hobbit we get to experience more the dwarves’ dwellings underground and this makes action scenes make you want to catch your breath.

Cons
Fans of the book often complain about the fact that the movies do not stick to Tolkien’s work and the number of changes Peter Jackson included are very noticeable. You can either love Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) or hate it. There are lots of CGI scenes in the movie trilogy and some of it is very noticeable which may detract from immersion in the movies. People understand the one-movie-per-book reasoning but some Tolkien’s fans might not enjoy the splitting of a relatively short single children’s book into three 3-hour parts. Legolas does not make an appearance in The Hobbit but due to his popularity in The Lord of the Rings movies, Jackson decided to reinstate him. The amount of make-up he has is also VERY evident when compared to the other trilogy.

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Comments

vinaya
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are from the same writer (Tolkien) and from the same director (Peter Jackson). I have watched the three Lord of the Rings movies, however, I have not watched any of The Hobbit movies. I don't even know what The Hobbit is about.
Posted by vinaya on 09-12-2017
lovely
I have always prefer the Lord of the rings to hobbit though the two movies are enchanting with their different storyline but the lord of the rings is well put together from my assessment it quite captivating and memorable. it can highly recommended by one to another and the other person wouldn't be disappointed. it really great though.
Posted by lovely on 01-22-2018
Corzhens
If I remember correctly, the movies that were based on the books of Tolkien were filmed in New Zealand. And I had once read that the government of New Zealand had bankrolled the production of the movies. The set are preserved and can be visited like a theme park. With the 2 choices, the Lord of the Rings comes first, of course, but the the connection with the Hobbit movies connection is clearly there. But if you are a book reader, it is a given that you miss some parts in the movie.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-07-2018
Denis_P
There is absolutely no contest here. The Lord of the Rings makes The Hobbit series of films look like B movies. I was really excited for the Hobbit films to arrive, since I was a huge Lord of the Rings fan ever since childhood. I can't say that I left the theater disappointed, but what I can say is that my expectations certainly weren't met. The Hobbit kind of felt like the Disney version of a Lord of the Rings movie. Too many CG effects and just not enough practicality to them. Not to mention that they were quite unfaithful to the books. They're worth a watch, just not as praise worthy as the original Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Posted by Denis_P on 06-27-2018