Okay, The Rings of Power has been on for three weeks, and here are my quick thoughts for each week.
The first two episodes: Ooh, it’s so pretty, each race feels like their race (yay), I’m loving it so far.
The third episode: Okay, there’s a little bit of slow-motion in weird parts, Elendil is my new favorite character in the show, and Isildur’s storyline is kind of weak.
The fourth episode: Okay, I get it. This show is deliberately dramatic and you know what? I am so here for it. Oh my goodness, I love this show!!!
After the fourth episode, it is very apparent, that this show will not be for everyone. Unlike The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, there is no eagerness from the writers and editors to quicken the pace. If you haven’t realized the show is going to be slow and dramatic as heck by now then this show won’t be for you because this episode leaned full-tilt into that vibe and I loved every second of it.
Okay, we’ve been waiting years for this. Here’s the first trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
My first worry going into the trailer was my fear that it wouldn’t look, visually, like the world Peter Jackson had created. So you can imagine my relief when I noticed that it looked very similar. colorwise, to The Hobbit.
Does this look like it has the potential to be very good? Yes, it does. Will it be very good? I’m not quite sure.
I can definitively say that I like the casting for a young Galadriel. I like that she seems fierce, determined, and very much in charge but I also think she has the ability to be as graceful and powerful as Cate Blanchett. Young Elrond, hmm, not so much.
He does not look like Elrond at all to me and while I like his hair I don’t know if he’s going to win me over…but maybe he will. All in all, the trailer didn’t lay me out but it stifled some of my misgivings.
What do you think about the trailer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Ever since I first started watching movies in IMAX I’ve been wanting to see what I feel is the greatest movie trilogy in this format. This February that dream finally came true; The Lord of the Rings was coming back to theaters in IMAX.
Over the course of four weeks, we watched each movie and I was absolutely blown away by each movie but last night, The Return of the King left me stunned, crying, and overwhelmed.
I knew the epic finale would be just that, epic, but I still didn’t quite realize just how incredible it would actually be. Of course, I personally prefer the extended edition because it fills in so many gaps in the movie but that didn’t matter. The battle sequences were out of this world, the Ride of Rohirrim scene is still one of the best in movie history, and the Olyphants. Just…wow!!!!
Peter Jackson may not make great movies anymore but he did his work. This trilogy, made in the 2000s’, still looks better than pretty much every movie since then. The CGI still holds up y’all!
I’m just…I can’t even begin to fully express how much I loved watching these movies in IMAX but I can say this…these truly are the greatest movies ever made because honestly, it almost seems magical itself that these films turned out as great as they did.
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Last week I watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time in IMAX and it’s safe to say I was blown away. Considering that it’s my personal favorite film in the trilogy I was floored by just how perfect the movie was…again.
This week my family and I got the chance to see the second film in the trilogy and I was just as surprised.
The Two Towers is my least favorite film in the trilogy but it is also the movie that has the Helm’s Deep battle, one of the greatest cinematic battles of all time!!! I found myself on several occasions sitting in the movie theater wincing from the sheer noise of certain moments, like Treebeard’s epic roar when he discovers that so many of his fellow Ents had been destroyed. Woo, that part was loud.
All in all, the middle movie sets up what is going to be an epic finale in The Return of the King and I can’t wait to participate on that rollercoaster of epicness next week.
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Last Monday I shared my excitement getting to see The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in IMAX. Well, expectedly, my family and I were super excited to see the next one so today we’re watching The Two Towers in IMAX. Oh my goodness, I am so excited!!!! Can’t wait to see the epic Helm’s Deep battle in IMAX!
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It’s official. After watching The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring last night in IMAX there is no longer any doubt. This movie is the best ever made and nothing comes close.
I’ve seen incredible movies like Interstellar, Inception, Gladiator, Avengers: Infinity War, and so many more, but there’s nothing, I mean absolutely nothing as incredible as the trilogy that shaped my childhood and is still wowing me to this day.
I don’t know how Peter Jackson managed to take a book as fantastically epic and magical as The Lord of the Rings and adapted it into three films that are beyond the word exceptional. Every detail in these movies are considered, from the clothes to the script to the world that surrounds this adventure and the characters that encompass it. Watching The Fellowship of the Ring yesterday in IMAX was one of the greatest things I have ever been lucky enough to experience.
I’ve watched these movies over and over again and yet they still never seem to get old and this film in IMAX was like a completely different movie.
Now, in terms of the 4K, I didn’t really see that much of a difference. The color saturation was a bit altered and the intense blue of Frodo’s eyes was like, “Whoa!” but besides that, there wasn’t that much of a world-changing difference. But the sound! Oh my lord of the rings, the sound was insane!!!!
I knew I was in for a treat as soon as the opening sequence with Sauron played out. The noise, the sheer epicness of that battle, Sauron’s defeat, it was just jaw-dropping.
If I was to tell you every single section of this movie that blew my mind in detail I a would be writing the largest post I’ve ever written but I’ll leave it at this. It was an experience I will never forget and yeah, my family and I are determined to see the next two movies because it was that fantastic!
Honestly, if there is ever a movie better than The Lord of the Rings it’s going to have to be truly astounding in every sense of the word.
Okay, I’m rambling. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.