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Old 12-12-03, 01:18 PM
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Rotten Tomatoes-100% Fresh Of Rotk

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/TheL...eKing-1127213/
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Out of 15 so far, but there will be negative reviews popping up next week.
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if the entertainment weekly(very hard to please movie magazine) gives it an A i dont expect it to fall by alot.
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Here's some harsh comments from one of the reviews. This particular review is still "fresh" though.

"The Return of the King is closer to empty spectacle than any of the previous films--a fitting conclusion, perhaps, to a ten-hour film but a movie in and of itself that has trouble finding the weight and impetus to stand alone. It feels desperate to cover every imaginable base, nowhere more so than during a ridiculous curtain call that sees Frodo mouthing our heroes' names as they saunter half-time into a sun-kissed Serrault, the picture's romantic tableaux not nearly so affecting this time around as they have been in the past. A curious product of the modern media age, the shortcomings of The Return of the King lead one inevitably to wonder if the impending extended version of the film on DVD won't, like it did for The Two Towers: EE, fashion a melancholy completeness from this mélange of sometimes intoxicating, occasionally exhilarating parts. -Walter Chaw"
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Originally posted by raven56706
if the entertainment weekly(very hard to please movie magazine) gives it an A i dont expect it to fall by alot.
Lisa's already reviewed it and it looks favorable.

"The conclusion of Peter Jackson's masterwork is passionate and literate, detailed and expansive, and it's conceived with a risk-taking flair for old-fashioned movie magic at its most precious."

-- Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Old 12-12-03, 02:19 PM
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Yeah i know and they gave the movie an A.
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But I find that Lisa Schwarzbaum's film sensibilities are different than mine... I'm more in tune with Owen Glieberman's take on films.
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Owen "O Brother Where Art Thou is the worst film of the Year" Glieberman?
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There will definitely be a few negative reviews. There are confirmed Rings-haters among the 'erudite' critics and also a few who love the attention a negative review brings.
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You can't judge a reviewer off one single review. I'm talking a body of reviews, and Owen is more in line to my taste than Lisa is.
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Yeah, as long as there are religious publications and web sites that can complain about all the pipe smoking and battle scenes, there will surely be some negative reviews.
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Haha, did they complain about the weed in FOTR? If so, that's great....
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There was a lot more weed in TTT:EE. Merry and Pippen love that shit!
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NY Post: 4 out of 4

NY Daily News: 4 out of 4, plus "one of the greatest achievements in film history."

both of these papers are usually very harsh. more good signs.
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Wow.
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 9.4/10

What was the ratio for the first two?
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Originally posted by DeputyDave


What was the ratio for the first two?
FOTR - 94% http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/TheL...eRing-1108476/

TTT - 98% http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/TheL...owers-1118285/
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wonder if this will put godfather one out of the top spot for the first few weeks on imdb.
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38-0 and counting....pretty impressive...can't wait to see it!
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The hype is getting pretty huge. Looking forward to seeing it.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
wonder if this will put godfather one out of the top spot for the first few weeks on imdb.
the thing about these net polls is they are flooded by fanboys like us so pretty much any new film can beat out the old classics simply by pleasing us in the here and now. the old saying comes to mind "What have you've done for me lately".
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
the thing about these net polls is they are flooded by fanboys like us so pretty much any new film can beat out the old classics simply by pleasing us in the here and now. the old saying comes to mind "What have you've done for me lately".
I agree although I do think over time these three films will still rank as one of the best trilogies or films even after the fanboy's move on.
Old 12-16-03, 03:28 AM
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I would gladly agree with that. these will make history for the content and the amount of work put into one trilogy. after all is said and done having close to if not more then 12 hours for one film epic, that will indeed make it's mark.
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Originally posted by gcribbs
I do think over time these three films will still rank as one of the best trilogies or films even after the fanboy's move on.
One of the best?? Please name ANY trilogy that compares with this one(bear in mind that GFIII and Jedi both suck ***)
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We're up to 41 now.

I'm a little shocked: normally there's at least one reviewer out there somewhere who hates everything.
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Reviews are pouring in. Here's two more metalinks:

http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?^Lord+of+...ng,+The+(2003)

http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/returnoftheking/

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