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Old 12-13-03, 09:11 PM
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Watched TTT:EE at the theater

...and I was very restless for the first couple of hours, the film just didn't flow all that well with the new cut (but it wasn't a lot of new stuff, but enough to offset the pacing of the original theatrical cut).

The last 90 minutes were more "fun" because of the battle of Helm's Deep, but overall, the original was a better viewing experience for me.
Old 12-14-03, 12:17 AM
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Have to disagree completely. IMO the pacing of the original was too rushed and too many characters were shortchanged. For this reason TTT never came close to matching the emotional power of Fellowship, although it had more action which seems to be what most prefer. Anyways I just watched the EE at the Uptown in D.C. tonight and it was fantastic. The EE adds some much needed exposition and the film moves at a more leisurely pace. I can't imagine watching this movie again without the Boromir/Denethor/Faramir flashback.
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TTT EE felt like a fuller and more developed movie than the original cut.
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the EE is so much better...a more full movie and actually feels shorter to me...
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the pacing wasn't all there, but I enjoyed my time watching the film other then the morons who clapped at just about every enternce of a main character scene.

I don't get the clapping.. People SHUT THE HELL UP! that means all sorts of noises.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
I don't get the clapping.. People SHUT THE HELL UP! that means all sorts of noises.
You see, I love it when people clap and cheer in movies. A good audience makes a movie fun when it 'interacts' and reacts to what they see on screen. Since movies are a very big communal event, it's good to see people getting together and enjoying something.
If you don't want clapping, stay home.
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If I wanted clapping I would go to a play, where the director, actors, and crew could enjoy and hear the feedback of enjoyment. This is a film. I don't want to miss a line because some random stranger feels the need to start a wave of clapping and try to extend it for a minute or two, then best of all is when those clapping leave the second the credits start rolling. Glad to see you clapping for said scene without giving the crew any respect and sitting through some of it to see who this film you clapped through was made by...
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i suggest that you stay far far far away from the midnight showings.
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The Extended Editions are the only ones I will watch anymore. They are closer to the books and really help to fill in some "Gaps" that the Theatrical Releases have.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
i suggest that you stay far far far away from the midnight showings.
And roger.
Half the fun of the movie at Midnight is going to be the audience going beserk. And we're only 56 hours away...
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Just came back from the Cinerama Dome...this was the first time for my friend seeing this version of the film...he said it was like seeing it for the first time over again, but a much, much better film this time. It is essential, it improves TTT so much more than the first film's extended cut. If you have the chance to see it in the theater in the next few days, GO!!! It's so much more impactful...I was seeing things I never noticed before. I am so pumped for Wednesday.
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Just came back from the Cinerama Dome...this was the first time for my friend seeing this version of the film...he said it was like seeing it for the first time over again, but a much, much better film this time. It is essential, it improves TTT so much more than the first film's extended cut. If you have the chance to see it in the theater in the next few days, GO!!! It's so much more impactful...I was seeing things I never noticed before. I am so pumped for Wednesday.
At the risk of sounding like 'me too' here, must add that for 'me too' the extended version of TTT is a noticeably better movie than the theatrical version. Mind you, I never thought that the theatrical version was bad in any way, but the EE was so much better. I think that for the first movie the difference was not so drastic, though.

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question: I was overhearing a guy after the showing I was at this afternoon and he was saying that Jackson actually tightened up one of the Ent scenes, meaning he trimmed some extreneous footage out for the 'extended edition', is this really the case? (the Ent scenes seemed to flow better even if Jackson did, or did not, in fact delete some footage). I also want to chime in and say the EE was definately better than the theatrical cut of the film. I really have to say that seeing the film again on the huge Uptown theatre screen here in DC, was phenomenal.

I was expecting to see the scene where Eowyn was getting stalked by the orc, but I guess that scene (as seen in one of the teasers) won't show up until 'Return of the King' (or will it?).
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i saw TTT 3 times in the theater, and the only thing I can tell is that PJ ADDED Ent scenes into the EE. i cant recall anything that was in the theatrical that wasnt in the EE.
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Originally posted by Giles
I was expecting to see the scene where Eowyn was getting stalked by the orc, but I guess that scene (as seen in one of the teasers) won't show up until 'Return of the King' (or will it?).
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no, she wont. they talk about it on TTT:EE disc 4. a scene was filmed where a Rohan woman goes into labor during the Helms Deep attack, and Eowyn stays with her to help deliver the baby. then she has to defend herself against uruks. it sounds very stupid, and I'm glad they left it out.
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There's nothing in the TTT theatrical cut that wasn't in the EE.
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I also saw this at the Cinerama Dome, and I agree, the EE makes it into a whole new, much better movie. I remember when The Two Towers first came out, and a good amount of people, critics and fellow moviegoers alike, said it was better than the first. Now, by this time, I had the theatrical and extended cuts of Fellowship on DVD, had watched them both several times, and generally knew the theatrical cut inside and out. I saw The Two Towers, and while it was good, and furthered some character arcs, it didn't have the emotional impact for me that the first one had.

Before seeing the extended films in the theater, I watched the theatrical cuts of the first two films on DVD again. Fellowship was the same masterpiece I knew it to be, and I found myself liking The Two Towers more. But now that I've seen the extended, I can't imagine watching the theatrical cut of it ever again. There's so much depth added in with the new scenes, it gives the movie a scope it never had before. So I can only suppose that when people talked about The Two Towers being in any way better than Fellowship, I can only imagine they were referring to the extended edition, and just didn't know it at the time.

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