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Lord Of The Nostalgia Critic

The Nostalgia Critic has returned to discussing LOTR, in high style. These are what he thinks are the 11 weakest bits of the movie trilogy, and most of them are definite legitimate critiques. (The fifteen thousand endings! Denethor The Caricature! The Weird Thing With Arwen!) I'm especially fond of the "Sauron's Gate" scenes he does with Rachel and Malcolm.

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/39894-nostalgia-critic-top-11-dumbest-lord-of-the-rings-moments

And here's what I think about the Eagles, which are a Weird Thing in both the book and the movie. I think that Tolkien hadn't yet learned to think about air warfare while he was writing LOTR. His war used airplanes mostly for single combat, and I think that he just didn't quite grok the potential for long-distance strategic military flight fast enough to translate it into Middle-earth technology and worldview and write it convincingly into his story. Maybe if he'd started to write LOTR after 1945, the book would have been a lot shorter. Who knows?

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dawtheminstrel
Jul. 13th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
That was fun to watch, Pony.
frenchpony
Jul. 13th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
I am a big fan of the Nostalgia Critic. Even when he gets a little bit too over-the-top shouty, he usually has something really interesting to say.
elliska
Jul. 14th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Hehehe!

ETA: Sorry, hit and it posted instead of just going to the next line. This is a good video. Did you post one earlier about The Hobbit, or did I see that somewhere else. I recently saw one like this for the Hobbit and it cracked me up. They had Radagast and the dwarves running around to the keystone cops music. It was awesome.

Edited at 2013-07-14 09:13 pm (UTC)
frenchpony
Jul. 14th, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
I love the Nostalgia Critic, and I love when Channel Awesome does stuff with LOTR or with Star Trek. The Nostalgia Critic also did an "Old vs. New" between Bakshi and Jackson's versions some years ago, and I think I posted about that.

I did post a roundup of Hobbit links last week, so maybe that's what you're thinking of? I haven't seen any video with Radagast and the dwarves running around to Keystone Kops music. At least not yet. I'd love to see that! Have you a link?
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