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Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Greybeard, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Minstrel

    I recently spotted Ralph Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings on Blu-ray. It's been decades since I've viewed it, so I don't recall too much. It does seem that this film is universally reviled, though. Why is that?

    I don't remember it being that bad. In fact, I always thought of Bakshi as being a visionary, especially after seeing Fire and Ice.
  2. Heavy Thorn

    Heavy Thorn Dreamer

    The film really chops LOTR into bits, starting with Fellowship and ending after the battle of Helms Deep (if I remember correctly). Things are out of order and on-the-nose, and it's just all-around kind of annoying. I watched it when I was a kid and thought it was cool, though the Balrog scene gave me nightmares, but I watched it again about a year ago and it was pretty bad.

    Also, the mixture of live action and animation, and the fact that half the film was pasted red... none of it really worked out that great.
  3. BeigePalladin

    BeigePalladin Sage

    also, have you seen Boromir in it? 'noble men of the west' apparently translates into 'silly, half-cartoon Viking'...

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