mac_d wrote:I have greatly differing views about LotR to some. Dislike the books for being... so.... damned.... slow... Liked the movies, though much preferred the extended editions.
And I am so glad they got rid of Tom Bombadil. That was some goofy sh*t even in a book about wizards and midgets fighting orcs and goblins.
It's understandable! It's not everyone's cup of tea. It's certainly not short and sweet like Hemmingway tends to make things. I appreciate the detail to the worlds Tolkien created to supplement the stories though. It's an impressive imagination and well thought out overall. But they are slow at times.
And yes, Bombadil was strange as hell and rather out of place IMO.
Didn't mean to get this thread off topic with the literature behind the films. So, on my flight back from Scotland to the United States recently, I watched "Horrible Bosses 2". And loved it every bit as much as the first one! Got a few looks from other passengers and my wife when I burst into laughter several times. But I really, really love watching anything with Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day in tandem, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Pine.
Speaking of Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, if anyone hasn't watched the rom-com "Going the Distance", you should! It was pretty low key here in the US, but I thought it was one of the better movies the year it was released.