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My girlfriend is very excited for this movie. She's an avid Lord of the Rings fan. I'm a bit less enthusiastic. For some reason, it's a little harder for me to get into fantasy type films like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I've watched all of them on a couple different occasions, and, once I start it, I sort of want to finish it, but if I don't keep going with the series quick, the interest quickly declines. I find them kind of long and boring. But I realize their power and their epicness. I can't really explain why I feel this way. I just can't get into them. When I've watched them, it was because someone else wanted to. I'd never really choose to watch them on my own.
One thing is that I like to understand EVERYTHING in a movie. I'm not talking about a few plot holes or twist endings, or other weird stuff. And some movies everything shouldn't be explained. I like when it's up to the imagination. But specifically what sort of bothers me is that I can never keep track of the "rules" and by this I mean powers, abilities, etc.. I want to have some clue as to how this universe that I am putting myself into works. I can't keep track of who is an elf and who is a gremlin and the good monsters and bad monsters lol. I want to know everything about how these characters work and I just can't keep track.
For some strange reason however, I do enjoy the Star Wars films. I'm not one of those diehard fans that Charlie Altamon would describe as "weird bitches" and "horny robots tripping over shit"! lol, but I think they are cool.
One funny little side note: The movie theater by my house recently had a screening of the entire trilogy and I wanted to surpise my girlfriend by going there for the entire day and sitting there watching the whole thing. Anyway, she started guessing and I was giving her some really fucked up and hilariously terrible hints! lol. She couldn't figure out what the hell surprise I had in mind because as she was trying to guess, I'd give her hints like "a bunch of gay guys and stoners climbing things, looking for jewlery " And this will surely piss off the diehard fans if they don't have a sense of humor, but seriously, somehow it almost makes sense! lmao. Finally when I gave the answer away, she busted out laughing about the strange hints I was giving. When the two mental images collide, it's crazy because you've seen the movies and you have that mental image of Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, and the others. You think of this beautiful epic film. A journey to find the ultimate magical ring of absolute power....
Now, quickly imagine the movie remade as a comedy about very flamboyant gay elves climbing mountains searching for MY...PRECIOUS..... jewerly.
Nah, not offended..I laughed at the Lord of the Rings jokes in Clerks 2. I do love the movies though, and I sort of grew up with the books and the original animated versions of LOTR and The Hobbit..My mom has always been a huge fan of the books..Anyway, that is a nice surprise for your girlfriend.
Hell yeah, I also grew up watching Legend and Willow, and Labyrinth, and The Never Ending Story..And the animated movie The Last Unicorn..I loved fantasy, and I still do..Just as much as I love horror..Infact one of the things that attracted me to horror was when I was old enough to be allowed to watch some horror movies, I noticed that some of the horror movies with supernatural elements also kind of had elements of fantasy.