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  1. Cranzen's Avatar
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    POLL: Favourite Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie?

    What is your favourite of the 6 Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies?

    You can order them from 1 - Your favourite -, to 6 - Your least favourite-.
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    Mine would be:

    1) Return of the King
    2) Fellowship of the Ring
    3) The Two Towers
    4) Desolation of Smaug
    5) Battle of the Five Amries
    And 6) An Unexpected Journey
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    Hello Cranzen! Here are mine:

    1) The Fellowship of the Ring
    2) The Return of the King
    3) The Two Towers

    I'm sorry, I can't say I like any of the Hobbit movies, but if I'll have to choose, I'll choose An Unexpected Party as my favorite, and Battle of the Five Armies as my least favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranzen View Post
    What is your favourite of the 6 Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies?

    You can order them from 1 - Your favourite -, to 6 - Your least favourite-.

    Despite the obvious screenplay flaws I do own these, and rate them such.

    1. The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
    2. The Two Towers Extended Edition
    3. The Return of the King Extended Edition

    The casting and much of the scenery was quite good when it wasn't dependent on CGI.
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    1. The Fellowship of the Ring
    2. Return of the King
    3. An Unexpected Journey - aside from some cheesy lines and Great Goblin-Gandalf fight on the bridge, I have a soft spot in my heart for the first Hobbit film. It would have been a good set up to the rest of them (much better than The Phantom Menace setting up the Star Wars prequel)...but with how distorted and chaotic the next 2 Hobbit movies were, I felt like I was watching a radically different trilogy.
    4. The Two Towers
    5. Battle of the Five Armies
    6. Desolation of Smaug - I don't know the plot this one is just 3 hours of padding and Legolas acrobatics.

  6. Gimli's axe's Avatar
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    1. Fellowship of the Ring
    2. Return of the King (a close second)
    3. The Two Towers
    4. An Unexpected Journey (the song in the beginning is pretty cool)
    5. Battle of Five Armies and Desolation of Smaug
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    1. Fellowship if the ring
    2.Desolation of smaug
    3 . Return of the king extended edition
    4.Battle of the five armies
    5.Two towers
    6.Unexpected jouney

  8. 1. The Fellowship of the Ring
    2. The Return of the King
    3. The Two Towers
    4. An Unexpected Journey
    5. The Desolation of Smaug
    6. The Battle of the Five Armies

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    1. The Fellowship of the Ring (10/10)
    2. The Return of the King (9/10)
    3. The Two Towers (9/10)
    4. An Unexpected Journey (4/10)
    5. The Desolation of Smaug (4/10)
    6. The Battle of the Five Armies (3/10)

    I go back and forth on my rankings of the LOTR trilogy a lot, though after my most recent rewatch I'm pretty confident that FOTR will hold on to the top spot. Dunno about the other ordering of the other two. I feel there's a big gap in quality between the two trilogies. Not totally sure about the first two films, but BOFA was definitely my least favorite.

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    1.) The Two Towers
    2.) The Return of the King
    3.) The Fellowship of the Ring

    -My favorite from the LOTR trilogy is constantly changing dependent on my mood. I'm not sure if anyone else here experiences that when trying to pick a favorite.

    1.) The Desolation of Smaug
    2.) An Unexpected Journey
    3.) Battle of Five Armies

    -I didn't love any of the Hobbit films. I only rated Desolation of Smaug as first because I like Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug. Battle of Five Armies was an embarrassment, though.

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    1) Two Towers
    2) Return of the King
    3) Fellowship of the Ring
    4) An Unexpected Journey
    5) Battle of Five Armies
    6) Desolation of Smaug

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    1: Return of the King
    2: The Two Towers
    3:Fellowship of the Ring
    4: Battle of the Five armies
    5: An unexpected Journey
    6: The desolation of Smaug

    The hobbit were basically mary-sue crack trying to be angst and adventure in my opinion, and the only reason I put BOFA where I did was because I loved the scene of Elrond holding mother-in-law holding maiar... I also kind of ship Olorin with Nienna...
    Last edited by Braigwen; 24/Jan/2016 at 11:28 PM.
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    1. The Fellowship of the Ring
    2. The Return of the King
    3. The Two Towers
    4. An Unexpected Journey
    5. The Desolation of Smaug
    6. The Battle of the Five Armies
    "And long there he lay, an image of the splendour of the Kings of Men in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world." J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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    1. The Fellowship of the Ring (It seems like at that point, PJ still cared about the books)
    2. The Two Towers
    3. An Unexpected Journey (the first of any trilogy is always the least objectionable, in my experience; but maybe I like it because I've only seen it once)
    4. The Return of the King (I just can't get over the "Sam beats up Gollum" part)
    5. The Desolation of Smaug
    6. The Battle of the Five Armies
    "It is hard indeed to believe that one of so great wisdom, and of power—for many wonderful things he did among us—could perish, and so much lore be taken from the world."-Faramir, TLotR IV.5

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    1. FotR
    2. TTT
    3. RotK

    I dont list any Hobbit-movies here since I just can't say much good about them. They had too much of everything from the first movie to the last one. If I could somehow turn them to positive, Radagast in Hobbit-movies will tip the scale back to minus. Pft..
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    Hmmm, this is tough.
    I'd have to go:

    1. FotR (perhaps because of that emotional connection to it being the first and the excitement and anticipation of having no idea how it might be portrayed?)
    2. RotK
    3. TTT


    I have to admit... I haven't even seen all of the Hobbit movies yet. I think I only ended up seeing the first one- that in theatres, and after that, I just couldn't make myself go out and pay to see them. I'll have to rent them now, but I admit I was quite disappointed with how the Hobbit panned out. Though there were some things I liked about it; I suppose I can't rank what I haven't seen.

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    1. FotR
    2. RotK
    3. TTT

    I only saw the first Hobbit movie (and then caught glimpses of the last one on a flight home from Ecuador last spring), and I was utterly dismayed by how far PJ fell away from what I thought was fantastic with with the LotR movies. Not to mention the ridiculousness of expanding it into THREE movies. Sheesh.

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    1) The Return of the King
    2) The Fellowship of the Ring
    3) The Two Towers
    4) The Battle of the Five Armies
    5) Un Unexpected Journey
    6) The Desolation of Smaug

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    1. The Fellowship Of The Ring

    2. The Two Towers

    3. The Return Of The King (Jackson butchered Denethor's character badly as The Return Of The King is my favorite book)

    4. An Unexpected Journey

    5. The Desolation Of Smaug

    6. The Battle Of Five Armies

    I was very disappointed in The Hobbit trilogy. I really feared that Peter Jackson was going to go full fledged George Lucas and produce even more ridiculous stuff than he did. My most grave fear, that the dwarf and elf maiden would have an affair under the nose of the elf king and produce an illegitimate dwelf child were never realized, but the Smaug chase scene was ridiculous, as was the whole one handed Captain Hook orc, who, according to the book, was dead.

    I was looking for Beorn to rip the orc chieftain Bolg to shreds like he did in the form of a bear in the books but it never happened. The barrel chase scene was ridiculous. Legolas is once more overrated and could have taken over Valinor single handedly and possibly overthrown Illuvatar himself with how much PJ overrates him, Etc.
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    1) Return of the King
    2) The Two Towers
    1) The Fellowship of the Ring

    I have only watched the first hobbit movie (with my little bro). Ten minutes in he left because it was 'boring', although he didn't find the LotR trilogy boring at all. I agree that the Hobbit movie was boring.

    The reason why i have placed the above movies in the above order is because me and my little bro were talking about which one was best. This is the order we agreed on: Most action-packed to least action-packed.

  21. 1. Fellowship if the ring 2.Desolation of smaug 3 . Return of the king extended edition 4.Battle of the five armies 5.Two towers 6.Unexpected jouney

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    Here are my favorites and least favorites. (Out of the entire Middle-Earth Saga)

    1) The Return of the King Part Two
    2) The Fellowship of the Ring Part Two
    3) The Fellowship of the Ring Part One
    4) The Return of the King Part One
    5) The Two Towers Part Two
    6) The Two Towers Part One
    7) The Battle of Five Armies
    8) The Desolation of Smaug
    9) An Unexpected Journey
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    Not necessarily an easy question, but here goes:

    1) Fellowship of the Ring
    2) The Two Towers (I was happy to see the extra Flotsam and Jetsam footage in the EE)
    3) Return of the King (in the latter two, the deviation from the book character of Aragorn did affect my appreciation of the whole)

    As far as The Hobbit movies, I liked them all equally, so tied at 4).

  24. Not bad for me
    1) The Two Towers Part One
    2) The Battle of Five Armies

  25. I know of some 10+ films (including films made for TV) based (more or less) on Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

    Of these I think my favourite is The Lord of the Rings (1978), directed by Ralph Bakshi.

    It has its fair share of oddities and strange interpretations, but overall I find that it captures something - if only a faint reflection - of the particular sense of the Enchantment of Tolkien's work - and that it does so better than other attempts (I might say that it may look foul, but it feels more fair than others, some of which may look fair enough, but feel foul, while many both look and feel foul).
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    I agree with you Troelsfo, Bakshi created a charming movie and it's my fav. Feel like watching it right now.
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    For myself, I think each one just kept getting worse and going down hill. The thee LOTR movies there wasn't such a steep drop off, but The Hobbit films plummeted into the gutters.

    1. Fellowship of the Ring - 8.5/10
    2. The Two Towers - 7/10
    3. The Return of the King 7/10, a lot of this is based on having a conclusion to the story, and I still remember when first seeing it having an emotional realization the journey was over. There's more trash I don't care for in ROTK than the other two, but this film also contains some of the most powerful moments. The arrival of the Rohirrim to the battle, Aragorn's speech at the Black Gate, and his "My friends, you bow to no one."
    4. An Unexpected Journey - 5.5/10, A guilty pleasure romp into a fantasy flick, but no depth and this time around the set design and music, which were excellent strengths to the LOTR films was underwhelming.
    5. The Desolation of Smaug - 3/10
    6. Battle of Five Armies - 2/10

    I have absolutely nothing positive to say about the last 2 hobbit films.
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    Fellowship was the least worst for me.
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    But great achievements raise a monument
    Which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
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  29. 1. The Fellowship of the Ring
    2. The Return of the King
    3. The Two Towers
    4. An Unexpected Journey
    5. The Battle of the Five Armies
    6. The Desolation of Smaug

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    1) The Two Towers EE
    2) The Return of the King EE
    3) The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    4) An Unexpected Journey EE
    5) The Battle of the Five Armies EE
    6) The Desolation of Smaug EE
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