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Variety: ‘Rings’ proves mettle

July 2, 2011 at 7:42 am by newsfrombree  - 

Peter Debruge of Variety revisits The Lord of the Rings Trilogy a decade later and shares his thoughts:

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since a humble B-movie director named Peter Jackson came along and reinvented the fantasy film genre. Before tackling Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Jackson was best known as the guy who had made “Dead Alive,” “Heavenly Creatures” and a couple of foul-mouthed puppet pics — a background that shows in the approach he took to “The Lord of the Rings.”

Revisiting “LOTR” a decade later — thanks to the three-week series of theatrical screenings tied to the extended-cut Blu-ray release — I was struck by how remarkably well the three films hold up. If anything, they’ve gotten better with age, which I never would have guessed at the time they bowed.

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Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers on July 2, 2011 by Source: Variety Variety: ‘Rings’ proves mettle | Discuss
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3 responses to “Variety: ‘Rings’ proves mettle”

  1. GillGalad says:

    It is true that the movies are still up to date, even 10 years after their release. I’m wondering whether anyone will try to do a remake in the next 20 years.

  2. Ricwil says:

    The Lord of the Rings’ films still count as my favourite films to watch, however, I do have one caveat – Peter Jackson and Weta, etc. did a great job with the visuals, but to say “we take for granted the fact he’s spun this world from scratch” is deceiving. I am not sure that this reviewer is acknowledging the art work and the animated films of the past where some of the imagery for the films comes from.

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