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I finished reading LoTR The Two Towers a couple weeks ago after taking a long long break on reading it. It felt like Frodo and Sam were walking forever to Mordor. That part was so long and boring. I'm glad its over with. When they finally got attacked by the spider I was thankful something was actually happening. Now I'm reading Return of the King and my god this is moving at such a better pace. The attack on Gondor is happening now. After I'm done with this book I'm going to re-watch the entire movie trilogy again.
I enjoyed them for what they were on the first watch though, I doubt I'll ever watch them again. If not for a very very long time into the future when I forget most of everything. I remember the last movie just having so many fake out endings leading into another scene that might be the end it started pissing me off. EndCeption.
Heh, I was there once and I know the struggle. Two Towers was such a good book up until all the Frodo/Sam traveling (I mean the Battle at Helm's Deep is fucking epic, more so in the books then on screen). I say that knowing full well the entirety of the Treant thing takes place (I actually enjoyed that, Tolkien put so much time into explaining things I can't help but love those slow but aggravating Treants).
Return of the King is so much faster paced then Two Towers (mostly because I think Tolkien felt the need to finish the story, even if there is another whole story in the appendices that covers what happens after the end of RotK). Everything just plays out so quickly and then it ends. Man I really need to re-read LotR again as the last time I read it was in high school. Hell I just need to re-read it, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion (by far the toughest read of the three but by far my favorite).
Even if I own the 15 disc BD of the LotR movies I'll probably never re-watch it unless it's on TV. I have so many issues with the movies even if I did enjoy them originally (fuck I went to all three on the first night they showed). They just left so much out when they adapted them.
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