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Politically Incorrect Movie Reviews-Lord Of The Rings:Return Of The King
Sierra Times ^ | Jan. 9, 2004 | RadioFree Rocky D

Posted on 01/09/2004 8:10:53 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore)

Politically Incorrect Movie Reviews

Lord Of The Rings

Return Of The King

By RadioFree Rocky D

Cast:

Elijah Wood (Frodo) – weepy Hobbit.

Sean Astin (Samwise) – weepier obbiHoHobbit.

Andy Serkis (voice of Gollum) – wacky Hobbit.

Ian McKellan (Gandalf) – big white Ian and his big white stick.

Orlando Bloom (Legolas) – um … was he in this one?

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) – dwarf with a ‘tude.

Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) – King want smoochy-lips hottie.

Liv Tyler (Arwen) – smoochy-lips hottie want King.

Hugo Weaving (Elrond) – hey look … it’s the Matrix guy again.

Want to make a room full of role-playing wannabe’s really really angry? During one of LOTR3’s many ponderous ahk-tors emooooting scenes, stand up in the theatre and shout, “Heyyyy … where the hell is Harry Potter?” Then sit back down and giggle as lonely geeks throw Pita Pockets and Twizzlers at you. Later during a barbaric war scene, stand up again and yell, “Middle Earth phooey, this looks like the Middle East!” To further annoy the Hobbit worshippers, every time anyone says the word “Frodo,” whip out a flask and chugalug. And why not? Nothing you can do can ruin LOTR3, which just may be the biggest, baddest and boldest cinematic sensation ever put on the silver screen. And the best part is that the star attraction is a CGI character so realistic that ahk-tors everywhere are wondering, “Am I obsolete?” Almost, my Hollyweird friend, almost … just be patient … preciousssss …

Tolkien Factoid: Tolkien submitted The Lord Of The Rings to his publisher in 1950 – it was rejected.

Make sure to bring plenty of lemba’s bread, because LOTR3 hefts in at a burly 3 hours, 21 minutes; not including the 15 minutes of commercials and coming attractions for mere mortal movies. This is the one problem with LOTR3; it has at least an hour’s worth of lachrymose talking head-stuff that could easily be cut, and still the flick would be over two hours long. If you have kids under 7, they likely will not sit still for this film; you’ll have to wait until it comes out on DVD – with extra scenes added in if you can believe that. I hear it comes with a wheeled carrying case.

The PC falls out of LOTR3 like dead leaves off an Ent. At first, I could not figure out why the NAACP and Operation PUSJJIB (People United to Save Jesse Jackson’s Illegitimate Babies) have not protested the lack of black folks in the series (as they did to Lucas’ Star Wars). In fact Middle Earth has nary a bruthah; everyone who is not a monster is an Aryan. Then it dawned on me … all these wacky Whiteys are at war with each other.

There would be no war if the world were run by the sacred peoples of Mother Earth, the non-Caucasians. White folks are always starting wars, occupying the lands of hapless minorities and generally oppressing non-whites with the evils of conquest and capitalism. I know this, because Hollyweird tells me so.

Tolkien Factoid: Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, which is part of “evil apartheid” South Africa.

More PC leaps out like an arrow from an Elvan bow with the whole emoooting aspect, which goes overboard at regular intervals. The Hobbits whimper, the Elves cry, the Kings lament, the soldiers get teary-eyed; in fact this is the weepiest bunch of heroes I’ve ever seen. If they had spent as much time taking care of bidness as they did whining, the movie would only be an hour long. Perhaps they’re all liberal Democrats. Nah; they stood up and fought against a terrorist threat – that means they cannot be liberals.

Crying and whining is a good thing. Weeping is a sign of strength. All men should attend Government-mandated ritual drumming courses to get in touch with their inner feelings. I know this, because Hollyweird tells me so.

Pardon me, but I don’t remember General Patton sitting around wailing and sniveling.

Tolkien Factoid: Tolkien’s Father died when he was 4 and his Mother died when he was 12. He grew up in an English boarding house. He met his wife Edith there.

In one scene, we see a wacky King sitting on his throne, staring balefully into an empty room (there seems to be an abundance of this in Middle Earth). Later, this same cuckoo King tries to burn his son alive rather than abdicate his throne, which he only inherited through a fluke in the first place. This fool would sacrifice his family and the entire kingdom just to save his own misguided legacy (can you say … Bill Clinton?). This is how Hollyweird views leaders they don’t like; such as Bush, Blair … Jefferson and Washington for that matter. Naturally, all the failed Kings in LOTR3 are of the human variety; the elves, trolls and other non-human Middle Earthers fare much better and are much smarter than the silly humans. At one point, one of the man-Kings wonders aloud why he should get involved at all – hey Howard Dean, ya looking for a running mate? Here’s one for ya.

Bad stupid Caucasians! Bad bad bad!

Probably the most PC element in the film is the never-ending Hollyweird notion of skinny girls who kick ass. In this instance, a 120 pound woman takes on an unkillable specter of whom it is said, “… no man can kill him…” Sure; no man, maybe; but what about a skinny girl who kicks ass? After surviving several blows that would knock down a brick building, our heroine simply waltzes up to the unkillable specter and stabs him in the kisser. The unkillable specter then pulls a melting act that is an obvious nod to the Wizard Of Oz – “I’m melting! I’m melting! Oh what a world! Ahhhgghh!” Now I’m not sure, but I think this scene was stolen from a Powerpuff Girls cartoon.

Women are as fierce in battle as men are. There is no physical difference between men and women, and those who insist there are need government sensitivity training. Women soldiers are a necessity; and if women cannot pass the same physical tests that men can, then the tests must change. I know this, because Hollyweird tells me so.

Tolkien Factoid: Tolkien contracted “Trench Fever” while serving in the WWI British Army. It was in that Army hospital where he worked out his Elf “histories.”

Usually here I write a paragraph of implausibilities, but this is the work of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; the whole dang thing is implausibility – and that’s the fun of it. We get to see massive battles between sideshow freaks. We get to see orks orking; trolls trolling and dwarfs dwarfing. We get to see so many immense battle scenes it’s hard to keep them straight. We get to see creepy Smeagol transform into creepy Gollum. We get to see the most radical giant spider since 8-Legged Freaks. We get to see that the lead ork is Porky Pig after Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon has at him. We get to see the demise of Gauron’s giant Vagina Flambé. We get to see totally gay gazes between Sam and Frodo (chugalug!). We get to see the Matrix Guy with Gregg Allman hair. And then there’s Arwen, who is in these films because … um … why is she here again … oh yeah; to show us her smoochy-lips.

Tolkien Factoid: It took Tolkien 14 years to write The Lord Of The Rings. He read drafts of it to C.S. Lewis.

Lingering questions (that I really didn’t know whom to ask): Why does Frodo (chugalug!) have to leave his friends at the end? Why do all the characters constantly announce their obvious intentions (example: “We are off to war!”)? If the bad guy is so bad, why is it so easy to kill him? Why are the orks, who are always looking for a fight, such inept fighters? Where the heck is Christopher Lee (he is dismissed with a simplistic, “He has lost his power…”)? Why weren’t the giant elephant’s legs protected with armor? Why didn’t Frodo (chugalug!) use a flying beast to get to Mount Doom? And once and for all, why didn’t Gandalf use his #@*&%^#! Wizard powers to prevent all this in the first place?

LOTR3 has four of the 5 Bachelor B’s: Blood, Beasts, Bashes and Bombs. No Breasts. I’m not sure I want to see Hobbit hooters anyway.

Bottom line, this is one bigass film that delivers bigass entertainment value. They said they’d do so, and they did. After all, would a li’l Hobbit lie?

One last way to infuriate the nerdly would-be Hobbit class: when the eagles rescue Sam and Frodo, stand up and exclaim, “Weehaww! Them’s AMERICAN eagles savin’ yer Hobbit butts, bubba!” Then burst into God Bless America. It’s a bee-yootiful thing.

Tolkien Factoid: Tolkien died 9/2/1973 at the age of 81, two years after his wife, Edith died.

I give Lord Of The Rings; Return Of The King five Capitalist Dollar Signs (out of 5) $$$$$


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1 posted on 01/09/2004 8:10:55 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore)
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To: All

"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our
wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
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2 posted on 01/09/2004 8:12:32 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Freepers post from sun to sun, but a fundraiser bot's work is never done.)
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To: Support Free Republic
"Why are the orks, who are always looking for a fight, such inept fighters? Where the heck is Christopher Lee (he is dismissed with a simplistic, “He has lost his power…”)? Why weren’t the giant elephant’s legs protected with armor? Why didn’t Frodo (chugalug!) use a flying beast to get to Mount Doom? And once and for all, why didn’t Gandalf use his #@*&%^#! Wizard powers to prevent all this in the first place?"

Why are the Arabs, who are always looking for a fight, such inept fighters? Where the heck is Osama Bin Laden (he is dismissed with a simplistic, "He has lost his power...")? Why wasn't Saddam Hussein's a$$ protected with armor? Why didn't Dubya use an exterminator to get to Saddam? And once and for all, why didn't God use his power to prevent all this in the first place???

Reality, reality, reality. Reality is - humans are human. They'll cover all the bases - but leave the back door unlocked. They'll think of everything - but the most obvious thing. As for God - well, if he'd prevented it ALL, where would he stop - PREVENTING at? Where to you bookmark it? And who knows - maybe he HAS intervened...things could be MUCH worse than they are...
3 posted on 01/09/2004 8:26:07 AM PST by bluejean (Will the last one out please leave the lights on? Someone needs to see what happened here.)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
The PC falls out of LOTR3 like dead leaves off an Ent. At first, I could not figure out why the NAACP and Operation PUSJJIB (People United to Save Jesse Jackson’s Illegitimate Babies) have not protested the lack of black folks in the series (as they did to Lucas’ Star Wars). In fact Middle Earth has nary a bruthah; everyone who is not a monster is an Aryan. Then it dawned on me … all these wacky Whiteys are at war with each other.

Poor guy obviously hasn't read the book. In what JRR actually wrote, the climactic battle of the Pellenor Fields was between the Haradrim and Rohirrim. The Haradrim were southerners, who varied from middle-eastern looking to negroid. JRR even makes one crack, if I remember correctly, about the latter looking almost like goblins.

PJ chickened out on this one.

FWIW, I did find it creepy that almost every character in the film had blue eyes.

4 posted on 01/09/2004 8:35:59 AM PST by Restorer
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
read later
5 posted on 01/09/2004 9:00:59 AM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); msdrby; ecurbh
ROFLOL
6 posted on 01/09/2004 12:22:25 PM PST by Professional Engineer (The meek can have the Earth. I want the stars.)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
I got this one through email some weeks back--actually I loved the Harry Potter line.

But people started to behave so badly during the showings of the movie, it stopped being as funny...

7 posted on 01/10/2004 8:53:52 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Entmoot
Have we seen this one?
8 posted on 01/10/2004 8:57:16 AM PST by My back yard (Sam, wood elves!)
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To: Restorer
re: FWIW, I did find it creepy that almost every character in the film had blue eyes.)))

What **I** found spooky was how many of the characters had cleft chins!

Count 'em. Miranda Otto, Wood, VMort, Sean Bean---more, I think.

A cleft chin, dimpled chin, is rather rare in population. I believe I read once that it is a benign manefestation of a cleft palate.

As for blue eyes, almost everyone in Tolkien had *grey* eyes--? Except for hobbits, styled after "brownines"--generally had brown eyes and hair.

9 posted on 01/12/2004 2:46:59 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: 2Jedismom; 300winmag; Alkhin; Alouette; ambrose; Anitius Severinus Boethius; artios; AUsome Joy; ...

Ring Ping!!
There and Back Again: The Journeys of Flat Frodo

Anyone wishing to be added to or removed from the Ring-Ping list, please don't hesitate to let me know.

10 posted on 01/17/2004 11:47:46 AM PST by ecurbh ( Na vedui cenithon aur wain I badathon raid yriel Amrn n'Anor, Annn n'Ithil.)
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To: ecurbh
THAT was the FUNNIEST LOTR review I have read in a the longest time.
11 posted on 01/18/2004 10:46:11 AM PST by Alkhin (He thinks I need keeping in order.)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
FWIW, while watching the Rohirrim fight the mumakil, I kept thinking, "These guys could really use some caltrops!"
12 posted on 02/22/2004 9:26:07 PM PST by Restorer
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