Harry Potter vs. LOTR

Discussion in 'Debates' started by Tatharlin, Dec 22, 2004.

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Which is better?

  1. Harry Potter

    22 vote(s)
    12.9%
  2. LOTR or any Tolkien

    149 vote(s)
    87.1%
  1. The Man from Niefldarth

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    Tedious, Complicated, but oh so greatly tell, and majestuous(not sure about the word). The world of tolkien could exist, It is so accurately described that You could believe that it really happened. It's not the case of harry potter. well, everybody has his opinion...
     
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    yeah hands down lotr decimates harry potter. no offense but harry potter flys on a broom stick. ever see gandalf on a broom stick? my point exactly
     
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    double post
     
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  4. EHmasterJedi

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    Harry Potter is gay sorry boring movie and probably worse book, way to childish
     
  5. Tatharlin

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    That's true, it is a horrible movie. Definitely needs better actors. It is an ok book, though. But I don't see how it came to be so popular.
     
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    What kind of a question is that we all know who's the best.
     
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    harry potter all the way
     
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    ... ok... I... I can accept your opinion... ...

    well, Hairy Otter has 1 vote... against 22 for the Lord of the Rings!
     
  9. Tatharlin

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    Why harry potter? NOt that I'm saying you are wrong, but you didn't really explain it.
     
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    LoTR would shourly kick potters ass! one how cou;d you difend yourself from flaming airows, swords, ect.. and harry is so UGLY!
     
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    Hahaha. That's funny. Point 2 says that Tolkien is the same old same old epic advetnure story. Modern fantasy was CREATED by Tolkien and the LOTR. All powerful artifact must be kept from evil bad guy. But it's lost/stolen. Diverse group of interesting characters (warriors, mages, seemingly useless bystanders) must band together to find/destroy/reclaim the magic object. Sound familiar? That's because Tolkien invented it. Eddings, Feist, Lackey etc all use that basic recipe with their own personal spin on things.

    And if LOTR is such a "pansy girl story about elves and fairies with no plot", then how come A) the Elves are kick-ass warriors, 2) there are no fairies, and d) there actually is a plot, or there couldn't be a coherent story, just words on a page.

    Perfectly put.
     
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    LoTR by far. Tolkien can get tedious at times, but then some parts of the book are just masterfully written. The battle between the Lord of the Nazgul and Eowyn comes to mind. I also liked some of Tolkien's philosphies, which manifest LoTR. The actual Harry Potter books I couldn't get into. It was just a writing style that didn't appeal to me. But the movies were fun, and the characters lovable.
     
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    LOTR all the way!1 I detest Harry potter. (no offence meant)
     
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    OK lets not even get me started on why Tolkien is SOOOOO much better then Harry potter....waving a twig around does not make you a wizard it makes you a "pansey girl". One of the little things that pisses me off about potter is how every potter fan in the world thinks its better then LOTR....I used to be respectful of potter...until the fans ATTEMPTED to compare it to LOTR...then i had to release the wrath of Iluvatar on there sorry a*ses...I mean there are soooo many little things in potter that are just cheap childish ripoffs of tolkien that it kinda makes me think JKR just got hammered one night while reading LOTR and thought she had a new and original idea.... for more of the reasons LOTR is better....go to my site http://www.vishnuravi.com/tolkiensociety and read in the articles section about how its a rip off of tolkien...ok...well i think i've ranted long enough!
     
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    I saw the HP movies, they were nice and all, but: LOTR CAN KICK THAT FOUR-EYED PANSY A** MOTHAFU***R'S BUTT ANYTIME. OrcShaman has spoken
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    I have to agree with everyone here. HP is, frankly, a children's series. LotR has so much more depth and is complex. It's more... realistic, you know? I'm not talking about the fantasy elements, but the people.

    Gawd, but that third point is especially sore... "3 it's a pansy girl story about elves and fairies with no plot"

    *sigh* I won't get into a rant, because I'll rant for about an hour... and that's not a good idea.
     
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    The Harry Potter books really, really suck. They're terrible. Too far-fetched and really annoying. The movies are okay though.

    The LotR books and movies rule. Good acting, good music, good everything. The books are very interesting and fun to read.
     
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    uhh ok here is my opinion harry potter is awesome good plot and what not but the fan fiction is soooooooooo much better and lotr i have to say no matter how good the ff is the book is better so i guess lotr even though i like hp better due to the ff realm that it has..
     
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    LOTR is way more complex and indepth then Harry Potter and besides the LOTR movies are awesome!!!
     
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    You really can't compare them. And saying you can't like both of them is like saying you can't like rock and RnB, or you can't like coffee mocca and coke. If you see what I'm getting at. I'm a little bit sleepy, and that is when I do most of my creative posting.

    LotR is a legendary piece of work, dramatic, beautiful and overwhelming. HP is fun, full of humor nad mysteries and touches a bit more upon the more everyday topics.

    And it's a bit unfair to HP to post this poll in the LotR forum :p . If you posted it in the HP forum the result would probably be different. If it isn't a similar one there I'll post one just for the fun of it.