Harry Potter vs. LOTR

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

?

Which is better?

  1. Harry Potter

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

    149 vote(s)
    87.1%
  1. KraToRik

    KraToRik Panda Samurai

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    LOTR! Harry Potter is a great story, the movies are very good too but its just not an all out epic like LOTR and maybe its unfair to compare the two.
     
  2. mz-readaholic

    mz-readaholic Use The Force

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -0
    i personally love both. lotr is a bit hard to read... coz its old fashioned language and takes a long time to get into the exciting parts of the story, but it is a still a masterpiece. the movies are excellent! harry potter is a kids story but still amazingly deep and intricate and my favourite books ever, but i dont like the movies. but i think harry potter would have to be my favourite. love the books!!!!!! and the last one, what a masterpiece! brilliant character development.
     
  3. Aphelion

    Aphelion The Mighty One

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    No Man's Land
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0
    Voted for LOTR because I think that Harry Potter isnt that deep as LOTR and isnt that interesting as LOTR. I read all Harry Potter books, except the last one.. I dont find it boring, the begining was quite interesting but then that flicker of interest slowly faded away. Generally, I love Tolkiens world more than that of Rowling.
     
  4. leo_616

    leo_616 home is where hell is

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    but how many versions of harry potter films have been made to LoTR's (i know they is a bit of a age in difference but so)

    i laugh at the tri-animated one they never finshed it and only done 2 of the 3 and they still call it a three part movie:confused:
     
  5. Galadriel71

    Galadriel71 New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0
    It's like this . . Comparing 'Lord of the Rings' with 'Harry Pothead' . . . is like comparing the 'Predator' movie (Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) with those gay 'Spy Kids' movies . . . while the 'Spy Kids' may be 'entertainment' in the eyes of 5 Yr. Olds . . . it's just lame and retarded . . . . where as 'Predator' with do everything to enhance and profit your intelligent mind and wonderful imagination.

    And all you people that like the Toddler Series named, "Harry Fodder" . . well, screw you hippies . . (I'm a hippie, it's just a figure of speech.)
     
  6. Thea

    Thea Dream Chaser/Bookworm

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0
    I voted for LOTR or any Tolkien, for the sheer scope of his work in an era when there wasn't as much fantasy around,and for the sheer levels of detail. True, it can be difficult to read, but once you get the hang of it, it's wonderful.
     
  7. Kano551

    Kano551 New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Harry Potter vs LOTR?

    That's not a fair comparison. That's like comparing Air Supply to Led Zepplen.

    LOTR without sweating.:tool:
     
  8. Amalthea

    Amalthea Milady

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Here
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    No contest. LOTR, even though it is not one of my favorites to read. The writing is too dry for my taste.
     
  9. Graft

    Graft Love-tiger

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    810
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Idaho
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0 / -0
    LotR. I wish there'd been more magic though. And I know why there wasn't, so we don't need a page of replies as to why. :)
     
  10. Salladhor Saan

    Salladhor Saan New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    When it comes to Tolkien and Rowling, I belive that both's books are.....childish. But anyway, Tolkien is way better than Rowling
     
  11. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    30,512
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Belgium
    Ratings:
    +383 / 0 / -0
    That's the first time I heard someone thinks LOTR is childish. Childish in what sense?
     
  12. Kakashi

    Kakashi The Fighters Guide House Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    15,018
    Likes Received:
    306
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In the hearts and minds of us all
    Ratings:
    +306 / 0 / -0
    Compared to ASOIAF maybe, but Lotr is generally a book for most any age.
     
  13. ShadowDragon

    ShadowDragon Slave of Duty/Son of Hell

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wollongong, Australia
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0
    Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!
    Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!
    Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!
    Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!
    Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!Tolkien!
     
  14. Graft

    Graft Love-tiger

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    810
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Idaho
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0 / -0
    SPAM^^^

    Anyway, I guess you could say that LotR is suitable for children, because there's no excessive violence, no swearing, etc., and children wouldn't get lost reading it. But to get the complete effect, you have to be adult, or at least a somewhat gifted child.
     
  15. ShadowDragon

    ShadowDragon Slave of Duty/Son of Hell

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wollongong, Australia
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0
    Thats very true. (on both counts:) )
     
  16. Galadriel71

    Galadriel71 New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0
    Amen, like, I read the LOTR/Hobbit when I was younger, but now that I'm older I pick up on a lot of things I didn't notice before.
     
  17. Starstung Blackthorn

    Starstung Blackthorn Starstung Blackthorn

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    If your comparing the books, it's lotr. I mean, harry potter is a good work and I'm not dissing Rowling but Tolkien is "Father of Fantasy"...Lord of the Rings is one of the bibles of fantasy. Plus the target audiences is totally different, harry potter is really too much fantasy anymore then it is teen books.

    If your comparing the movies, the harry potter movies suck, the lord of the rings movies are good.
     
  18. Dwimmerlaik

    Dwimmerlaik Captain of Despair

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,752
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Angmar (aka. GA)
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0 / -0
    LoTR wins in pretty much everything vs. harry potter.
     
  19. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    7,784
    Likes Received:
    162
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Not in Amsterdam :)
    Ratings:
    +189 / 0 / -0
    after 117 posts, I must say that was probably the most reasoned-out post of the lot, Dwim.

    cewdoz
     
  20. thesilentking

    thesilentking Tiocfaidh ár lá!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In exile.
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0
    Tolkein sought to create a mythology for the English people similar to that of Eire and the Scandanavian countries (thus he borrowed from the legend of Sigurd etc). In scope, ability and vision he far exceeds Rowling and is justly proclaimed the master of fantasy fiction.