HP vs LOTR

Discussion in 'Debates' started by Veronika G, Jun 1, 2005.

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Which one is better?

  1. Harry!

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    11.2%
  2. Lord of the Rings

    67 vote(s)
    68.4%
  3. How can you choose? I like them both.

    20 vote(s)
    20.4%
  1. The Shire

    The Shire ~Immortal Princess~

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    LOTR movie rules!!!!!!!!!!! HP books are fun to read!
     
  2. Via_Amarth

    Via_Amarth Wicked Me

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    I woted for LOTR but when you sy that I'm not sure... The HP books was much more capturing but I like the LOTR movies. I have always loved LOTR 'cause it kinda symbolises fantasy to me and is like the founder of fantasy... HP seemed to be kinda a different branch of fantasy and it hasn't left me any vivid memories, eventhough I had a hard time stop reading them and I forgot to eat ^^ Oh....should have taken the last choice instead...
     
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    well, about 8 years ago i gave the copy of LOTR i had when i was a kid to my eldest son and his wife .. which rather dates me .. a group of us in jr. high (middle school, now) had them practically memorized .. i've read the HP series but once, the last two i bought hard cover, first edition from the brit publisher (bids anyone?) and read them with cotton gloves on to protect them .. i reckon i would have to come down on the side of LOTR by a good 50 yards ..
     
  4. The Shire

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    it's all good!...but LOTR is better!
     
  5. lewy

    lewy Lewy the lethal lunatic!

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    i think that it had been easier for many if Veronika G had told us to wote for the books or the movies.
    (do not become sad because of that, but there is a small chance that the result had ben a litle different if you had).

    i like lord of the ring as a movie but not as a book, and the harry potter movies are not so good as the books.
    that is what i think, and since i like books better than movies, i voted for HP.
     
  6. Anduril

    Anduril Flame of the West

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    I don't know many people who would disagree with me when I say that while HP is fun, it is not classic literature.
     
  7. DeadBoromir

    DeadBoromir REAL AMERICAN PIZZA!

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    LOTR all the way!
     
  8. Ilaelin

    Ilaelin The Mother of Dragons

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    I have to vote for LOTR but Harry Potter is still and excellent read.
     
  9. Anduril

    Anduril Flame of the West

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    We'll have to all get together as old guys years later and see if HP is still going strong. :LOL:
     
  10. Richard Rahl

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    I believe it will be. Harry Potter isn't just some fad that people will get over in a few years time when all the books and films are done. It may not be as good as LOTR in your eyes, and that's fine, but the two shouldn't even be compared. LOTR is a classic, and you're right, Harry Potter isn't...yet. Wait until it's as old as LOTR or the Chronicles of Narnia. It's already got the kind of following that will, in the future, deem it worthy of the title "classic".
     
  11. Kakashi

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    LOTR. (you're getting beaten in your own forum potter!)
     
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    Isn't there a thread already like this somewhere else on the forum? Anyway, I voted for LOTR because it was waaaaaayyyyyy better than Harry Potter. Both the books and movies out do HP by soooooo much.
     
  13. Kakashi

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    it is it is in the LOTR section
     
  14. Elkean

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    Then why do we have another one here? That doesn't make sense to have two threads about the same exact thing.
     
  15. Richard Rahl

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    Precisely.
    It's pointless to go on and on about which people think is better, especially since the preponderance of people here are of the same opinion: The Lord of the Rings, be it the films or the book, is better than the Harry Potter films or books. I am of that same opinion, but that's besides the point. This is a stupid comparison. The style of writing alone would suggest how different these two are, and yet because both have produced popular films recently, a "comparison" just had to be made. Some similarities there may well be, but anyone who's actually read both sets of books should be able to tell these two are as different as night is to day.
     
  16. Kakashi

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    no i just find that one is good and one is horrible.
     
  17. Richard Rahl

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    And that's fine of course, an opinion to which you are entitled, but what's the point in going on about? It may be your opinion that HP is horrible, but saying so repeatedly doesn't make it fact.
     
  18. Elkean

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    I think people keep comparing the two films because it is fun to do and people like to give their opinions on this matter. I don't see the problem with having a thread about this topic but having more than one about it is overdoing it in my opinion.
     
  19. Anduril

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    Especially since I have cousins who think that The Lord of the Rings is the most pointless story ever. But then, a lot of them are girls, and not many girls tend to enjoy it. It seems to me that the prime audience of Middle earth is boys, men, and women.
     
  20. Running Wolf

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    HP is good, but LotR is a genial own world.
    yes, right, absolutly right.