Which LOTR films would you prefer? Ralph Bakshi's or Peter Jackson's?

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Ralph Bakshi or Peter Jackson?

  1. Peter Jackson

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  2. Ralph Bakshi

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    18.2%
  1. StarForge

    StarForge New Member

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    Hey Guys!

    i was wondering which "Lord of the Rings" film you would prefer:
    Ralph Bakshi's animated version in 1978?
    Or Peter Jackson's version? 2001 - 2003.

    Vote and explain your answear :)

    I think Ralph Bakshi delivered the film's atmosphere the way it should have be, and Peter Jackson suceeded less in that. Maybe it's just because it's animated and minimalist (the way i like it), but anywaym for me it goes Ralph Bakshi.
     
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    I think peter Jackson that is only because I'm young and grew up with that as my main LOTR movie
    the animated version stays closer to the book
    but I'm a sucker for NZ landscape :cool:
     
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  3. StarForge

    StarForge New Member

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    Yes, i think we can all agree that the filming location of Peter Jackson's film has cought us all
     
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    What Emerlas said. I watched the Bakshi version a couple of years after Jackson's trilogy, and I didn't like it. Let's say I couldn't appreciate it because I was used to the more tangible way of experiencing Middle-Earth. :D
    But then again, I read the books after watching the films, so that might also be a reason.
     
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    Personally I enjoyed Jackson's LotR more then Bakshi. I remember watch the older of the two when I was little, and honestly it never struck me all that much. But of course that's just the movie with the title of LotR. I don't know if it was the same director, but the animated Hobbit movie is so amazing, and the Return of the King was also very good.
     
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    Jackson did an amazing job. I love Bakshi version too, but it doesn't come near Jackson.
     
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    I was rather curious and watched Bakshi version a while ago. So in my personal opinion PJ borrowed quite many scenes for his movie.
     
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    I loved the Bakshi one as a kid, we had it on VHS. But the immense amount of love and effort that went into Peter Jackson's one definitely won me over. The unnecessary and unseen detail. Perfect.
     
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    Yes, PJ really did everything to bring Tolkien's characters and places to life.

    I found one really good and long (for my excitement) video. It's about Hobbit, not LotR, but totally worth time.
     
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    Whenever people talk about how much effort went into the Jackson films I think about these guys
     
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    Peter Jackson, just because:cool:
    He had an amazing cast, I rewatch those movies every year
     
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    Definitely Peter Jackson's versions, but I have a lot of affection for Bakshi's film, especially as it was my first introduction to Tolkien and made me want to go and read the book.
     
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    Which one is better:

    One of the all time greatest trilogies committed to film

    OR

    An extremely old-fashioned cartoon movie - the first part to a second part that never materialised - that cut every corner possible in order to save money

    Hmm, let me think...;)
     
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    the cartoon movie had its soul though;)
    However, I grew up with the PJ version so yeah..
     
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    I've seen the animated one, reminds me of the Hildebrandt art, very seventies! Cool in its own way.

    But the movie trilogy by Peter Jackson and all those wonderfully talented cast and production crew... wow, a different league to not just the Bakshi project, but to anything else of that decade. Every thing from the music score and costumes to the scale of the battles at Helms Deep and Pelennor, just incredible and beautifully put together. Of course, they are not perfect, and one thing I know for sure, all art is very subjective, including the work of film-makers. So this is just IMO :)
     
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    Oh please! Saint Pete nailed it and knocked it out of the park...
    ...If it's possible to do both.