The Lord of the Rings trilogy or the Nolan Batman Trilogy

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Better Trilogy?

  1. Lord of the Rings

  2. T D K T

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  1. Tacit Ronin Registered

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    Probably two of the most well received trilogy in modern film history. Which do you think is better as a trilogy?

    I must say that the LOTR trilogy wins this one effortlessly. The story just works organically as a story split in three parts as opposed to the rather manufactured link of TDKR to BB and TDK. The first two also stood perfectly on their own; served as their own self contained film. Whereas LOTR resolved most of its narrative threads only at the long, numerous climaxes of ROTK.
     
  2. The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

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    LOTR with ease. Much stronger on a technical level (than everthing I've ever seen actually, not just compared to the recent Batman films), much more emotionally resonant, and a much better ensemble of characters.

    I think they're 3 of the best films ever and ROTK in particular is THE best film ever, the only really great movie in TDK trilogy to me is TDK. I like Batman Begins and Rises alot, but they aren't really on the same level imo.
     
  3. Octoberist point blank

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    I know this is fun and all, but this is kinda random.
     
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    The Transformers trilogy is the BEST ever.
     
  5. The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

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    I've actually seen them compared on their IMDB boards too. I guess people just like having them go to head because they're the two most well received trilogies in the past decade (atleast), even if the movies aren't especially simialar.
     
  6. Octoberist point blank

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    Yeah, I don't think that's enough for comparison, because besides success, it's an arbitrary comparison. It's like me asking people what is the better film: "The Godfather" or "Ocean's 13" due to the presence of Pacino. (And yes, I know the answer. :))
     
  7. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I had a hard time immersing myself in the LOTR novels (make mine Malazan Book of the Fallen or Elric) and the adaption by Jackson. The setting didn't grip me, and I couldn't really relate with the members of the Fellowship, or appreciate the danger Sauron/Saruman posed to Middle Earth.

    Bruce's journey from anger-fueled idealism to fighting a losing war, to finding resolution struck a chord with me. I've been in that same basic situation, and could sympathize with Bruce. The Dark Knight Rises is, to date, the best film I've seen. A big part is in how you can find similarities between Bruce and his adversaries.

    The biggest weakness, for me, in the LOTR trilogy aside from not being able to relate to our heroes, was the threat level. I saw the massive armies massing, but I never got a sense of the threat they posed to the common folk of Middle-Earth. Rachel's monologue (a bit clunky, yes), Bruce's visit to Falcone's hangout in the Narrows, and the fear toxin leak in the Narrows drove home the threat presented by Ra's Al Ghul and Scarecrow. Joker turning the Gothamites into a herd of frightened sheep, Dent's steady downfall into hard vigilantism and death as Two-Face impressed upon me how vile a sociopath the Joker and his sympathizers were. While the revolution was not as gruesome as they tend to be the constant reminders via the montage and mercenaries rounding up the rich for trial served as reminders of the evils of Bane and Talia.

    So, you have my reasons for selecting the Dark Knight Trilogy over The Lord of the Rings. I admit, I do harbor some resentment toward LOTR for the glut of Tolkien imitators overcrowding the fantasy shelves, but that's neither here nor there for this thread.
     
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    Nolan's Batman trilogy. Seeing Bruce progress from his tragic childhood to a happy retirement from Batman. I loved that story. I also liked how each villain posed a different challenge for him. Also, LOTR is ONE story. TDK trilogy is 3 different stories supported by Bruce Wayne's journey. Very hard to compare.

    Also, I feel this thread was created as a way to bash TDKR once again. Just my opinon.
     
  9. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I think its an appropriate comparison; both are described as "epic" so a comparison is only fair.
     
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    How do you guys feel about the Porky's Trilogy?
     
  11. The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

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    I think they did a pretty good job with that, especially at Helms Deep. Showing them so outnumbered that poorly trained civilians needed to be used in the army, seeing Aragorn comfort a child whose father was recently killed right before he heads into battle, all the shots of the people in Gondor building up to and even during Pellenor Fields...
     
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    I'm still pissed off that they ruined the epic Ghoulies trilogy by adding a fourth film personally.
     
  13. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I know; it just didn't do anything for me.
     
  14. AVEITWITHJAMON Badass Cloud

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    I LOVE the TDK trilogy, but LOTR is just on another level, so, LOTR trilogy for me
     
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    Wasn't a big fan of LOTR. They were okay but I could never connect with the characters, not a fan of the acting from Elijah Woods and, because of those two reasons, I just didn't care about what was going on. Nolan's Batman Trilogy by far for me.
     
  16. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    TDKT, no contest.
     
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    Lord of the Rings. It fills me with hope whereas the Nolan Batman films, although great, sort of do the opposite.

    Hope > Defeat any day of the week.
     
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    [YT]8IXCK1EyP4s[/YT]
     
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    Toy Story Trilogy.
     
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    Indiana Jones Trilogy
     
  21. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Sexton? SEXTOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!
     
  22. The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

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    The Human Centipede trilogy will blow them all away once it's complete.

    Anybody that can't see this doesn't have their head screwed on right.
     
  23. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I'm kind of opposite this; TDKT gives me a greater since of hope because of the sacrifices made that give rise to hope. It is a more hard-won sense of hope that resonates with me moreso than in LOTR trilogy.
     
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    Everything from Pj's LOTR after 2+ hours of Fellowship is crap. So by default , the winner is Batman's trilogy.
     
  25. Sentinel X optical illusion

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    Lord of the Rings. Fellowship was the best but none of the films disappointed me whereas I was a bit disappointed by TDKR (although its not a bad film...just a let down compared to the first two). Also, lord of the rings fits more the definition of trilogy. The fact that all three films dealt with the same overlapping story made it feel so epic to me.
     

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