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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

It’s been a crazy week, which is why I haven’t been able to post this until now despite rewatching Return of the King over a week ago. Anyway, Return of the King’s accomplishments cannot be overstated. Upon its release, it … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers takes almost much everything that worked in Fellowship of the Ring and kicks it up a notch. If the first Lord of the Rings movie is a masterclass in worldbuilding (which it is), … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Orc body suits to go along with over 10,000 Orc heads. They built 10,000 real arrows and 500 bows. They even created a new kind of crossbow for the Uruk-hai that could fire faster. Principal filming took place between October … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy went through a number of production difficulties, which I wrote about in my previous Hobbit movie post. To sum it up, it involved late director changes, shooting with an incomplete script, and spreading the original plan … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

In my previous Hobbit movie post, I teased that the production behind the Hobbit movie trilogy was a mess. It’s time to discuss exactly how much of a mess that was. Because of the massive success that was the Lord … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

My introduction to Lord of the Rings was a multi-step process. I remember reading The Hobbit in school way back in grade 5, and we also watched the animated movie from 1977. I remembered nothing of the book for years, … Continue reading

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X-Men Movies 8 – Days of Future Past

One year after The Wolverine, the movie adaptation of Days of Future Past released. By this point, the continuity in the movies was a complete mess. Elements from X-Men: First Class clashed with lines from X2: X-Men United. The timeline … Continue reading

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