yep... that happened
"I just killed a Balrog...with my FREAKING MIND!"
>>181956961The bridge looks so fucking goofy. Then there's Gandalf just standing there and it looks digitally ass. Whew, these movies did NOT age well.
>>181957529what the hell is that stance
>Go back to the shadow!this is middle-earthspeak for go to helland i love this scene
>>181957529looked fine on my tv.but then again, im not making screengrabs just to shitpost on /tv/
>>181957560Because it had fuckhueg demons fighting wizards casting magic spellswhy not?
>>181957535>LoOk HoW heS sTanDiNgnothing will ever appease you fags.
>>181957638lotr are the best god damn movies ever to exist
>just lower your standards and enjoy le heckin movie!
>>181957744nah just show me something that meets your standards so I know you're not being disingenuous
>>181957697Yes, it's a dumb shot. It's jarring to look at upon rewatch.
He should follow the curvature of the bridge
>>181957473We kill Balrogs now?We kill Balrogs now!Ain't nothin can stop us! Ain't nothing can bring us down!>Gets grabbed by the falling Balrog's whip
>>181957671>>181957539Moria is my favorite part of Lord of the Rings. I love every part of it. The mystery and fear of going there, then the resignation about it being the only way. The spooky walk through long dark tunnels for days and days. And the Balrog showing up, Gandalf revealing his powers and eventually falling was an epic climax. Plus Gandalf fighting the Balrog made the Two Towers opening the best of any movie I'd seen at the time. Most of the battles and events after and to the end of the story never reached that same sheer awe factor again.
HOLY SHIT BRO'S EARLY 2000'S CGI ISN'T THAT GOODFUCK IMAGINE MY SHOCK!!!????lucky the story is based and that's all that matters and it's not some piece of shit marvel movie from disney
>>181957953>the story is based and that's all that matters
>>181957744No, I won't watch Rings of Power.
>>181958006are you saying that the story of the lord of the rings is bad? why make a thread about cgi then and instead say hey this story sucks why do you fags like it?
>>181958055For me, it's Ted Nasmith
>>181957535"gay man crying because he didn't get into acting for this"
JFC wizards use staves and stuff, not swords. Can't these hollyfucks do anything right?
>>181958176Gandalf literally fought with a sword in Moria.
>>181958176Looks like someone didn't read the books
>>181957907don't listen to this contrarian zoomer faggot that worships anime and capeshit if he can't appreciate lotr like it's not even in question shit's a fucking masterpiece especially the first movie
>>181958313that's dumb, wizards don't get prof with martial weapons like swords unless they're like high elves, and even then he'd be better just spamming cantripschrist, how can anyone like this inaccurate garbage?
So uhh, do you think the dwarves and orcs shit off the side of their levels and let it fall down into that lake below? Did Gandalf and the Balrog fall into poop water?
>>181958418how can it be inaccurate if it's fiction
>>181957907It has the best music too.
>Durin's off to go chill in his tower again and it takes him weeks to get up there and back
>>181958351>books get wrong what a wizard can do>read the books!!11
>>181958151Best one I would say
>>181957744Yeah bro your standards are so high post your recs
>>181959034Looks great, but don't the goblins scatter before the Balrog shows up?
>>181960153I think they got out of the Balrog's way but were still hanging around and launching arrows across
>>181958102That's retarded, Moria has been abandoned for centuries and invaded to the brim with goblins and whatnot, why would it be so clean and shiny? No sign of deterioration at all.
>>181958176>not duel wielding bothsub-optimal
>>181958618Jesus Christ is that rangs of powa.
Here's your 2023 100 million dollar super hero movie, xir
>>181958151>Boromir not the last to fleenon-canon
>>181958151I like demonic Balrog, it fits their characterization of being essentially fallen angels
>>181956961that's some shitty cgi
>>181957907the LOTR film trilogy was proto-capeshit
>>181957907Easily my favorite scene. "I'm going to die, but fuck this fire nigger in the meantime."
>>181962207It's sad when someone posts his own screencapped post.
>>181959015D&D faggot seething
I think I finally get it:Noldor - Germans.Feanor - HitlerMorgoth - International jewryValar - Israelites
>>181958151My boy Sam dgaf
>>181958055>Gandalf pulled out a fucking lightsaber and slew the beast
lord of the rings is the original virgin nerd interest. it even predates dungeons and dragons which has replaced it as the "go to" call that kid a fucking virgin
>>181958055Damn, Barlog looked like that?
>>181961583I always liked the shininess of Moria, even if it doesn't really make sense. It gives off that idea, that dwarves were the masters of architecture and engineering.
>>181961432Ted Nasmith - Moria Gate (2021)
>>181957529Irrelevant, sound makes it real
>>181956961Yeah, the close-ups looked good, but the wide shots of Gandalf standing on the bridge are really bad. Still, for early 00's CGI it could have been worse.
>>181961432>>181962733Ted Nasmith - Password Into Moria (1996)
>>181962696>>181962832How did no one at all think to mention that there is a giant squid monster defending that door? Elrond? Any of the other Elves that surely used that entrance at some point? Any of the Dwarves? They knew there was only two paths, over the mountain or through Moria.
>>181958151>>181962507> Fuck the wizard, I got a ringbearer to protect.
>>181962493saruman hands typed it
>>181962960>How did no one at all think to mention that there is a giant squid monster defending that door?because the last time anyone had news of Moria was 20+ years before the story?
>>181962960gandalf knew; yet him and others still defied the beastwhat an absolute madman
>>181957529>20 year old movie looks better than a billion dollar show produced by amazon last yearWhy is everything turning to shit?
>>181963053none of them knew, in fact Gandalf got lost because he was looking for a river and finally Gimli noticed the river is gone because it's been dammed
>>181958055>AYO WHERE DEM GIBS AT
>>181963031didn't they just recently send a Dwarf expedition to investigate Moria and see about re-establishing a colony? Surely they'd have sent some word before they got wiped out
>>181963555"recently" is 20 years ago
>sudden surge in people trying to attack the original moviesReally makes one think.
>>181963909Flame of Udûn, Manuel Castañón
>>181956961gandalf the dumdum
>>181958618kek what is this?
> Stumble upon images of ROP Wargs for the first time.
>evil guy is Sauron>evil guy's buddy is SauronmanTolking was a hack
>>181958055Well now we know what the Bakshi version drew from.
>>181964257>court traitor is called Grimy Slimesoulhow did he do it
The Dwarves at the Council of Elrond in Rivendell had all just come from the Lonely Mountain to the East. They had to go through the mountain range at some point to get to Rivendell. You'd think they'd be able to tell the Fellowship a safe path nearby instead of sending them South within range of Isengard and attempting to go over the mountains with very little necessary equipment?They also went to Rivendell seeking information on Balin in Moria, which also seems pretty silly since the Elves have nothing to do with it and it's on the wrong side of the mountains.
>>181962696>>181962832always makes me sad to see an artist over the hill
>>181964221I want to see... but i also dont
>>181964322You’re forgetting the mountain pass that Thorin’s company took, being more north up the range. Since they came directly from Erebor, it would be a waste of time detouring to a passage more south, particularly if it takes you right pass Lorien.
>>181957539Lotr is a pagan work
>>181964322>You'd think they'd be able to tell the Fellowship a safe path nearby instead of sending them Southpresumably the dwarf envoys used the High pass which would likely be snowed under by the time the Fellowship departed (around two months after the council met). So they go south to try Caradhras and usually it would be fine except it's en evil fucking mountain and it wouldn't let them pass
>>181957529I'm moreso questioning the structure's integrity. How does it not just collapse on itself? That's a ton of heavy stone and there's nothing actually supporting its weight.
>>181964322Whats to the right of Rhun?
>>181964603terra incognita except "easterlings" and the place where the elves awoke and where humans came from
>>181964581don't you EVER dare question the engineering or architecture of the dwarfs you manling fucking shit
>>181957907>The spooky walk through long dark tunnels for days and days.Never really felt like that in the movie. An hour, tops.
>>181964560the High pass was too likely to be infested with orcs. The dwarves mention that the Beornings barely keep it open and demand a high toll
>>181958055some faggot here on 4channel drew this, true nightmare fuel
>>181964637>place where the elves awoke and where humans came fromand they didnt make a map of that area? dumb
>>181964758why would they? They were both fleeing west as fast as possible
>>181964377Nah, he did the right thing getting rid of the Fantasia hat.
>>181958151this is how i always pictured the balrogs not the bestial verson everyone has adopted since the movies
>>181963555They used the main gate not the side entrance.
>>181964698sadly this is true, they could've made it betterthe game The Third Age kinda fixed itbut i still afree with >>181957907>>181964062>i have the high ground
>>181958176says who faggotspellblade wizards are best wizards not some gay stick
>>181964698I think in the book they were only there for just over a day.
>>181958449easily the best like. I don't even know how to describe it. If it didn't sound disingenuous I'd say epic. It makes me mark out. It makes me want to rewind and watch the scene again. It makes me want to pause the movie get up and pace around my room imagining scenes for my own book i'll never write or fantasize about fighting a giant flaming beast as a holy warrior.Its just so good. A falling meteor into a black cthonic lake. Gandalf can't even be seen but you know he's there driving his sword into the balrog as they twist around wreathed in flame. There is obviously way more emotional and plotwise hyped up scenes than this. But this scene alone gets me making basedjack faces. Other scenes give me goosebumps or make me tear up. But this scene has me whooping and slapping the ground with my palms like an ape.
>>181962540There swords glow around orcs
>>181964460/tv/ always has the worst takes when it comes to LOTR, doesn't it?Even /lit/ doesn't have stupid-as-shit takes when it comes to this children fantasy novel.
>>181957529looks better than your collapsed neovagina
>>181967413Occasionally the lorejaks of /tv/ come out and post the goooood shit but honestly i think rings of power general trannies have driven away the good discussion. As im a terminally online homofaggot and I dont' see as many good lotr threads as I used to. There is always going to be someone shitposting though. I don't think it indicates some larger trend.
>>1819645811. Arches2. Magic3. It kinda did
>>181965372>>181964698Right after the entrance closes and they start walking, Gandalf does say that it's a four day journey to the other side
>>181962642this looks AI generated, but the hands are fine. anyone got it in better resolution (Yandex not helping)?
>>181969261https://imgur.com/gallery/LxCRr/>I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin on the mountainsideThe Artwork of Donato Giancola
>>181969404nice, reminds me of Blake's dragon paintings
>>181969404stupid sexy Gollum. Frodo looks here like that one really short porn dude who's always filming with large women
lol lotrfags always dumping on other franchise hiccups finally getting a taste of their own fuckery
>>181964791>>181964758Yep, none of the Elves, Dwarves, or men in the story had any reason to venture East past Rhun. And the people that did come from the East and the South were mysterious to them and wildly different culturally. Plus most of them already under the sway of Sauron. The only people in the story that went that far East were the Blue Wizards and their story wasn't really fleshed out by Tolkien except that they likely also have lost their way.
>take a still shot of CGI from almost 25 years ago>LOOK HOW BAD THIS IS>btw please watch Rings of Power :)
>>181962323whatever, look at the replies it got
>>181962807could of been better to
>>181969589You don’t do that on your own?
>>181963031how is that possible? do they not trade? do they not have travelling merchants or craftsmen visiting? do they not have diplomatic relations with any other place in the world? what do they even eat there?
>>181956961A rip off of the defence of Verdun >you shall not passils ne passeront pas
>>181970056they are isolationist and don't give a shit about the outside world. I don't know what they eat.
>>181958055Terrible and terrifying at the same time.
>>181962225>proto-capeshitNigger capeshit was already a thing you fucking idiot.
>>181959002what the fuck is wrong with dwarves
>>181957529Reminds me of a 90's pc game or fantasy series, peak soul.
>>181958055>The last old white racist in detroit defending his lawn from nogs
>>181956961will we live long enough to see such kino again?>https://youtu.be/GDYQ3PJKrT8
>>181964581>he didn't read Tolkien's letter describing the long dwarven history of pre-tension concrete form bridge construction
>>181959002Gandalf pursued and fought with the Balrog all the way from the Abyss, through miles and miles of pitch black tunnels to the foot of the endless stair, then chased him all the way up to finally defeat him at the top of Durin's Tower. Quite the battle.
>>181964460>t. a Moslem's smelly left hand
>>181958102>>181958151>>181958273Balrog is human sized.
>>181970311manlet rage and created by the literal good of autism
>>181957529Fellowship fucking revolutionized CGI in film. Name ONE movie in the last 20 years that has a better CGI shot than shit. Sure Gandalf looks a little displayed on the greenscreen but every other part is fucking perfect.
>millions must burnsomeone make denethor doreen pls I'm phonefaggin
>>181965024Specifically, that side entrance was intended for visiting elves from Eregion, hence the elvish writing and password. Once Eregion was destroyed, it fell into disuse.
>>181956961>>181957529and this is a 300 million dollar budget movie from 2017.
>>181962225Rohirrim horses are fucking gigachads in the book too. They smash through a wall of one hundred thousand orcs and nearly route the army until the Mumakil show up as unexpected reinforcements.
I'm coming mister Frodo prepare your ass AND mouth RRAAAR AAAARRRRH
The tv series will never be this good
>>181964830Yah, reading the books as a kid I always imagined a more human form considering they're supposed to be the opposite to Gandalf as fallen Maiar
>>181958055>Balrog is just la mona gimenez
>>181956961It was made for the DVD era, 480p TVs.
>>181971062God damn this whole sequence is fucking incredible.Truly next level shit, I know my kids will watch this in like 10 years and love it
>>181970862I was kind of disappointed they didn't show off Shadofax more. It would have been kino to see a Mearas in action.
>>181963145You know (((why)))
>>181971228No, I don't.
>>181957907this looked so stupid even as a kid
The choir after Gandalf’s fall has haunted me to this day.
>>181970657maybe some of the Davy Jones stuff from Pirates of the Caribbean
>>181971426No, it didn't. It looked fantastic. I doubt anyone would be impressed by your own portrayal of angelic, demigods doing battle with superhuman abilities
>>181971426Condolences on having such shit taste
>>181971976>>181972071if you arent netflix shills then u r retarded
>>181972096Is netflix in the room with us right now, retard?
>>181972222based quads of power
>>181962225only the two letter movies the first one will always be kino
>>181968284Say what you want about Bakshi's LotR, but John Hurt did a great job as Aragorn.
>>181966907Biblical is the word you are looking for, especially when accompanied by the choir chants in the film.
>>181958449This isn't Johannesburg anon, orcs have higher standards than this.