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The New LORD OF THE RINGS Television Spot With New Footage in Glorious QuickTime!!! Umm, Click Here Dummy!

Hey folks, Harry here... During last night's MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS I suddenly began being innundated with emails about a LORD OF THE RINGS TV spot that aired in the middle of a technical difficulty in a U2 number... Well, knowing that Robogeek is hooked into all telecommunication satellites and archives all footage everywhere for his own strange personal amusement, I picked up my toaster and set out to bribe him with a pair of hot electric heated slots to fill... He accepted said bribe and set out to create worthy QUICKTIME grabs for all you sleepyheads that missed the MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS and wanted to see new footage... Including your first look at the CAVE TROLL, your first look at the strange world Frodo enters when he puts on the ring... your first look at Minas Morgul!!! AND MORE!!!

5.3MB / 320x240 / :30 CLICK HERE

3.4MB / 240x180 / :30 CLICK HERE

So remember, before treating your friendly local robot manservant like a mook, remember, those beady electric eyes can record anything for you... Including LORD OF THE RINGS FOOTAGE!!!! Enjoy my friends and support your Robot Retirement Fund!

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  • Sept. 7, 2001, 2:32 a.m. CST

    kewl - I`m first?

    by JohnnyB

    this movie is looking better and better every time i see a new clip... Dec 19th release for the US or world wide release?????

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Orgasmic...

    by Huneybee

    No, really! That was great!____A Satisfied Bee

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 3:18 a.m. CST

    That ROCKED!

    by virkku

    I'm very pleased with this commercial. Lot's of great new clips and a very cool feel. And Ian's "It must be destroyed" line has to be heard in context. It seems that he is in the middle of a heated argument (in Rivendell?). I think Ian's delivery is masterful and his voice gives me shivers in the spine. He is not playing Gandalf, he IS Gandalf. And yeah, the Cave Troll ROCKS!!!

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Most impressive...

    by Mac an Cheanna

    Excellent stuff, although the voiceover takes away from the epic tone a little. Very cool shots of the back of Sauron's helmet and of the Ringwraiths riding out of Minas Morgul. This TV spot corrects the big mistake in the full trailer where Gandalf says: "Sauron needs only this Ring to cover all the land OF a second darkness" (shouldn't that have been IN a second darkness). Here Gandalf says: "...to cover all the lands in darkness" The Rock Troll that tries to club Sam with his sledgehammer does look suspiciously like the Rock Troll in the Harry Potter trailer though... Does anyone agree with this?

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 3:30 a.m. CST

    RE: Cluster + added thoughts

    by virkku

    Nice to hear from you as well, General. I actually almost changed my name after one stalker-talkbacker put up a new name "virrku" pretending to be me and posting shit all the time... Luckily Harry banned his/her ass. - - - So... Are you more happy with the new commercial than the old trailers? It's showing a bit more of the money shots and has maybe a more surreal feel to it. - - - I think that when the new 3 minute trailer comes out in October, New Line is going to show all their cards. If they want get mainstream audiences on the seats, they have to sell this film with epic action and SFX. This commercial is a step in the right direction. I would prefer them to keep as much secret as possible, but secrecy is unfortunately not the way to reach big audiences.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 3:32 a.m. CST

    I'm lovin' it

    by TimBenzedrine

    I think I'll go watch it again.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 3:49 a.m. CST

    cannot wait any longer!!

    by dirty_dishes

    This is looking exactly like my vision when I was reading the books. Maybe better. The Rock Troll gives me shivers, but that's okay. It's great, it's great, it's great! Still, I wish Liv Tyler was not Arwen. That makes me puke rat turds or some other disgusting expletive.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 3:57 a.m. CST

    btw...

    by dirty_dishes

    Thank you Harry and Robogeek. Don't know if anyone thanked you yet, but I think your mamas would be proud. And another thing, MTV Awards suck! It's just for pop sh*t and sell outs. Anybody who likes the smell of dignity stays away from that disgrace.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 4:06 a.m. CST

    dirty dishes, pa-leasee!

    by TimBenzedrine

    I'm happy to say that Liv Tyler does not inspire the same reaction with me. Perfect Arwen or no, I find her pretty easy on these old eyes.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 4:11 a.m. CST

    dirty dishes, pa-leasee!

    by TimBenzedrine

    I'm happy to say that Liv Tyler does not inspire the same reaction with me. Perfect Arwen or no, I find her pretty easy on these old eyes.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Real Time please?!

    by indiejones

    Granted QuickTime is a far superior format but im at work and do not have time to download it so please could we have some sort of choice?

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 4:30 a.m. CST

    LUCAS GO HOME!!!

    by Matt

    It

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 4:44 a.m. CST

    The Trailers So Far

    by EvilNight

    The trailers so far are quite good, however, after repated viewings, I realized something. These trailers really only get you psyched for the film on the right level IF you have already read the books. I love them, but they really don't give a LOTR newbie the epic feel of the books. Maybe that's something they want to save for the theater as a surprise, and that's all well and good I suppose. I'd still like to see a nice, LONG trailer, something around 3 minutes, that takes a less flashy, more serious, and more "epic" look at the films... something that starts slow and builds up a little tension. Also something without these cheap voiceovers... Case in point, my roomates were really not all that interested in the first trailer, they shrugged it off as another D&D flick (ugh!), until I sat them down and went over every damn frame in that trailer and explained the context to them, from Anduin in the beginning to the second Frodo puts on the ring at the end. After that now they are checking into the movie on their own and are very psyched to see it. The people who go into this expecting a second rate story are going to be walking out like they just got fscked by the trojan army... this is a good thing. ;)

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 4:56 a.m. CST

    RE: Evilnight

    by virkku

    You are absolutely right, and I think this has been the intention of New Line. We must remember that the film is still three and a half months away, and they have already put out two trailers (three, if you include the first internet teaser) and a TV commercial. It's stupid to show all your cards too early. The January trailer was badly executed, but the May trailer was a huge improvement. And it did make many people intrigued about the film, but it didn't make the film a must-see. The trailer that will sell the film to the mainstream audiences will appear in October, two and a half months before premiere. It's three minutes long and will most likely be a lot more epic than the previous trailers.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 5:14 a.m. CST

    I disagree.......

    by Purple Toupee

    This trailer sucks. It does nothing for the film, it just rehashes the other trailers and gives fanboys something to wet their pants about.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Sweet Mother of Pearl

    by Monkey Lord

    Only now do I wish I had any interest in the contemporary pop clap-trap crap fest that is MTV... LOL...just kidding. I don't really. What was I thinking? But in any case, WOW. For those brief few seconds, I was knocked off my chair. WOW. That cave troll is AWESOME... Sam's scream gave me goose bumps! Again....WOW... And was that really the back of Sauron's noggin or maybe was it the Witch King...

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Wow!

    by kiki370

    I just had to watch that a couple of times. I can't wait to see this flick! Definitely agree with the other posters that the voiceover sounded canned...they should have just left silence. Would have had a greater impact.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 6:16 a.m. CST

    lotrposter

    by Popmart

    i got the new poster from work, i'll trya nd get a pic of it up

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 6:16 a.m. CST

    This new trailer . . .

    by Chocky

    definitely places LoTR in the fantasy genre. The sword unsheathing and arrow-flying foley noises are cues to the public at large to the fantasy bent. I hope people who know nothing about LoTR aren't automatically turned off by this (equating LoTR in their minds with Willow, Legend, Krull, etc.)

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 6:23 a.m. CST

    MAGIC MAGIC MAGIC

    by Ruby_Rod

    In fucking credible. I just watched that last section, with the music, like 5,000,000 times. How sweet it is! This is DEFINITELY Cool News.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Frothing at the mouth for the one ring to rule ALL...

    by Nagual

    After this and Moriarty's words, it's over, no contest. December 19 or bust.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Real

    by orlandocfa

    Can someone post it in Real format? I can't load Quicktime at work.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Please calm me down!

    by Hook

    Any new glimse of this movie gives me a rush, Liv Tyler drawing her sword she is hot! The part with the goblins is rad, Ian looks like he has nailed the Gandalf character, a glimpse of the dark lord himself, Legolas drawing his bow. This movie is going to kick bootie, I can't wait!!!!

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Back to bed, Harry....

    by abcdefz1

    Harry, please.... not to be mean or anything, but please don't feel obligated to come down from the mountain and give us your Thoughts About It All. ******** That being said.... Wixker -- Harry Potter looks interesting to you and this doesn't? I know it's all really subjective, but can you explain? I haven't read any of these books -- Potter or Rings -- but HP looks like child-curdling shite to me, while this looks promising: possibly portentious, with some adventure and genuinely creepy moments, possible epic triumph.... Of course, the mythic quasi-Middle-Englishspeak could veer into camp, but this looks like it's got vision other than to exploit the Potter franchise dollar. Whaddya say?

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 10:30 a.m. CST

    excuse me

    by abcdefz1

    Excuse me, Wicker, I called you Wixler..

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Directed by Peter Jackson?

    by Micmac

    Why do they bother giving that line so much attention at the end? Nobody knows who Peter Jackson is. The marketing on this film is so sporadic. I think the most recent full-length trailer is fantastic, as are the new poster and the official website. But the original posters with Elijah Wood just sitting there, holding the ring, got no one excited that wasn't already excited. The original tagline "You will find adventure or adventure will find you" sounded like something from a 1980's Nintendo game manual. And now they expect mainstream America to get goosebumps when they hear Peter Jackson's name?

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Expectations

    by The Game Master

    First, to WickerJoe, I'm glad you give this movie credit without knowing the books--that's a brave thing to do with fantasy (especially after the recent D&D dud). But allow me to have a ray of light break in--when the ORIGINAL Star Wars was advertized, it looked like just another campy sci-fi movie (hell, even Lucas was skeptical). Now, I'm NOT comparing Star Wars to Lord of the Rings, but the point is, that the storyline and it's execution completely redefined the genre. Lord of the Rings will be incredible and elevate the fantasy genre to levels never before thought possible, and fantasy films will be far less cheesy in the future. At least, to paraphrase Gandalf, "It's our great hope and the Oscars' great fear." Also let me add that having read several pages of diolgue on TheOneRing.net that the writing is VERY mature and thought-provoking, certainly not standard fantasy-fare, as most of the diologue has been quoted directly from the books--books that have sold a hundred million copies. I think we're safe.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I don't want to wait

    by BenDaRas

    I don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to waitI don't want to wait

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 11:36 a.m. CST

    It's not fair

    by it's hot in here

    Tons of newbies and ignorant people will pass this movie off as "another dopey Medieval movie!" Seriously, this movie was made for Tolkien fans alone, as it should be. Call us fanboys, fanatics, geeks, freaks, whatever - this movie is OURS, not yours. Go watch the latest teen flick featuring a Limp Biskit/Kid Rock soundtrack and pay no attention to our little film. Puh-leaze.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Film Stoyline Spoilers

    by AncalagonBlack

    The Complete List of LOTR Film Changes is at this new URL: http://www1.tolkienonline.com/movies/changes_index.cfm

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 12:23 p.m. CST

    GREAT GOOGALY MOOGALY!!

    by twan_deeth_ree

    That was pretty freakin' cool! I do believe I just shite me trousers. Only 3 months and 12 days. Can't wait.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Happiness is...

    by Huneybee

    A sleeping baby, a Mountain Dew frozen to just the right slushy texture, and LotR's over and over and over again.____A Lesson From Bee On How To Start The Day Off Just Right

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 1:08 p.m. CST

    re: MorGoth

    by Purple Toupee

    Come on, MorGoth. Do you REALLY believe that anyone besides we LOTR fans really gave a crap about that trailer? It flashed a bunch of scenes, and I agree with the talkbacker who said that it didn't provide any clue as to the epic proportions of this film. If I never read LOTR, I would have no interest in that trailer. Yes, it looked like "just another medieval movie." So look at it from another perspective, instead of jumping down my throat and posting 4th grade insults. I love you, why do you hate me?

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Come on, people

    by virkku

    ...The film is still three and a half months away, and you are complaining the New Line is not showing all the big money shots yet? Those who have read the book know that we haven't seen anything yet, and thank god we haven't. Yes, this commercial will give goosebumps only to those who have read the books, and it's only building up the awareness of the film among the mainstream audiences. That's exactly what New Line should be doing at the moment. If they refuse to show the epicness of the film in the october trailer also, then I say that they are screwing up the marketing. But not before that.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 1:28 p.m. CST

    re: Purple Toupee & others

    by Huneybee

    It worked its magic on me and I have never read the books. It's not just about die hard Tolien fans; it's about magic and fantasy and FINALLY a movie that brings the budget and the vision to deliver a masterpiece. It's not about comparing SW and LotR except that the latter will do for the Fantasy genre what the former did for Sci-fi. It's not about HP vs LotR. HP is a kid with magical powers and set in England. LotR is about elves and monsters and hobbits and a magical world that does not exist outside of your imagination. It's about a movie that finally takes you to that special place that before has only existed in your mind. It is about children playing with swords and slaying monsters. It is about millions of people who were captivated by the books. It is about everyone who has loved fantasy novels and movies but wished for something more complex and sophisticated on screen. It is about the general public who enjoy going to movies and are unaware of what awaits them on Dec 19th. Tomb Raider and the like can bring them in but LotR will bring them in AND bring them back! That is what has been missing...A movie that will not only capture your attention for a short amount of time but an experience which captures your heart and imagination.____That What It Is About To Me

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 1:36 p.m. CST

    It's just unfair...

    by Harlow

    We have to wait 3 months to see this? I was at a bar last night and the VMA's were on the TVs around the joint. When the spot came on (with no sound mind you...some techno industrial country bluegrass opera was playing over the sound system) the whole bar paused in their conversations and stared at the screens. After the spot was over, excited mumbling broke out. I think this has a wider appeal then some jaded TBers think. I just can't wait till December.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Book vs Movie

    by Elwood Blues

    I'm in the middle of reading the Fellowship of the Ring for the first time, and as I get further into it, more trailers and TV spots keep coming out, It's awesome to read a scene, then look for it on the new spot. That battle scene in the Mines of Moria kick major ass, its actually cooler then I visualized it! (Yes, that was the last chapter I read) I hope the music in the film is as good as the music in the trailers, cause that gets all the emotions stirring. I think we won't be disapointed.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 4:37 p.m. CST

    wingnuts

    by Lance Turk

    It still kills me whenever I see "Wingnut pictures" in the credits for LotR. Just a little reminder of the old Dead Alive days. BTW did anyone else laugh out loud when reading lines in the book series like, "Frodo got a queer feeling as he threw another faggot on the fire."

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Palantir

    In the words of a soon to be dead Kevin Spacey in American Beauty, all I can say is: "man oh man oh man oh man!" I've read the trilogy probably ten times in my life, and I have never been so excited to see a movie ever!

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 8:50 p.m. CST

    First-Timer Here

    by JNorky

    When I saw the first trailer for LOTR, I had never read the book. The only thing I was familiar with was the crappy cartoon "Return of the King". But this trailer looked awesome and I decided I better go out and buy this book! I've been checking out any info about the movie becuz I can't wait to see the movie. I've been looking forward to seeing the movie. I'm nearly finished with the Lord of the Rings. I already read The Hobbit. I've already gotten my sister interested in the books and the movie. BTW, this is my first posting, but I've been a lurker for a while.

  • Sept. 7, 2001, 11:37 p.m. CST

    no, don't say anything stupid

    by Von Bastard

    Let's all just bow are heads and be happy for once. If these teaser trailors don't get you wet than nothing will! It is amazing that people still have something to complain about! Listen up you little bastards it does not get any better than this!

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 1:04 a.m. CST

    cheesy language

    by bird of prey

    Concerning the comment about "It must be destroyed" being cheesy, I must admit that ever since reading Harry's reports from N.Z. and his description of the faithfulness of the dialogue, I've been a little worried about how the language will be received by critics and audiences not familiar with the books. I mean, even in the books the language is certainly hifalutin, but it somehow works. I suppose the key is the emotion the actors put into the language, and the way Ian/Gandalf intones the above line in the trailer gives me some hope.

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 1:15 a.m. CST

    one film vs. three film promotion

    by bird of prey

    I haven't seen any comments on the fact that the TV trailer posed as "Lord of the Rings", with no mention of "Fellowship of the Ring" and the trilogy. This must be new territory for marketing--has there ever been a trilogy filmed before the release of the first film? Anyway, this brings me to my big beef, which is why will we have to wait a whole year for each new film? Keep up the momentum, New Line, and crack the whip over those editors and FX people--we want the next installments for Summer 2002 and Christmas 2002! Time works entirely differently in this day and age--two years is an enternity in marketing!

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Voice-over Sucks

    by RedCapitalist

    I thought we went through this already with the first movie trailer! You know the one, where "Mr. Voice" quoted the "One Ring to Rule them all.." poem? I was soooo incredibly relieved when they had Gandalf do the voice over for the second one, and was almost relieved again when he did the only talking the in the first TV trailer....UNTIL THE END! WHAT WAS THAT? It sounded like the guy who does the disclaimer at the end of Viagra commercials! THIS SUCKS. It totally ruined the already too fast/light tone of the preview. If had to guess, I would have to bet that Jackson had NOTHING to do with this, cuz it just plain sucks ass.

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Possible solutions

    by JD1866

    ZeroCorpse I had the same problem. I went to www.apple.com/quicktime and re-downloaded QT (somehow the play.exe file got deleted from my system) and then re-installed the program. Good luck and hope this helps. *** Miami - start the clip at the begining. Instead of clicking the play button on the left, click on the forward facing button on the right. The clip should play on a frame by frame basis. I have seen this shadow but, frankly, it doesn't look like much to me. You can't see any details :-(

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Directed by Peter Jackson voice over: A good sign

    by AntoniusBloc

    I don't think that VO pointing out it is directed by PJ is meant as a marketing tool. I think this is something PJ probably wanted because he is proud of what he has done so far and wants to make sure people identify his name with this,so far, amazing looking film. He just wants credit, and who can blame him? Wow, i can't point out a specific scene in this tv spot because i loved every minute of it. The cave troll, and Sam's reaction was really cool, and Arwen looked hot.

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 9:43 a.m. CST

    i guess i should correct myself and say "i loved every second of

    by AntoniusBloc

    When Legolas turns around and draws his bow...awesome! The ring floating over frodo....Gandalf...I loved every SECOND...can't wait

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 10:45 a.m. CST

    "From Peter Jackson, the director of Bad Taste and Braindead"

    by virkku

    Now THAT's what they should have said.

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 10:51 a.m. CST

    GOLLUM!!!

    by polesitter

    Dudes, everybody's freaking out about the troll, screw that. Did you see Gollum?!

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 1:14 p.m. CST

    That's NOT Gollum

    by Monkey Lord

    That's a Moria orc...and we've seen it before in the previous trailers. And no, TORn is not reporting that as being gollum. Read their frame by frame analysis.

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Kick TV Spot!!!

    by The Hierophant

    Wow, I'm pretty damn impressed with that tv spot! I wasn't initially expecting anything that we hadn't already seen a million and one times, but obiously I was mistaken. Man, did y'all scope that cave troll?!?! Wow, he looks spectacular, if somewhat computer-generated at this time. And I most heartily agree with one of the earlier posters that reason why this tv spot has Peter Jackson's name attached to the end is because PJ wants people to associate his name with LotR, and by extension with greatness. Boy am I ever looking forward to the next theatrical trailer now!

  • Sept. 8, 2001, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Ok.... I mean, that's not Frodo & Sam & Gollum :)

    by Monkey Lord

    Ok...I see that I misunderstood what you were talking about. I checked it out, and in the frame by frame analysis, they do say "This looks to be Frodo and Sam in Mordor, costumed as orcs, overlooking a huge orc army."... HOWEVER <pulls foot out of mouth>, if you will notice, it appears that ONE of the individuals on the left side (of the two) is bearing a standard... And there is ANOTHER individual standng on the right side, bowed and hunched and wearing clothes and a helmet.... I'm STILL inclined to think these are orcs (maybe of the small, scouty veriety tolkien described)... and that the motion below is another orc approaching the scene. At no time do I remember there being 2 other individuals accompanying Frodo and Sam into mordor, and hanging out with them on a cliff top. :) Didn't mean to poo an anyone with my previous post... hehe... I was thinking (SURELY noone thinks that big yellow eyed green face is Gollum! What a numbnut!" hehehe.... my bad. Sorry. But it seems I'm pooing on the original intent anyway... :)

  • Sept. 9, 2001, 8:02 a.m. CST

    bitch moan bitch moan complain

    by master-killer

    I understand that everyone has an opinion and that they think their's is valid, but you fuckers are just plain stupid. So many people are basing their judgments on a damn 30 second trailer! Also, people are bitching about how cheesy the line 'It must be destroyed!' was...Hey dumb-ass!watch most Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror movies and you'll hear a bunch of cheesy crap! It's fuckin' genre fiction! Yes, even your beloved Star Wars and Matrix was filled to the brim with 'cheesiness'. Being a movie critic is not about pointing out every flaw and nit-picking little insignificant things, that's just being stupid internet geek.

  • Sept. 9, 2001, 5:59 p.m. CST

    SAURON

    by SpursAlltheWay

    Hey maybe I'm skipping over stuff but nobody's said anything about the back side of the dark lord (hmm. I guess that can be taken more than one way..) I guess they are showing him embodied for the flashback scenes to Isildur's time. Here is one area I really hope they don't screw up. Through the books I always just thought of him as pure malice. You don't really get that when you read through the silmarillian and he gets humiliated by a big wolf, but in LOTR he is something that just can't be even mentioned. What the hell kind of weinies is he going to be roasting with those big spikes on his head... Still looks cool though!!

  • Sept. 10, 2001, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Arwen had a sword in her hand...

    by Elliot_Kane

    I thought the whole 'XenArwen' thing had been dealt with? Yeah the trailer is pretty cool, but if they wreck Arwen by going the whole 'warrior princess' route they also destroy Eowyn and do serious harm to Aragorn. For all the amazing things we've seen so far, no matter how great the special effects, it is still possible for PJ to have messed with the characters so badly that the story as a whole is ruined. *** We are all hyping this film so much in our own minds that we are in danger of being disappointed not so much by the films themselves but by the weight of our own expectations. Just like we were with Phantom Menace. Let's not get too carried away here...

  • Sept. 10, 2001, 12:47 a.m. CST

    nyc comicon

    by yellowkid

    www.nyccomicon.com

  • Sept. 10, 2001, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I've not reag LOTR yet so should I?

    by BigDawg1

    see movie first or read it before it comes out. i know that the book is usually better but this seems tob be a diffrent case. how would it feel to see these worlds visually first without any idea of story or characters going in ? comments ?

  • Sept. 10, 2001, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Robin Hood?

    by Keaton

    Is it just me, or does the Legolas drawing-back-of-bow bit not come directly from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? Cool nonetheless.

  • Sept. 10, 2001, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Whoa....

    by LordRaif

    I bit too fast for my tastes, but still cool nonetheless.

  • Sept. 11, 2001, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Legolas

    by El_Tonio

    So you see Legolas shooting an arrow, it wisks away, just missing Aragorn. Why is Legolas in the shot when Aragorn dodges his arrow? Why is he a bit blueish? anybody? Other than that, drool drool, gimme more!

  • Sept. 11, 2001, 11:59 a.m. CST

    What one image sticks in your mind?

    by Headless Corpse

    After watching the teaser just once, what one image is the one you keep coming back to. For me, it is that straight-on shot of Legolas drawing his bow. Don't know why; the brain is funny that way. What image is it for you?

  • Sept. 13, 2001, 9:31 p.m. CST

    it

    by crimarti

    hi! greetings from chile! i think this tv commercial is great, i just don

  • Sept. 14, 2001, 10:39 a.m. CST

    A few comments...

    by Halloween68

    I think "it's hot in here" said it best, you don't want to see it, who cares. Don't go. That's more goobers for me. And yes, this movie was made by Tolkien fans for Tolkien fans. No skin off my back if a few of you want to remain ignorant. It's very obvious that several of you have made up your own minds not to see it. Your loss. Again, it doesn't affect the ones who will truelly enjoy this spectacular event one iota. Sure, if enough of you sit around and refuse to see the movie out of principle, and because you don't think it's the hip thing to see with your MTV one-dimentional short attention span way of thinking, ticket sales might not be as good as they could be. But you know what, I still don't care, just as long it's good and just as long as it portrays even a fraction of the inspiration and beauty that the book itself portrays. Potter looks funny, and very enjoyable in family film sort of way, but if you can't see the pure rush of excitement and the gritty edge of realized imagination behind these Lord of the Rings spots... Not my problem. I'll have better seats on opening curtain. It's a shame though... I'd like to see both Peter Jackson and the good Professor Tolkien do well by these films. Unfortunately, a film is usually measured by box office success these days. And critics and academy members are usually prejudiced against Fantasy as a genre. I wish this wasn't so. I think we owe both artists are deepest respect. Also, on a side note: Mr. Voice complaints... Come on guys, give me a break. Mr. Voice isn't in the actually film. It is only a 30 second TV commercial meant to tease the viewing public. And like someone else said, it isn't a new trailer, it's only the first television spot. Also, someone said this as well: We're still 3 and half months away. We've still got a couple of trailers and an hour long tv special to go before the movie opens. Also, the marketing machine hasn't really even begin to run yet. New Line said they wouldn't start full on promotion on the film until late September, early October. So you haven't seen nothing yet. Worries aside, the film will have plenty of exposure before its release. And Potter and LOTR are all AOL Time Warner. They plan on using Potter when it comes out as a spring board kick promotion for Fellowship into second gear. Still a long way to go. Hopefully, there will be plenty of time to get some of these uptight wankers to be a little more open-minded and a little less predictable.

  • Sept. 14, 2001, 10:39 a.m. CST

    A few comments...

    by Halloween68

    I think "it's hot in here" said it best, you don't want to see it, who cares. Don't go. That's more goobers for me. And yes, this movie was made by Tolkien fans for Tolkien fans. No skin off my back if a few of you want to remain ignorant. It's very obvious that several of you have made up your own minds not to see it. Your loss. Again, it doesn't affect the ones who will truelly enjoy this spectacular event one iota. Sure, if enough of you sit around and refuse to see the movie out of principle, and because you don't think it's the hip thing to see with your MTV one-dimentional short attention span way of thinking, ticket sales might not be as good as they could be. But you know what, I still don't care, just as long it's good and just as long as it portrays even a fraction of the inspiration and beauty that the book itself portrays. Potter looks funny, and very enjoyable in family film sort of way, but if you can't see the pure rush of excitement and the gritty edge of realized imagination behind these Lord of the Rings spots... Not my problem. I'll have better seats on opening curtain. It's a shame though... I'd like to see both Peter Jackson and the good Professor Tolkien do well by these films. Unfortunately, a film is usually measured by box office success these days. And critics and academy members are usually prejudiced against Fantasy as a genre. I wish this wasn't so. I think we owe both artists are deepest respect. Also, on a side note: Mr. Voice complaints... Come on guys, give me a break. Mr. Voice isn't in the actually film. It is only a 30 second TV commercial meant to tease the viewing public. And like someone else said, it isn't a new trailer, it's only the first television spot. Also, someone said this as well: We're still 3 and half months away. We've still got a couple of trailers and an hour long tv special to go before the movie opens. Also, the marketing machine hasn't really even begin to run yet. New Line said they wouldn't start full on promotion on the film until late September, early October. So you haven't seen nothing yet. Worries aside, the film will have plenty of exposure before its release. And Potter and LOTR are all AOL Time Warner. They plan on using Potter when it comes out as a spring board kick promotion for Fellowship into second gear. Still a long way to go. Hopefully, there will be plenty of time to get some of these uptight wankers to be a little more open-minded and a little less predictable.

  • Sept. 14, 2001, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I just hope the premiere for Angel doesn't get pushed back...

    by The Hierophant

    like the Friday sitcoms on WB. If that ends up happening, it means I'll have to wait another week to get my Tolkien fix! Not acceptable! ME NEED TOLKIEN FIX NOW! ;-)

  • Sept. 21, 2001, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Frodo lives!!!

    by Galadriel*

    Love it, love it, love it!!! If I have to wait much longer, I'm going to explode!

  • Sept. 21, 2001, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Is it christmas yet?

    by Galadriel*

    The only thing that bugged me was that annoying guy at the end with the voice-over. He scares me. Gandalf can collect his oscar, Frodo rules, Arwen is gorgeaus and now I want to buy a bow so I can learn draw an arrow like Legolas. It's the coolest thing I have ever seen!!! Damn, I just bit all my nails off. Thanks a lot you guys!

  • Sept. 23, 2001, 8:54 p.m. CST

    the new trailer on the WB...

    by schellack

    Is it possible that we might have a recording of the new trailer, shown with the 'Angel' show, online soon after it appears on TV?