Tolkien changed our lives.
That man INVENTED the fantasy world as we know it today. No Tolkien, no WOW or Skyrim or D&D.
No shit he did. Where do you think i got my screen name from? Hell, i even got it in tengwar tattooed on my arm.
I agree. This book series sat as my all-time favorite book series for a looong time. I even read them after seeing the movies, and I still loved the books better. I got so into it that I forgot the ending at the battle of Minas Tirith.
Then Dark Tower came along...
the only reason i saw the first one in theaters was because jimmy neutron: boy genius finished while my cousin was watching lord of the rings. it was still going so i went to watch it. it was good, but i wasn't exactly hooked.
Same here dude. Never understood what the hype was all about.
I never read the books, and the only thing I remember about the movie series is the soundtrack. Yeah, I loved it that much.
Has anyone else seen the 70's rotoskoped (probably spelled that wrong) version of LOTR ... no?... =(
i never read the books, saw the first one and thought it was good, saw only bits of the 2nd and 3rd films. in short, i'm not a fan of Lord of the Rings
Never saw the 1st one. Fell asleep watching the other 2.
I couldn't read LotR. To me they read like text books of Middle Earth. Though, I do love me some Hobbit.
Read em all, and the Hobbit. Still nead to tread the Silmarillion someday...but yeah...good times.
That is true, but D&D took elements of Tolkien and expanded them.
Lord of the Rings originated many iconic fantasy elements (like questing companions, the relationships between fantastical races, etc), but D&D expanded those ideas and added new ones like monsters not inspired by mythology and characters (both heroic and villainous) that have more depth to them.
Mostly with the help of Peter Jackson. But seriously I salute anyone who actually read a full LotR book as a kid, though I did finish the Hobbit.
Never read (don't hurt me!).
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you can't really say that because d and d is basicly based off tolkien
Not video game related but more recently "A Song of Ice and Fire" gave us "Game of Thrones" (not really counting the mediocre at best game)