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    Default LOTR or Harry Potter?

    Which one do you prefer?

    I prefer the LOTR movie to the Harry Potter one, the music is fantastic and I love the battle scenes. The movie itself is also very well done

    I haven't read the LOTR books but I'm hoping to get them soon.


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    Default Re: LOTR or Harry Potter?

    LotR hands down. Personally, i can't stand Harry Potter in any shape or form, but that's just me. I don't see what the appeal is, wheras LotR has battles, quality acting, great soundtrack AND the legend that is Ian McKellen!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis69
    AND the legend that is Ian McKellen!!
    Definately LotR....if only for Sir Ian

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    You can't compare LotR to Harry Potter.... that's silly
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevroneight
    You can't compare LotR to Harry Potter.... that's silly
    Yep. Like comparing a meal & fine wine at a five star restaraunt to a juicy burger, crips fries, and a milkshake. Both are good, both have their place, but one of them is definitely more refined.

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    mmmmmm......burger and chips.

    Wait, i don't think that was the answer you were looking for, was it!?
    Quote Originally Posted by Egeria
    Definately LotR....if only for Sir Ian
    Does anyone remember the Oscars when he got drunk and did that...."interview"?! A true legend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Buddha
    Yep. Like comparing a meal & fine wine at a five star restaraunt to a juicy burger, crips fries, and a milkshake. Both are good, both have their place, but one of them is definitely more refined.
    Hmm, I don't know that I agree.
    Both deal with the same concepts. Standing your ground against evil.
    Even when that evil overpowers you, outmans you. When your death and failure seem certain, standing your ground.
    It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's the mere fact that you can do nothing else but stand, and still call yourself a man(or woman).
    I think they both have those core concepts. I also think that a lot of the wonder and childish joy didn't come across in the LOTR movies but did in the HP ones.

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    Neither, I never really got into either of them.

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    Harry Potter all the way!
    ANd people who say they can't stand it haven't read it. There is a reason why it is the best selling book that sold 6 million copies in the first 24 hours you know!!


    I'm gonna leave now before I say something terrible.

    man I hate comparison threads!!

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    Default Re: LOTR or Harry Potter?

    ive only seen one harry potter movie and one LOTR and thats like i plan on seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erised

    I'm gonna leave now before I say something terrible.

    man I hate comparison threads!!
    Would you be saying that if everyone was backing Harry Potter instead of LotR?

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    Default Re: LOTR or Harry Potter?

    Harry Potter!

    but I don't think you can really compare them.. they're different. I like them both, but haven't read all the LOTR books yet... while I have read all the HP books at least once. (have seen all movies for both, though)

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    i like them both

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    I find that LotR is superior in most ways. The only thing that Harry Potter has over LotR is (in the early HP books, anyway) a sense of fun. Sometimes that's enough for me. But mostly I prefer LotR.

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    Harry Potter...definately Harry Potter for me


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    I've read LOTR, The Hobbit and Silmarillion and on the other side all 6 volums of Harry Potter.
    I think you could rather compare The Hobbit to Harry Potter since they are both targeting a certain age category ( young - although people of all ages appreciate them ) and therefor focus more on adventure and humour.
    LOTR was written more like an epic (let's say an "odyssey" of fiction) and deals more in mithology and folklore than the other books mentioned above (except Silmarillion that basically is just mithology and folklore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihuta
    I've read LOTR, The Hobbit and Silmarillion and on the other side all 6 volums of Harry Potter.
    I think you could rather compare The Hobbit to Harry Potter since they are both targeting a certain age category ( young - although people of all ages appreciate them ) and therefor focus more on adventure and humour.
    LOTR was written more like an epic (let's say an "odyssey" of fiction) and deals more in mithology and folklore than the other books mentioned above (except Silmarillion that basically is just mithology and folklore)
    Exactly
    Though I hardly find a book that has horrible killings in it for kids.
    And descriptions of curses and pain

    And fourth Harry Potter movie was rated PG-13, so that's saying something.

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    I'm gonna have to go with Harry on this one.
    I was incredibly bored by LOTR, but Harry Potter was fun to watch and come on: Alan Rickman!

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    And Gary Oldman! He was so great in "Leon" and "The Fifth Element"! even then, when it comes right down to it, i'd rather watch epic battles, gandalf with his big white beard, a crazy talkin' scotsman and Scaramanga getting beaten with a stick!
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    Default Re: LOTR or Harry Potter?

    For movies id say lotr, i dont know about books since iv not read lotr, though id certainly say hp are fantastic books.

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