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First time watching Lord of the Rings The Return of the King movie reaction | Part 1 | Extended


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  • Badd Medicine
    Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +55

    Hey Folks, Currently, you will experience a sync issue if you watch this in Google Chrome. Safari, Phones, Ipad, Apple TV will play it normal.
    Here we go folks, the epic battle! What were some of your favorite moments? Did it meet your expectations?
    Full Reaction on Patreon: www.patreon.com/baddmedicine

    • TheAlmaward
      TheAlmaward 16 күн бұрын

      FYI, Google Chrome works just fine, now. ;) Apparently, YT fixed its browser issue. :D

    • alibaba pirce
      alibaba pirce 2 ай бұрын

      john nobel never handles well losing a son

    • lozhallett1
      lozhallett1 4 ай бұрын

      The beacons they used to signal are a real thing used in the UK to warn of invasion over 1000 years ago, I live next to one of them called beacon Hill....

    • Legolas_Legend21
      Legolas_Legend21 10 ай бұрын

      @Mike Finney it’s the only thing in the whole series that makes me mad

    • greenrogue07
      greenrogue07 10 ай бұрын

      @Badd Medicine bro i was going insane, thought it was my pc lmao works fine on iphone. thx for the react and edit about the sound!! :)

  • Keef
    Keef 10 ай бұрын +274

    Guys. I was 17. My older brother was home for Christmas.. he bought me the first 2 movies on dvd. I fired them up one morning. We watched both in 1 shot. At the end of the second he looked over at me and said “ok let’s go see the 3rd”. We went right out to the theater to watch it. That’s a day I’ll never forget.

    • Squeeky Squid
      Squeeky Squid 12 күн бұрын +2

      I remember having a little tv/vcr combo in my (and my brother's) bedroom around middle school and I had the fellowship vhs tapes. I must've watched them a dozen times. I'd get home from school and pop them in just to chill.

    • S047
      S047 Ай бұрын

      That's a good brother

    • S O Ramirez
      S O Ramirez Ай бұрын

      wow.. nice

    • Glen Hogue
      Glen Hogue Ай бұрын +1

      @Mr. Kthe one morning

    • Taylor Downs
      Taylor Downs 2 ай бұрын

      Sounds incredible.

  • David Kulmaczewski
    David Kulmaczewski 10 ай бұрын +302

    When Return of the King first came out in theaters, they put together a special "Full Trilogy" showing in select theaters around the country. It was a full-day lineup with the extended edition of Fellowship starting in the afternoon, followed by the extended edition of Two Towers in the late evening, followed by the premier of (theatrical cut) Return of the King at midnight. They only sold 1/2 the seats in the theaters to allow people to spread out and get comfortable, and served pizza and hot dogs between films (this was before most theaters sold anything more than popcorn or nachos). About half the people came dressed as hobbits or elves or wizards (again, before cosplay was a big thing) and it was a real festival atmosphere. The closest theater to me where I was able to get a ticket was about 60 miles away, but I bought one anyway (my wife declined to attend) and took two vacation days to enjoy it, one day for the event and one to sleep in (I didn't get home until nearly 6am). Of course I went to a matinee the next day to see it again....

    • Michael McLachlan
      Michael McLachlan 7 ай бұрын +8

      Similarly, in Australia the films were released late on 26 December (Boxing Day), which is a national holiday. For the release of the Two Towers in 2002, they showed the first two films, finishing at dawn on Friday the 27th. I was working that day so was very tired by the end! 2003 they showed all three as David experienced, but started somewhat earlier, finishing late in the evening.

    • Shanelle Francisco
      Shanelle Francisco 8 ай бұрын +15

      That's so awesome! Wish I could have experienced that.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +41

      Pretty cool to hear about this back in the day.

  • thomas harris
    thomas harris 10 ай бұрын +157

    There's a famous story you can find about how Peter Jackson the director tried to direct Christopher Lee, who plays Sauruman, what sort of noises to make when he gets stabbed in the back. Lee told Jackson that he would not make those noises because he knows what sorts of sounds a man stabbed in the back makes, and those aren't it. Lee was a spy during WWII BTW. And he was a huge Tolien fan who reread the trilogy every year since it's publication.

    • N Kuykendall
      N Kuykendall 14 күн бұрын +2

      Fun fact - James Bond the character was based on Christopher Lee by author Ian Fleming, Lee’s step-cousin.

    • Jace C.
      Jace C. Ай бұрын

      He wasn't just a spy. He was a commando. He was in the British SAS. The precursor to modern day special forces. He knows what sounds people make when you kill them from behind because he did that, many times.

    • NullPoEx
      NullPoEx Ай бұрын +6

      it was also his lifelong dream to play the role of Gandalf when it was made into a proper film one day (Tolkien even promised him the role), and while he didn't get the part due to his advanced age and being incapable of the fight scenes, he was also quite happy with being Saruman and the set's resident lore expert.

    • Shining Darkness
      Shining Darkness 6 ай бұрын +6

      He had a long military carrier not just in WWII. He didn't even start acting until he was in his 40s and by that point he had served in several militaries.

    • Kawaii CookieCutie
      Kawaii CookieCutie 6 ай бұрын +20

      @Badd Medicine yeaa!! He said “Have you ever heard the sound a man makes when he’s stabbed in the back ?? Because I have…your lungs deflate! So rather than some horrid scream, it’s more like a gust of breath leaving the body”

  • papalaz4444244
    papalaz4444244 10 ай бұрын +415

    Wizard is the term which causes a bit of confusion in LotR. These are not old men who learn spells and collect mistletoe. They are angelic spirits who took a frail, unthreatening human form to go to Middle Earth and look for Sauron. Tolkien used wizard in it's original meaning. Wise- ard. One who is wise and learned. The Elves call them the Istari. Wise Ones.
    I hope this is useful.

    • TheAngryDanishViking
      TheAngryDanishViking 4 ай бұрын

      well they were forced or banished to Middle Earth iirc... except radaghast iirc.

    • Shining Darkness
      Shining Darkness 6 ай бұрын

      But they DO use magic my guy so it isn't as simple as saying "Oh the term causes confusion." Because at the time Tolkien was one of the pioneers of making a magical world. Sure, today we associate the term wizard to mean dudes that run around slinging magic and being smart but at the time these guys were what wizards were, we didn't have too many examples before this in modern literature or media (well short of comics and manga and such but at the time that was nerd shit that most people didn't know about). Wizards do use magic in LotR so people asking "why can't [wizard] just use a spell to do [task]?" is a valid question. We see him use magic on multiple occasions and he uses a bit more in the books than he does in the films.

    • George Chapman
      George Chapman 6 ай бұрын

      Wise-ard as in to be wise and ard as nails

    • Sailië Alquadacil
      Sailië Alquadacil 8 ай бұрын +4

      @Aurora Not quite. The Maiar (sing. Maia) are subordinates of the Valar. Olórin in particular serves Varda and Manwë. Saruman used to be a servant of Aulë, and Radagast of Yavanna.

    • Tovick
      Tovick 10 ай бұрын +4

      Wizard in this meaning is literally, a person thats wise: Wise + ard = Wizard

  • Bob Blumenfeld
    Bob Blumenfeld 10 ай бұрын +216

    To me, the lighting of the beacon chain is one of the most thrilling sequences in the movies.

    • Sailië Alquadacil
      Sailië Alquadacil 8 ай бұрын +16

      It's so good. The music. The landscape. THE CHILLS. I get bouncy with excitement every. single. time.

    • s.andral
      s.andral 9 ай бұрын +17

      Love, love, love that scene. Still remember how I felt watching it in the theatre. I was speechless. 😍😍

  • Daniel Midkiff
    Daniel Midkiff 10 ай бұрын +129

    Sam’s biggest mistake was in calling Gollum the villain. He was right that Gollum was plotting to murder them, but Frodo always sympathized with what the ring did to him. By Sam calling Gollum evil, Frodo probably felt that Sam was calling what he was becoming evil too.

    • Jacob Walker
      Jacob Walker 2 ай бұрын +1

      frodo telling sam to leave didnt even happen in the books while i dont mind the change i wonder why they did it

    • Sailië Alquadacil
      Sailië Alquadacil 8 ай бұрын +7

      Frodo has to believe that Gollum can come back from this, otherwise, there's no hope for him, either. Sam just sees Frodo as "good" and Gollum as "bad", no matter what.

    • Anti Thought Police
      Anti Thought Police 10 ай бұрын +14

      That's the thing about being a relentless optimist. He sees the good and the bad, not the gray. Frodo is still good, but Smeagol has done things he can't undo, and Sam can just feel it.
      But he does pity him at the right moment. Right outside Mt. Doom. Could of killed him before going in, but he didn't!

  • Golden Age of Dinosaurs
    Golden Age of Dinosaurs 10 ай бұрын +161

    The ring gave Sméagol extended life as well. That was a quick look at Sméagol having the ring for a few hundred years. We can assume the same would’ve happened to Bilbo if he’d kept the ring, as shown by his lunging for the ring when he saw it around Frodo’s neck.

    • Paltrax
      Paltrax 2 ай бұрын +1

      i'd also ad that while smegol was shunned cause of his deed bilbo still lived in the town with people around him like gandalf that eventually got him to let it go.

    • TheAngryDanishViking
      TheAngryDanishViking 4 ай бұрын +1

      Smeagol also claimed the ring rather than just carried it. But yes, Bilbo might have eventually been corrupted by the Ring.

    • garlicxlr
      garlicxlr 6 ай бұрын

      @Crazy3210 I a _cave_ no less!

    • fantasywind
      fantasywind 10 ай бұрын +4

      It's part of the general power of the Rings, the extension of mortal's life is stretched; almost indefinitely " “A mortal, Frodo, who keeps one of the Great Rings, does not die, but he does not grow or obtain more life, he merely continues, until at last every minute is a weariness.” It's an effect of the feature the Rings were meant to serve originally:
      "The chief power (of all the rings alike) was the prevention or slowing of decay (i.e. 'change' viewed as a regrettable thing), the preservation of what is desired or loved, or its semblance - this is more or less an Elvish motive. But also they enhanced the natural powers of a possessor - thus approaching 'magic', a motive easily corruptible into evil, a lust for domination.
      And finally they had other powers, more directly derived from Sauron ('the Necromancer': so he is called as he casts a fleeting shadow and presage on the pages of The Hobbit): such as rendering invisible the material body, and making things of the invisible world visible."
      "Now these were the Three that had last been made, and they possessed the greatest powers. Narya, Nenya, and Vilya, they were named, the Rings of Fire, and of Water, and of Air, set with ruby and adamant and sapphire; and of all the Elven-rings Sauron most desired to possess them, for those who had them in their keeping could ward off the decays of time and postpone the weariness of the world."

    • Crazy3210
      Crazy3210 10 ай бұрын +3

      @Golden Age of Dinosaurs it's all good 👍😊

  • H0TD0G95
    H0TD0G95 6 ай бұрын +16

    Cool fact: the line, “I give Hope to men, and keep none for myself…” was Aragorn’s mothers last words before she past away. And if I’m not mistaken the Elvish word for ‘hope’ was another name of Aragorn’s given to him by his mother, which is why the ‘h’ is capitalized in the book. I can’t remember the word however…🤷‍♂️

  • Zen
    Zen 10 ай бұрын +91

    Everyone has their preferences, but to me this is easily one of the greatest movies of all time. Jackson truly outdid himself. The behind the scenes stuff is legendary too.

  • blissfull_ignorance84
    blissfull_ignorance84 10 ай бұрын +37

    The light coming from Gandalfs staff to scare the Nazghul away when Faramir and his men were fleeing from Osgiliath wasnt just any light, but the light of the Valar (and indirectly the Light of Eru Iluvatar, the sole real God in Tolkiens Universe, Himself) the angelic, immensely powerful divine spirits who have been granted the guardianship and rulership of Arda. Gandalf is also a divine, angel-like spirit himself, who serves the Valar. Being creatures of darkness, the Nazgul naturally fled that Light.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +9

      Great stuff here. Thanks for dropping this here.

  • Mike Finney
    Mike Finney 10 ай бұрын +106

    I always love that Christopher Lee gets a final stake through the heart in memory of his years playing Dracula. 😂

    • Shining Darkness
      Shining Darkness 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Crazy3210 He didn't like that his scene was cut from the second film but relented when told they had decided to open the third film with Saruman's death. Then at the preview he was shocked and appalled to find his scene had once again been cut. He was told they had decided to release it as an extended edition and that only made things worse since it wasn't an artistic choice which he would not have liked but could have appreciated but a money/greed driven choice. At that point he boycotted the film and had a terrible falling out with Jackson. They did eventually make up when he was asked to take on the role again for the Hobbit.

    • Lord Vergil Arcanis
      Lord Vergil Arcanis 10 ай бұрын +2

      The fact Peter Cushing being on par with Sir Christopher Lee in terms of being a badass is nothing to scoff at. Think about it. Grand Moff Tarkin was one of the few to basically order Darth Vader around.

    • Mike Finney
      Mike Finney 10 ай бұрын +8

      @Crazy3210 yeah, I would rather they kept that in and had cut something else like the stupid attempt to make the witch king look more powerful than Gandalf

    • Crazy3210
      Crazy3210 10 ай бұрын +11

      @Lakan David Inocencio it's actually well know that Lee hated the fact his death was cut from the theatrical release and boycotted the screening he didn't go to the RoTK

    • mojobag01
      mojobag01 10 ай бұрын +18

      It also fulfils the ancient idea that magicians need to be killed three times over. The blade, the spike, the water.

  • thehoogard
    thehoogard 10 ай бұрын +37

    The thing with letting some orcs in is that you effectively separate that force from the rest of them. Then you can use your local numerical advantage to quickly kill them off, even though perhaps you have a less numerical force in total.
    If you wish to inflict maximal casualties it's a good strategy, if you just want to hold as long as possible it's arguably bad. Of course, the defenders have no idea how large the assaulting force is, they might be going for a quick kill off.

  • MajaZaguan
    MajaZaguan 10 ай бұрын +61

    How can you not love the meme bro, just hearing him laugh makes me happy! Love your reaction and I'm looking forward to the second part! Lots of love from Europe!

    • Rodrigo Rodriguez
      Rodrigo Rodriguez 10 ай бұрын +6

      same he's the highlight for me lol

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +7

      Hell yeah! I think we are going to try to get that on a shirt 🤣🤘

  • Pamela Hofman
    Pamela Hofman 10 ай бұрын +43

    OK, Mr. Answer, you are correct at 20:42 when you suggested that perhaps Denethor was under some kind of spell. They never go into it in the movies but in the books, Denethor has a Palantir also, (The seeing stone that Saruman had and Pippen looked into.) Sauron has been twisting Denethor's mind for a long time, leading him to believe there is no hope at all. This is the reason Denethor is half crazy and also why he wants the ring. I wish they mentioned this in the movie. It would make things make more sense.

    • Nathaniel Reik
      Nathaniel Reik Ай бұрын

      Denethor wasn't actually corrupted by Sauron. His will was strong enough to resist Sauron's control, but the effort lead to paranoia and, when Sauron showed his power, despair.

    • Cranky Grandma
      Cranky Grandma 2 ай бұрын

      Dr ethos as Tolkien wrote him was a grey character, with a lot more subtlety than in the films.

    • David Kulmaczewski
      David Kulmaczewski 9 ай бұрын

      @George Chapman OP said that it was Denethor's *mind* that was twisted by Sauron, not the facts. The past two years have definitely proven that selectively revealing only certain truths to people will twist their minds into knots; I'm sure a demon like Sauron knew this and used the same technique to his advantage.

    • George Chapman
      George Chapman 9 ай бұрын

      Sauron didn't need to twist anything, just show things as they stood. He had enough armies to win the war without the ring.

    • Pamela Hofman
      Pamela Hofman 10 ай бұрын +1

      @David Kulmaczewski Thank you for pointing out these excellent points.

  • Sam JSL Stella
    Sam JSL Stella 10 ай бұрын +22

    Smeagol is also a hobbit. The thing is that Smeagol had the ring for close to 500 years in comparison with Bilbo who had it for under a century

    • rosasutubechannel
      rosasutubechannel 12 сағат бұрын

      Pretty sure not technically a hobbit, Gandolf said he was similar to a hobbit.

    • Eternal KHFan
      Eternal KHFan 3 ай бұрын +4

      Also, due to fact that Bilbo spared Gollum's life while wearing the Ring first time, its corruption wasn't as severe as it was with Sméagol.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +3

      Good point

  • Bob Blumenfeld
    Bob Blumenfeld 10 ай бұрын +44

    The opening sequence was originally placed in the middle movie, The Two Towers, right after Frodo calls Gollum by his real name, Smeagol. There's even a vestige of the placing there where Gollum responds, "Smeagol. Yes, that was my name" matched by the last line of the intro scene, "You even forgot your name."

    • Bob Blumenfeld
      Bob Blumenfeld 10 ай бұрын +4

      @Badd Medicine Right. The scene was in the Dead Marshes, right before the Nazgul flies overhead.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +3

      So this was supposed to be in Two towers? Right?

  • Jean Doten
    Jean Doten 10 ай бұрын +55

    The movie isn't actually four and a half hours because the credits are almost 30 minutes long You really should watch them! The song Into the West got a well deserved Oscar and the artwork is essentially a gift to the audience and cast.

    • Seelia
      Seelia 10 ай бұрын +7

      I love all the music from the whole trilogy. ❤

    • JohnnyZenith
      JohnnyZenith 10 ай бұрын +4

      All 3 songs are amazing and it angers me that the others are ignored.

  • John Alexander
    John Alexander 10 ай бұрын +25

    Ok so, in the books the gap between Bilbo giving up the ring & Frodo leaving the Shire is quite a bit longer than in the films. Don't quote me on this but I think it's about 11-12 years. So in the books, Gandalf spent that entire period trying to track down Golum, Aragorn & the other Rangers aided him in this. They found Golum & the Rangers put a tail on him while Gandalf went off to try & learn more about this creature Golum who had somehow possessed the ring for 500 years without turning it over to Sauron. So Gandalf did some digging, came up with the name of Smeagol, tracked down Smeagol's family history & learned that even before he murdered Deagol & took the ring, Smeagol was a covetous little thief. The ring smelled that on him immediately & caused him to murder Deagol but the will to do it was always in him from the start. This is pretty important, it allows Gandalf to judge the effects of the ring on people & come to the conclusion that it could be left in the care of someone like Frodo or Bilbo for much longer than it could be left in the care of anyone else.

    • Gianna G
      Gianna G 10 ай бұрын

      @John Alexander 😊

    • John Alexander
      John Alexander 10 ай бұрын +2

      @Gianna G indeed but I was already in danger of writing a small essay & the point I wanted to get to was Smeagol's history :D The extra clarity is much appreciated though.

    • Gianna G
      Gianna G 10 ай бұрын +4

      They captured Gollum. He was being held by the elves. The elves felt bad keeping him locked up so they let him out to climb trees and he escaped.

  • Cat Bowser Fantasy Therapist
    Cat Bowser Fantasy Therapist 10 ай бұрын +32

    Oh, now it begins;)
    I don’t think it’s fair to say Sméagol was always bad. He wasn’t. Deagol, whom he killed for the ring, was his cousin and one of his dearest friends. I’d say Sméagol had a very susceptible personality though to the lure of the ring.
    I think people don’t give Pippin enough credit for not telling Sauron anything. That struggle we see with him writhing under the Palantir, that was will.
    The lighting of the beacons is one of my favorite pieces of this movie. The music, the shots…just brilliant.
    Love me Eowyn. Her Uncle says to stay behind to rule Edoras if he and her brother fall. Her brother says war is the dominion of men. She says, screw it, I’m going to fight for those I love anyway.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +5

      Good call out on Pippin. He never once did it

  • Sailië Alquadacil
    Sailië Alquadacil 8 ай бұрын +11

    14:21 I've just realised something: The Stewards of Gondor would always say that they rule "until the return of the king", since the last king of Gondor (who was an idiot) went off to fight the Witch King of Angmar and died without leaving an heir, he wasn't even married. They just assumed, after a while, that the king would never return, and it became an empty phrase. Gandalf just threw all of this into Denethor's face.

  • Ryan Chan
    Ryan Chan 10 ай бұрын +84

    Most people believe that Aragorn friendzoned Eowyn, since his true love is Arwen.
    I personally believe the real reason is Aragorn knew Eowyn is a terrible cook, when she nearly gave him food poisoning with that stew.

    • Di :3
      Di :3 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Alexander Dean Thank you! Finally someone said it.

    • Di :3
      Di :3 8 ай бұрын +4

      No man cares for that when the cook is a Beauty of that caliber😂

    • Alexander Dean
      Alexander Dean 10 ай бұрын +8

      There is no need to vulgarise these characters with a cheap "that woman can't cook" joke. She doesn't need to cook, she's a princess for one...

    • Tallis Keeton
      Tallis Keeton 10 ай бұрын

      @emPtysp4ce :D

    • emPtysp4ce
      emPtysp4ce 10 ай бұрын +9

      Do not besmirch Baeowyn's soup, you know how hard it is to find a proper meal on the road? And she never had a real chef mentor, she spent all of her time looking after her uncle who's 60 going on 6000, her closest relative is her brother who eats meat off of his knife. That soup was a fuckin Gordon Ramsey compared to what most people in her situation could do.

  • Luan R. Moura
    Luan R. Moura 10 ай бұрын +159

    One does not simply wait to click this notification!

    • 0okamino
      0okamino 10 ай бұрын +1

      We watch!

    • Pettter 7
      Pettter 7 10 ай бұрын +4

      I love this😂

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +14


  • Gunslinger 100
    Gunslinger 100 10 ай бұрын +18

    Fun fact: Andy Serkis actually looks exactly like Gollum and when you see him as Sméagol in the flashback it’s all CGI. They didn’t want people to know so they have done it in all his subsequent movies too.

  • Jonathon Frazier
    Jonathon Frazier 10 ай бұрын +17

    Gandalf actually can percieve Frodo from a distance. Its not til Frodo passes into Mordor that Gandalf loses sight of him.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +4

      Ahhh ok. Thats makes a difference from a viewing perspective.

  • Charles G2
    Charles G2 10 ай бұрын +52

    One of the leading theories about why Hobbits (except for Sméagol) are so resistant to the ring’s influence… is that the ring preys on your ambitions. Hobbits of the shire are not very ambitious. They don’t desire power over others. Or greatness, or glory. So the ring has less to work with.

    • Tallis Keeton
      Tallis Keeton 10 ай бұрын +1

      @0okamino Sorry to say but it was exactly the opposite :) Both of these tribes were pre-Shire tribes who got their own lands long before LOTR times. Stoors inhabitated the banks of tributaries of Anduin - Great River (on which the Fellowship rows in FOTR), which is part of Gondor and so their villages were closest to the men villages. So this clan was most southern of all 3. Fallohides land was on the borders of Mirkwood - great forest on north-east part of the continent and its Legolas homeland. Stoors were fishermen like the movie presents but Fallohides were more adventurous and brave. They were hunters and archers like elves, And of all 3 tribes mostly talented for song and poetry. Also fairer (more handsome) than other tribes (Stoors and Harfoots). Harfoots land was closer to dwarves land in Misty mountains and this tribe was mostly talented in crafts like dwarves. And this tribe was also most stubborn of the 3. Popular idea in the Shire was that their elite families - like Tooks and Baggins - were mostly descended from Fallohides. But all 3 "prehistoric" clans were intermarried even before they were given Shire land for their own by king of Arnor.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын

      Lol for real?

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын


    • 0okamino
      0okamino 10 ай бұрын

      Sméagol was also from a different line of Hobbits (Stoor) which were more adventurous and somewhat more ambitious than the other two main lines of Hobbits. Bilbo, Frodo, Merry and Pip were all more of the Fallohide Hobbit line (common to the Shire).

    • David Kulmaczewski
      David Kulmaczewski 10 ай бұрын +3

      @Brian I love that he basically takes the Ring off and says "nah, that's crazy talk" and just carries on saving Frodo.

  • DarkVisage
    DarkVisage 10 ай бұрын +78

    5:53 When Gandalf broke Saurmans staff he basically was delivering Saurman's Pink slip from the Valar for betraying his duty to Middle Earth.

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +10

      like the way you put it there.... gave him his pink slip lol

  • Eric Marley
    Eric Marley 10 ай бұрын +16

    "Northern Courage" was the phrase Tolkien used to describe the virtues of the heroic figures in the Anglo-Saxon and Norse poems and sagas he read and studied. It is, put simply, "unflinching courage, steadfast resolve and sheer determination of will despite whatever odds." And in the Christian perspective, which Tolkien very much was, "northern courage" was also doing what is right, even if you die doing it, because what is right must be done. That's the difference between Faramir leaving to retake Osgiliath (a scene that never fails to make me cry) and Theoden's charge at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
    When Faramir is going to retake Osgiliath on a mission given by his father for no reason, EVERYONE knows the men sent out there will die. Probably, most definitely, for nothing. But duty is duty. Faramir gives the mission more of a purpose than it had. ("This is the city of the Men of Númenor. I will gladly give my life to defend her beauty, her memory, her wisdom.") His men accept the flowers and looks of the mournful crowd. But none of them think of turning back, or refusing. In that scene the honor, beauty, and dangers of "northern courage" are on full display. To Tolkien and most Christians, pagan societies had virtues to be recognized, and flaws to those virtues.
    With Theoden however, things are different. His moment showed the exemplary (and Christian) framing of "northern courage" and that it is glorious even in death. As a Christian, there is nothing better than giving your life for what is right.
    SOLDIER: "What’s happening, where is he going? I don’t understand. Lord Aragorn! Why does he leave on the eve of battle?"
    GAMLING: "He leaves because there is no hope."
    THEODEN: "He leaves because he must."
    GAMLING: "Too few have come. *We cannot defeat the armies of Mordor."*
    **Theoden shakes his head.**
    THEODEN: *"No, we cannot. But we will meet them in battle nonetheless..."*

    • Eric Marley
      Eric Marley 10 ай бұрын +5

      Also, it's worth noting the irony that Rohan was a "pagan" society, while Gondor was a more "christian" one.

  • Chaotic Rad
    Chaotic Rad 8 ай бұрын +3

    LotR has what is called a soft magic system. The rules are not clearly defined, and this keeps the reader from being bogged down with the logic of how or why magic works. It just does. It also has the added quality of keeping the magic mysterious and unpredictable.

  • MyFriendIsaac
    MyFriendIsaac 10 ай бұрын +7

    30:38 THAT look on Aragorn's face mortified me when I first watched this film! I could feel his hopelessness through the screen & then BAM, an alliance with the undead! The whole movie is one big emotional rollercoaster 😂🍿🎬

  • Aaron Savage
    Aaron Savage 6 ай бұрын +1

    That walk through the ghost cave and everything that happens directly afterward are ten times creepier and weirder in the books. It's great. They didn't ride to Gondor with Aragorn, though. Their objective was to scare away the naval forces that were going to back up Sauron's army in Gondor, which would have easily led to the armies of Gondor and Rohan getting their asses handed to them.

  • John Locke
    John Locke 10 ай бұрын +6

    I saw this film twice the day it came out in the theatre. So damn good but Fellowship will always be my favorite part of both the movies and the books.

  • Eternal KHFan
    Eternal KHFan 3 ай бұрын +1

    5:05 There is good reason, why Treebeard sees Gandalf as "Young Master" here.
    While Gandalf is older than Treebeard as Olórin(his Maia name), only very few(Elrond, Galadriel and Cirdan) knew that Istari were actually Maiar. So from Treebeard's perspective, Istari(who arrived on Middle-Earth during the Third Age) were much younger than Treebeard, who was born in Middle-Earth during its very beginning and is basically one of the oldest beings in Middle-Earth...
    ...Along with Tom Bombadil, of course.

  • gugvg
    gugvg 7 ай бұрын +5

    I have never seen someone with so much exposure to lord of the rings memes watch the films for the first time. Let me tell you it is a treat. I was cracking up with you every time a meme moment came up.

  • kayc_luv
    kayc_luv 10 ай бұрын +2

    I really do love watching people first reactions of these films I can’t wait for you to watch the second half. I get that the movies don’t show everything that’s in the books but I think Peter Jackson and co did an amazing job telling a story. I don’t think i could pick a favourite movie or scene. Although the ENDINGS are pretty epic 😉

  • ThePaladinAuthor YouTube
    ThePaladinAuthor YouTube 10 ай бұрын +7

    A cool little detail is that the reason for the skull avalanche in the City of the Dead is that in old legends, the dead may not leave their graves unless the grave is disturbed. Now that all those graves are broken, they are free to march on the orcs.

  • MrDwarfBangityBang
    MrDwarfBangityBang 10 ай бұрын +3

    Here we go!! The great journey is nearing its end. Really enjoyed all of your reactions, guys.

  • Meli Fair
    Meli Fair 10 ай бұрын +7

    I saw every single one of these films in the theater opening night. It was amazing and worth waiting in lines. I still watch these movies every year, they are that great.

    • C R
      C R 10 ай бұрын

      I saw them all at the cinema at the time too and remember being in such anticipation after the year long wait between them!! So great to watch on the big screen too, stunning scenery and those battle scenes were epic

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +1


  • Willot
    Willot 10 ай бұрын +6

    When Saruman gets stabbed in the back, Peter Jackson (Director) instructs Christopher Lee ( the actor who played Saruman) that he should explode out his breath as the "knife" goes in. Christopher Lee says "Peter my dear boy, when a person is stabbed in the back they suck in their breath; they do not blow it out.
    Christopher Lee during WWII was attached to a few different secret services (SAS amongst them). Peter Jackson didn't argue the fact.

  • Roberto Prestigiacomo
    Roberto Prestigiacomo Ай бұрын

    2:10 - I watched this in the theatre on Valentine's day in 2004. None of my friends wanted to join me and the theatre was empty but they luckily projected the movie even though it was only me. It was awesome. I decided to wait for the third to come out and watch only that in the theatre so that I didn't have to wait in between movies.

  • Erect Sion
    Erect Sion 10 ай бұрын +5

    Yes, Boromirs father in the books is far less cruel and stupid, he also has a palantir and has been under the influence of Sauron.

  • Brooks de Montluzin
    Brooks de Montluzin 10 ай бұрын +5

    Love the channel guys!! Happy to see more joining the community and seeing how incredible these movies are! Enjoy the finale!

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +3

      Thank you Brooks! We appreciate the support. And the LOTRs community has been absolutely fantastic!

  • Damnnnsongoodjob
    Damnnnsongoodjob 10 ай бұрын +9

    I didn't even watch it and I know I am going to enjoy this so much! Looking forward to part 2!!!

  • TheLoneReni
    TheLoneReni 4 ай бұрын

    Man am I so glad that you guys did the extended versions of these movies. There was an event at my theater several years ago that was a day long marathon of all extended versions of LotR on the screen, it was like 12 hours and it was a once in a life time thing.
    Would recommend at least once.

  • Tallis Keeton
    Tallis Keeton 10 ай бұрын +4

    About Arwen's dying - as half-elves got their right to chose in which race they want to live, to chose between mortals and elves (elrond choses elves but his twin brother elros choses mortals and was first king of Numenor - and the ancestor of Isildur and Aragorn) both half-elves and full elves got "advanced" control over their bodies (thats why elven archers and warriors are unstopable but they can be killed, and Legolas is walking on deep snow with light shoes) even to the point of chosing to die of grief. When their life gets too tragic and complicated the elves can die of grief and their body obliges their wish. Thats why Arwen can die as elf.

  • Marci Flint
    Marci Flint Ай бұрын

    I loved every single one of these movies when I saw them in the theater and I still love watching them even today.
    If you did, in fact enjoy them you should watch the movie "Tolkien". It's enjoyable...not necessarily epic by any means and not an action movie, but it does tell a story about Tolkien that you should recognize certain parts from.

  • Aegis Duensing
    Aegis Duensing 10 ай бұрын +3

    I don't know if Mason ends up explaining this after part 2, but something that still boggles my mind is this - Saruman's death scene is ONLY in the extended version. In the theatrical it gets mentioned that Saruman has to stay in his tower under the supervision of Treebeerd and that his power has faded... They cut it for "pacing" and it took a while for Christopher Lee to forgive PJ for the indiscretion. He does die in the book in a similar fashion but in a section that wasn't included in the movies - the "bad" part of the vision in the Shire that Frodo has in the reflection that galadriel shows him in Fellowship... So cutting his death just doesn't really have an upside in my opinion. That's the main reason that I prefer the extended version of this movie in particular

  • franl155
    franl155 10 ай бұрын +2

    So glad to watch this with you. Can't wait for your reaction to the last instalment, when everything shifts into ultra-high gear.

  • Sara Ann
    Sara Ann 6 ай бұрын

    The scene of the beacon and the witch king coming out of Minas Morgul in the theaters was spectacular. It was so loud and ear-piercing, it definitely inspired the fear it was supposed to. And that's the thing about the Ringwraiths, those shrieking cries caused any who heard it to be consumed by the worst fear of their lives. So that scene in the theater was absolutely incredible. I'd also like to say that, in the books and the lore, there's a lot more to the stories of these "bad men" like Denethor, where like, they became what they were out of despair and grief and desperation, but initially for a long time were generally good rulers.

  • akaschulz
    akaschulz 9 ай бұрын

    Your reactions are super fun to watch, very well cut and perfectly made

  • Ramsay Bolton
    Ramsay Bolton 10 ай бұрын +3

    Damn been waiting for this shit. Seeing 3 grown men fall in love with the best epic adventure ever put on Big screen is awesome

  • Amanda Norris
    Amanda Norris 10 ай бұрын +3

    The orcs design that was “looking for a baby Ruth” was inspired by Harvey Weinstein. Peter Jackson hated him. Brings a lot more dimensions when our heroes, Aragorn, legolas, and gimli sliced him up when he almost got Eowyn.

  • Rich Mckinney
    Rich Mckinney 10 ай бұрын +2

    in reference to the sensing and feeling of the other rings :
    actually; gandalf , galadria and lord elrond also have rings of power too(gandalf has the ring of hope and good will) . they can sense each other . some !
    when lady galadria is talking to elrond , that is the same thing with more potent power from the users !
    the ring is so close to mordor it shades that sense from gandalf .
    another set in on the wraiths , which is why frodo can't put it on .

  • john holder
    john holder 3 күн бұрын

    I got to see all three for their mid-night premiers. The third (ROTK) premiered in my home theater along with a reshowing of Fellowship and Two Towers consecutively.
    I'm lucky to have been there to be a part of it all. Glad you guys are loving these movies as much as the millions of us who saw it 20+ years ago.

  • Hunter Ackerman
    Hunter Ackerman Күн бұрын

    In the books, Lord Denathor had been using one of the Palantr, the seeing stones. He saw it was hopeless to fight against Mordor. It drove him into depression and insanity.

  • Laxhoop2525
    Laxhoop2525 10 ай бұрын +14

    If you’re gonna watch the hobbit, I recommend the fan edit that trims the entire trilogy down to one movie, like it always should have been.

    • Daury Davis
      Daury Davis 6 ай бұрын +2

      @Arn O or you could just not watch

    • Arn O
      Arn O 6 ай бұрын

      Don't watch the hobbit, terrible films in comparison

    • Daury Davis
      Daury Davis 8 ай бұрын +2

      No let them watch all three

    • Anti Thought Police
      Anti Thought Police 10 ай бұрын +3

      I could argue a dualigy. One part team building, the second the most nitty gritty. Because The Unexpected Journey is great team building and has these written in moments for it that are really good. But they didn't need the mountain fight -_-

  • Imaginary Corgi7
    Imaginary Corgi7 7 ай бұрын

    4:30 that is why it doesn’t corrupt him as fast although Frodo became more corrupted because in the books he had had it for at least a couple decades before he went on his journey and it became increasingly more powerful the closer he got to Mount Doom. Bilbo had the ring for 60 years. If you notice how he talks in the fellowship you’ll notice how he wants to go see mountains it’s because the urge to hide himself in the mountains just like Sméagol did is occurring to him. Sméagol/Gollum Is it a descendent of river folk like hobbits, that’s why Frodo said he was not far off from a hobbit once. He had the ring for 500 years. So of course he’s far more corrupted.
    7:50 Of course there is. The problem is if he tries anything there’s a chance Sauron might notice. So he will not risk it.

  • Pablo Adolfo Müller
    Pablo Adolfo Müller 10 ай бұрын +2

    Loved it! now tell me: Why did you leave out Faramir's charge scene? One of the most touching moments and a cinematic jewel. I want to think you are holding some of it for the full reaction. Can't wait for the next part!I hope you don't cut out THE epic scene we all know and care for. ;-)

    • Bo Brown
      Bo Brown 10 ай бұрын

      It was an amazing scene, especially with Pippin’s song in the background

  • Nemesis
    Nemesis 10 ай бұрын +1

    Great reaction guys as always. Wait till you see the "denouement" of this great saga! Cheers.

  • Knight Radiant
    Knight Radiant 10 ай бұрын +1

    I'm absolutely loving your reactions to these movies! It really is heartwarming to see you guys watch something that from what I know have never really been interested in(?) and enjoying them so much 😊

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын


    • Knight Radiant
      Knight Radiant 10 ай бұрын +1

      @Badd Medicine I'm just glad to see you guys enjoying it so much! Oak cracking up from remembering the memes is hilarious 😂 that's how you know they're good quality movies haha

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +2

      Thank you. Mason Quinn (white shirt) was the only one who was into this genre. Us 3 never got into it, but we sure did now. Took us 20 years, but we really got into them. Very well done.

  • Nana Didjana
    Nana Didjana 3 ай бұрын +1

    The way Oak comes alive when a meme appears is pure gold

  • Joshua Rogers
    Joshua Rogers 10 ай бұрын +1

    It extended Sméagol’s life as well, he had the ring for 500 years. It’s just because he had it for so long it transformed him to Gollum

  • toodlescae
    toodlescae 10 ай бұрын +1

    I have a recommendation for a series that possibly none of you have seen.
    It starts with *The Thin Man* from 1934. Based on a book by Dashiel Hammett. There are 6 movies spanning into the 1940's.
    Murder, mystery and humor abound.

  • ABetterDay -
    ABetterDay - 10 ай бұрын +3

    Absolutely cannot wait for you guys to watch part 2! Lol

  • tsuday_93
    tsuday_93 10 ай бұрын +2

    Meme reference dude always makes me laugh. Love these films, watch them every year. They're perfection to me. Been loving your reactions to them.

  • Pip8448
    Pip8448 6 ай бұрын

    In the theatrical version, Aragon summons the ghosts to fulfill their oaths, then escapes the skull-valanche and despairs a bit when he sees the boats. We don't see him or the ghosts answer until they jump off the boats at the last battle!
    We don't even know if they could even make it there before it's over because they're 3 days ride away and their horses got spooked off before the caves!

  • N M
    N M 10 ай бұрын +4

    This is my favorite from the trilogy can’t wait for the rest of the movie parts .

  • Akumakami64
    Akumakami64 2 ай бұрын

    I'm sure some of you have learned this by now, but in the book, Saruman survived. This lead to him taking over the shire, and the Hobbits being the ones to kill him. I kind of like the movie-verse more, with the conitnued idea that the Shire remained untouched by the War. Adds to the effect of them trying to settle back down.

  • Josh C
    Josh C 6 ай бұрын

    I DID watch these in the theater... and yes it was hell waiting for the next.
    This is the child of Arwen and Aragorn that COULD have been if she stayed and didnt go with her people to the Undying Lands.

  • Lightingwarrior
    Lightingwarrior 10 ай бұрын +2

    Some notes here that you be interested in learning here
    First off a lot of what happened to Saruman's here is what happened in the book, he tried to get Gandalf and Theoden to come to his side but failed and Gandalf broke his staff, causing Saurman to lose most of his magic, and played no further part in the war of the ring after that as he stayed in Isengard unwilling to repenting for his deeds, It unknown exactly why whether he had hope he could escape, whether he was too proud to surrender to Gandalf, whether he thought the Valar (Good Gods of Middle-earth) would pardon him, Saruman refused to leave the confines of his fortress. However in the book Grima angrily throws the Palantir at Gandalf in a vain attempt to hit the wizard, much to Saruman's anger, as Grima was unaware of the Palantir's value, until it was too late, which is how Gandalf got the Palantir in the book.
    This is where the film and books differ further, and probably why the film killed Saruman here and so early in the movie, since Saruman plays no further role in the war of the ring. However his death here in the movie is based on his death in the books. While the Hobbits were away, Saruman hired a large group of local thuggish men to take over the Shire and start plundering the resources and enslaving the Hobbits, which is later called the Scouring of the Shire. This was Tolkien way of showing how even peaceful far of places like the Shire were not safe from the influence and horror's of Sauron and his allies during the war of the ring, Although this didn't happen in the movie, since is remained safe in the movie, we do see a glimpse of the Scouring of the Shire and what could happen should Frodo fail in his mission when Frodo looks into The Mirror of Galadriel in the first movie.
    Upon the end of the war of the ring Frodo and friends return to Shire to see it in a horrid state, they soon they raise a rebellion, where the Hobbits of the Shire later ambush the Tugs killing almost half of them and capturing a few others before chasing off the rest. Afterwards the Hobbits go to confront the leader of the Thugs called Sharkey who is living the Bag end House, where Saruman reveals himself to the Hobbits as the leader of the Thugs and mocks the Hobbits as he has taken his revenge on Frodo and his friends by destroying their once beautiful home. He even threatens the Hobbits when many move to kills him, stating that any who kill him will be cursed to die shortly after. Frodo however doesn't believe him stating that he lost all his powers and only has the power of his magic voice to scare people. He then orders Saurman banished from the Shire never to return and even offers Grima a place to stay and food, since he had done no crime to Frodo or the Hobbits. This is where Saruman's movie death is based on, as after this show of kindness Saruman again insults and abuses Grima revealing his crimes to the Hobbits, this pushes Grima too far, where he attacks Saruman, though instead of stabbing him in the back like in the movie Grima slits Saruman's throat from behind with a knife, after this he tries to run away, But he is then shot by several arrows by the Hobbit bowmen fulfilling the curse the Saruman claimed would happen to the person that killed him.
    Afterwards, Saruman's body turns into a ruin husk, being a Maia (Tolkien's version of angel), he could not truly die. His spirit however was separated from his body much like his master Sauron's after the Downfall of Númenor, however his spirits is stripped of all it's power and is left as no more that a black wisp of smoke. When his spirit tries to return to the west to realm of the Valar (Good Gods of Middle-earth), a strong wind from the west (probably sent by the Valar) blows him to the east and he is now barred from ever returning to the realms of the Valar due to his betrayal. With his spirit now left naked, powerless, and wandering in Middle-earth, not unlike Sauron after the One Ring was destroyed. For a image of this, another good example of this and what he would look like would be how Voldermort looked or was left when he tried to kill baby Harry or after Harry defeated him in the first book/movie.
    In regards to Gandalf having powers to see far off, he doesn't exactly have that power, however he does have the power to see glimpses into possible future events, though it is limited and what he see is not for certain, it only a possibility. This power is hinted when he says the famous line " A wizard is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to" in the first movie/book. We see this power in the 2nd movie when he tells Aragon in The Two Towers "He (Theoden) will need you before the end and says.......Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the east" it is also again shown when Aragon offers to go to Minas Tirith but Gandalf says no and whisper's "You must come to Minas Tirith by another road. Follow the river, look to the black ships" and of course what he said to Faramir "Your father loves your Faramir....He will remember it before the end"
    Another Key note of interest is that unlike in the movie, in the book Narsil had already been forged into Anduril and given to Aragon before the fellowship left Rivendell. Peter Jackson, however decided it would be better if they left it to the last movie and have Elrond come to Aragon and delivering the sword to him, showing Aragon finally accepting his destiny to become King and make it more epic, (which I think was a good idea).
    Also in the books, Denethor did call for aid from Rohan and ordered the Beacons to be lit, however in the book the Bbeacons were not used to call for military aid from Rohan, they were used to call for military aid from the other fiefdom/realms of Gondor. While a messenger carrying a red arrow was sent to Rohan when calling for military aid, which was ancient symbol for calling for help between Gondor and the Eotheod (The ancestor's of the people of Rohan). However again Peter Jackson decided to use the Beacon for calling the Rohirrim, believing it would be better than the red arrow and leave out the other fiefdom/realms of Gondor entirely, which I think was a pity since it left out a very interesting Gondorian character named Prince Imrahil who a powerful Gondorian lord and a Dunedain like Aragon and had some Elvish lineage as well, he was also Denethor's brother-in-law and Faramir's Uncle and played a key role in the defence of Minas Tirtith and came to Minas Tirith aid when the Beacon's were lit and led an elite group of Knights called the Swan Knights and was in charge of the defence of Minas Tirith in the books after Denethor lost his mind instead of Gandalf who took charge in the movie. However he was left out since the couldn't fit him in sadly, just like Elrond twin sons, who were also left out of the movie series.
    It should be note that Faramir's suicide attack was strictly movie, as it didn't happen in the book and Faramir was wounded when the Gondorian soldiers were retreating for Osgiliath. Also another interesting note on that scene is that nobody knew how good William Boyd (Pippin actor) was at singing, on a whim Peter Jackson had William sing the song at the set to hear how it sounded as they considered having the song in that scene and was going to have someone else sing it, but when they heard William sing, everyone on the set was stun into silence and they decided to keep that scene with William singing it.
    On a final note, it should be mentioned is that Aragon Gimili and Legolas did not go to the Dunharrow path (Path of teh Dead) alone, they were actually accompanied the Grey Company. This was a group made up of 31 Dunedain Rangers (Aragon's people) and the twin sons of Elrond. Whom Aragon, Theoden and the others had met after the battle of Helms Deep and on their way to Isengard to face Saruman. They had been sent Lady Galadriel, who had sense Aragon desire for having his fellow Dunedain's help in their mission to defeat Sauron and the one ring and had Elrond summon them and set them to Rohan. They were called the Grey Company due to the Grey cloaks they wore and they were the ones who gave Aragon Elrond's message/advice on taking the Dunharrow road. But again due to limit time restraints of teh movie they had to leave all of them out.

  • Anjalena
    Anjalena 6 ай бұрын

    There is a strategy for situations like these that's similar to what Faramir did where you let some of the enemy in before attacking. I am not a strategist but I remember reading about it years back. Maybe someone else knows of the strategy I'm referring to and can explain? 🙏💜

  • Hue Mungy
    Hue Mungy 10 ай бұрын

    That was actually very astute to notice that faramir letting the orcs through was a mistake. What you would want to do if outnumbered is hold the riverbank as long as possible until you can get some guys ready at choke points and just hold those positions as long as possible. If you have to fall back you would do so in stages, kind of like leap frogging. So yeah, should have gotten all his heavily armoured troops at the front to just form a shield wall.

  • Carlos Gallego
    Carlos Gallego Ай бұрын

    It’s alright, the extent of Gandalf’s powers are not really known. I think he just has faith in Frodo and Sam. Plus when you think about how it, if Sauron had gotten the ring, he’d make his presence known.

  • Brian
    Brian 10 ай бұрын +5

    Faramir was said to resemble his mother, who died. That's what causes his father's hate.
    Reminding him of what's lost.

  • Angela Sealana
    Angela Sealana Ай бұрын

    LOL the way y'all translated Aragorn's turning down Eowyn into modern terms was hilarious 😆

  • obenohnebohne
    obenohnebohne 8 ай бұрын

    Frodo sending Sam away always breaks my heart.

  • Ata fakheri
    Ata fakheri 10 ай бұрын +2

    actually in the books Saruman escapes and travels north
    when the frodo , sam , pipin , mery return to shire they find out that Saruman and a bunch of human bandits have taken over the shire, Saruman has lost his magic, ...
    they make the shire folk rebel against him and take it back

  • Lightingwarrior
    Lightingwarrior 10 ай бұрын +2

    Other Notes you be interested in learning here part 2
    In addition that line that Legolas says to about War marching on Gimili's people is in reference to the attack on the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and the people of Dale, their allies. As Sauron sends an army made of Easterling men and Orcs to attack the Kingdoms of Dale and of the lonely mountain Erebor and after three days of fierce fighting the Dwarves and their human allies the people of Dale are driven into lonely mountain and besiege, they also lose both their kings the Dwarf King Dain Ironfoot (whom we see in the final hobbit movie) and the King of Dale King Brand (Grandson of King Bard the Bowman who we see in the final to Hobbit movies). Though they they eventually break the siege after word of Sauron's defeat is learned by the evil armies where their moral falls, and the sons of the two fallen Kings, (King Bard the Second of Dale and King Thorin III Stonehelm of Erebor), led a counterattack and breakout against the evil army and drive them out.
    Also Sauron sends two separate armies to attack the Elves, one attacks the Elves of Mirkwood (Legolas's people) leading to the battle under the tree, which the Elves win and another army is sent to attack the Elves of Lothlórien but are beaten back five times despite being outnumbered thanks largely to Galadriel who's magic ring and her own personal magical abilities are so great that it is stated that Sauron himself would have to appear for Lothlórien to be taken. A third army is also sent to attack eastern Rohan from the North, which is being defended by the Ents, while most of Rohan's fighting strength is fighting at Minas's Tirith.
    Sauron sends these multiple different armies to these realms to prevent the free people of middle-earth from uniting against him and helping Gondor when he attack Minas'Tirith. And it works for the most part and as the Dwarves and Elves are all too busy fighting to defend their own Kingdoms to help Gondor. But thanks to the Ents defending Northern Rohan, Theoden was able to send gather his forces and ride to Gondor, though is unable to gather his full strength since he had only three days to gather men before having to ride to Gondor
    Another Key note of interest is that unlike in the movie, in the book Narsil had already been forged into Anduril and given to Aragon before the fellowship left Rivendell. Peter Jackson, however decided it would be better if they left it to the last movie and have Elrond come to Aragon and delivering the sword to him, showing Aragon finally accepting his destiny to become King and make it more epic, (which I think was a good idea).
    Also in the books, Denethor did call for aid from Rohan and ordered the Beacons to be lit, however in the book the Beacons were not used to call for military aid from Rohan, they were used to call for military aid from the other fiefdom/realms of Gondor. While a messenger carrying a red arrow was sent to Rohan when calling for military aid, which was an ancient symbol for calling for help between Gondor and the Eotheod (The ancestor's of the people of Rohan). However again Peter Jackson decided to use the Beacon for calling the Rohirrim, believing it would be better than the red arrow and leave out the other fiefdom/realms of Gondor entirely, which I think was a pity since it left out a very interesting Gondorian character named Prince Imrahil who a powerful Gondorian lord and a Dunedain like Aragon and had some Elvish lineage as well, he was also Denethor's brother-in-law and Faramir's Uncle and played a key role in the defence of Minas Tirtith and came to Minas Tirith aid when the Beacon's were lit and led an elite group of 700 Knights called the Swan Knights and was in charge of the defence of Minas Tirith in the books after Denethor lost his mind, instead of Gandalf who took charge in the movie. However he was left out since they couldn't fit him in sadly, just like Elrond twin sons, who were also left out of the movie series.
    It should be of note that Faramir's suicide attack was strictly movie, as it didn't happen in the book and Faramir was wounded when the Gondorian soldiers were retreating for Osgiliath. Also another interesting note on that scene is that nobody knew how good William Boyd (Pippin actor) was at singing, on a whim Peter Jackson had William sing the song at the set to hear how it sounded as they considered having the song in that scene and was going to have someone else sing it, but when they heard William sing, everyone on the set was stunned into silence and they decided to keep that scene with William singing it.
    On a final note, it should be mentioned is that Aragon Gimili and Legolas did not go to the Dunharrow path (Path of teh Dead) alone, they were actually accompanied the Grey Company. This was a group made up of 31 Dunedain Rangers (Aragon's people) and the twin sons of Elrond. Aragon, Theoden and the others had met the Grey Company after the battle of Helms Deep and on their way to Isengard to face Saruman. They had been sent Lady Galadriel, who had sense Aragon desire for having his fellow Dunedain's help in their mission to defeat Sauron and the one ring and had Elrond summon them and set them to Rohan. They were called the Grey Company due to the Grey cloaks they wore and they were the ones who gave Aragon Elrond's message/advice on taking the Dunharrow road. But again due to limit time restraints of the movie they had to leave all of them out. However this company and event did inspire the scene where Lady Galadrield speaks to Elrond and then send Haldir and his company of Elves to help in the defence of Helms Deep.

  • Ebad Khan
    Ebad Khan 7 ай бұрын

    "They're gonna catch him. Gandalf's gonna catch him. WOAH! We were WAY OFF" lmfao best moment

  • Sarah Gould
    Sarah Gould 6 ай бұрын

    It was SO AWESOME watching the lighting of the beacons in theaters!

  • Angela Donohue
    Angela Donohue 3 ай бұрын +2

    LMFAO Oaks laugh is contagious.🤣🤣🤣

  • john harkness
    john harkness 7 ай бұрын

    It's easy to feel ill about Denethor, but he stared into the Palantir yet did not become an ally of Sauron, while the ancient and supposedly much wiser Saruman was completely seduced by him

  • Demonic Goddess
    Demonic Goddess 2 ай бұрын

    fun fact i was 10 when this came out, saw it and the others in theaters..
    held my bladder for 4 hours, through the entire thing.

  • DarkVisage
    DarkVisage 10 ай бұрын +7

    While not covered in this movie , the steward has a seeing stone and it is driving him mad....

  • Galman Ferguson
    Galman Ferguson 10 ай бұрын +1

    Omg can't wait for Part 2. Love you guys reactions

  • Ata fakheri
    Ata fakheri 10 ай бұрын +1

    i know you have watched the movie so here goes :
    because the movies make it like he has complete 100% claim
    Aragorn's claim to the throne of Gondor is like this: his ancestor a couple of 1000 years ago was the emperor of the empire that Gondor was a part of
    this empire split into the countries of Gondor and Arnor. a long time passed and Gondor lost the royal bloodline of their kings but the country survived and the stewards ruled it. Arnor was completely destroyed but the king's line was not broken and they become low rangers in the north.
    for 100s of years, the gondorians didn't care about the once great kings of Arnor or the broken sword or...
    Aragorn did win over Gondor because he came in clutch with an army and defeated the armies of Sauron. and he has the right family name so people chose him as king
    if Aragorn had approached them in a time of peace or when Gondor was strong enough to defend itself they would not have cared about him

  • Jarood SaltStorm
    Jarood SaltStorm 7 ай бұрын

    I know im late but i hope yall still see this, So the reason Faramir and his men let the orcs run past him was because how they were waiting in ambush behind the pillars there were more pillars with more men hiding behind them its just not shown well in the movies. So when he jumps out to surprise attack them the rest of his men would of jumped out to do the same to all the orcs who'd already run past effectively surprise attacking many more of the orcs rather than just the first couple.

  • Kuzie2690
    Kuzie2690 10 ай бұрын +1

    It’s so amazing watching this movie with you guys, can’t wait for the Hobbit series

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын

      Thank you and thanks for watching 🤙 it was voted on Patreon that Harry Potter will be next then swing back to the Hobbits 🤘

  • Tim Keller
    Tim Keller 10 ай бұрын

    names hold power & meaning in Tolkien. the capital of Gondor, Minas Tirith, means Tower of Guard. Original name was Minas Anor, Tower of the Sun & matched with Minas Ithil, Tower of the Moon which became Minas Morgul, Tower of Necromancy. pairs of lights are an important motif in Tolkien; the Two Lamps, Two Trees, Sun & Moon, Anor & Ithil.

  • Kevin Daly
    Kevin Daly 10 ай бұрын +1

    Saruman's death in the book is cooler :) And Wormtongue cracking makes more sense because Saruman taunts him with something really nasty. But that's all part of a section they had to skip.

  • Nathan Barnes
    Nathan Barnes 6 ай бұрын

    Fun fact: Smeagol used to be what is known as a Stoor Hobbit. There were different variations within the race. I guess a real-world comparison would be like comparing English people from London to English people from Yorkshire.

  • Muck006
    Muck006 6 ай бұрын

    6:20 Another of the "I take THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED for $800, Dave." moments.
    8:00 NO ... because if Gandalf could do it SAURON COULD DO IT TOO!
    18:25 Ummm ... the beacons are where they can be seen from FAR AWAY ... on MOUNTAIN TOPS ... which is no place to build a city. [Read the books and look at the MAP!]

  • Philip Hammershøi
    Philip Hammershøi 10 ай бұрын

    Watching them in the cinema was something i will never forget, i was 11 years old.

  • Danae Baragar
    Danae Baragar Ай бұрын

    “I see shapes of men… and horses…” I mean it’s a bit unfair to doom the horses for breaking the oath too 😂

  • mojobag01
    mojobag01 10 ай бұрын +1

    The only thing I've seen that comes close to being this epic is 'Hero' the mystical origin of China story.
    Thoroughly enjoying your reactions and there are a couple of points in the next half where I'm expecting a few 'moments'.
    See you then.

  • Kevin Daly
    Kevin Daly 10 ай бұрын +2

    The Ring gave Gollum extended life too - what they showed happened over many years. He's hundreds of years old by the time of the story.

    • George Chapman
      George Chapman 9 ай бұрын

      That part from the second book were it describes gollum as a tired hobbit carried beyond his time is so sad.

  • Tallis Keeton
    Tallis Keeton 10 ай бұрын +1

    Actualy Gandalf can read in minds telepathicaly. Even most powerful elves can do it - like Galadriel. He reads in Frodo's mind when Frodo sleeps in Rivedell.

  • Tallis Keeton
    Tallis Keeton 10 ай бұрын

    In the movie every guest in Rivendell seems to be arrived by invitation - as Denethor told Boromir about Elrond's invitation in TTT - while in the book they all (Legolas as emisary of his father king Thranduil, Gloin - Gimli's dad - as emisary of dwarven king, Boromir of Gondor, and Laketown embassy) arrived at the same time with their own problems or news to listen to Elronds advice. Boromir even does not know where Rivendell exactly is (just somewhere in Arnor), as it is a hidden valley esp. magicaly hidden against spies of dark forces. So he seeks it for few months of traveling. Book Boromir arrived in Rivendell not for the Ring but for the explanation of his dream about which we hear here only small part. Part of the dream tells also about a halfling not only about Isildur's Bane. In the book Denethor never wanted the Ring for himself but also never truely agreed with Gandalf's idea of sending it away to Mordor. Denethor thinks that the Ring should be hidden in the dungeons of Gondor not to be used. In the book both sons of Denethor got this same dream, so they have to chose who will travel north. Book Denethor actualy wanted to give this mission to Faramir becouse he was sure that Boromir is more required in Gondor as main leader of its armies. So it was Faramir who was chosen on dangerous mission becouse Denethor thought about younger son as more expondable one :) But Boromir convinced his father that he should go becouse he is older and more experienced. Boromir wanted this mission for himself, as something honorable and great which he as leader of armies can do or should do. In the book I guess it was only Boromirs ambition which decided on his death, not Denethors want of the Ring.

  • Aisha Simone
    Aisha Simone 10 ай бұрын

    Another great reaction guys. Those memes kill me! 😆 -x-

    • Badd Medicine
      Badd Medicine  10 ай бұрын +1

      🤣🤣🤣 thank you, Aisha! We appreciate it 🤘

  • mojobag01
    mojobag01 10 ай бұрын +2

    When Bilbo found the ring he was pitiful of Gollum, the ring finds an 'in' and with Gollum it was a terrible one. I can only wonder if the rings effect was stronger because it had been lost for so long, most desperate to return to Sauron.

    • Tallis Keeton
      Tallis Keeton 10 ай бұрын

      @0okamino IMO only Smeagol as a person was more ambitious and adventurous - as a young hobbit - than others from his village. He wanted to see new things but not other lands and peoples (like Frodo and Bilbo did in their youth) but all the secrets of other people and all the secrets buried under the mountains. He was not very reliable from the start - maybe thats why he got only one friend and other hobbit heroes got several of them - and after he got the Ring he started to spy on others as invisible. Thats why his grandma who probably was the head of the village must have banished him. In the book we are actualy not sure if people in his village ever realised that he murdered his cousin Deagol. It seems that they banished him for meddling with others buissness (invisibility) and AFAIR also stealing. They probably got the idea that Deagol was lost somewhere (not very rare occurence when you are as small as hobbits and so an easy prey of wildlife) or drowned (becouse AFAIR Deagol never learned swimming as Smeagol did). In the hands of young Smeagol Sauron's Ring was used similarly to the Ring of Gyges from Greek myth - to spying and stealing. And I guess that after one becomes murderer one does not think about spying and stealing as very bad deeds. :) Tooks, Bagginses and Brandybucks were elite families of the Shire ("gentry") and they all believed that they descended from Fallohides clan - clan of hunters, archers and poets. Thats why in the book its Pippin Took who leads 100 archers of his clan against band of Saruman's ruffians. :)

    • 0okamino
      0okamino 10 ай бұрын

      Maybe that and the fact that Sméagol was part of the more adventurous and ambitious Stoors, while the Baggins, Took and Brandybuck families were more from the Fallohides.