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The Family Reviews The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy


Pete: It was great to see this story the way we did: Almost 12 hours of epic cinematographic wonder viewed in one day by my family on New Year’s Eve. There can be no triumph without loss. No victory without suffering. No freedom without sacrifice. Recommended ales (Preferable drunk at either The Prancing Pony or The Green Dragon Inn): The Fellowship of The Ring: Plank Town Brewing’s Hobbit’s Habit Olde Ale, The Two Towers: Fish Brewing Company’s Hobbit Series Gollum Precious Pils and The Return of the King: Jester King Brewery’s Noble King Hoppy Farm Ale.

Brigette: I was really excited to share these films with the girls for our New Year’s Eve movie marathon. And after watching The Hobbit films, I am committed to reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy in 2015. I loved The Hobbit book and felt that the film didn’t do it justice. I can only imagine how much I will enjoy these books based on how much I love the films. Now when the girls don’t want to do something I say, “Would you rather take the ring to Mordor?”

Morgan: This trilogy was – in my opinion – better than Star Wars (which we watched New Year’s 2013). I will say that most of it was taken up by terrible wars but that’s besides the point. These films incorporated fantasy, action, humor, horror, romance and drama into three long but worth it installments. In parts, it became a little scary, in others; thrilling and in others it was even a little funny. I think these films were perfect for our annual New Year’s Eve movie marathon since they were all quite long but all still had you at the edge of your seat. I now feel the urge to read the novels to see how alike they are to the films. I have to say that I had a few favorite characters in these films. I appreciated Sam’s determination and how he stuck to his promise the whole way through. Without him, I don’t think the ring would’ve ever made it to Mordor. I though Legolas was pretty awesome (I mean, skateboarding on a shield down steps whilst shooting people with arrows isn’t like the height of awesomeness?) and Strider’s knowledge and leadership kept everyone going, I think. These films are perfect to show how war and sacrifice can change a person and how friendship can help you through almost anything…even getting the ring to Mordor.

Gable: I watched these on New Year’s Eve in a marathon and I enjoyed them all a lot. My favorite characters were Strider and Legolas but my least favorite was Frodo Baggins. Frodo wasn’t as brave as he needed to be and his flashes of evil were quite violent and unnecessary. It was still a great trilogy, all in all, and I think, although I have never read Tolkien’s books, they did a better job on these films than on the Hobbit ones.

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The Family Reviews Back To The Future III

Back To The Future III

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Pete: Intense and with a storyline that just doesn’t quit, this Back To The Future instalment delivers 1980s movie making at its peak. One of the few films I’d watch again at a moments notice.

Beer Pairing: Any of the beers from Wild Heaven.

Brigette: This film like the others in the series was very intense which was probably intensified by the fact that we had quite possibly the worst move ever and a death in the family all within a fortnight. The relationship between Marty and Doc is one I have always loved despite how unrealistic it was. I mean, a high school senior and an older, eccentric scientist? It was so great, it even transcended time! If only all young people had such wonderful mentors. Doc Brown reminds us, “Your future hasn’t been written yet; no one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one!” And doing so in an awesome Jules Verne time traveling steam punk train doesn’t hurt either.


Morgan: This has to be my favorite Back to the Future film! It was really intense and funny and had a good message. This film is great for Back to the Future lovers or those who are fans of the Wild West.

Gable: Now, I have watched all the Back To The Future films. That’s sad for me because I really liked them and now there are no more. The first one was the second best, the second one the worst (and it wasn’t that bad), but this one was the best of all. It was more intense than any of the others, more meaningful than any of the others, funnier than any of the others; it was a truly perfect way to end the series.

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The Family Reviews Back To The Future II

Back To The Future II

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Pete: The second “Back to The Future” film stars Micheal J Fox and Christopher Lloyd arguably at the top of their acting careers. Also featuring Elizabeth Shue in one of the roles that launched her career. She managed to land the role after Claudia Wells pulled out after filming commenced, due to her mother being seriously ill.

This is my favorite of the Back To The Future films, it provides the most laughs whilst maintaining a constant intensity. My favorite scene is where Micheal J. Fox plays Marlene McFly. The film also manages to frustrate me: we’re only one year from 2015 and I’m yet to see any hover-boards or flying cars.

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Try any (or all) of the beers you can manage to get your hands on from Former Future Brewing Co.

Brigette: This film is time travel genre at its best. It has heart, humor and intensity. I really miss those 80’s actors. The biggest disappointing in that most of the technology depicted for 2015 was totally unrealized.


Morgan: This sequel was much more intense and action-packed than the first film and I must say that the ending was a quite a cliff-hanger! It was also funny to see how they depicted 2015 in 1989. Cannot wait to see Back to the Future III!

Gable: I really enjoyed this film because it was very intense and got into it from the get-go. I have also watched the first film in this trilogy, Back To The Future, which I enjoyed immensely but, now having watched this one, it seems to get better as it goes on.

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