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Old 08-25-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings

Which series is better? Why?


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Old 08-25-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
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harry potter has luna lovegood. case closed mother****er



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Old 08-25-2008, 12:29 AM   #3
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harry potter has luna lovegood. case closed mother****er
Damn right! And through her we have Nargles, Blibbering Humdingers, Gulping Pimplies, and the Umbungular Slashkilter, so Ha!

Though I love both LOTR and HP. They are so different, its so hard to decide...

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Old 08-25-2008, 12:27 AM   #4
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LOTR, a story as epic as Star Wars!
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LOTR, a story as epic as Star Wars!
Definitely comes way closer than Harry Potter ever could.

The Hobbit beats both of their asses, but seeing as it's related to Lord of the Rings... yep, that gets my vote. I don't really care for either series too much though.


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Old 08-25-2008, 12:50 AM   #6
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LotR just has a much more epic story. that and i really enjoy Tolkien's writing style over Rowlings anyways. Tolkien was always much more detailed, and that's what i love when i read.

the other big plus is that the LotR movies where just better all around than the HP movies (thus far). and regardless of how well done the next HP movies are, its going to take a monster effort to top Return of the King. there is no other movie out there that tops it in terms of how epic it is.


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Old 08-27-2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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LotR just has a much more epic story. that and i really enjoy Tolkien's writing style over Rowlings anyways. Tolkien was always much more detailed, and that's what i love when i read.

the other big plus is that the LotR movies where just better all around than the HP movies (thus far). and regardless of how well done the next HP movies are, its going to take a monster effort to top Return of the King. there is no other movie out there that tops it in terms of how epic it is.

You took the words right out of my mouth. And I must add, that The Lord of the Rings, has HOBBITS! That automatically trumps anything Harry Potter churns out. =P

And with LotR, the movies are actually pretty darn close to the books, I can't say that about Harry Potter, mostly because I haven't seen all of the movies (about five minutes of one of them), nor have I read the books... But I do know from what I've heard, and what I've read... Harry Potter just WOULD NOT appeal to me at all.


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Old 08-30-2008, 11:06 PM   #8
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When it comes down to it, The Lord of the Rings is considered one of the great literary achievements of the 20th century. It is a true epic, and a classical good versus evil tale. Harry Potter, by comparison, seems little more than a children's book. I applaud J.K.Rowling for encouraging little people to start reading again, but I don't think her work could ever hope to match, much less exceed, J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece.


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Old 08-25-2008, 12:58 AM   #9
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I love both series. They both have a lot of action to it, and they both have something interesting in them, and overall there both great.

But, I would have to say, Lord Of The Rings, why? Its not as childish as Harry Potter is, and has more a more mature theme.


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Old 08-25-2008, 02:08 AM   #10
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I give big credit to HP inspiring children to read.

I give big credit to Tolkien for making me want to read.


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Old 08-25-2008, 09:27 AM   #11
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harry potter has luna lovegood. case closed mother****er
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I give big credit to HP inspiring children to read.

I give big credit to Tolkien for making me want to read.
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Same here... LOTR was a large part of my growing up, and reading challenge And while I thought the Harry Potter was/is excellent in both books and movies.... it didn't have the impact LOTR had on me.

LOTR gets my vote.


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The Lord of the Rings because of the huge influence the books have had on popular culture and the fantasy genre in general.

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Old 08-25-2008, 09:13 AM   #13
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:41 AM   #14
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I went with Harry Potter, but only because I’ve actually read all the Harry Potter books. I tried reading LOTR when I was younger, but it just could not hold my interest. Enjoyed the LOTR movies, but the movies did not inspire me to pick up the books the way the “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” inspired me to read Harry Potter books.
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I went with Harry Potter, but only because I’ve actually read all the Harry Potter books. I tried reading LOTR when I was younger, but it just could not hold my interest. Enjoyed the LOTR movies, but the movies did not inspire me to pick up the books the way the “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” inspired me to read Harry Potter books.
I know what you mean, the LOTR books were good, but could have used some editing. Some chapters were like "Wow!" and others "Okay so they crossed a field, big deal." LOTR was much more complex, I mean Tolkein made up whole other languages like Elvish and dwarvish ands all that.

I found Harry Potter more entertaining, perhaps because it was simpler. I have reread both series numerous times, though I find the older I get, the more I appreciate the LOTR. Its hard to decide cause HP is meant to be a children series while LOTR is adult (though many children read and enjoy it) The LOTRs movies however are superior without question.

Meh, LOTR has Gollum...but HP has Dobby, who is close enough...and he can use magic. Luna kicks Gollums ass anyway. Even if he won, she would just call a Crumple Horned Snorkak to finish him off.

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:07 PM   #16
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I first started reading The Lord of the Rings at age 12, and couldn't put it down! Read it morning, noon and night - even brought it to school with me!

Harry Potter, to me anyway, is just far too childish. As a fantasy adventure story, it cannot hold a candle to the mighty LOTR! I'll take the wizards Gandalf and Saruman above Potter's little friends any day!


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Old 08-25-2008, 04:52 PM   #17
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Lord of the Rings has Gimli.

He kicks the asses of ALL HP characters.




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Old 08-25-2008, 05:34 PM   #18
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Lord of the Rings has Gimli.

He kicks the asses of ALL HP characters.
As long as he does not have to jump over a chasm to get to them.

Pigwidgeon could give him a run for his money though!

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Old 08-25-2008, 05:46 PM   #19
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:40 PM   #21
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Maybe he meant "number of books"


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Harry Potter's an easier read, but Lord of the Rings can be challenging for some people.


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Harry Potter's an easier read, but Lord of the Rings can be challenging for some people.
LotR challenging.

If you want a semi real challenge read The Silmarillion or for a real challenge the H.o.M.E. series.


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If you want a semi real challenge read The Silmarillion
I liked The Silmarillion it was a really good book.
But I am sorry Harry Potter has nothing when compared to LOTR. Harry potter was good for a while, but LOTR is a classic that can never get replaced or get boring.





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LotR challenging.

If you want a semi real challenge read The Silmarillion or for a real challenge the H.o.M.E. series.
Exactly, I read lotr when i was 10... And again when i was 12 and then once more when i was 14. And it was always the same to me:ubah epic story with all kinds of relations to the national stories of many countries. I have read HP once, and it was fun but kinda boring... But the best book EVER has got to be Musashi.... Read it about two years ago... Took me 8 days, and then re read the 1013 pages of pure gold in 5 days and yeah... YEAH!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:47 PM   #28
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LOTR! HP is a waste of life...

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Neither.

Seen nor read either.

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Neither.

Seen nor read either.
You are missing out Rev! At the very least, you should see the LOTR movies. You don't even have to read the books to understand them.

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:59 PM   #31
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Seen nor read either.


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I believe that the "continued blinking," Rhett, is known as postmortem twitching.

Anyways...

Lord of the Rings, easily. Harry Potter has inspired kids to read, but Lord of the Rings just has an amazing plot. Harry Potter is just, "Harry learns magic. Voldemort returns. Six times. Gawd. That was predictable. Not to mention the epilogue to Deathly Hallows was terrible- that brought the series down by an entire point for me.

LotR... LotR... That's all that need be said. It's Lord of the Rings!
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Neither.

Seen nor read either.
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Neither.

Seen nor read either.



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Neither.

Seen nor read either.
Both.

Seen and read all.

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I think the LotR books are better than the Harry Potter books but I enjoy reading the HP books more. As for the movies, LotR by far. It's the only movie series based on books that I can say I like the movies as much as the books.


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I love 'em both, but LotR has more class.


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Old 08-26-2008, 07:21 AM   #40
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Think the Harry Potter is easier and funnier to read then LOTR, but LOTR have a much greater story to it. So in term of reading and rereading i actualy say Harry Potter, but in term of evrything else, story, movies, games and even universe they are in i say LOTR

Like someones said earlier, he loved the way Tolkien descripe evrything, i just find it irritating that it need to be one page descriping the area they are in. It take away from the action and the story that im intressing in, so thats why i will probaly never reread LOTR serie even when i think it's good

And i can't really choose one or the other, i want to take LOTR since it is a better story IMO, but not a story that i will read multiple times that i have been doing with Harry Potter. Hard to descripe what i mean in english, but hope someone get what im saying ^^
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