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RedSparrows
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(04-21-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Gf and I love it. We always enjoy a Good Death and Boromir's is excellent. Heroic, tragic, good OTT villain, beloved actor (Richard Sharpe 4eva), excellent final words. 9/10 would kill again.
AGoodODST
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(04-21-2017, 05:59 PM)
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Sean Bean's Boromir was really fantastic. One of the best performances in the Trilogy.
Borgnine
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(04-21-2017, 06:00 PM)
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Love it. Gotta say though the CGI to drain the color from his face at the moment of death is really jarring.
Mighty Chin
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(04-21-2017, 06:03 PM)
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So good.
PhoncipleBone
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(04-21-2017, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Generalpsyduck

My favorite detail is that Aragorn wears Boramir's bracers after he dies.

Originally Posted by darkwing

mind blown, didn't know


They make a point of showing him strap them on, but it is still low key and wonderful.
I think they joked in one of the commentaries that Aragorn also took Boromir's wallet and money.
Blader
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(04-21-2017, 06:08 PM)
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I don't know, I thought those lines were kinda cheesy.
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(04-21-2017, 06:09 PM)
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It's a great moment. One of the highlights in one of my favorite movies.
zethren
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(04-21-2017, 06:15 PM)
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Boromir is one of my absolute favorite characters in the trilogy, because he represents man as man IS (rather than Aragon who represents man as man SHOULD be, an ideal version), and Bean just perfectly nails it.

He's flawed, weak at times, but his heart is good and he will die for his friends. Bean was perfect for the role.
Sephzilla
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(04-21-2017, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by zethren

Boromir is one of my absolute favorite characters in the trilogy, because he represents man as man IS (rather than Aragon who represents man as man SHOULD be, an ideal version), and Bean just perfectly nails it.

He's flawed, weak at times, but his heart is good and he will die for his friends. Bean was perfect for the role.

Yep. Boromir and Aragon are my two favorite characters for the reasons you mentioned
Discotheque
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(04-21-2017, 06:18 PM)
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His best death for sure. Still my GOAT blockbuster
Blader
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(04-21-2017, 06:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Discotheque

His best death for sure. Still my GOAT blockbuster

nah dude, his best death is Goldeneye. Both of them!

"For England, James!"
Robdraggoo
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(04-21-2017, 06:22 PM)
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I love his death scene as boramir but I love his death scene as eddard stark more.

When he's looking up trying to find out if arya is still there watching. It's the only thing he cares about right before he loses his head.
zethren
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(04-21-2017, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Robdraggoo

I love his death scene as boramir but I love his death scene as eddard stark more.

When he's looking up trying to find out if arya is still there watching. It's the only thing he cares about right before he loses his head.

It was definitely tragic in a darker sense, that's for sure. He didn't die a hero as Ned, the way he did as Boromir. He died in captivity. A good man murdered by an insane child. I feel ya, that was a heavy moment as well and I felt sick the first time I saw it happen.
Donos
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(04-21-2017, 06:37 PM)
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Well that was a true "shiieeeeeet" scene when he started to tank through all those orks. That's what cinema is for. Can remember quit well watching LotR on the big screen.
peanutbutterlatte
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(04-21-2017, 06:55 PM)
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Best character next to Theoden.

You're missing out if you haven't seen his extended scene with Faramir/Denethor in Two Towers. Really fleshed out the family and explained why Boromir is so easily swayed by the ring.
Reckless Abandon
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(04-21-2017, 06:57 PM)
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Sean Bean is such a great actor. Even in tiny roles (like Partridge in Equilibrium) he always seems to have a huge impact in his films.

Originally Posted by Obliterator

I mean his sacrifice slowed down the Uruks and quite possibly saved Middle-Earth

This is a great point and one of the reasons I love the character of Boromir, which Sean Bean was perfect for. If he doesn't do everything he does there, that's probably it for the One Ring.
Hollywood Duo
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(04-21-2017, 07:00 PM)
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One of my favorite scenes of all time.
eot
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(04-21-2017, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Obliterator

Yep he wears them through the rest of the Trilogy. It's a beautiful and subtle touch, and a great way to honor Boromir.

I mean his sacrifice slowed down the Uruks and quite possibly saved Middle-Earth

Did it? They get the hobbits anyway, just five minutes later.

Maybe you're referring to something else.
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(04-21-2017, 10:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by hobozero

It's particularly moving in Lego form

what a way to go
BetterThanNothing
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(04-21-2017, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by eot

Did it? They get the hobbits anyway, just five minutes later.

Maybe you're referring to something else.

Delays enough for Aragorn to catch up and kill the captain Uruk(the one that killed Boromir), which arguably led to the arguments among the orcs that allowed Mary and Pippin to escape. Defending them like that also dispels any doubts the enemy had of these being the right hobbits, allowing Frodo to continue without being searched for on his own journey.
DrunkShogun
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(04-21-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Says a lot how good his acting was when Boromir remained my favourite character in the movie after watching the trilogy. Shame a lot of good scenes were kept away on the extended editions.
Jeffrey
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(04-21-2017, 10:46 PM)
Sean bean explaining lotr stuff in the Martian might be one of the most hilarious scenes in modern film.
Etrian Oddity
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(04-21-2017, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Donos

Well that was a true "shiieeeeeet" scene when he started to tank through all those orks. That's what cinema is for. Can remember quit well watching LotR on the big screen.

I couldn't imagine experiencing the final/third act of FotR in theatres. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.
The Salt Life
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(04-21-2017, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by DOWN

Why?? That would have been similar tbh

Liam Neeson did a Boromir type character very well in Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut

Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

Don't get me wrong, I like Liam Neeson as an actor, I just can't really see it. I don't feel that Neeson would have had the right qualities as a performer in relation to that particular character.

Then again, I've never seen Kingdom of Heaven so perhaps I'm wrong on that score.

Originally Posted by shintoki

Liam doesn't work as a supporting actor like Bean does. Liam owns a scene while Bean works with the scene.




eh, was sitting in traffic bored
TheJollyCorner
(04-21-2017, 10:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrunkShogun

Says a lot how good his acting was when Boromir remained my favourite character in the movie after watching the trilogy. Shame a lot of good scenes were kept away on the extended editions.

Sadly both Sean Bean & Christopher Lee had some outstanding scenes that were cut. I understand why, but still- any time these guys were on the screen it was a treat.
ghostjoke
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(04-21-2017, 11:09 PM)
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His last stand beasting through Uruks always gives me a smidgen of hope that Aragon will get there in time on each watch. The scene always gets me more than most death scenes because of it.
MutFox
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(04-21-2017, 11:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by sirap

He was the best character in the entire trilogy imo.

He was, he was actually human,
not some perfect fantasy character.
Shaanyboi
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(04-21-2017, 11:59 PM)
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Fuck, I need to rewatch Fellowship. That movie is so fucking perfect. Boromir's death hurts every time.
Team Alucard
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(04-22-2017, 12:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by zeemumu

Yet he survived Silent Hill

So Ironic that the one movie he survives in he's playing a character who died in the source material.
timetokill
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(04-22-2017, 12:04 AM)
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Boromir is one of the greatest characters in that story. So tragic, so real. My girlfriend at the time actually cheered his death in the theatre and while we kept dating for a while after that, I think deep down I knew she had no soul.
Bobby Roberts
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(04-22-2017, 12:07 AM)
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Watching Fellowship opening night (when these films were still big fat gambles and not bonafide time-tested classics) Gandalf's fall and it's aftermath was where I started to think Jackson might have pulled off a great film.

But Boromir's death and redemption is where I realized they'd pulled off something closer to a miracle. That moment had never done much for me in the books. It came and went, and always played to me more like a "you pay for the things you break" type of thing. Boromir's character was too one-dimensional in his writing for me to take that death as anything much more than that.

But Sean Bean brought him to life in such a way that the first arrow hits his chest, and mine hitches up with a stifled little sob because I know what's coming and I know it's gonna hurt now when he pays for what he broke. It never did before, but now it will. And it did.

Those last lines might be corny and earnest, but holy shit does he make me believe that he means them.

Opening night, man.
cLOUDo
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(04-22-2017, 12:25 AM)
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Dude spoilers wtf!

/jk
UrbanRats
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(04-22-2017, 12:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blader

I don't know, I thought those lines were kinda cheesy.

Cheesy is in tune with the rest tho, and I say it as a good thing.
I mean it's Lord of the Rings, it's not going to be the most sober thing in the world.
Zvonimir Boban
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(04-22-2017, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

Cheesy is in tune with the rest tho, and I say it as a good thing.
I mean it's Lord of the Rings, it's not going to be the most sober thing in the world.

Yeah, there's nothing wrong with being earnest.
Melon Husk
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(04-22-2017, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Thequietone

Boromir would have caught Frodo instead of Faramir and gave the ring to his father possibly leading the ring falling into the hands of Sauron. As much as Boromir's death is a tragedy it had to happen the way it did. I blame the dad's actions for Boromir's death since he would likely not have fallen to the ring's influence without his father's unrealistic expectations he had for Boromir.

Na, Boromir would have come to his senses and catapulted the ring into the fires of Mt. Doom directly Minas Tirith. His father wouldn't have lost heart had he lived.

Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts


Those last lines might be corny and earnest, but holy shit does he make me believe that he means them.

Opening night, man.

And many nights since...
pestul
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(04-22-2017, 12:37 AM)
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Such an incredible death scene. The arrows were absolutely massive and each strike was so visceral. I can picture it in my head now even though I haven't watched FoTR in about 7-8yrs. I kind of want to watch it again tonight because of this thread.
timetokill
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(04-22-2017, 12:39 AM)
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Also let me just say that it was bullshit the way Frodo actually offered the ring to Aragorn and he turned it down

Bullshit!
Curufinwe
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(04-22-2017, 12:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

Woah.

That would have been a pretty poor casting.

Stuart Townsend (who was 26 at the time) was the original Aragorn. Imagine those two together.

http://www.compleatseanbean.com/sundaystar1.html

17 October 1999

Source: Sunday Star Times

RINGS STAR FIRED AFTER JUST TWO DAYS OF FILMING

Sunday Star Times
By Oskar Alley

The cast and crew of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
film project are reeling after one of the stars
was sensationally sacked after two days of filming.
Irish actor Stuart Townsend, who had been cast to play
the key role of Aragorn, was dumped on Wednesday
and left New Zealand the same day, insiders on the set
told the Sunday Star-Times. The shock dismissal was
reportedly ordered by Jackson over what a senior studio
executive described as "director-actor creative
chemistry". It is understood no formal announcement
was made and the dumping filtered through to
bemused cast and crew on Thursday.

Sources said the trilogy's producers were already
negotiating with Viggo Mortensen (A Perfect Murder, GI
Jane, Crimson Tide) to fill the vacated role. Townsend's
dismissal had thrown the first week of filming in
Wellington into disarray, forcing at least 1 1/2 days of
scheduled scenes to be postponed.

Chmpocalypse
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(04-22-2017, 12:42 AM)
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Probably my favorite scene in the entire trilogy. So damn moving.
Makai
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(04-22-2017, 12:44 AM)
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damn, spoilers
Chmpocalypse
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(04-22-2017, 12:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

For one of the DVD commentaries for The Fellowship of the Ring, Phillipa Boyens stated that she believed Boromir's death scene is a particular moment in the movies which she felt they managed to do much better in comparison to how it ended up playing out in the novels.

She's absolutely right.

That, and cutting Bombadil. Fuck that character.
Vincent Alexander
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(04-22-2017, 12:45 AM)
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So uh...when these movies getting a re-release in theaters? I would pay good money to see them again on the big screen.
CrocMother
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Originally Posted by Vincent Alexander

So uh...when these movies getting a re-release in theaters? I would pay good money to see them again on the big screen.

Oh, it's definitely going to happen at some point.
jem0208
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(04-22-2017, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Sean bean explaining lotr stuff in the Martian might be one of the most hilarious scenes in modern film.

That was such a fantastic scene. Makes me smile just thinking about it.
IdreamofHIME
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(04-22-2017, 12:52 AM)
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His best death was the time i threw a remote mine and detonated it just as my brother tried to ambush me from a walkway on stack.
Never saw it coming.
AuthenticM
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(04-22-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vincent Alexander

So uh...when these movies getting a re-release in theaters? I would pay good money to see them again on the big screen.

fucking seriously.

I saw the second and third in theaters, but I didn't care for them. I was too young, maybe. But when the third Hobbit movie came out, I rewatched the movies (the extended editions) on the following Saturday and Sunday.

It was then that I got these movies. I realized how great and magical they were. I now love them.

I want to rewatch them at the theatre now that I have a different opinion of them.
Firemind
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(04-22-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by timetokill

Also let me just say that it was bullshit the way Frodo actually offered the ring to Aragorn and he turned it down

Bullshit!

Faramir did the same. Which is why Boromir is such a great character. "What chance do you think you have? They will find you. They will take the Ring. And you will beg for death before the end!"
kingocfs
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Originally Posted by Vincent Alexander

So uh...when these movies getting a re-release in theaters? I would pay good money to see them again on the big screen.

Saw Two Towers with a live orchestra a few years ago. It was amazing.
rec0ded1
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(04-22-2017, 01:04 AM)
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h u m b l e in awe of death
Chained Prometheus
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Originally Posted by Blader

nah dude, his best death is Goldeneye. Both of them!

"For England, James!"

Boromir is his best death scene all around, but Goldeneye is my other favorite.

"... For England, James?"

"No. For me."

EDIT: I was just a kid in elementary school when the LOTR trilogy came out in theaters, but my dad had been a Tolkien nut ever since he was in high school in the 70's, so he took me to go see all three films when they all came out in theaters. After I fell in love with Fellowship of the Ring and wanted to know what was going to happen next, my dad handed me his copies of the books and helped push me to read the whole trilogy (after reading The Hobbit first, of course) and understand it. I was in the third grade when that happened. lmao

I also remember after Fellowship came out and Burger King was doing a promotion for the film with those collectable soundbite toys of the characters that you could link together to form the One Ring when you had the whole set. My dad literally made up excuses to go to Burger King at any given time just to make sure he eventually got the whole set.
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