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Read the books, including Appendix A to LotR. Many times if you like them. Then watch the movies if you want to take the risk of having your experience ruined. Tolkien crafted the books -- even The Hobbit -- very carefully. The movies have minced and mangled that. I would have understood if they had left out some characters and scenes from the books, ...


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I would say watch LotR and then the Hobbit. PJ added so much additional crap to the story in the Hobbit movies that I don't think it would make as much sense, or understand the importance, if you watched it the way JRRT intended it. Which is a shame but neither here nor there.... But if you want a real adventure, I would say read the Hobbit first(it's ...


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I have a strange tip, but I hope it makes sense to others too. For this, I suggest you to watch the series in short time (less than a week for example). In LotR there are many mention from The Hobbit. So start with The Fellowship of the Ring. Than ask a friend about the parts that were interesting, but not clear at all. I don't suggest to Google it ...


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There are a few interesting orders in which you can watch the six movies The usual Hobbit trilogy first and then the LOTR trilogy. Following the story of the one ring (lets you keep track of the one ring) a. Watch just Galadriel’s opening “The Fellowship of the Ring” b. Then just the opening Smeagol and Deagol scene from “The Return of the King" c. ...


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Watch them in release order. It is true that The Hobbit series happens chronologically before the LotR series and that there are some characters that are in both, which can lead to some spoilers: However, if you do anything other than just open the boxes and watch them immediately without knowing any background on the series you are probably already ...


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I saw the films in the order that they were released and I have read the Hobbit and halfway through the LotR tome. Here is a personal opinion: Suggested ordering: Read the Hobbit Watch LotR films (perhaps many times each!) Read the LotR book Watch the Hobbit films if the nostalgia is unbearable. (Switching (2) and (3) can also be recommended.) My ...


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I would start with the Hobbit first. Some things that happen in the Hobbit franchise have no "stakes" if you watch the 3 LotR movies first. The Hobbit also gives back story for the main LotR story. There are risks that characters in the Hobbit take. If you watch the Lord of the Rings first, you'll know the outcome of the risks, and the tension in the Hobbit ...


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Maybe its symbolic. The ring judges people in comparison to its lord, Sauron. So everyone else doesn't "exist" in front of him, in other words they are invisible. Tom is probably more powerful in comparison so the ring disappears. About spirit world answer, yes Sauron is a spiritual being but the ring keeps him linked to the mortal realm else he would vanish ...



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