Watching "The Lord of the Rings" for the FIRST TIME

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  • This whole video is just Dylan expressing his thirst for elves

  • “Given to the race of men” “Oh God” That’s the whole trilogy summed up right there.

    • @Grass Block Ofc, anytime! 😊

    • @Sun Fury Commenting Thank you!

    • @Grass Block All of this is referenced in the books, mainly LoTR and the Silmarillion, but I got most of this summary from a video titled The One Ring Explained. Coverage everything I listed in my comment except maybe one or two points. CS-tv is great for condensing Tolkien's writing, Nerd of the Rings is my go to (though they didn't post the video I mentioned). Hope this helps! Edit: Celebrimbor forged the Rings of Power with Sauron's help, though Celebrimbor did not know it was Sauron at the time.

    • @Sun Fury Commenting Wow, u seem to know a lot of extra stuff that isn't the movies, I'd like to know where you got all this informations so I can read about them too, i've nevet read the Lotr books nor The Hobbit one. (Also who the heck is Celebrimbor, never heard that name)

    • Facts

  • Normal authors: Lemme just make some mythology for my story Tolkien: Gimme a sec I need to make some story for my mythology

    • @Winz I was going to write that! Thats why he wrote the silmarillion first.

    • @Knightley tolkien first created the language's and the world and then built the story around it. most authors make a story and than build a world to fit it

    • I dont get it

    • @Tom McMurtry 😂😂 lol exactly "Hold on a minute, i have to craft an entire culture, cosmology and extended creation-based pagan universe for my l a n g u a g e s..."

    • first was mythology for the language(s)!

  • The powers of the One Ring are as follows. When a normal person puts it on (not an angelic being such as Gandalf or an Elf like Elrond or Galadriel for example as they can resist the following effect) it sends you to the “other side/shadow realm” so you turn invisible, however Sauron and the Nazgûl know where you are. The Ring also boosts any power and skill you have to S+ Tier levels. Some think that maybe because Hobbits are good at sneaking, this is what turns them invisible but that is just speculation. If Aragorn were to have the One Ring, his sword skills would be unmatched. If Gandalf or Galadriel had it then their magical power would be Godlike (although they would also slowly be corrupted by its power) The Three Elven Rings still boost the power of Galadriel, Elrond and Gandalf with the powers of preservation, healing and willpower respectively, along with an overall power boost. The Rings of Galadriel and Elrond also help hide/shield/protect their locations from Sauron’s forces and Gandalf’s ring has an aura of willpower and drive to help push those around him to victory. The Dwarven Rings only increased the Dwarves’ greed for gold and jewels etc which didn’t help Sauron in his initial plan which was to control the minds of all those who wore the Rings. That’s why he gave the rings out to the leaders of each race. The Nine Rings that were given to the race of Men (Humans) were the only ones that worked for Sauron as humans are most easily corrupted. The Dwarves were too stubborn to be bent to his will and the Elves (who’s Rings were not touched by Sauron) took their Rings off as soon as they learned of his deception and only put them back on after Sauron was defeated the first time (as seen at the start of the first film). And those are the powers of the Rings, thank you for listening to my TED Talk. 😊

    • This makes me stupid happy. 😁👍

    • @Cooki3 yeah Gandalf was a Ring Bearer and a Maiar of Eru, so he would’ve gotten on the ship regardless if he was a Ring Bearer or not but he was given the Elf Ring Narya by the previous owner Cirdan the Shipwright as Cirdan thought that Gandalf would have more use for it, which he definitely did! Haha 😊

    • hey, i don't remember gandalf ever being a ringbearer. i thought the reason he migrated to the Undying Lands was because he was one of Eru's wizards correct me if i'm wrong though

    • @Dollmonn there are characters that can resist the One Ring like Aragorn, Samwise, Gandalf and even Bilbo but if there were to possess it long enough it would corrupt them

    • Thanks dude! The info I never knew I wanted.

  • I feel like you have been so used to fantasy stories where the magic is superpowered that you kind of missed the point of magic in LOTR -- it's supposed to be a burden rather than a help more often than not. This isn't Harry Potter where you can shoot magic as controllably as a muggle firing a gun. This is a world where magic is mysterious and hard to control and full of unintended consequences.

    • @Montae Williams oh it's been a while since I watched the movies but I do remember the whole thing with the rings. But isn't there magic that doesn't come from the rings? Like... Why can Gandalf do magic? Was he born capable or was it something he acquired over time? And if so are there any setbacks in using magic? I mean is just those types of questions I always stumble upon when seeing a world with magic. And I can't remember if the movies answer them. The books probably do.

    • @Daniella Otsuki Gandalf explains in the 1st movie the ring has one master (Sauron) & it wants to get back to him. Therefore it’s not going to display powers in Frodo’s possession that it would in Sauron’s. The movie’s intro also explained that the one ring was made in secret to rule all the others. Basically making them kind of void while the one ring existed. And gives the impression this took place long ago so many of them were lost. The nine rings given to “men” were owned by the 9 kings who desired only power - they became the 9 ring wraiths so one can imagine that the rings of the dwarves (and their bearers) had similar fates. I get being curious about the rings gifted to the elves bc it’s difficult to distinguish elven inherent magic vs the improvement the rings contributed tho…..

    • Gandalf doesn't use magic because it is forbidden against non-magical beings. So he can use it against a Balrog, as well as Saruman and Nazgul. But he cant just be casting fire balls or shooting lightning from his staff at orcs.

    • I didn't read the books and because of it I understand where Dylan's coming from. They don't explain the stakes for magic in the movie (I'm guessing the books are extremely more through) so it just makes the story a little less comprehensive for those that didn't read the book.

    • Also I’m certain it takes a toll on them, I haven’t read the books this is just a guess.

  • It's so amusing watching this as an extremely avid Tolkien fan. It's almost like being from a obscure country and watching an American react to your culture. 😄

    • Me: wanting to scream every five minutes Him: ha ha Gandalf turn butterfly to bird

    • I've rewatched this so many times now, and this is too accurate

    • I’m not sure which I enjoy more, when he completely doesn’t get it or when he exactly gets it! 😂

    • even worse is he makes fun of the wrong parts of it, so he is almost invoking the rage of those who know Lord of the Rings and grew up with it. i wanted to slap him for disrupting the mood when Theoden mourns his son. especially since he downplays his feats by comparing it to aragorn, who is essentially the pinnacle bloodline.

  • Dylan: "Man, the CGI is bad." Me: resists the urge to punch a hole in my bedroom wall.

    • ITS SO GOOD THOUGH?? like it’s better than some cgi nowadays

    • To be fair, there are some shots and effects (like the slo-mo) that look kinda wacky, but they’re few and far between. For the most part the effects still look amazing.

    • Literallyyy broo hahahah

    • You resisted it? Damn, Nice job. I did not

    • He knows nothing about CGI.

  • you’re absolutely NOT in the wrong for cracking up at Gandalf spinning around like a top in the tower- that was my initial and only reaction ever since seeing it xD

    • Some called it break dance. Lol.

    • mine is a big cringe. I mean I get it, you have two old men and its not Harry Potter where you can have colorful spells flying around. Still that fight is horrible. Some people do like it though, for some reason.

  • I'm a big fan of the movies and the books but so many people are missing the point of you being a comedic commentator and getting hurt. Lmao. This was great tbh. I loved it!!

    • Fr all the diehard Tolkien fans complaining, like dude, he’s supposed to entertain. Also most people don’t know the convoluted lore of these films so why would Dylan

    • IKR. I've never watched these movies or read the books so I'm just a casual watcher here but they take it way too seriously and also how tf do they expect someone to understand everything and every detail the first time they watch

    • ikr like why's everyone getting butthurt about it like he's watching for the first time he wouldn't know all the facts people spouting about on the comments section. me too im just casual watcher i wouldn't know about those too if im not in the fandom

  • Aragorn also thought his Elf Girlfriend had left. He thought he was single, and still didn't cheat. That is pretty honorable.

    • @Dani and they’re cousins. But I guess it’s so far removed that it doesn’t matter lol. Actually they married their first cousins back then anyway so I guess that wouldn’t have mattered either.

    • Well, it’s not only based off the ideal archetypes of chivalrous nobility, the Aragorn/Arwen love story (and more directly Beren/Luthien) is based off Tolkien’s own love story with his wife. He met Edith when they were teenagers (she was three years older) and she was Anglican while he was Catholic. They fell completely in love but the adults forbade them from being with each other. For the next few years he was still in love with her, eventually he went back and told her he still loved her. She was on the verge of marrying a man she didn’t love because she thought he’d forgotten her and because she was also an orphan who was being pressured to marry, but she told him she’d never forgotten him, broke off her engagement, converted to Catholicism and they got married. And then WWI broke out and they spent years separated again, even after finally being able to commit to each other, communicating by letter and whatever snatches of time they could get while on leave. But after the war they had a very long and happy marriage. So it’s basically all a massive parallel! The meeting when young, falling deeply in love, being forced apart, staying faithful even in separation, her sacrifice to be with him, the strain caused by war, all of it. He based the stories and characters of Arwen and Luthien off her, including the moments where Aragorn and Beren fell in love - in both stories they saw the girl dancing in the woods. One time Edith had danced for Tolkien in the woods and that image stuck with him so long he wanted to immortalise it. On their actual graves, under their names they have ‘Beren’ and ‘Luthien’ written. It’s really cute. Source: have been a massive Tolkien forever, an obsession which hasn’t been helped by having Tolkien seemingly follow me everywhere 😅 (I spent my childhood playing in the same woods/fields of Birmingham as Tolkien, went to the same school on the same scholarship, and now I’m at Oxford lol)

    • Ian Genest one single tear

    • My bad. 88 years later.

    • @Logan Qato damn never realized the age gap was that much 😳

  • Litterally any scene: exists LotR fans: DID YOU KNOW IN FILMING...

    • @Abigail Gray Once I got sick and I only watched these movies and my family was kind of sick of them after that. They still love them but at that time they were tired of me watching them all the time.

    • Shoot this is me

    • OR “DID YOU KNOW IN THE BOOKS”

    • Literally the entire comment section

    • Lotr here about to comment sonething but then i saw your comment😂👏

  • “So the ring was more of a hindrance than a help.” LOL YES that’s the point. I laughed my ass off watching this commentary though. I’ve never seen such hatred towards Eowyn who is one of my favorites, but it was honestly hilarious. Thank you!

    • @Madeline Friberg Aragorn also realized that she loved the idea of him & what he represented (adventure, honor, grandeur) rather than him as a person. He was fresh out of a 60 year relationship & about to fight in war… so many things on his mind 😆

    • @Mélissa Daruty They we’re broken up so he wasn’t technically taken. He ultimately rejected Eowyn though because of her.

    • @N Viz My mom once pointed out that he has all of his teeth and at that time that probably wasn’t all that uncommon. Also he and Arwen were split up anyways.

    • I liked her in the movies. I LOVED her in the books. it does get deeper in the books, and kind of explains that her attraction to Aragorn was more on some unconscious level that he represented the kind of hero she yearned to be deep inside. she ends up with Faramir in the end, when they both bond while healing, as her true soul's match kind of thing-- he is kind hearted, which is an attribute she does show at times in her caretaker roles, but he's also strong enough to stand beside her and be unthreatened by her own warrior's soul. note: all of that is my own words, it's been almost two frickin' decades since I read it, so that's probably the points that were made filtered through the lens of my own memory as a reader at the time.

    • Now I love her but as a kid I used to hate her for the exact same reasons. I was screaming at my tv "BACK OFF WOMAN HE'S TAKEN". 😂 I mean, Aragorn already has Arwen and me, we can't let a third woman in...

  • one of my favorite facts about lord of the rings is that the majority of the horse riders are actually women because they couldnt find very many men that could ride. horse girls carried the movie periodt

    • Eowyn: “I am no man.” The entire army: “omg same”

    • The majority of the Rohirrim: I am no man!

  • Fun fact: The crowd simulation during the battle scenes was the first of its kind. They figured out how to animate each individual rider/soldier, while keeping them as a unit, which had never been done before. That's how they got all the horses, and created the basis for big fight scenes in the future!

  • One of the most emotional scene of the trilogy: "My friends, you bow to no one" Dylan: "it's so obvious they were green screened" The DISRESPECT!

    • These movies were released in the early 00’s so you have to expect the technology to look a bit primitive now. Back then, however, it was cutting edge. I notice it sometimes but ultimately choose to ignore it taking that into account. I’m much more enveloped in the epic-ness of the story.

    • @entertain7us14 you're right. Being a comedic commentator is nice and all and I don't expect everyone to be touched by the same scenes as most people, but when he's being "comedic" just for the sake of it it's annoying. Not disrespectful (I'm not taking it too personally or seriously), but still annoying.

    • @SkillJoy totally agree. Some of the stuff is crazy. Like the shadows not matching, who the hell notices that. Or a balrog not looking real, I mean whats it supposed to look like? it isn't real. These movies look amazing especially the new 4k version. Its not like modern movies where every background is CGI and every bad guy is CGI. When Aragorn is fighting in Uruk he is actually holding a sword and he is facing a real life person with make up, not a blank spot that will eventually be a cgi creature. I have never heard anyone say this movie has bad effects before this video

    • Everyone saying Lord of the Rings has bad CGI? WTF movies have you watched in the last 2 years that has better CGI I’ll wait? All the Marvel movies have shit CGI and Star Wars as well. At least when I watch Lord of the Rings I can as a viewer be immersed in the film because you can actually see yourself there. If you can see yourself in space and miss everything you shoot at, or fight a CGI army cause we don’t want to put in the effort then by all means go ahead!

    • @Gandalf The Gay exactly, it would be like watching Jaws and the whole movie laughing about how fake the shark looks. You have to be able to allow yourself to be fooled. Otherwise why watch it? Its like in the sam going after Frodo scene when he cant swim. Yeah we all know they aren't going to let him die, but if you allow yourself to pretend then the scene is amazing. Nobody likes a buzzkill. Imagine watching this movie with him for the first time

  • I hated how this whole time Dylan thought the Gandalf could make a moth into a great eagle. I was like this whole time when's he gonna catch on that they aren't moths.

    • @Madeline Friberg I love Harry Potter it’s a South Park quote I just recognise the superiority of Tolkien over every other author

    • @BigDaddy Bastion I’m gonna guess that you don’t like Harry Potter

    • @Illumina09 Not really. Every fictional world that has magic has a system it goes by and limits. Sometimes they’re not well defined but they are there and people can get pretty creative with creating those systems.

    • @Glorfindel cause they watched “Harry shitstain potter” first

    • @Siia7 ⟭⟬ Great Eagles. Gandalf tells the moth to call the eagles, so it does, and Gwaihir the Eagle goes to save Gandalf.

  • Dylan: “He has rugged good looks, so he’ll fit right it.” *cuts to gimli* Dylan: “Well”

  • I can’t believe he cut out the “I would have followed you, my brother, my captain, my king”… it’s such a great line and so memorable! It shows Boromirs redemption perfectly

  • The rings amplify the power of the host and because Frodo isn’t very powerful, he is limited to invisibility, if someone like an elf or Gandalf were to use it they would be extremely powerful.

    • @Rolling Thunder ya but somethings have to be left out for runtime’s sake lmao

    • The film actually does the ring kind of dirty. In the books, it DOESN'T just make Frodo invisible. As they get closer to Mount Doom and its power grows, it's able to make Frodo and Sam appear like mighty and terrible lords and warriors to their enemies, with a "wheel of fire" at their breasts, even when not wearing it - which by that point they just never do because it would be suicide. Frodo is even able to use intimidation on Gollum, basically saying "Be careful what promises you make, the Ring will hold you to them. If I were to put it on and command you to cast yourself from a ledge, or into the fires of Doom, you would do it. And that is what I would command you to do." And then later he says "If you touch me again, you shall be cast into the fire" ... and then look what happens? PROPHECY! Such a sadness that they left that out of the films.

  • “She gave up immortality for you? Homie you better stay faithful” truer words have never been spoken

    • FRR

    • It remained me of Percy Jackson

    • @Arusu lmao what? no he didn't

    • @Danyms zz. .

    • Elrond said that to him

  • The "I keep forgetting Frodo exists moment" was me throughout all of these movies

    • Why isn't this effecting me? Me the whole time while watching lotr: "Let me see Frodo one last time then I'll call it a day, next time tomorrow"

    • Because that was kinda the point. There is no one hero here. Multiple story lines going on and the whole point was his was least complicated arguably most difficult and also he is supposed to be an insignificant creature who ends up saving the world so yea he doesnt do much except sneak and throw the ring. Story tends to follow the action 🙃

    • Frodo is kind of a hole in the air where you'd expect the protagonist to be.

  • I think this is one of the best movie adaptation ever made, but still there are SO MANY DETAILS that you just can't know unless you read the books. I love how tolkien created this world and filled it in from beginning to end, covered every single back story, every single detail, every single aspect, even the language and the different eras that occurred. Respect.

    • So true. its crazy that this book is one year (plus all the years Frodo waits to head out and the years after returning home) of a story that covers thousands of years before the creation of the sun and multiple wars. Its amazing how much thought and time Tolkien put into this all while treating it as a hobby instead of a career. The only fantasy world that can rival reality for its depth.

  • Sam is absolutely my favourite character and the best one for sure. He had nothing to gain but kept protecting Frodo's life for the sake of their friendship. Sam is what kept Frodo going on, while he was being currupted and consumed because of the ring. And as they said "Frodo wouldn't have gone far without Sam".

  • 16:06 I love how powerful his belief is that Gandalf can make little bugs into giant animals

    • And apparently didn't see the moth return just before the eagle hove into view.

  • "why wont Gandalf cast the spells??" I too asked myself this question. Then I took a class on Tolkien and learned the way. Gandalf, and the other wizards, are basically demi-gods. each stands for something. Gandalf's is Wisdom; he guides humanity to their own choices and does not rule over them or bend nature to his whim with his powers (unlike Saruman). And another fun fact. The Balrog used to be one of them! But it got too greedy and was consumed by the power it craved and turned into the Balrog we all hate today.

    • Maiar are Angels Vaiar are Gods Melkor/Morgoth was a god that performed music very different to the harmonious melodies that Eru and the other gods were doing and Eru was like "leave cuz your music is trash" and Melkor left but managed to steal some stuff and corrupted several Maiar to his side and enlisted Ungoliant, an eldritch demon, to slow down Tulkas, the most powerful god other than Melkor himself. Melkor and Ungoliant got into a tussle and Melkor's minions, Balrogs, whom are corrupted angels came to his rescue. Melkor did a lot of wars and fighting and when he was finally defeated, his right hand man, Sauron who was a Maiar took his place. During the time of the movies, the Vaiar sent Maiar to assist the free peoples against Sauron. Maiar like Gandalf were not allowed to use their true power on mortals and would only do use it against other Maiar such as Balrogs and Sauron.

    • Essentially, the Balrog was a fallen angel. As were Sauron and Melkor/Morgoth before him.

    • @Alexander Wentz pretty sure Tulkas is a Valar. He fought Melkor and whooped his ass. Sauron is a lesser type of valar, a Maia

    • And then the Balrogs RODE MF *_DRAGONS!_*

    • @Alexander Wentz Tulkas is not one of the Maiar but one of the Valar (Way more powerful).

  • "Never trust humans! Give it to the elfs!" Laughs in Silmarillion

    • LOL *chuckles in noldorin*

    • YES THANK YOU, ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE ANOTHER EDUCATED FAN

    • @Liam Dell Thanks, ill definitely read those when im finished. Thank you!

    • And when you're done with Silmarillion, there's still the "Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth", "The Children of Húrin", "Beren and Lúthien" and "The Fall of Gondolin" in that order.

    • so true

  • Sam‘s drowning was so dramatic because Frodo’s parents drowned. That‘s why he lived with Bilbo too.

  • Dylan: completely breezes over Legolas's and Gimli's relationship Also Dylan: "Legolas is such a useless character"

  • You may have watched the extended version, but you haven’t lived until you’ve watched the extra extended version of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring but every time Samwise Gamgee takes a step towards Mordor it plays the “This is it” “this is what?” “If I take one more step, it’ll be the farthest I’ve ever been” clip. It’s 9 hours long.

    • The editing of that video had to have taken forever

  • The betrayal i felt when you skipped Pippins Song 😭

  • Sean Bean is meant to die in every movie/series because his name looks like it should rhyme, and it doesn't.

    • @Carys Davies Shawn Bawn

    • Which is why I call him Seen Bean

    • @KayKay2513 Because you are not used to to internet joking?🙃

    • Why does this make me mad? 😤

    • Baby me thought it did rhyme and I was so confused because people would talk about him and I didn’t know who they were talking about.

  • The scene where legolas slides down the stairs is just iconic. How could you hate it? It broke my heart.😭💚

    • @Bob Blumenfeld He clearly didn't hatr it and even commented on that during the video...

    • “He should’ve sold the car, he’s so selfish”

    • I remember liking it in the theater. I rewatched them all yesterday and today. I gotta say, I'm on Dylan's side with the stairs BUT sliding down the elephant's trunk (honestly Legolas using the elephant as a whole jungle gym) was still as great as the first time.

    • I mean… as fun as it was at the time, I blame that scene for the Hobbit movies 🤷🏼‍♀️

    • My overall feeling about Dylan is that he hated the entire movie. I would hate to see how he responds to Schindler's List.

  • Even twenty years later, these movies are a technical marvel. All the perspective shots to make the Hobbits and Dwarves look smaller than the Men and Elves, all that.

  • Dylan: doesn't remember Frodo's name Also Dylan: somehow remembers the name of the chain mail Frodo wears

    • Hobo! 🤣

    • That's just the name of the material used for it. The armor itself dun have a name.

    • @luisian pretty sure the reason mithril is even in so many games are because of the books, same thing with oeks dwarves elves. all came from tolkein

    • @Aleksandra M nah he played Kingdom hearts and was supposed to play it for the channel but never did

    • @luisian he was 100% a runescape nerd

  • If you aren't bawling your eyes out at the last movie, you either have a heart of stone, or you don't understand what's going on.

    • Or it’s 3 am and you’ve been watching the movies nonstop for over 12 hours and you’re emotional and mental strength have failed you at this point

    • @Siia7 ⟭⟬ I'm sorry for your loss

    • @A Plus Recommends it's been years since i watched this movie and i realized they died thanks to your comment....wtf.

    • I dont think he realized everyone who got on the boat, died

  • i think im seeing a glimpse of how most of us would probably react if we saw LOTR for the first time in our late 20s, rather than growing up with it.

    • @Matelea Cloverae exactly! So many of those elements were the first time we’d ever seen anything like that

    • I think it's more about the fact that seeing it in the 2000s is vastly different than watching it in the late 2010s... What was then an amazing feat of using cgi, greenscreen etc. is now "wow the cgi is bad, wow this is cliche, wow it's so obvously greenscreen". Like: "I am no man" was an epic feminist moment, now it's another cliche "strong woman" scene were tired of. So yeah. We are seeing what it's like to see these movies 20 years after they were made.

  • I LOVE Legolas and Gimli’s friendship!! It’s so hilarious and playful 😂

  • I love how Dylan doesn’t realise Gandalf is whispering to the animals to bring in backup and thinks he’s making them bigger

  • hahaha as a little girl I was deeply in love with Legolas though, I found him gorgeous, dignified, mysterious, strong, wise and he could walk over snow. I also loved the banters with Gimli. But as an adult I love Aragorn so much, reading the book especially made me love him more

    • Legolas is like the childhood crush. He is athletic, intelligent, absolutely beautiful, brave, strong, smart, does amazing tricks... He is an elf he's like practically flawless. He has lived a long and I'm assuming a fulfilling life. He doesn't really have anything to lose. He's also like a bloody amazing fighter and in my opinion a wee bit invincible 😚. You know what they say: Legolas is better than us (HISHE reference) But when you grow up you understand how amazing Aragorn is. He is SO loyal and good to people. He protected the hobbits at all cost. He would sacrifice his life for the greater good. He is not immortal. He knows he can die. This is something you don't really see as a child. When I was young I was amazed by legolas's looks and crazy tricks. But now I find myself more attracted to Aragorn becuase he really is the "perfect" man. He might not be flawless but he is the best that a human can be in my opinion. (Also Aragorn is kind of a DILF, and I can't imagine Legolas doing something unholy as the 'DEVIL'S TANGO'... but that's just my teenage hormones and fantasies... I'm 18😅👍😁🙃🙂😃😄😵)

    • I love them both so much but I didn’t appreciate Aragorn until I was older.

  • Bruh why do you think the CGI is bad? It still holds up so well.

    • Right, like I've seen things made today with much worse CGI.

  • Ah, the beloved Lord of the Rings characters Aragon, Hobo and Grimli

  • The way you just ripped Sauron for putting his ring over his armor ohmygod that was awesome 🤣🤣🤣

  • As a giant Tolkien nerd, this was both incredibly enjoyable to watch and also the most painful thing I've ever had to watch.

    • @SamanthaPanther I know. I was exaggerating quite a bit. This was a great video. ILY!

    • Lots of people in this comment section need to just take a step back and do some breathing exercises lmao. I'm a huge lotr fan and I loved this video, it's not that serious.

    • agreed 100,000%

    • That is a summary of how any fan feels watching Dylan's commentaries

    • @Julia Mavroidi this isn't a natural use of "he do be" at all. please stop.

  • There’s a lot of stuff they don’t have time to explicitly explain, but it’s still in the movies if you read the books. Here’s a few examples: The other rings DO actually do stuff, but like…..most of the races that have one of the rings of power kinda…agreed not to use them anymore since they found out that the one ring actually has the power to highjack and corrupt all the other ones if Sauron wields it. The “invisibility cloaks” they have actually are enchanted. They’re elven cloaks that don’t grant “invisibility” per se, but excellent camouflage. Like you saw, they can perfectly mimic the scenery around them and look like rocks or even trees, and grass. The bread they eat is called Lembas bread and is also enchanted. A single bite or mouthful can sustain a grown man for an entire day. That’s why they don’t TECHNICALLY need any other rations, it’s just kinda boring tasting to have a bite of bread for each meal. Everyone points out that “why didn’t they have the eagles take them into Mordor?” But you have to realize the eagles are their own race and society that doesn’t really care what happens to the world of men, and they are a very prideful and cynical race. In the prequel, the hobbit, they only BARELY talk to Gandalf and give Bilbo and the dwarves he travels with help like…for a few days before dropping them off and not wanting anything else to do with them. Aragorn isn’t immortal or even have a lifespan as long as an elf, but he is descended from a special line of men that were blessed with long life, but they almost have all died out. Aragorn I think lived until he was about 200-250 years old. Arwen outlived him by a lot tho, I think she was alive for almost 800 years. Although, like….if Arwen was gonna end up with any mortal dude, at least Aragorn lived quite a bit longer than most

  • The “big assist” from Merry was exactly that. Merry had a dagger that was specifically made with an enchantment to kill the Witch King. So it wasn’t the fact that she was a woman that he was able to be killed, the stab from that specific dagger enabled him to be killed. Not taking anything away from Éowen, she still fought the freekin Witch King in battle and won so...

    • Yeah, real shame they left that entirely out of the films... so basically Merry stabs the Witch King with "just a regular dagger", completely destroying the whole idea of WHY that assist was so helpful in the book. Also, Pippin was a Hobbit, who are not "Men" (though they are an ancient off-shoot of the race of Men), so it's doubly true that "not by the hand of Man shall he fall", even though Pippin is a male Hobbit.

  • It was actually really nice to hear you say that about the books at the end, because you’re absolutely right, they are so rich with story and details. If you read them please tell us I’m rereading them again at the moment and every time I do, I just remember how entirely incredible Tolkien was. Truly incomparable

  • Sam had thirteen kids, Sean Austin's actual daughter played Sam's daughter Eleanor, and Sam named his son Frodo

  • Aragorn: **screams** Dylan: "chill homie" That actor literally broke 2 of his toes kicking that helmet in that shot so his screams were real 😂😂😬😬

    • DID YOU KNOW--

    • I was going to say this when he said that

    • I always love that scene. If you look closely, you can see the EXACT moment that Viggo realized exactly how much pain he was in and just decided to roll with it. It's glorious.

    • 😂 I know

    • I was lookin for this comment for 10 mins

  • I have never thought of myself as a hardcore LOTR fan. I enjoyed the books and I enjoyed the movies but watching this I wanted to tell him so many things and fill in the gaps of knowledge. So much cringing but also I love it

  • “The Rings was more of a hinderance than a help” yeeeah, you got it... keep going, you’re on the right track!

  • I am so pleased to know that someone else also laughs at Gandalf being spun by Saruman lololol

    • It was one of the funniest things I have seen I'm literally laughing right now as I'm writing this

  • “Did they have therapists back then? Because this boy needs one.” Too true. But then again, they kind of all do

  • gandalf: "you shall not pass" dylan: "thats not it" gandalf: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS" dylan: "ahhhhh" i felt that

    • But then he skipped the whack of his staff on the floor, words without actions are meaningless 😂😂

  • I can’t believe you didn’t react to the lighting of the beacons. Arguably the best scene in the entire trilogy

  • While they did do the shield surfing scene practically, I too hated every second of it. It is pretty faithful to the books, though. Tolkien basically wrote Legolas as the GigaChad, Coolest Guy Ever™.

    • I mean... shield-surfing never happened in the book, so it's not "faithful" in that sense, but it is the sort of hilariously showy impossible bullshit you might expect an Elf to be capable of.

  • Legolas: “Aragorn!” 3 seconds later: Dylan: yeah where is AraGoN

    • Where is 'Aragon'? It used be in today's Spain... 😉

  • Okay. So like. Dylan, I’m 23 and just watched these movies for the first time (even though I’ve been a pretty big nerd for this kinda stuff my entire life, I have ADHD and have a hard time sitting still this long) and now I’m watching you watch them for the first time and let me say, we need to hang out 😂 you said some of the same exact shit I did, and you’re hilarious and I just feel like we’d get along so well

  • I live for how protective Dylan is of Arwen and Aragorn's relationship.

    • My mom is the same🤣🤣🤣

    • @SquishyMcPickles OK, I don't disagree with your overall argument, but just two things that I disagree in/do not like about your comment. 1) The blond has a name: Éowyn. 2) While Éowyn, she and Aragorn really did not belong together. She indeed did belong with Faramir, however, whom she ended up with.

    • @Noory Korky yeah but those aren’t really character traits. Those are qualities you look for in a good character yes, but you need something unique to the character. Like your basically describing Legolas and like every other elf in middle earth. Like the blonde wanted to fight on the battlefield and didn’t want to stay behind bars. Those are personal motives and traits that make her a compelling character and which makes us like her.

    • @helena EXACTLY EXACTLYYYYY

    • @Callie Stapp Arwen was an eleventh hour addition to the books by Tolkien. That is why she was present in only 2 scenes in the book and her story with Aragorn told only in the appendices.

  • Gandalf: "It is in men that we must place our hope." Dylan: "oh God, well, we're all fucked."

  • I've watched this so many times how have I never slnoticed the one tear thing I can't unsee it now

  • Even though not all of the CGI still looks good considering the level of detail possible today, I still say the majority of it holds up because the animation, compositing, cinematography, and miniatures were all top notch

  • I've watched this like 5 times and every time he calls Frodo by his true name Hobo I cackle out loud. Honestly so freaking funny!

  • Dylan: *Went to film school* Also Dylan: *has never seen literally any movies ever*

    • 😂 so true

    • @Aryan Sadat The bitterness in your comments is so funny 😭

    • @BLUE5294 you realize it’s supposed to be comedic right?

    • @Storm Kimel ok

    • most film schools avoid studying recent movies bc there's not many academic papers written on them. They also avoid showing big budget "mainstream" movies not necessarily for pretentious reasons (though those ppl do exist), but bc there are tons of amazing movies that have hardly any exposer like "Killer of Sheep" that they'd rather highlight

  • 12:28 the reason they stopped at the water at Buckleberry Ferry was cause it was too deep. The reason they stopped at the river Arwen crossed is because that river is the border of her father’s territory, and elf magic shouldn’t be taken lightly. 14:35 his criticism of fries and potatoes in general breaks my Irish heart. 16:12 Gandalf can’t alter animals. He had the moth send a message to the eagles. The eagles can’t fly the group to Mordor because Sauron has an air force and heavy security. This mission into Mordor must rely on stealth, which hobbits are good at.

    • Also the Eagles are essentially emmisaries of the Gods themselves, they can by no means be made to do things they don't want to (except by the Valar/gods themselves), and are IIRC expressly forbidden from interfering in mortal affairs except in very limited ways (like making sure Gandalf has a convenient escape from Orthanc, or coming to give the Nazgul a kicking once the battle has already begun).

  • Galadriel: This is Nenya Dylan: I don’t understand what the rings do! Galadriel: Nenya business

  • I'm still in awe of this bit of trivia I recently found out: That iconic meme where Boromir says "one does not simply," the reason he has his head down and his hand over his face was b/c they had just revised the script not long before, so he was reading off of a paper that was on his arm! Knowing that, I can't unsee it: you can totally tell what he's doing. (15:39 for reference)

  • Fun Fact: In two towers when Aragorn kicks the helmet the actor actually broke two of his toes that's why he screamed so much.

  • Dylan: "You're gonna trust this creeper? Look how pale he is!" Also Dylan: literally Casper the ghost himself

    • @Brina's Mind ahh ok XD

    • @🇺🇦 Echidna Natsuki that's okay :D Dylan making fun of a character cause they are pale is ironic since he's very pale himself

    • What's the joke? Sorry if I didn't understand XD

  • I feel like I have to sit with Dylan and explain away all of his complaints away. 🤣 also, watching this while literally in the middle of translating the book into my mother tongue

  • In my opinion, Fellowship of the Ring and Two Towers works PERFECTLY without the extended edition, you just get a little less bits of fun moments and info that does help you understand some things. However, Return of the King ABSOLUTELY must be watched in its extended edition. The Saruman scene alone is reason enough.

  • "The ring was more of a hinderance than a help" You pretty much just summed up the entirety of the series right there.

  • Dude…this had me laughing so hard I was crying and some parts. Best LOTR “first watch” ever. 🤣💗👍

  • this was actually Orlando Bloom's first roll. They called him straight outta acting school and offered him the part. He called back and was like what really are you joking

    • @Kay Bee Troy came out after LOTR :)

    • Role*

    • then out of return in the king he was thrown right into pirates of the carribean

    • @Brian Wagner honestly that's a casual life goal 😂

  • “What was that?!” Dylan: “a fricken demon demon” Hahahaha gets me everytime, he ain’t wrong

  • Sam truly deserved the beautiful ending he got

  • This was legitimately one of the most entertaining videos I've EVER WATCHED, so awesome!!

  • if there’s one thing that Doctor Who taught me is how to appreciate everything about a movie/tv show, including the CGI even if it’s bad.

    • Oh definitely! Love DW, but season 1 of the 2005 series was sometimes... 😬

  • A few things; yes, Sam is the best character in this story. "Where did they get all these horses?" Some of them are real but most of them are CGI, including the ones that get bowled over or picked up by the dragon-things. Most of the riders are women because when they put out a casting call for anyone with horses in New Zealand, they found out most of those people are female.

  • When my parents weren't at home, we used to order some food and watch the lotr trilogy with my sister. I kinda miss those times and this video reminded me of them, so i really appreciate it. Also i gotta say, i wouldn't really recommend the extended edition for a first time watch.

    • @Bidiya K Damian I must admit I think I would have found the extended versions a little intimidating as a 9 year old 🤣

    • @David-Jon Ballinger Oh is that so? I watched the extended ones back to back for the first time and loved it.

    • @Bidiya K Damian i think because the normal editions are more tightly paced. I love the extended editions but it was so much fun seeing the theatricals cuts and then seeing all these extra scenes when I got the extended editions.

    • Why is that 🧐

  • Dylan is the 12-year-old me when the wannabe love triangle hits, every single time, to this day. I'm 30 now.

  • "I just can not see an elf being a terrible partner." Well, someone _clearly_ didn't read The Silmarillion.

  • Other people: confuse Dumbledore with Gandalf Dylan: calls Gandalf Gryffindor

    • Guy didnt even watch lotr, just comment stupid shit like there is no good cgi or magic (buddy thats the point of lotr, the suptile magic, practical effects, the efford...)

    • HAHAHA SO TRUE

    • You cant disrispect lotr with potter

    • @Natalia ok chill homie

    • Unforgivable.. but hilarious 😆

  • "Oh wow! Little Gremlin saved him" I started dying of laughter at that part

  • It only clicked in my mind when he started that the extended version is almost 4 hours long. I never notice the time watching it, I get so engrossed into the story that it only feels like an hour to me.

  • It’s funny how I’ve seen these films at least 3 times a year for the last 10 years and still get the same feelings watching them or watching other people watching them lmao They are definitely my favorites ever!

  • "She a waterbender!" When you've seen Avatar the Last Airbender but never Lord Of the Rings.

  • Dylan: " you're going to trust a guy a named worm tounge?" Lily and James Potter: *has left the chat*

  • thank you dylan for combining 13 hours of film into a one hour experience!! when I can't commit to actually watching the films again, your video gives me just the right dose with all the funny 😁

  • Damn! people are so hurt 😭 They cannot even take a comedic take. You clearly liked the trilogy.

  • Appreciate the time and effort this took. I love these movies!

  • I come back to watch this again and every time I get upset at the Legolas slander lol. Unfortunately because of the length of the film they had to cut down on a lot of backstory and individual character moments. Legolas certainly has a lot of it in the books, so if you still have those Audible subscriptions you should definitely listen to them!

  • I love how excited he is that Aragorn is a faithful boyfriend 😂😂😂

  • I really love your movie commentary videos! They are so much fun to watch and you do such a great job making jokes whilst also including insightful film commentary ❤️

  • “I’ve been trying to cut out fake stuff. If you’re gonna be a potato, then be a potato.” *proceeds to eat a fake tomato sauce* 🤣 I love it 😂

  • 25:35 “Eragon” don’t worry it happens all the time 26:14 no, it refers to Isengard and Saurons tower 26:34 it’s both because the Ring is basically a horcrux (misspelled) 28:22 he can’t cause he broke his toes kicking that helmet 29:09 and that’s why they don’t use eagles 33:15 yeah, but Aragorn is part elf, was raised by elves, and is also a Ranger. He’s got more talent and skills 34:04 no, that happens later 37:53 it’s the horse 40:03 it does look terrible, but I like to believe that’s just cause it’s human made and been used a lot, unlike elf weaponry 42:43 hahaha 45:13 you don’t recognize your Sméagol?

  • I love how he just keeps roasting frodo 😭

  • Dylan: "Give all the Rings to the Elves, they'll be positive people!" Me: *laughs in Silmarillion*

  • I've got good news and bad news. Bad news: Sauron now knows everything Pippin knows, Good news: Pippin doesn't know shit.

  • I’ve seen these movies and read these books countless times and seeing your reactions to everything has me in tears laughing

  • Makes me so happy Dylan enjoyed this!! I have watched so many videos of people seeing LOTR for the first time, and I’m always so sad when they don’t appreciate it. But his questions about the backstory? Man, if he ever meets a LOTR fan in person, he is going to get an EARFUL.