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The Fourth Wall: geniusorinsanity tumbl Follow xerem lotrfansaredorcs One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other franchises is how earnest they are Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience? We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!" But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest. And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth living for nitrateglow Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go LOTR lotrfansaredorcs LUIB loving and caring about things is in 2,759 notes Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.
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 One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other
 franchises is how earnest they are
 Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something
 like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it
 with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films
 nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start
 singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience?
 We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!"
 But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most
 powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations
 about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is
 eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film
 doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How
 Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest.
 And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about
 storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These
 Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how
 valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers
 the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you
 hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth
 living for
 nitrateglow
 Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go
 LOTR
 lotrfansaredorcs
 LUIB
 loving and caring
 about things is in
 2,759 notes
Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

The Fourth Wall: <p>This guy broke the fourth wall to say hello</p>
The Fourth Wall: <p>This guy broke the fourth wall to say hello</p>

<p>This guy broke the fourth wall to say hello</p>

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The Fourth Wall: trickym00n: 413kitty: 221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth wall Someone’s Salty Im much more salty than the sea
The Fourth Wall: trickym00n:

413kitty:

221spooky:
she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it

Then thats breaking the fourth wall

Someone’s Salty

Im much more salty than the sea

trickym00n: 413kitty: 221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth...

The Fourth Wall: 221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth wall
The Fourth Wall: 221spooky:
she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it

Then thats breaking the fourth wall

221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth wall