>>64594721 I can never grasp this either. We humans make movies, why always be at the bottom? You really must hate yourself that much? LOTR is not a good example because the best characters they had were human,but EVERY single alien movie is about some imaginary retard raping your own kind and we re supposed to enjoy this. That's some cuck level bullshit.
Because humans IRL suck and fantasy races are essentially representations of human ideals or downfalls taken to extremes.
It also plays into the themes of human mortality and perseverance, because even in the presence of "superior" races humans still fight. It's supposed to shown the indominability of the human spirit, which is kind of a core theme in most epics. It makes humans inherently more flawed then other races, which means they have more compelling story arcs and character development for the audience to identify with.
>>64595782 >Seven rings he gave to the Dwarves; but to Men he gave nine, for Men proved in this matter as in others the readiest to his will. And all those rings that he governed he perverted, the more easily since he had a part in their making, and they were accursed, and they betrayed in the end all those that used them. The Dwarves indeed proved tough and hard to tame; they ill endure the domination of others, and the thoughts of their hearts are hard to fathom, nor can they be turned to shadows. They used their rings only for the getting of wealth; but wrath and an overmastering greed of gold were kindled in their hearts, of which evil enough after came to the profit of Sauron. It is said that the foundation of each of the Seven Hoards of the Dwarf-kings of old was a golden ring; but all those hoards long ago were plundered and the Dragons devoured them, and of the Seven Rings some were consumed in fire and some Sauron recovered. >Men proved easier to ensnare. Those who used the Nine Rings became mighty in their day, kings, sorcerers, and warriors of old. They obtained glory and great wealth, yet it turned to their undoing.
It was before, mostly. They were just gifts, nobody expected them to be magical. Their main magical purpose was to be linked to the One Ring - as the Nine Men were enslaved and became Nazgul, so were the others intended. But the Elves took off the rings and didn't use them before Sauron could corrupt them, and the dwarven rings didn't link to Sauron's properly. I think Sauron recovered a few of the dwarven rings, but some were destroyed by dragon fire.
>>64594118 Stardust, Pan's Labyrinth, Pirates of the Caribbean, Conan, studio Ghibli anime shit, Sword of the Stranger (animu) kind of counts I guess, Harry Potter, Hellboy 2, Star Wars (literally samurai wizards in space), The Wizard of Oz, and that's it.
For such a well known genre, there aren't many good movies. I'd love to see a proper Witcher, or other low fantasy movie that isn't a Tolkien rip.
>>64596301 there's no evidence that the immortality potion is real, though. all you know is that the emperor and his adviser believe it is. been a while since i've seen it but if i'm remembering properly multiple characters dismiss it as superstition, too.
Everyone will have a different answer, but low fantasy typically takes place in a "realistic" world where fantasy elements exist but are unexpected, out of place, or don't fit into the ordinary parts of the world. A lot of horror movies operate this way, since the characters don't expect or understand what happens (ghosts, for example).
High fantasy is where those fantasy elements are inherent to the setting. That there are elves, dwarves, dragons, and wizards in LOTR is not a foreign concept to the people of Middle-Earth, even if they've never seen one.
Basically, don't confuse low fantasy with low magic. A Song of Ice and Fire has thus far been fairly low magic, but it's high fantasy.
>>64596254 High fantasy: >Good vs evil >chaotic evil races >basically a Tolkien rip >powerful magic >grandiose castles, battles, and settings >all manner of magical creatures that are extremely powerful
Low fantasy: >magic is evil, Lovecraftian even >magic is also usually petty >gray morality >magical creatures act more like typical predators, not really that magic at all >crapsack world >futile wars between equally evil empires >typical Europoor setting
Yes; the Númenóreans. Aragon is one, which is why he's like 80 during the trilogy. A few characters in the trilogy accuse men of being a shit because the blood's watered down, but they pull through anyway.
>>64595925 He wasn't always seen as evil, he called himself Annatar or "lord of gifts". At the time I believe only Galadriel was suspicious of him. When Sauron put the One ring on the elves immediately sensed his corruption and removed them, the dwarves were too far to be controlled and also didn't succumb to its control and the humans became the Nazgul.
They're considered related, but they're not precisely human. Still, they're the only race that remains in the world other than Men, though they're secretive and private, so we don't see them. Elves all left and the Dwarves are buggering off under the ground I guess.
>>64596674 You're thinking of the elves. The only actual elves are Galadriel and some of her pals. Elrond and Legolas are just as human as Aragorn, they just live the elf lifestyle that somehow (I can't remember how) grants them immortality. That's why Arwen turns mortal when she chooses the human lifestyle.
They didn't attune to the One Ring for whatever reason, so they weren't enslaved. But the dwarves didn't need Sauron's help to fuck themselves, so several ended up in Sauron's possession and several were destroyed by dragon fire.
>>64597033 The rings corrupt you but exploit your already existing flaws. This is why Boromir is the first to fall before the One as he was the one with more intense (though justified) flaws in the Fellowship.
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