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4-Word Reviews
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:55:27 AM »

If you've never checked it out, www.fwfr.com is a wonderful way to waste a few minutes chuckling.
The idea is to create a film review in four words.
Example: For Star Wars, episode 1 "The Phantom Menace", people have sent in:
    Sith out of luck
    Meesa thinksa movie stinksa
    Vader not evil yet
    16 year for this?!

So, I think we could have some fun doing four word reviews of fantasy novels, movies, games, etc.

My first tries in the next post.

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 01:01:17 AM »
The Hobbit
4 word reviews:

  • There and back again (yes, I know, that's cheating)  8)
  • An unexpectedly looooong journey
  • Smaug comes out
  • Hobbit betrays dwarves, lives

OK, probably not very good.  But there are some smart people on this site.  Have at it!  Pick your favorite work to ridicule or praise!
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 01:11:00 AM »
Most of them seem more like four word summaries rather than reviews  :P

Some of them are really good though, love the "16 years for this?!" Star Wars one especially :D
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 02:30:19 AM »
Most of them seem more like four word summaries rather than reviews  :P

Some of them are really good though, love the "16 years for this?!" Star Wars one especially :D
I quite liked the Gungan review, number 2: meesa thinksa movie stinksa!
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 02:33:23 AM »
I quite liked the Gungan review, number 2: meesa thinksa movie stinksa!
Lol yeah that one too :D

Got one for Avatar (the film): Seen this before, twice.

I actually enjoyed it in spite of that but still... :P
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 02:40:12 AM »
I quite liked the Gungan review, number 2: meesa thinksa movie stinksa!
Lol yeah that one too :D

Got one for Avatar (the film): Seen this before, twice.

I actually enjoyed it in spite of that but still... :P
I could do Avatar, too: Dances With Wolves...Aliens. I too enjoyed the film, but boy did it shamelessly rip off other things.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 02:58:49 AM »
I could do Avatar, too: Dances With Wolves...Aliens. I too enjoyed the film, but boy did it shamelessly rip off other things.
Haha yeah, or "Pocohontas is an alien".
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 03:37:11 AM »
I could do Avatar, too: Dances With Wolves...Aliens. I too enjoyed the film, but boy did it shamelessly rip off other things.
Haha yeah, or "Pocohontas is an alien".
That also works.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2015, 09:20:57 AM »
Gardens of the Moon:
WHAT... WHY? HUH? End.

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2015, 10:42:43 AM »
The Name of the Wind:

Arrogant man tells story.
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4-Word Reviews
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2015, 11:42:24 AM »

The Name of the Wind:

Arrogant man tells story.

Good one!

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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2015, 11:44:50 AM »
The Mistborn Trilogy:

Three book magic explanation

Or

Wanna play my RPG?
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 10:35:26 PM »
The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Makes grown man cry.
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 10:51:22 PM »
That makes me want to read it.  Wonderful?
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Re: 4-Word Reviews
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2015, 12:38:34 AM »
That makes me want to read it.  Wonderful?
You haven't?  :o

Lucky you, for two reasons. One: it's great (all of the ROTE books are, particularly Liveships) so if you do choose to read it then you're in for a treat. Two: I'm fairly sure that it's ruined the vast majority of fantasy for me, because everything else just seems shallow in comparison.

Have you read any Hobb at all?

ROTE review: I love these books  ;D
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