So I decided I'd skip the movies for the moment, and then down the line, when there will likely be a 2-year reissue or something, and I won't care so much, I'll see it then.
But it just happens that I now have the chance to see all three in a row on successive nights, and I have to admit I'm tempted.
So my question is - have you all found that now when you think of the books, you have the actors' faces in your minds?
I do agree that the movie is quite different from the book, but it's a great film nonetheless and still presses on the key morals and ideas we all love about the book.
I have nothing against peter Jackson and his choices, and I'm pretty sure that Tolkien himself would find the movies still as captivating as his own story.
So yeah.... the movie has made a big impact on how I percieve characters in the book, but it makes me enjoy and understand it even more. I suggest you watch it, and then you'll see what i mean.
Hope that helped.
I myself found that the movies took a path which was entertaining but it was not fulfilling, and so the book is in the future. I did not feel inspired to read the book after the movies, however the book was not in danger.
The truth of the matter is that they did something that needed to be done. Back in the days of Tolkien, the world was in danger after the conflict that destroyed much of civilization, and it is not possible to relate to the consumption that left the future upon the shoulders of the outsider. We are stuck now with super heroes rather than mortals. I believe that the Lord of the Rings is a darker plot with just a flicker of hope because of a miracle that leads them out of exile.
I wonder if someone here have heard about any explanation from Peter Jackson why the chapters with Tom Bombadill are excluded from his movie? I have found a discussion on the internet -
but no quotes from the film-maker himself.
With best regards,
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests