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To: Toadman
Good effort is right. I was generally pleased with LOTR, although I have to say the script went quite wrong with Aragorn and Arwen. I'm not a huge Viggo fan, but it wasn't his acting that bothered me -- the script made him weak, indecisive, and unsure of his love for Arwen, and made her unsure of her future with him. Totally wrong.

But such a difficult story to film! Jackson did well overall.

4 posted on 03/22/2011 11:21:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Lord of the Rings really requires to be made as a TV miniseries. It’s the only way to have the adequate time to cover everything appropriately.


6 posted on 03/22/2011 11:23:37 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Given its length and complexity, the best way to do justice to Lord of the Rings requires that it is made as a TV miniseries. It’s the only way to have the adequate time to cover everything appropriately.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 11:25:55 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You are quite correct about the Aragorn/Arwen problem. The two of them had made their decision 60 years earlier and had worked towards making him King for the entire time since.

I guess modern film makers just can’t handle the concept of a calmly self-assured protagonist. He has to be “angsty.

They also screwed up the whole bit with Faramir, turning him from one of the noblest characters in the story to a bit of a jerk.

Bleahhh.

That said, Jackson did a far better job than I expected anyone could do.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 12:09:35 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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