No exhaustive analysis today–like I’ve ever provided one for anything–but a jumping off point for a discussion.
If you’ve read The Lord of the Rings and you saw the Peter Jackson films, how did you feel about the movies?
I loved them. I looked forward to those three Decembers like I never had before for a series of movies. I knew there were discrepancies, but I didn’t care. I could treat the movies and the books as two totally separate things without diminishing my enjoyment of either.
I have friends who don’t feel the same way, but I just can’t get too upset over something like Jackson’s decision not to have Tom Bombadil in the movie or that the Mouth of Sauron’s scene was cut or that Viggo Mortensen wasn’t a good Aragorn or whatever.
For you, how did they stack up? Like? Dislike? Why? How do you think Tolkien might have felt about them?
And, are you in the book club yet? October is nearly here!
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