The LOTR Movie Site
March 19, 2000
Lord of the Rings, My Take on the MoviesBrad
J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece, in my opinion, was dying to be made into a movie. I have
often thought how wonderful it would be to see this work come to life. Now I, of course,
would love to see the movies adapted right from the books, I was not however disappointed
when I heard they were making changes. I understood this a long time ago, Hollywood is
funding this movie to generate income. This is obviously not being filmed for Tolkien
Purist's, such as my self.
I have been impressed with the detail and care Jackson is
taking to conform the books on to the big screen. The reports on the sets have been
spectacular. I also thank Tolkien-Movies.com for having such a user friendly web site, and
of course posting set pictures when they receive them.
The only rumor I have heard that was not favoring was Arwen's
role being expanded to such extremes as to change the plot of the best books ever written.
I prey these are only rumors, because after all This IS the greatest book of the
century, all time, and possibly ever! I hope Jackson stays true enough to the books. I am
very anxiously awaiting the release of the films. I am very excited, and according to
Christopher Lee "Sauruman" who is a Tolkien Purist through and through, The
scripts appear to be really done well.
My final thought is, "I can't wait!" Of course I am
bound to be disappointed when I don't see Bombadil, but this will still be by far the best
movie I have seen in a while. Of course I will be disappointed when I leave the theater
but when I think about it, they tried to do the best job they could while still pleasing