The LOTR Movie Site
April 13, 2000
What's With This Trailer Scene?Cinzany
I saw the first preview
of the movie and already I've noticed something wrong. What's the deal with those six
guys in black capes surrounding the four hobbits? And the ruins in the background?
Firstly, they can't be
black riders, because the hobbits were never confronted by them directly without
Aragorn. Secondly, they can't be the barrow-wights, because the hobbits lost each other in
that incident. And after Rivendell all four hobbits never were together alone. So what is
that scene? An added dream scene, maybe? If it is, even
that's not excusable; Tolkien put quite a few good dream scenes in his book.
Maybe I'm going off on a tangent, but let me just ask this
final question -- is the movie meant to be based
on the book, or inspired by it? (i.e. the director only chooses the parts he likes out of
Looks fishy, if you ask
me. And I don't mean Gollumn.
I think the scene that is being questioned
here has to be the Weathertop scene; later on in the trailer we see Aragorn throwing a
flaming torch at the camera, which I think must be also part of this scene. Just because
he's not in those two shots doesn't mean he's not in the scene! Can anyone guess whether
the King Nazgul just looks exactly the same as the others, or he's not in that shot
either? -- J.P.