The LOTR Movie Site
May 24, 2000
A Bunch of Fuss Over Nothing
The hysteria and contriversy amongst Tolkien fans over
these movies is certainly understandable. Since the first time each of us has read the
books, we have had a vision and hope of what the movie trilogies COULD be if they were
ever made. Now, the time has come, and what we invisioned is actually going to happen.
Fans of the book are both excited and scared to death: a mixture of hope, and pessimism
over the fact that these movies will NOT live up to our own expectations. They cannot, and
will not. Its a simple fact. But should we care?
Personally, I am deeply excited over these movies, and I
look forward to seeing 3 good films (three classic fims, no doubt) in the spirit of my
favorite authors writings. I look forward to seeing characters I have only known in my
mind living and breathing on the big screen. I do not expect to see proper distinguishment
between the haircolor of Elves from the house of Finarfin and other houses. I really could
care less if an Elf army is present at Helms Deep. If I want these details, I'll pick up
the books and read them. The books are Lord of the Rings, not the movies. I no longer
have any expectations, because I now realize all my expectations are met in the books
on my shelf. If people are going to be upset about the idea of Arwen blowing a horn in a
movie, maybe they should not go see it. As for myself, I like good movies, and I am
expecting these three to be excellent. I'll be first in line at the theater.