The LOTR Movie Site
June 4, 2000
The LOTR Movie: Success or
I don't know how will the director squeeze the LOTR in three
two hour movies. Tolkien was a perfectionist at everything he did. Thus, creation of the
events that took place in Middle-earth took a lot of years of his life because he wanted
to make a fantasy world that seemed real to the reader. When you are reading the book you
know it is but a part of a greater whole. That is the magic that we all, who have read his
works, love and admire.
I think that the movie will be a success among the people who haven't met with LOTR before
and most likely it will be compared to Braveheart, Joan of Arc etc. There will be a lot of
reasons for this comparison and excluding Tom Bombadil from the movie is just one of them.
A lot of other characters, places and events that seem insignificant to the plot of the
movie are going to be excluded too. That will destroy the whole Tolkien's concept of LOTR
and that is on of the reasons why books are still competing with the film industry.
As for those who have read the LOTR, the movie will probably disappoint them because they
imagined Gandalf differently, thought Arwen had blond hair and not black, thought that
Frodo was a little taller or that Balrog had wings. I can't say I am looking forward to
the movie but on the other hand I am very interested to see their conception of Balrog and