The LOTR Movie Site
June 24, 2000
Does No Bombadil Mean No
I have to agree with the posters that feel Tom Bombadil is
too weakly drawn a character to include in the movie. However, I have to wonder how
Bombadil's absence will affect the plot.
Without Bombadil how will the hobbits escape the barrow-wights? Without the barrow where
do they get the sword that eventually will kill the lord of the Nazgul? The
Nazgul-captain's death is a major plot point and the barrow-sword is integral to that.
Even if the whole trip to Bree is glossed over, how will they explain that a hobbit could
kill a Nazgul by stabbing him in the foot?
Does anyone know how they propose to portray this?