The LOTR Movie Site
July 1, 2000
In Response to John K.'s Article
I'd just like to say that I really agreed with what John K.
said. This may be the last attempt at making Tolkien's books into movies and as his fans
we want those movies to be the best they can possibly be. I certainly hope that in making
the books into movies the integrity of the story will be maintained.
I have grown up having Tolkien's books read to me and reading
them to myself over and over again simply because I couldn't find any books I liked better
than his. I always knew that if LOTR was ever made into a movie Tom Bombadil would be cut,
but when I heard that Arwen was being made into a warrior-princess-xena type I felt as if
someone had cut of my right arm. Tolkien's books are so special to us, his readers, that
we will viciously defend them when pressed. In a way, we see it as our duty to defend the
integrety of Tolkiens stories even tough we know it isn't in our power to do so.
Just a note: I do intend to go see the Movie's, but I may
walk out of the movie theater if I think they are bad enough.