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October 12, 2000
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I really donīt want to be negative, but I think I need to say that this "Arwen Issue" is getting on my nerves more and more each day. So sheīs the one who saves Frodo from the Black Riders. So what? One Character less to confuse the innocent Movie-Watcher Thereīs too many of them for a movie anyway. Itīs okay for the book, which I love, but whoīs to discern all the intricate characters on screen? Who will even understand that Glorfindel is a mighty elven-prince of the elder days (I hope Iīm getting this right, donīt crucify me if not), and if heīs such a "hot dude", why is his role approximately 5 Minutes on screen? Weīre talking average movie-fans here, not experienced Tolkien-Fans. And about the further "expanding Arwenīs role". We donīt know what PJ intends or does. Thatīs a fact. So why running around cursing his name and calling him a heretic? If itīs as bad as you made it, watch the movies, be shocked, walk out and say "Iīve known it!" or something. Whining two complete years about what may happen does nothing but decrease the fun of expectation.
And next about Bombadil: Imagine the movie "Willow"
would have spent about ten to fiveteen minutes introducing a character totally irrelevant
for the plot. I know heīs an integral part of Middle-Earth, but he had nothing to do with
any major turning point of the stories. No relevant acts, no important revelation, no
impressive wizardry. I would have cut him too. Get over it, itīs not to be changed, and
PJ will propably not burn in hell for it.