||The LOTR Movie Site
January 17, 2001
Derrydoll, Merrydoll or Why
Bombadil Tom Isn't in the Films
Am I the only one to see the potential cringe factor of Tom
if he were to appear in the films.
Yes he is an interesting character, providing many hours of debate as to his true nature,
but do you think that people who have never read the books (they do exist) would come out
I could picture it now as old man willow has 'captured' Merry & Pippin, the tension
mounts, then out pops crazily dressed Tom singing derrydoll,merrydoll (the film then turns
into a semi-musical for the next ten minutes)....my friends turn and stare at me as to why
I brought them to see this.
Let people 'discover' Tom through the books, after all this is an adaptation (a damn fine
looking one at that).
As to the barrow wights - let them find another way to obtain the weapons, or deal with
I await your torrent of abuse.