||The LOTR Movie Site
January 29, 2001
Personally, I had a very sickening feeling in my stomach,
when I saw the picture of Arwen... with a cut on her face, and with a SWORD in her hand...
This is something, which completely goes against what Arwen was like. Why in the world
would an Elven Princess be riding out, when 9 Nazgul are roaming around? Moreover, why in
the world would she be carrying a sword? (remember, that even Luthien, when she went to
find Beren, never took or used a sword). I mean...if they decided to cut Glorfindel, any
regular elven soldier showing up, would make more sense (hell, even Bilbo showing up,
would probably make more sense).
Now, I understand that this is just an adaptation of the Lord of the Rings, and that some
things have to be changed....But this is not the same as them cutting out Tom Bombadil, it
is as if they are going out of their way to mess up the movie...And it will be especially
a shame if it messes up a movie, when the rest of the things are good....
Now, I know, some will say "well maybe Arwen just decided to defy her father, and go
find her sweetheart, and no wonder she brings a sword if the Nazgul are roaming
around"... First of all, such foolish behavior, would be expected of someone like
Eowyn, but not Arwen. Arwen was a gentle elven maiden (probably one of the gentlest in
history), and I don't think she would ever even hold a sword....furthermore, she was
probably far too reasonable, to do something foolish like that... Eowyn, on the other
hand, was not really all that reasonable or gentle, until she met Faramir.