||The LOTR Movie Site
February 4, 2001
Am I the Only One Who
Supports This Movie?
I read the various articles, I begin to wonder if I happen to
be the sole and only person in this world who is actually looking forward to these movies
with unbiased and unjudgemental anticipation.
To John K and Medved: In reality, we know absolutely nothing about Arwen; the assumption
that she is 'gentle' because she is a relatively calm elven maiden is, in my idea, false;
Luthien was a calm elven maiden and yet she followed Beren into (essentially) hell. We
never EVER see Galadriel lose her temper, yet she is the Power of the Golden Wood. We know
nothing about what was happening in Rivendell whilst the Nine were running around saving
the world; Arwen might *well* have been fighting there! It was under siege, remember?
As to Bombadil, I agree with many that he is a wonderful character. Even if he was thrown
in to make JRRT's daughter happy as someone (sorry, cannot remember who) alleged, he's
still a fun character to muse about, and say 'what if' for hours on end. However, I truly
and strongly believe he would NOT work on camera; honestly, if you saw a oldish man in
yellow boots dancing around the woods what would you think? I would believe that he'd had
a little too much of some recreational substance and would call the authorities.
Granted, the book describes him as having an aura of power. How, precisely, would one put
that on screen? A glowing 'aura'? That would look cheesy.
I have rejoiced with every picture and every bit of news that has come out of this, and
await the movies with unalloyed happiness. It often seems as if I am the only one. . . .