April 22, 2001
What the Heck is Lurtz?
What is this creature supposed to be? Some kind of "LotR
goes Predator"? Or is it a cameo for George Bush (similarities;-)? Or could it be a
prototype for a new race that Saruman "built"m, some kind of super-ork?
Whatever it is, I´m pretty sure it never was mentioned in the books. Did someone in the
crew misunderstand the job of a "creative director"?
Man, Lurtz, this is among the most nutty things I´ve ever seen...
(Just to make things clear, I´m taking this from the funny side - I´d love to see this
Golem-Thingy be blastet to pieces by Gandalf. Which, come to think of it, might just be
the role it was intended to fulfill!