Saturday, April 29, 2006

Elbereth Gilthoniel

My husband and sister are watching The Fellowship of the Ring (extended) on dvd at the moment. Reminds me of how disappointed I was with these films. First one - alright, tough book to film, not a bad effort on the whole. But second one was worse and third one pretty dismal.

The LOTR trilogy are some of my favourite books of all time. They are a huge part of my life, and I cannot understand how they could cut out good bits and leave the goddamned AWFUL computer game "congratulations, you've reached the next level" scenes in. What were they thinking? Sad sad sad.


Tunks said...

Other than HP, LOTR was the first true fantasy genre novels I decided to delve into. Previously, fantasy had never been something I meddled in much but I decided it was time to expand my genre horizons... I still have to read the last book though. The movies did indeed leave out SO much!

bani said...

Oh you have to read the last one. The melancholy at the end is ... it's just fantastic. This is writing from a man who has seen real sorrow.