Upon rereading the Lord of the Rings again I’ve realised more fully the depths of Peter Jackson’s treachery. It’s like he missed the point of every character and the fullness of the goodness of each of them. It seems like he TRIED to suck all of the virtue out of every one of them…too many of the decisions anyone wants to make in the movies are in direct violation with the corresponding character and the point that character was written to make…
To name a few:
Theoden (for even considering not going to Gondor’s aid), Faramir (for even THINKING of sending the ring back to Minas Tirith, let alone capturing Sam and Frodo and trying to drag them there), Aragorn (for trying to decide not to be king because it’s easier), Elrond (for being a shallow fool that had a grudge against Aragorn and preventing the sword from being reforged and sent from the very beginning when it clearly could have helped their impossible quest—wisest my foot), Frodo (SENDING SAM AWAY WHAT). Gollum (“You swore on the precious..”… “I LIED”. EXCUSE ME, DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THE RING WORKS AT ALL, JACKSON?)…etc. etc.
This doesn’t even go to mention how much less awesome he made movie Gandalf than he should have/could have been.
BUT YAY HOWARD SHORE!