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message 1: by Micheline (new)

Micheline Well written and fair, and I agree Jackson's team did an excellent job moving the pace along and rather than painstaking explanations of scenery we get quick shots of scenery.


message 2: by Richard (new)

Richard (view spoiler)


message 3: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan You raise good points and I think I shall have to write about some of these in my next review of this book...


message 4: by Richard (last edited Jan 16, 2012 09:32PM) (new)

Richard Jonathan wrote: "You raise good points and I think I shall have to write about some of these in my next review of this book..."

Thanks for the compliment! The second point is more of a joke and may not hold water. But I've often thought about the first point and wished that Gollum could have turned out differently.


message 5: by Richard (new)

Richard Jonathan wrote: "...I think I shall have to write about some of these in my next review of this book..."

Your next review? How many reviews of LOTR have you written?


message 6: by Callista (new)

Callista Thanks, Richard, Micheline & Jonathan. I agree about Frodo. A friend who hadn't read the book was utterly shocked by what happened when they finally got to Mordor. :)


message 7: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Oh, I think it was still Frodo who decided to undertake the journey, and who persevered through terrible circumstances, whose will continued to seek the end of the ring even when his body could only crawl up the slope of the mountain. The fact that the ring mastered him at the last minute just shows the limits of his strength. Most likely none of the great could have succeeded in defying the ring's power for as long as Frodo did.

Sam was wonderful. Sam was fantastic. But he didn't bear the agony of the ring for the whole journey the way Frodo did. So I had to post to honor Frodo's heroism.


message 8: by Callista (new)

Callista I didn't mean to totally bash Frodo. He did take on the task and did the best he could with it, poor thing.
But I think Elijah Wood conveyed Frodo's struggle much better than the book did.


message 9: by Brandi (new)

Brandi I agree with you about Frodo, Sam, and Gollum. The only reason I can think of why Tolkien prolonged their journey together (in this case, three is definitely not company!) is so that he could show how irredeemable Smeagol was.


message 10: by Callista (new)

Callista Good point, Brandi. You may be right. Subtle it was not.


message 11: by Brad (new)

Brad You are a brave, brave woman, Callista. I like that.


message 12: by Callista (new)

Callista Thanks, Brad! Am I brave for daring to risk Tolkienite wrath? :)


message 13: by Brad (new)

Brad In my experience ... yes you are.


message 14: by Callista (new)

Callista Well, again--thank you very much!


Rowenna Hawkenswood "We'll ride the gath'ring storm..." Your review=almost exactly my thoughts on the masterpiece of LotR!


message 16: by Callista (new)

Callista Thanks, Rowenna!


Rowenna Hawkenswood "We'll ride the gath'ring storm..." Your very welcome,Callista!


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