anduril before fellowship

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  1. Bard

    Bard Erchamion

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    In th books (fotr, ttt, rotk) it states narsil was reforged in rivendell while the fellowship was there. would someone enlighten me with the information about why in the movies aragorn had a ranger sword not anduril the whole time exept in rotk?
    aragorn had the shards of narsilwith him at bree if im not mistaken.
     
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    Yes that is true...but PJ decided Arwen was to create suspense by leaving but then you need something to bring her back and in the movies it was her idea to have the sword reforged.

    Also, Anduril showed that Aragorn was ready to become king. The movie Aragorn shied away from being King and it was in the climax film that he finally accepts his destiny. In the books Aragorn always wanted to be king. Which is why he loved his sword so much and had it reforged near the beginning.
     
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    Perfect summary Strider. Not much else to say after that! :)
     
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    Thanks! :D
     
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    Bard Erchamion

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    yes, thanks.
     
  6. Aragorn Elessar

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    Good summary, Strider. And beyond that, if Aragorn is translated directly on to screen, he might come off as a bit too arrogant for the movie-goers to love... you only have to count how many times he proclaimed that he's Elendil's heir in the books, or my favororite parts, where he talks about his sword when people question him or blocks him, like the first time he goes to Rohan in the books before entering the Golden Hall, he used like two pages to tell people not to touch his sword, and that anyone drawing the sword who's not Elendil's heir will die and things like that... it's fun to read in the books, and sometimes it sounds cool, but honestly in this day and age someone talking like that will be just too arrogant for his own good, even if he really is what he says he is, in movies.
     
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    ranger sword?
    two flaming brands?(at amon sul)
     
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    Aragorn Elessar has touched on the true motive for many of the changes in the books to the screen. Many of the themes in the books would not make for a compelling movie! I mean who cannot sympathize with inner doubt and reluctancy towards fulfilling one's destiny, we all struggle with feelings of uncertainty - and to boil it all down, that is good movie material! By the way berensonofbarahir nice signature (Wallace), I have always loved that quote. In fact perhaps you will find your answer in the quote itself. HMMMMMMMMMM
     
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    Bard Erchamion

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    good point lotr fan...
     
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    Bard Erchamion

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    and you all actually...
     
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    alex u are such a suck up
     
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    Bard Erchamion

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    wanna go? me you after school,
    j/k I am serious though about them having good points...
     
  13. Iluvatar2004

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    It definitely makes for a better movie to have him get the sword reforged as hes about to become king..