Most Disappointing Change from Book to Movie

Rapstyle

New Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2008
Messages
22
Reaction score
0
I agree with Elladan:Elladan and Elrohir's part and that one with Bombadil and Shire shouldn't miss the film.
 

Elkean

New Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2005
Messages
2,736
Reaction score
20
The part I missed to see the most was the taking out of the barrow downs section of the book. The Barrow Downs are probably my most favorite place in the entire trilogy and I was sad to not even see a deleted scene of it on the DVD. A truly great loss. And what do you mean by" the Theoden exorcism"?

...I think would say that they definately would have destroyed the film is they put in the scouring of the shire scene. It was WAY too anti-climactic. I was always for the cutting of that part out when i read the book. The moment i read it i knew that it woudln't work in the movie...

And I absolutely agree with you curunir's bane. I actually didn't like that part in the book.
 
Last edited:

kevis

Barbarian
Joined
Oct 27, 2008
Messages
67
Reaction score
0
Location
Miami, Fl, USA
I really have a serious problem with the way evil is presented altogether in the films. In my opinion, the bad guys were a lot more menacing in the books. The scene with Viggo Mortensen hurling a torch into the face of the King of the Nazguls might be cool to look at, but it does very little to inspire fear in the villains.
 

ShadowDragon

Slave of Duty/Son of Hell
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
521
Reaction score
15
Location
Wollongong, Australia
I didn't really miss the Scouring of the Shire ( I still liked it though- esp. hoe Merry and Pippin become famous and Frodo doesn't:D)
Also I can see why Tom and Faramir were cut/changed, and Theoden's exorcism is one of my favourite scenes.

What I did not like was the look of the army of the dead- I prefer the books description. I also miss the part where it reveals that Denethor has a Palantir, and Sauron has been using it to make him give up hope. I also hated the Elves at Helm's Deep, Anduril FedEx etc. There are others but I cant think of them just now.
 

sindy9001

New Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
26
Reaction score
1
I miss the Scouring of the Shire too. It's very exciting part. I repeat to see it many times.
grin.gif
 

telcontar_63

Soldier of Gondor
Joined
Jan 3, 2004
Messages
30
Reaction score
1
The biggest letdown for me was the way that they seemed to "scrunch" up the end of Return of the King. THe books gave a lot more attention to the events after the Pelennor fields and after Frodo gets attacked by SHelob, but I felt like the movie just sort of summed it up a little too much. I know a lot of story happened and they didn't have 7 hours to tell it, but still.

I also hated the way they made Frodo turn on Sam and follow Gollum. Just stupid.
 

Druid of Lûhn

The Little Lamb.
Joined
Dec 10, 2009
Messages
7,155
Reaction score
52
Location
Lûhn
Frodo, you weren't supposed to leave straight after Bilbo, but a few years later.
Sam and Frodo, those Elves you saw in the forest would have welcomed you.
Where are you Tom Bombadil?
Lady Galdriel, you got some of the wrong presents.
If I were you Haldir, I'd stay in Lothlorien.
Eomer, did you miss your train to Helm's Deep? It was supposed to be Erkenbrand coming from there.
If I were you Grima, I wouldn't stab Saruman.
If I were you Saruman, I wouldn't go bungee-jumping without an elastic.
The Bttle of Pelennor Fields was not for you "the dead", but for the living of southern Gondor.
You damn Frodo, you never got that angry with Sam!
Saruman and Grima, you died too early to scour the Shire.
Well... That's just about the main parts
 
Last edited:

wanderingmagus

King Anakin's Royal Advisor, Constantly Around :D
Joined
Nov 7, 2009
Messages
11,034
Reaction score
269
Location
Middle Earth
bombadil missing
seed and dust from garden missing for sam
the dead showing up at minas tirith
stupid death for saruman
whoever said sauron himself was just an eye? his symbol, maybe, but himself?
frodo, you're supposed to take sam with you into shelob's lair.
 
Top