elfwannabe wrote:dude, as much as i loved tom, he was one of the most unessential charaters in the story. he was mentioned for about three chapters in a part of the book that seemed to drag on for much longer than it needed to. and what they did with arragorn worked. as much as you would have loved to see the Sword earlier, making that one alteration would have required a major scrpit change in which much of the debate between elrond and arwen would have had to be placed in the first movie and dragged it down. that WOULD have put people to sleep. i didn't like arwen to begin with, so adding more of her into that first movie would have been unbearble. it would have screwed with the pacing of the movie so much. the pacing they set arragorn at worked; he was a different person at the end of the movies than he was at the beginning. that was one point they stressed in the documentaries of the second film that you don't seem to want to be bothered with: every person has to have a dynamic element to their personality or else they become boring, hwich is why the made faramir into the person you see on screen. the sword was the climax in arragorn's change as aperson, if they put that part in the first movie, that dynamic element is lost. watch the extra's of the extended version of "The Two Towers", then come to me with relevant points rather than the whining you seem to like.
and are you people seriously going to complain about some teeth and toes? are you nuts? that is an awesome design!! granted Rei does look different, but ill wait to pass judgement until i see how this new Rei will play out in the script.
yes, he was unnesential, but he did add much. He was a different character that was unique, and the chapters that he was in were tedious, but they mattered. Pacing, have you seen The Return of the King? That movie isn't well paced, and the Shire scenes would have helped. Read my other posts, the ones where I say that I don't have the DVDs. to the thing about changing how the characters are, who else changed a lot. Not Gimli, he changed once, and that was early on, not really Legolas, gandalf didn't change the way he should have. I too hate Arwen, why not cut her, because she was in many unnecassary scenes.
The design is cool, the original is just better. I still maintain that this will not happen.Originally posted on: 23-Dec-2003, 23:42 GMT