OK, so this is the thread where we can predict how Peter Jackson may further rape the good professor’s vision and life work.
Fotr - I thought Fellowship was done beautifully. Sure, certain things were omitted, but they had to be due to time constraints and it is thereby reasonable.
TTT - Oh, where to begin? Well, how about the elves being at Helm’s Deep? Or the Ring being taken to Osgiliath? There is also the fact that Faramir’s character was completely altered, there was a pointless action scene thrown in on the way to Helm’s Deep, and then, to top it all off, the Ents acted hastily. Even when it was emphasized in both the book AND the movie that Ents aren’t hasty, Treebeard changes his decision at the drop of a hat and then all the Ents attack Isengard.
Now, onto RotK. After seeing the trailer, I must say, I actually have faith in Peter Jackson this time. I really dont think there is any way he could screw this up. There are only two things that worry me.
- The haunted cave. I’m HOPING that this is the Path of the Dead, that will take Aragorn south so that he can steal the ships and come north up the river to aid at the battle of the Pelenor. But the fact that it’s only he, Gimli, and Legolas entering, without the company of the Rangers, and the fact that the few shots in the trailer make it look like it will be an action scene, have me very nervous.
- There is also a rumor rampant on the net that for the conclusion of the movie, Sauron will appear in physical form and fight Aragorn one on one. Now, I’ve been able to tolerate everything up until this point, just barely, but if Peter Jackson even DARES this, not only am I walking out, but I’m throwing away my FotR and TTT dvds and pretending this whole thing never happened. That and I’m sure Peter Jackson would be lynched by a mob of angry fans should such a scene take place.
So what are everyone else’s predictions?