Originally posted by FishyJoe:
I agree one million percent. The movie was three hours long. Considering how little plotting there was, you'd think we would at least get to know the characters a little. Frodo was "wide-eyed", I guess. And Gandalf was supposed to be "wise"(although I thought he seemed kinda senile myself). But what about the rest of the fellowship? I can't think of a single character trait of the dwarf or the elves. I didn't know anyone, I didn't care about anyone, and the slow-motion "get hit with five thousand arrows and still have enough strength to deliver some moving last words" death scene had me shaking my head.
i'm going to be a jackass and post twice in a row. I agree 99.9% with FishyJeff.
I posted previously that I thought Gandalf was pretty senile. He seemed like the kind of guy who'd be going on a walk and stop to look at a butterfly for 3 hours and then forget where his home was. Now I'm just going on the movie
so you guys can all laugh at what a moron I am, but a movie shouldn't need a book to make viewers understand it. It should stand alone.
When i see the actors go on talk shows and explain their characters it's always interesting. they explain how elves are kinda supernatural and really brave and great fighters and very smart. and they talk about how hobbits are little and no one expects much from them. And how powerful and scary wizards are. And I didn't get that from the film at all. I think the movie explained the bad guys a lot LOT better than the good guys. Half the time I had trouble telling the two humans apart and forget about Merry and Pippen, I didn't get that they were amusing and I didn't care about any of them.