Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
I'm a LOTR purist. I can understand cutting Tom Bombadil out of the first movie. Time constraints.
But I disliked the way they screwed around with things in TTT. The ents decided at entmoot to attack Saruman in the book. So they should have, in the movie. No reason for the way they changed that. And there's Arwen/Aragorn stuff happening that was never in the book. And then chopping off the fight with Shelob.... leaving Shelob for the next movie?! Makes me very angry. And the breaking of Saruman's staff. Correct me if I'm wrong, that's also at the end of the second book.
Well, at least there were oliphants.
Dude, they pulled the Arwen/Aragorn thing from the appendices of Return Of The King.
But I agree, they did shortchange the Ents a bit. And they could've restrained the Helm's Deep battle. But wait till' the extended DVD comes out. They'll probably have more Ent stuff in that. But the Shelob thing, I think it made for a good setup to the next movie. It doesn't matter, it's gonna be a hell of a good movie once it's all patched together with the extended stuff...