Aug 18 2013, 11:34pm
The prominence she is being given is a HUGE problem. Does anyone remember Arwen or even Galadriel featuring so prominently on the cover of one of the movie tie in books? Yeah, I don't either, and I am fairly sure it didn't happen, and they were MUCH more legitimate and (hopefully) important characters.
I don't mind her addition (except in so much as it still smarts that Glorfindel gets no attention, but lesser thans and made ups do), HOWEVER
You and Dormouse like Tauriel, I don't, and I still don't see why she should be added, and given center stage. This isn't her movie, and Thranduil is a way more important character than her, he needs to be in the spotlight. That's my opinion. Despite the 95% liking her, I still see a lot of Tauriel hate. I can't change your mind, you can't change mine. We're all obviously on different sides of the spectrum, and that's obviously how it will continue for time immemorial.
Maybe videogame might not be a good word to use, but to me, she is still a mary-sue. And I don't dislike her because she's a female. Just read my other comments, I don't like Alfrid either, and I won't be surprised if he ends up another Igor trope. Again, my opinion I am just stating.
"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"
"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."
(This post was edited by AinurOlorin on Aug 18 2013, 11:36pm)