Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Middle-earth TV Series Discussion: Yep, kind of what I was going to say...: Edit Log


Tue, 11:49pm

Views: 296
Yep, kind of what I was going to say...

Faramir, Gandalf, Galadriel, and movie Aragorn aren't corrupted because they know how dangerous the Ring is and have the wisdom the stay away from it (while Denethor knows it's dangerous, but thinks he's wise enough to use it). As Gandalf famously says (paraphrasing) "I would take the ring out of the desire to do good, but from it would come a power too terrible to imagine." Bombadil is his own bizarre category, and for Elrond we really know very little of his encounter with Isildur or what might have been in his mind.

Sam had the Ring for a very short time. In that brief span, he has a very vivid temptation scene, as "Samwise the Strong, hero of the age." Frodo doesn't really have power fantasies like this; for him the Ring's temptation is usually more elemental as a simple overwhelming force. To his credit Sam resists of course, but with more time I'm sure he would have succumbed. In the book the Ring doesn't affect Frodo all that much in the early stages either, Nazgul encounters aside.

And like Voronwe I like that movie Aragorn scene very much. While PJ & co. invented some stupid things, he has some rather nice original scenes too like that one, Theodred's funeral and Bilbo's acorn. Let us hope the many scenes the Amazon show will invent are closer to those kind of things than the undead cocoa puffs or bunny sled chase!

(This post was edited by kzer_za on Tue, 11:55pm)

Edit Log:
Post edited by kzer_za (Lorien) on Tue, 11:50pm
Post edited by kzer_za (Lorien) on Tue, 11:51pm
Post edited by kzer_za (Lorien) on Tue, 11:52pm
Post edited by kzer_za (Lorien) on Tue, 11:53pm
Post edited by kzer_za (Lorien) on Tue, 11:54pm
Post edited by kzer_za (Lorien) on Tue, 11:55pm
Post edited by kzer_za (Lorien) on Tue, 11:55pm

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.