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Why did PJ remove the Easterlings from the ROTK?

DeadRabbits
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Nov 2 2012, 12:39pm


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This still annoys me to this very day! Why on earth did PJ put the Easterlings in TTT, equipped with the coolest armour you ever saw and those scary war chants, only to cut them from the battle of Pelennor entirely (ok.. you can see them in like a split of a second after the gate breaches, but if you blink you'll miss them).

According to the book Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare the Easterlings were sent through the gate of Minas Tirith as shock troops, after the trolls, so they were in the script at some point. Think about it, how much time did he actually have to devote to the Easterlings? Not that much. It would have taken Gandalf about 5 seconds to mention them to Pippin along with the Haradrim and the Corsairs, and no longer than 30 seconds would have been needed to show them fight inside the walls.

What really bugs me is that PJ, by showing them in TTT, kinda created these expectations and then didn't deliver. So, what was the main reason behind cutting them? Let's hope someone makes a movie about the northern theatre of the War of the Ring, where an army entirely made up of Easterlings attacked Dale and Erebor.

Now now Bill, you swore this was a battle between warriors, not a bunch of miss nancies, so warriors is what I brought

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Why did PJ remove the Easterlings from the ROTK? DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Nov 2 2012, 12:39pm
    I would watch that movie!!! ValarNienna Send a private message to ValarNienna Nov 2 2012, 12:52pm
        Haha, yeah they kind of look like MJ! // DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Nov 2 2012, 1:36pm
            I always think they have an '80's music video look Starling Send a private message to Starling Nov 3 2012, 1:11am
        I agree that they looked ridiculous, though Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 2 2012, 3:32pm
            To be honest... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 2 2012, 7:28pm
                Basically how I pictured them Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 2 2012, 7:41pm
                    I certainly can understand your viewpoint that the peoples of Middle-Earth... Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Nov 2 2012, 8:37pm
                        I agree that Hun, Magyar and Avar-inspired designs would be most appropriate Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 2 2012, 9:08pm
                            I concur with the Gondorian-Byzantine connection. Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Nov 2 2012, 11:39pm
                                Yup, understood Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 2 2012, 11:58pm
                                    If you just concentrate on the capital of Minas Tirith, I would agree with you. Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Nov 3 2012, 12:19am
                            Minas Tirith as Constantinople? Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Nov 3 2012, 2:28pm
                                This map is a little bit odd. Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Nov 3 2012, 5:45pm
                                    Another great post, Beutlin Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Nov 5 2012, 10:37am
                        Somehow... Ereinion Nénharma Send a private message to Ereinion Nénharma Nov 2 2012, 11:43pm
                            I would have loved to see an African dwarf in the hobbit. Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Nov 2 2012, 11:46pm
                            In Tolkien's legendarium at least, there were none. Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Nov 3 2012, 12:00am
                            IMO Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 3 2012, 12:04am
                                :) Ereinion Nénharma Send a private message to Ereinion Nénharma Nov 3 2012, 8:42am
                                    I think there were some dwarf colonies/tribes out in the East imin Send a private message to imin Nov 3 2012, 9:02am
                                        Ah, yes... Ereinion Nénharma Send a private message to Ereinion Nénharma Nov 3 2012, 9:28am
    I can think of 2 reasons: DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 2 2012, 12:52pm
        yup Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 2 2012, 1:23pm
        They serve the purpose of giving some depth to Sauron's evil Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 2 2012, 3:30pm
            Only in 1 film for minutes. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 2 2012, 9:35pm

 
 
 

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