moonhead wrote:knapp isn't going to be a fan of any adaptation of tolkien's stuff. he probably wants to kill christopher tolkien too.
It's simple: If you're going to make a book into a movie, make it as exactly like the book as possible, that's all. The Harry Potter movies were very good adaptations of the books. The Princess Bride was probably the best book-to-movie adaptation ever, and I love both works.
Where Jackson got in trouble is when he did silly things like neutering TTT by moving the Shelob sequence to ROTK. Not only was it unnecessary, it made TTT the most boring bridge movie ever.
I could go on but I'm the only crazy zealot out here so I'll stop because nobody but me cares.