posted on Nov, 21 2002 @ 05:55 PM
James the Lesser I saw the first movie and went out to read the books because of it. The only way I got through the Fellowship (which I began when I
was in 3rd or 4th grade) was because of the movie. In Lord of the Ring's case the books are actually worse than the movies. There is almost NO
action in the books, it's all a boring lecture. It gets a bit better towards the end but Tolkien killed it by not killing Frodo.
Here's why I think Frodo should have died, one it would have saved the book series for 2 reasons.
One the "Hero" always needs to die for great dramaticism in such an epic (norse epics the hero always dies) and it was set up perfectly too, by a
stroke of fate Sam went with him and he was perfect to take up the ring and continue the journey.
Here's why Sam was perfect to do so (not shown in the movie, which is the only sucky thing about the movie) Sam views two possible futures in the
Mirror of Galadriel.
Note unlike in the movie, the mirror shows things that were, things that are, and things that MIGHT come to pass, key word MIGHT, in the movie it says
NOT YET implying it does show the future, no it does not, it only shows possibilities, and it doesn't tell you which road to take to end up in those
Sam saw two images.....THIS IS A SPOILER FOR ALL THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE END SO READ FURTHER AT YOUR OWN RISK.....he saw 1) that burning and
enslaved village that frodo saw in the movie and 2) Frodo's pale face which sam thought of as him being asleep and looking all snug and safe and
Here's what is so good about this set up, If sam did not go with frodo as frodo wanted, then the first vision (flaming village) would have become
true. This is because Sam's second vision was to come true, frodo was going to go into a DEEP sleep, paralysis actually , at the top of Cirith Ungol
or whatever, poisoned by a big spider queen.
The retarded thing is Sam realizes this is what he saw, frodo's death, and it poorley tries to make you feel any pity, and Sam is very sad to have to
take up the ring, in fact, HE CAN NOT!!! This is what's even more retarded.
Rather than Sam taking up where the master left off, he grabs the ring feels as if he stole it and he follows frodo's body because he wants to get it
back and later on learns frodo is still alive.
This is so stupid, it was bad enough that Gandalf had a fake death, AND NOW FRODO?
I can understand gandalf but frodo is TOO MUCH!
Frodo should have given his life, sam should have FORSEEN HIS DEATH BUT NOT KNOWN IT! And in the end Sam is the one to fight Gollum in mount doom
Another thing, Gollum really had no use, because if memory serves correctly, Frodo was not going to have ANY problem of throwing the ring in.
Now if Frodo was like (NO IT IS MYYYY PRECIOUSSSSSS) and then enters Gollum to get it back and in the struggle gollum and the ring fall in....then
gollum would have had a purpose. Instead all he is good for is falling into a big flaming pit, no redeeming features, or even any involvement in
Tolkien was a horrible writter, his book was simply to create a new language and he achieved that well, but he sucked at making an epic, the movie is
sort of fixing that.
Which is even worse because Tolkien's ideas came from Finland where they had REAL epics, you'd think Tolkien would have learned something from