Originally Posted by kwilkinson
I agree..... but when has any movie really done the book it was based on justice?
I don't get why people always say this line about movies made from books. "it didn't do the book justice, it didn't do the book justice" yadda yadda yadda. No shit it didn't do the book justice. Books are better experiences than movies.
The thing people fail to realize is that, in books, you have an unlimited amount of time for your audience. To make a true-to-the-book LotR copy would have taken easily three times the screentime, if not even longer. Some changes bugged me (elves at Helm's Deep? wtf?) but modifying the story is always
necessary for a book that length to be a good film. I disagree that books are better experiences than movies. Books are different