Okay, Elrond at Helms Deep I can understand....sort of, but Galadriel? What is she going to do? Sing the orcs to death?
The "real [sic] tragic followup to Arwen (Liv Tyler) and Aragorn's (Viggo Mortensen) love story,"
This could well be referring to the separation of Arwen and Elrond, and Arwen's sacrafice of her immortality. I cling to hope! Killing either one of them at this point would be highly counter-productive, but who knows?
Fran Walsh continues to make me cringe. You would think that a person would require a pretty substantial education to be a script writer, wouldn't you? (or would at least have a respectable editor handy) I feel that she is lacking, and that this shows up time and time again in the script - the film's greatest weekness.
Another example: "Our list of allies grows thin." Awful! If the good professor could hear Elrond mix a metaphor like that, he would probably burn all copies of his book. This woman should not be allowed to write scripts! I strongly suspect that the only reason she is permitted to do so is because she happens to be married to PJ.
OMG! The Smeagol/Gollum scene may as well be written off now.
Smeagol: Thats real pretty, Deagol
Deagol: Yeah, nice 'aint it?
Smeagol: Can I 'ave it?
Deagol: Nup. Its mine.
*They struggle. Smeagol kills Deagol.
Smeagol: B****r you Deagol.
So very true to Tolkien! (sarcasm)
Given all of the above, I think I can live with a welsh-sounding Treebeard.
[Edited on 13/10/2002 by Allyssa]