A agree alot of artistic license has to be taken, but I feel this is some of the hardest material attempted to be captured on screen.
I was just thinking. Maybe once all three films are finished, someone can go back and edit it and just keep in the material that deals with The Hobbit storyline itself,lol.
It sounds like the kind of place Granny Goodness would oversee
>Just think of what it would be like to see a younger Sauron
....only if he's a precocious 5 year old, who tells Legolas he looks like an angel and wins Shadowfax in a Wraith-race....
I hate LOTR. There. I said it. Most drawn out, boring, overlong spectacle in the history of film.
Mr. Frodo? Yes Sam? Why did we spend three movies walking to that stupid volcano when we could've flown there just like we flew back in five minutes?
I don't know Sam, but I wish we'd flown, because I'd still have my finger.
I wondered that the first time I read the book. Then someone told me the eagles couldnt get involved.
The book is more elaborate on this point than the film, and Peter Jackson also explains the reason during the audio commentary on the dvd. The Eagles did not take sides in the War of the Ring until the end, so they would not have assisted Frodo when he started his quest. This is similar to the Ents, who only participated when they felt they were drawn in by Saruman. The Eagles are also very proud creatures, who will not allow themselves to be used as just a means of transportation. The Eagle, Gwahir, that rescued Gandalf (Ian McKellen) from the tower of Saruman (Christopher Lee) did so as a special service to Gandalf, whom he knew personally (Gandalf had previously saved his life). In addition to this, there are allusions that while Sauron was still in power, the Eagles would have struggled getting to Mount Doom, not least because of the wraiths on their fell-beasts and other dark creatures and powers that Sauron had at his disposal. Sending Frodo on the back of an eagle into Mount Doom would have been effectively air-mailing the ring to Sauron. A ground-based approach was decided to be much more effective and appropriate. Finally, the ring corrupts the proud much more easily than the humble. While there is no proof that the ring has the same effect on an Eagle as it does for men, there may have been too much risk in tempting the extremely proud Eagles.