The Movie is Never as Good as the Book

I reread The Lord of the Rings with the Hobbit and the Appendices every few years, and am currently at about twenty times through it all, since I first came across it in 1972.

On the other hand, I have watched each movie once only, and don't really expect to again.  This clip illustrates a few of the reasons why.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F