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The Lord of the Rings (1 Viewer)

caelum

Astronomer
Senior Member
The humans attacked mordor, and Sauron defended his home.

That's not quite how it went down. In the movies they even said prevented him from "covering the lands in a second darkness," which is basically what would have happened. He would have enslaved all the free peoples and ruled as an evil tyrant. I actually think he instigated that war, too, and the good guys were merely responding. In the books it goes more in depth, how Sauron was one of Morgoth's lieutenants and a vicious vampire thing.

That being said, I don't like the way Tolkien makes the bad guys all ugly and hideous. Makes them easy to laugh at when a flood invades their caves and tree people bash them together. In real life the villains and good guys aren't so black and white. Unless you're KKK.
 

Slugfly

Senior Member
Tolkien may have typecasted his villains in appearance, but he also fairly defined most staples of the modern fantasy genre. I first read LotR when I was a kid, but couldn't get more than 60 pages deep. Then, after seeing the first movie I was so into the story that I went out the next day and bought the books. I read them all in time to be disappointed not to see Tom Bombadil in the second or third films. I've read the trilogy twice since (but not recently), and hold Tolkien as one of the masters.
 
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