Controversy erupts over final Lord of the Rings movie!

Fans of the Tolkien series, Lord of the Rings, are predictably upset over the news that a new character, outside of the Tolkien universe, has been added to the final movie, The Return of the King. I’m wondering if this is a move to generate even more dollars at the box office in December 2003. Personally, I think Peter Jackson and George Lucas have gone just a bit too far this time.

Do you live in Canada, and watched the Super Bowl last Sunday, missing all the US commercials because the Canadian stations refused to run them, being the dorks that they are? You can watch the ads here.

3 Responses to “Controversy erupts over final Lord of the Rings movie!”

  1. Billy Says:

    Peter Jackson said, “I really think it’s going to be a hit with the toddlers.”

    Toddlers? This is a movie for toddlers? Okay. I won’t go to see it, Peter.

  2. zuchris Says:

    “I’m wondering if this is a move to generate even more dollars at the box office in December 2003.” — absolutely no doubt about it.

  3. Mike Says:

    FWIW, not every Canadian was unable to see the Super Bowl ads. Those of us in smaller, stand-alone markets (like Fort McMurray) don’t experience any of the substitution you see in the big city. (It’s because the local Shaw cable system is small and doeesn’t have full-time staff at the office to monitor and change feeds and commercials around.) If you tune into ABC here, you get ABC. Cool, eh? This is one of the Good Things about living here. I am searching for more.

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