8. He Loves To Make Stuff Up
Yeah, I know, I should let this go. I will eventually. But as Ive already complained about, Peter Jackson et al (
including scriptwriter Philippa Boyens, above) love to add elements to Tolkien tales that comes from appendices and background material Tolkien had written, but were never set into narrative form. Leaving aside whether or not this is good (it led to both the excellent depiction of the Battle of Isengard and the irritating reworking of Faramirs character, both in The Two Towers), the Silmarillion would give him a lot more opportunities to do this. The Silmarillion is basically books and books waiting to be put into narrative form. Tolkien had written a few poems based on the events in the books, but even this would require translation. How could Peter Jackson et al
pass this up?