03/16/2012 03:23 PMPosted by ElumniixPeter Jackson is Overrated
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Peter Jackson's 3 Oscars and Steven Spielberg want a word with you.
Let's talk about Lord of the Rings. We finally have the technology to do the Ents correctly, we introduce the characters, and we set up their big climactic scene....
...but when it comes time to deliver on their big climactic scene towards the end of Two Towers, what does Peter Jackson do?
He replaces them with elves.
Fellowship was fantastic. The other two movies were exercises in Peter Jackson replacing anything interesting done by non-elves with either elves doing it instead or elves doing something else that wasn't in the book at all.
I'm half expecting Hobbit to be delayed at the last moment because Jackson has the inspiration to replace all dwarves with elves for the sake of appeasing his elf fetish.
And the Oscars are meaningless nowdays. You buy your way onto the ballot now, and you buy your votes afterwards. Why do you think Gladiator won best picture? Not because it was the best movie released that year. It was bought and paid for.