Discussing the Elf Maid

Posted: April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Retro Viking

Versus Movies It’s long now since the release of the second Hobbit movie, and most of the heated discussions have subsided. Especially in the case of such a movie, controversy is high. Many things can be said about it: the quantity of action scenes, the cuts and additions to the source material, Bard, Smaug and the chase scene. So much can be said, so much can be criticized.

In this case, I want to concentrate on a topic that many people tend to criticize a lot. Now, before I start the discussion, I strongly recommend to read a previous post of mine, back when I started the movie comparisons with the book. There I present some important points on making adaptions which I will not repeat, but are crucial to follow the discussion.

Second, I would like to recap a term coined by the Tolkien Professor (Corey Olsen) with which I wholeheartedly…

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