Day: 23/07/2014

Hersey of the Week – Aragorn has more character in film than book

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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

For all the shouting that books are better than their film adaptations (and it usually is true) it is not universal. Sometimes films, or even parts, are better than the books they draw on — in particular, the character of Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings films.

Read on…