Extirpate

\EK-stur-payt\, transitive verb: 1. To pull up by the stem or root. 2. To destroy completely. 3. To remove by surgery.

Those of us who are fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books may find ourselves overcome with the desire to extirpate the numerous misconceptions spread by Peter Jackson’s films (which, while awesome and lovely do have some major blunders in them).

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3 Responses to Extirpate

  1. Rich Thomas says:

    If you had never read the book, would you care?
    Please, I ask you and all fans everywhere, let it go. The movie is a different work of art then the book. Changes are made for good reason. Movies are never the book brought to life, they are adapted from the books.
    If you want to make changes raise $1 Billion and remake the movies. Until then be happy the movie was made by someone who put so much care into it.

  2. Ealasaid says:

    Rich:
    >If you had never read the book, would you care?
    Honestly? I would probably still be annoyed by Arwen (she’s anachronistic and MarySueish), but I doubt the rest of the changes would bother me.
    >Changes are made for good reason.
    Not the ones that piss me off. There is no good reason to mispronounce names (Smeagol and Deagol). There is no good reason to have Elves at Helm’s Deep.
    The reason they appear to have butchered Arwen, Faramir, and Denethor the way they did is to make the movie easier for stupid filmgoers to understand/empathize with… which is not a good reason, considering that they kept a lot of the other complex stuff from the original material.
    >If you want to make changes raise $1 Billion and remake the movies. Until then be happy the movie was made by someone who put so much care into it.<
    Som, what, since I don’t have the time/money/talent to make a movie, I am not allowed to have opinions? I guess nobody in my circle of friends is ever allowed to criticize a movie ever again, since none of us have the dough to make a film.
    And frankly, I love the films – visually they are near-flawless, and PJ got about 95% of it spot-on, and that’s what makes me (and a lot of other fans) so frustrated by the stuff he got wrong.

  3. Cathryn says:

    I’m still annoyed about the Faramir thing myself. I said it many times after TTT and I’ll say it again: FARAMIR IS NOT ON CRACK KTHXBYE. God.