Ten Ways to Ruin Lord of the Rings – Daily Radar

by Jan 9, 2001Other News

The Daily Radar has posted the following as a public service to Lord of the Rings fans:

Please, save your angry mail. We’re as insanely manic about the Lord of the Rings movie as anyone. We’re not saying it will be bad; we’re just saying that sometimes even well intentioned directors like Peter Jackson can turn something beautiful into something miserable. Our b&#,$ still ache from the kicking George Lucas gave them with Phantom Menace, and that should have been a no-brainer.

Jackson has to convert six books of dense prose into three movies that will satisfy not only people like us, who can say “Well met, friend!” in Sindarin, but also the masses out there who beat up folks like us for insisting our gym coach call us “Bombadil.”

We think he’s up to the task, but this week’s trailer release could serve as a Rosetta Stone of Suck. From the cryptic millisecond flashes of Liv Tyler to the snatches of dialogue, we will keep our eyes peeled and our ears open for any sign that what should be great may not rate. And you can play along! Here are some warning signs to look for in the trailer.

Click on the link below to read their tongue-in-cheek list.


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