Its not a trilogy, its one book split into 3 volumes. Thats why the books/movies seem to end with a complete cliffhanger. Its because the story hasnt nearly ended yet.
I just picked up the books rececntly when I was on vacation. I read them over again. That book basically set the standards for fantasy stories forever.
In regards to the movie. I was rather dissappointed with the exclution of Tom Bombadil and such. But hey, the movies are already long enough. And they sure did keep a lot of the rich detail that made the books great.
The fact that they kept 'real' elvish is an amazing fact. Its not like other made-up languages (like the shit that the writers for star trek did with klingon and vulcan and shit). Its actually a real language. With real rules, and real vocabulary, and real syntax.
The problem that I have is that a lot of people are viewing it as 'childish' because of the marketing being done. Its not childish at all. Its very deep.
Oh well... enough nerdiness for the day.
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