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Unread 12-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #10425
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Originally Posted by muddy otter View Post
I LOVED that they gave Glorfindel's role in Fellowship book to Arwen in the movie. I wish there had been more butt-kicking girl roles in the movies when I was growing up. I mean, I think I turned out pretty independent and still liked a lot of typical guy stuff like dinosaurs and whales and science anyway (and ultimately cars and rock climbing and being outside a lot) but it would have been nice to feel like a bit less of an oddball for loving all that stuff and wanting to do things for myself instead of having some guy take care of me.

I had some purist friends who were outraged by Arwen's role in the movie but I thought it was a GREAT call on Jackson and the scriptwriters' part. Interesting to read your take on it because my sister just saw the movie and HATED the Tauriel character.
I never read the LOTR books so that part of the conversation is lost on me, but what you said about the "butt-kicking girl roles" is why I love the character of Ziva David.
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