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The Two Towers


May 06 2003
03:33 pm

Okay, so you guys noticed the horrible adjustments made to Faramir’s character, too, but I haven’t seen any comments about Gimli. One of my friends mentioned her distress about his character to me, and after seeing TT a second time, I would agree: Gimli is transformed completely into comic relief. Nowhere in the book does it talk about him complaining while they ran to catch up with Merry and Pippen. In the book he is a noble, strong, and brave representative of his race. In the movie, he is rash, impotent, and whiny. He says almost nothing that redeems his character. This is not at all what Gimli was meant to be! Oh, the horror!