Peter Jackson is perhaps one of the most successful directors when it comes to making films that can be considered epics. These of course include some of his most recognizable works like King Kong, District 9 and of course, his worldwide sensation which was the Lord of the Rings trilogy which took the world by storm. One of Peter Jackson’s most notable innovations in his work is that while most of his films tend to
consume a veritable of time but at the same time filling every minute of the said movie with excitement and entertainment. A true feat for any director as movies that run for more than two hours tend to become boring to most viewers.
With Peter Jackson’s latest blockbuster film, the Hobbit, he has succeeded will in doing what he does best with providing each hour that is consumed by the movie to be interesting and entertaining without becoming outright bland as with some films that tend to take up too much time. He expands on every detail he can in order to be informative and, in some cases, add entirely new elements to a given story so as to become even more endearing to viewers.
Such was the case with Lord of the Rings when he expanded on the love story between Aragorn and Arwen. In the original books themselves, Arwen had a more passive and relatively unimportant role as Aragorn’s love interest and future wife. Peter Jackson put a twist on this by giving Arwen additional screen time and more “action” to the character in order to show off just how badass an elven princess can be. This time, in the Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson has added an entirely new character that was not present in the original book: Tauriel, the female elven warrior.
Already, the character has become quite controversial due to her absence in the original book. Although to be fair, Peter Jackson has already added quite a bit of flair to the movie by expanding much of the background already in order to make the story even more interesting. For instance, he has just shown how eccentric but competent Radaghast the Brown the wizard can be with his strange demeanor and relationship and the wildlife around him. Also, he has used Azog, the pale orc, (who is dead in the book) into one of the movie’s main villains who Bilbo and company may have to face sooner or later.
So far, little has been released about Tauriel and just what exactly will her role be in the story to come. Nonetheless, Peter Jackson has stated that the character will have a tremendous impact on the upcoming film that many await eagerly. So far the great film maker has chosen to be silent about what to expect with the arrival of the upcoming movie and has further increased talk on what to expect. So far, Peter Jackson has not failed to please fans of the franchise with his otherwise faithful adaptations and since J.R.R. Tolkien’s works has always lacked any female characters, Jackson has done more than just improved the stories.