He made three movies out of one book
The Lord of the Rings was great in every sense, The Hobbit was lacking. Having characters from out of the book and making up storylines was a big mistake, but that was in part due to the need to make three movies, which could have been easily avoided by following Tolkien's story as it was.
Peter Jackson's Middle-earth Mistakes
(or something better, but it should include Middle-earth somewhere)
...the only fantasy movie that has ever won)
#5: The appearance of characters who weren't in the books
And in #2, omission is a better word to use than disappearance.
Also, in the fourth entry (The use of CGI), are you referring to an overuse of CGI or its quality? It might be good to clarify that.
Off-hand, I can't put a finger on it but it's regarding the last film of the Hobbit trilogy. It's a tonal and character shift that makes me think of idiot Michael Bay in the character development and screenwriting process.
I really enjoyed the first two movies of that trilogy... and was stunned into hating the final film.
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Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth movies are one of the biggest financial successes in cinema's history having earned nearly 6 billion dollars. They also have 37 Oscar nominations and 17 wins, including a Best Picture award for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). It is the only fantasy movie to have ever won an Oscar in this category, despite all the things that fans and critics alike complained about. Which was in your opinion the biggest mistake in Peter Jackson's six movies about Middle-Earth?
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Peter Jackson's Middle-earth movies are one of the biggest financial successes in cinema's history having won nearly 6 billion dollars. They also have 37 Oscar nominations with 17 wins, including Best Picture for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (the only fantasy movie that has ever won). Although there are some things that the fans and critics are complaining about. Which was in your opinion the biggest mistake in Peter Jackson's six movies about Middle-earth?
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- Greatly expanding roles for some characters. Examples: Arwen, Galadriel, Azog, Radagast...
- Changing some major book plot points, just for dramatic purposes. Examples: Faramir deciding to take the Ring to his father; Ents initially refusing to fight; Elves choosing to fight at Helm's Deep; having Thranduil and the Wood Elves actually watch - and decline to help - as Smaug is burning down Erebor; having Bilbo and the Dwarves do battle against Smaug.
- Turning Gimli into a comic relief in the second and third film of the LotR trilogy (done because the initial comic relief duo - Merry and Pippin, got separated)