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Poll: Peter Jackson's Middle-earth Mistakes

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 the 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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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    The many endings of Return of the King
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    Daran Norris and Kath Soucie in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)

    The omission of Tom Bombadil, Glorfindel and Prince Imrahil
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    Liv Tyler in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Greatly expanding roles for some characters. Examples: Arwen, Galadriel, Azog, Radagast...
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    David Wenham in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    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.
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    John Rhys-Davies in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    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)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    The many hours of The Lord of the Rings
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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

    The overuse and quality of CGI in the Hobbit films
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    Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Experimenting with 48fps+3D format, on such a large-scale film series as The Hobbit trilogy
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    Evangeline Lilly in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

    The appearance of characters who weren't in the books
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    Orlando Bloom in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    Having Legolas do feats of heroism, which often defy the laws of physics. Examples: surfing on a shield/giant spider while shooting; killing a war oliphaunt single-handedly; jumping (and walking) on falling rocks.
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    Lee Pace in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

    Adding some forced connections to link the two trilogies. Examples: Thranduil mentioning Aragorn to Legolas, having Gloin talk to Legolas about his son Gimli, adding an entire subplot with the return of Sauron.
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    Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    He made three movies out of one book
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    Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Changing the initial plan for The Hobbit films, which was to have two films based on The Hobbit, and one film based on the Appendices
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    Peter Jackson

    No faults, all the films are masterpieces
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    Peter Jackson in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    No faults for the Lord of the Rings films, they are masterpieces
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    Peter Jackson and Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    No faults for the Hobbit films, they are masterpieces
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    I don't care about the Middle-earth saga at all

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