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Old 10-22-2014, 10:01 AM   #20
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Interesting article here about how the game contradicts Professor Tolkien's themes by presenting violence and revenge as entertainment:
A highlight is this remark which I think could also apply to a lot of commentary on both the books and adaptations:
It thinks the defining characteristics of Tolkien are fussy world building and lack of brevity.
It's bizarre to see people saying "Just because it's set in Middle-earth doesn't mean it has to follow Tolkien's themes!" As if Middle-earth is the 'Marvel universe' or something, as if it's a fictional setting that was built specifically to service a franchise and not the other way around.
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