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Old 01-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Inziladun View Post
In the FOTR book, Aragorn says of athelas that it "grows now sparsely and only near places where [Men of the West] dwelt or camped of old; and it is not known in the North, except to some of those who wander in the Wild".
I doubt Tauriel, or any of the Mirkwood Elves, ever came in contact with athelas. Sounds like more PJ finagling to provide filmgoers who haven't read the books with more "continuity" linking the new films with LOTR.
Thanks for the reference!

I think the "continuity" served to make the films rather trite, even if the effect was perhaps meant to offer familiarity. One of the main reasons I found TH such a weak film was the way it leaned so heavily on the LotR movies for support.
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