Stuff They Left Out Of The Lord Of The Ring Movies

September 21, 2015 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

The Old Forest and Old Man Willow

The Old Forest and Old Man Willow

In order to elude the Ringwraiths, the four hobbits escaped the Shire by entering the Old Forest. It was a strange place where the trees were aware of any who entered and a magical river called the Withywindle led the hobbits deep into the forest where they were trapped and put under a sleeping spell by the waters and Old Man Willow.

 

Tom Bombadil and Goldberry

Tom Bombadil and Goldberry

Tom Bombadil showed up singing and skipping and saved the hobbits from the evil tree. He took them back to his house where they met Goldberry and the hobbits spent the next few days with them. Frodo told Tom everything about the ring and even gave it up effortlessly, for the ring had no power over Bombadil. He was master.

 

The Barrow Wights

The Barrow Wights

After they left Bombadil’s house, the hobbits stumbled into a barrow and were put under a curse by a wight, an evil spirit brought to life by the power of the witch king of Angmar. Bombadil saved them yet again and they found ancient magic swords forged by the men of Anor. Merry later used his to help in defeating the witch king.

 

Glorfindel

Glorfindel

After Frodo was stabbed on weathertop it wasn’t Arwen who helped him to Rivendell but Glorfindel, an elf in Elrond’s service. Glorfindel aided them and had Frodo ride ahead alone when the Nazgul pursued them. He fought them off for he did not fear the evil spirits of men.

 

The Wolves and the Redhorn Gate

The Wolves and the Redhorn Gate

After the Fellowship left Rivendell they traveled South with the intent to pass the Redhorn Gate. They were attacked by wolves however and it was a violent skirmish that ended quickly when Gandalf showed a taste of his true power.

 

The Mirrormere

The Mirrormere

After Gandalf’s fall the Fellowship passed through the East gate of Moria where Gimli showed Frodo and Sam a wonderous lake called the Mirrormere, one of the wonders of Middle Earth.

 

The Glittering Caves

The Glittering Caves

Another wonder were the glittering caves of Aglarond, deep in the mountains where Helm’s Deep stood. Gimli retreated here where he fought with the fury of a Khazad. After the ring was destroyed he brought Legolas here to behold its marvels.

 



Wellinghall

Wellinghall

The home of Treebeard where he brought Merry and Pippin to rest and drink draughts that made them grow.

 

The Prince of Dol Amroth

The Prince of Dol Amroth

A title given to the protector of the western city of Dol Amroth in Gondor, the Prince came to the aid of Minas Tirith and rescued the company of Aragorn during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields when they were overwhelmed by enemies.

 

 

The Grey Company

The Grey Company

After the Battle of Helm’s Deep, the Dunedain came South and went with Aragorn on the Paths of the Dead to Dunharrow. They fought with him until the end of the War of the Ring.

 

The Stone of Erech

The Stone of Erech

It was here that Isildur made a pact with the men of Dunharrow that they would aid him in battle. Aragorn came here to call upon the dead to fulfill their oaths and from here they assaulted the corsair fleet heading to Minas Tirith.

 

 

King Theoden and the Wildmen

King Theoden and the Wildmen

When Théoden rode to the aid of Gondor he met with the wildmen who told him of the situation and gave Théoden advice on how best to assault the forces of Sauron. They made peace afterwards and the wildmen retreated back into the woods.

 

 

Denethor’s Palantir

Denethor's Palantir

All along Denethor had one of the Palantiri and had seen a vision through Sauron (who also had a Palantir) of his enormous force in Mordor. In despair at thinking his son was dead, Denethor cast himself and the Palantir into a pyre.

 

 

Sam takes the ring into Mordor

Sam takes the ring into Mordor

When Frodo was taken to Cirith Ungol by the orcs, it was Sam who carried the ring into Mordor alone. However, Sam also put on the ring and witnessed its awful power first hand.

 

The Scouring of the Shire

The Scouring of the Shire

When the hobbits returned home the Shire had been taken over by ruffians. The hobbits rallied together and cast them out, eventually making their way to Bag End.

 

 

Sharkey’s End

Sharkey's End

When they arrived at Bag End they found Saruman as the instigator, going by the alias of Sharkey. They cast him out but not before he tried to kill Frodo. After insulting Wormtongue, the pitiful man came behind the wizard and murdered him.

 

The Mallorn Seed

The Mallorn Seed

In Lothlorien, Galadriel had given Sam a seed of one of the Mallorn trees. After the destruction of the previous party tree, Sam planted the seed and it grew into a golden tree, the only Mallorn west of the Misty Mountains.

 

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  • Burn_the_Witch

    Peter Jackson moved Old Man Willow into Fangorn forest and had Treebeard replace Bombadil. Not enough room to fit everything in the movies, but that was at least a commendable nod.

  • martynW

    Man, I’d forgotten how good the Brothers Hildebrandt LOTR calendars were.

  • johnnybegoode65

    Imrahil did not rescue Aragorn, but Faramir. Also, Faramir’s character was absolutely ruined by the movies. The movies were a good cinematic accomplishment, but disappointing for those who know the story well.