Interesting to note that in this link Carl gave, the woman defending the
book against the films brings up a point similar to Janet Croft's about
"Anticipation and Flattening":
' You mean, the only convincing "he's dead/no he's not" in the whole thing?
As opposed to, say, the time in Fellowship when they tried to make us think
Frodo was a goner (excuse me, the THREE times in Fellowship), the time in
Towers when they tried to make us think Gimli was a goner, the time in
Towers when they tried to make us think Pippin was a goner, the time in
Towers when they tried to make us think Aragorn was a goner? If you ask me,
Jackson messed up the only real resurrection story he had (Gandalf's) by
pushing too many fake ones on us. '