--- In mythsoc@y..., Stolzi@a... wrote:
> LURTZ !!!!!!!!>!???????????
> Ah well, thank you, Michael. (Sigh)
> As to my other question, anyone know what Boyens meant when she
said it was a
> lucky stroke that Viggo Mortensen came to be cast as Aragorn?
> I haven't seen his acting, of course, but he LOOKS so right... a
> to me.
By all accounts, Viggo Mortensen did everything possible to become
Aragorn. He even slept in a tent, took his sword home with him
(apparently the only actor to do so), and became so attached to his
horse that he purchased it when filming was complete.
Based on the clips I have seen, Viggo's performance should be a
I think the casting is pretty much on the money. Some of the
depictions are too medieval or RPGish, but only a real nit-picker
would care and I doubt even I will be doing too much nit-picking. It
should be a grand movie-going experience for anyone who has read the
Eventually, someone else will do the movies again, and their
adaptation will be rebuked, criticized, flamed, clawed, shredded, and
rumored to death before the ink has even dried on the financial
contracts. That's life.