Main Adaptation Explanation Extrication Discussion

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10:47:19 AM Jan 6th 2016
Threw these two from Lord of the rings movies.
  • No explanation is given in the films as to how Arwen gives up her immortality. In the books, she can do this because Elrond is half-human and so the Valar offered him and his children the choice to become human at any point.
Except that it's not true. first of all the choice was given to Earendil, his wife and sons(Elrond and Elros) and the choice couldn't be changed once it's made. Arwen was around 3000 years old by the time story ended, it's safe to assume she did make a choice to be an elf, if she could make it in the first place, second of all these two facts have nothing to do with each other because Luthien also gave up her immortality and she wasn't even remotely human.
  • The fight between the Orcs and Uruk-hai outside Fangorn. In the books this breaks out because Saruman and Sauron are not allies (as in the film), but rivals; the Uruk-hai, sent by Saruman, have orders to bring Merry and Pippin to Isengard, which the Orcs, sent by Sauron, have orders to bring them to the Ringwraiths. In the film, Saruman and Sauron are allies, and so the fight is reduced to a matter of simple insubordination; the Orcs are unwilling to accept their commanders' orders to leave the hobbits alive.
Orcs' insubordination is understandable explanation in it's own right, it's not gone, it's simply changed.
07:23:33 AM Jan 23rd 2013
I know the Hound/Sansa pairing is rather popular but saying that he was "nothing but kind to her" in the TV show is not right. He laughed on her face when Cersei sent him to arrest her in S1 and he refused her gratitude for saving her from a bunch of rapists in S2, saying that he did it just because he likes to kill. Sansa had plenty of reasons to not trust the Hound in the TV show, even if they were not the same reasons as in the book.
10:00:08 AM Jan 20th 2012

  • In the Spider-Man comics, Peter Parker builds webshooters, and puts them on his wrists, allowing him to aim them properly and activate them by using two of his fingers, giving rise to the famous hand motion associated with his webswinging. In the movie version the webshooters are an actual organic power. Why they come out of his wrists (instead of... another place) and why it requires the same finger motion is left unexplained. At the very least, though, it shows Peter having to figure out the motion on his own. One can assume (though this doesn't fix the 'missing explanation' part) that the hand motion flexes/relaxes a specific set of muscles in the wrist, thus allowing the webbing to be released and that, like the web-shooters' design, the exact finger position serves to prevent accidental release of webbing when he makes a fist or grabs something.

The film just changes why Spiderman needs to make that gesture. It doesn't lack explanation entirely.
04:09:43 AM Jan 12th 2016
And why does he need it? Because... that's how web is being shot? Sorry but the movie never gave any kind of explanation on why that specific gesture is needed, for me it definitely qualifies as this.
08:00:33 AM Jan 12th 2016
Why does it need to be explained? That's just how whatever muscle-group governs the webbing works now.
11:50:07 AM Apr 15th 2016
Who said it needs explanation? Tropes Are Tools, if the explanation was never really needed in the first place and would get in the way of enjoyment, it's still this trope it's just used right.
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