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December 3, 2002

"The Fighting Uruk-Hai Had Dreadlocks"

Posted by Mike on December 3, 2002 11:45 PM

If it's December, that means it's time for The Two Towers, which means it's also time for Plastic to debate whether Lord of the Rings is racist. The fans handle the issue a little better, though you're left with the impression the author really just likes typing "Iluvatar" a lot.

Update: MonkeyX says the charges of racism are hogwash, too, but points out that as the movies fail to convey Tolkien's complete world view, discussions like this ought to be welcome as a way to explore the assumptions underneath a story that is necessarily condensed for the screen.