Set Harth wrote:
What makes "Fellowship of the Rings" obviously wrong is familiarity with the plot: specifically the fact that the Fellowship had absolutely nothing to do with any of the other rings.
Well, Gandalf was wearing Narya....
To be fair, most of the people I know got what sounded like a non-derisive laugh out of the dwarf tossing.
I did think it was funny. What I objected to was limiting almost the entire portrayal of the dwarves to either height jokes or their arguments with the elves -- which they always lost. Elrond was cynical about whether humans had any potential left, yet he's okay with the Fellowship including (as portrayed) a buffoon from a race of buffoons?
There's room for height jokes as long as you also develop the dwarves as serious characters.