For future generations, Frodo will be Elijah Wood, in the same way as Rick in Casablanca is Humphrey Bogart and Maria in The Sound of Music is Julie Andrews (sorry, Carrie Underwood). The film series’ popularity may be gauged by the fact that another prequel series has begun, also by Peter Jackson, namely The Hobbit. I enjoyed the original trilogy when Jackson’s films first appeared, and enjoyed the first instalment of The Hobbit also. As I said, Jackson is a very talented film-maker. But as a theologian, he leaves something to be desired.