Galadriel Gives A Cutting Review Of Zack Snyder Movies In Lord Of The Rings Art


  • Galadriel’s dark elf sequence from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is reimagined with a Zack Snyder insult.
  • In the art, Galadriel claims that, with the One Ring, she would become “beautiful and terrible” just like Snyder’s movies.
  • A common complaint about Snyder’s movies is that they have impressive visuals but little in the way of substance.

A creative piece of The Lord of the Rings art imagines Galadriel delivering a cutting review of Zack Snyder’s filmography. Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson first brought the world of Middle-earth to life in 2001. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring introduces Elijah Wood’s Frodo and the rest of his band of companions, but also features the introduction of compelling supporting characters, including Cate Blanchett’s mystical elf, Galadriel.

In a fun piece of art by Frank Cho, Galadriel’s dark Elf sequence from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings gets a new twist, with one of the character’s memorable lines turning into a Snyder filmography insult. Check out the art below:

During one frightening sequence from the film, Galadriel gives Frodo a glimpse at who she would become if she had control of the One Ring. The art reimagines her speech to Frodo, with the caption on the art written as “Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible like… a Zack Snyder film!!!

Galadriel’s Zack Snyder Burn Explained

Are His Movies Really Beautiful & Terrible?

First announcing himself as a filmmaking talent with his 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, Snyder would go on to make movies like 300, Watchmen, Man of Steel, Army of the Dead, and, most recently, Netflix’s Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire. The filmmaker has amassed a very passionate fan following, but many of his movies get somewhat mixed responses from critics. Cho’s art, above, with the words “beautiful and terrible,” summarizes a key complaint that often pops up in reviews.

Dawn of the Dead is Snyder’s best-rated movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes at 76%.

There’s no question that Snyder is incredibly gifted when it comes to delivering epic, memorable visuals. 300, for example, features a unique visual palette and a style of fight scene that had never really been done before. Snyder’s movies, then, are often very pretty to look at, but they are also often criticized for lacking substance.

All three The Lord of the Rings movies are currently available to stream on Max and Prime Video.

The Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire reviews, for example, take issue with the movie being little more than an amalgamation of tropes and ideas from other sci-fi movies. The film’s visuals, however, are undoubtedly impressive, and Snyder once again employs his unique brand of slow-motion action filmmaking. While Cho’s post sees some users coming to Snyder’s defense, the Lord of the Rings art evidently makes the artist’s thoughts on the filmmaker quite clear.

Source: @frankchoartist/ Instagram

The Lord Of The Rings- The Fellowship Of The Ring Poster

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is the first film in Peter Jackson’s critically acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy. The movie follows Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) as he is tasked with destroying the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom after he inherits the ring.

Release Date
December 19, 2001

Elijah Wood , Ian McKellen , Liv Tyler , Viggo Mortensen , Sean Astin , Cate Blanchett , John Rhys-Davies , Billy Boyd , Dominic Monaghan , Orlando Bloom , Christopher Lee , Hugo Weaving , Sean Bean , Ian Holm , Andy Serkis

178 Minutes

$93 Million

New Line Cinema , Wingnut Films

New Line Cinema