December 27th, 2002

  • alyse

Worship by Destina Fortunato

Destina Fortunato

Fandom: Lord of the Rings (Book Canon)
Genre: Slash
Pairing: Aragorn/Boromir
Rating: PG

Synopsis: A character study of Boromir. Boromir needs something to believe in.

Review: I love the way that Destina has managed to crawl under Boromir's skin in this piece. While she says that this is book canon rather than movie canon, I thought it captured Sean Bean's portrayal of Boromir absolutely perfectly, so much so that I could hear Boromir narrating this vignette, and that's a rare accomplishment indeed. And it's actually perfect for me, since I found Boromir to be a completely unsympathetic character in the book, but Sean Bean's portrayal of him actually made me ache for the character, understanding his flaws and foibles and forgiving him them because he's simply so human - so I'll be wallowing over here in denial and pretending that this is movie canon.

In addition, the idea underpinning this piece - that Boromir, as the man he is, needs something to believe in, something to give his loyalty to over and above the loose grouping of the Fellowship - made perfect sense to me. I won't say anything more in case I spoil it, but this is definitely worth a read.