I thought I would ask everyone's thoughts on this subject, see what you guys think. I have asked this question for years on forum's, debated with loads of PPL. And allot actually have agreed about Sauron, he is handled terribly in the films. Now what has bugged me is 3 things. 1 - It seems to me, Jackson and co seem to do no research on Sauron in the books, they just come to some 5 second conclusion he was the eye, which he was never the eye in the first place. Gollom also said that he encountered sauron at bara-dur, with the quote 4 fingers on the black hand. The eye was just seen has a metaphor, has the will of sauron. The eye could only be seen by certain PPL not all. 2 - With Jackson having problems fitting sauron into the trilogy, he has said even to this day, he was not happy with a lack of onscreen villain. He even got Sauron appearing at the black gates in the ROTK, but changed that plan in summer 2003 when production was still going on. 3 - With Jackson changing his mind with Sauron appearing, his death is just terrible. Adding the fact seeing the eye in the ROTK and the TTT took away the mystery of Sauron. Now in the books his death is much more sinister and terrifying, it shows the very face of evil dying after the ring is destroyed. Here is a pic of how he dies in the book. What do you guys think? if you loved the series of LOTR. Was sauron handled terribly?