Before The Lord of the Rings was a movie, it was words on a page. Words on a page leave you to imagine the worlds Tolkien wrote.
There’s a reason why books turn into movies and movies are not turned into books. Because once we see Elijah Wood play Frodo we have a hard time imagining anyone else, effectively squashing our imagination in the process.
And it isn’t just with books or movies either. When we take away people’s crayons we are taking away their ability to make art. It’s easy to give that responsibility away. Much harder to do the work of imagining what we can’t see.
It’s worth noting here, most people that read the book, hate the movie. That’s because what they imagined was way better than what they saw.
Imagination has no boundaries.