Meddle not in the affairs of professors, for they are grumpy and haven’t had their coffee yet.
People are blaming Peter Jackson for the awful shoehorned romance triangle in the Hobbit films, but I suspect he’s not the one who’s really at fault. Jackson is a big kid playing make-believe. That’s his genius and his weakness. When he adds things to Tolkien, he tends to add things like collapsing staircases and troll-mounted catapults. But an archer chick who has to choose between a rugged dark-haired hunk and a polished, sophisticated blond? That sounds like something demanded by a studio marketing team with their eyes on the past couple years’ box office receipts.