I made this up off the top of my head for another messageboard. The challenge was to make LotR a more interesting epic; I'd like your opinions of this outline. I believe that I would like to take the general idea of this outline and transition it to my fiction's setting. That'd include name changes/regional and racial name changes.
Boromir killing the Fellowship and taking the ring to Gondor. Aragorn would be forced to raise an army to sac Gondor and retake the One Ring.
Meanwhile the Witch-King would be mustering the forces of Mordor to pursue Aragorn for the Ring. Gollum is outright killed by Aragorn. Unbeknownst to Aragorn, the Ring raises Gollum as something similar to the Necromancer.
The elves under Elrond decide that Aragorn must be captured or killed at all costs.
Aragorn manipulates the elves into attacking Isengard, throwing them off his tail. In Rivendell he steals Narsil while Elrond and his kin are joining the elves in the assault on Isengard.
During the siege of Isengard and cleansing of Mirkwood, the Witch-King sends out emissaries disguised as humans, elves, and dwarves to garner the sympathy of their nations. Thus the Witch-King builds an army of humans, elves, and dwarves.
A few from each race see the monstrosities their women and virile young men are used to create in Saruman's eugenics program. They try to rebel and are violently killed.
Aragorn is forced to stealth his way into Mordor. Gollum is still following him. In Mordor Aragorn infiltrates the Nazgul Tower (where the Wraiths rode from in the FOTR film) and finds texts and artifacts to awaken and control the dragons used by Morgoth in the early ages.
Aragorn sets off on a quest through Mordor to find the components needed and forms alliances with orcs, goblins, and trolls dissatisfied with the Witch-King's attempt to bring Sauron into full power. Along the way Aragorn encounters situations/events that force him to examine his notions of good and evil.
The goblins, orcs, and trolls march with Aragorn; Aragorn gets the components to awaken the dragons. At this point Gollum engages him. Aragorn uses Narsil to kill Gollum and awaken the dragons of Morgoth.
The dragons, along with Aragorn and his goblins, orcs, and trolls, attack Barad-Dur. It turns out Sauron was never there; it was all a ploy for the Witch-King to rule Mordor and Middle-Earth.
The Witch-King mounts his Nazgul and commands the other Nazgul riding Wraiths to join him. The aerial battle ranges from Barad-Dur to Mount Doom.
The Witch-King breaks Narsil; the dragons go berserk and start destroying Mordor. Aragorn kills the Witch-King by throwing him into Mount Doom and going in with him.
They turn all of the lands of Gondor, Rohan, Erebor, and the Shire into blackened wastelands where they rule as kings.
I mean no disrespect for Tolkien as an individual; his skills as a philologist and world-builder are second to none. His writing style never really captured my attention nor left me intrigued enough to reread the LotR.