No, and I especially liked the way they portrayed her answer in refusing the Ring. Besides, she has posession of one of the Three, and she is one of the oldest living elves at her time, which means she probably had the added bonus of power and magic from the First age, which others might not have
I'm reading that Tolkien describes her as the most powerful of all elves that remained in middle earth and the greatest of all elven women. She was involved in some of my favorite parts of the movies including rescuing Gandalf from Dol Guldur. So I would have to say no she wasn't overpowered, probably just a bit more prominent in the movies.
I agree with you both and think that Tolkien made is clear in the Unfinished tales and the appendices of The Lord of The Rings that she is really powerful. I mean, she is considered the mightiest of the Noldor except, maybe Feanor which means she is more mighty than Fingolfin. There is also the fact that she tears down Dol Guldur without the power of Nenya.
The reason i asked the question was to figure out if the people who think Galadriel is overpowered in the books are actually well informed Tolkien fans like you guys or people who vaguely know LOTR.
Isn't most of Dol Guldur non-cannon, a least what the movies showed? I don't remember the stuff the movies showed. I think Dol Guldur was mentioned when Tolkien was describing how in the end, Bilbo and the dwarves came through the only resonable path out of Mirkwood; but that's all I remember.
@ShireofMiddleEarth In the movies they did take creative liberties in relation what the White Council did at Dol Guldur, but what i was referring to concerning Dol Guldur was in the appendices. It says, "They took Dol Guldur, and Galadriel threw down its walls and laid bare its pits, and the forest was cleansed." (appendix B, pg. 1094)
@ShireofMiddleEarth Near the end of The Hobbit, Bilbo learns that Gandalf and a "great council of the white wizards" drove the Necromancer out of Mirkwood Forest. In The Lord of the Rings we find out that the Necromancer was actually Sauron and it was the White Council that forced him to withdraw from Dol Guldur back to Mordor. Tolkien tells in the appendices how Galadriel threw down the walls of Dol Guldur and laid bare its pits, much as Lúthien had done with Sauron's First Age fortress of Tol-in-Gaurhoth.