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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: I agree that Thranduil was 'ripped off'.: Edit Log


Jan 28 2014, 5:29pm

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I agree that Thranduil was 'ripped off'.

However, I'm afraid I do not think there should be any 'deep and meaningful' exchanges between Thranduil and Legolas. Bloom simply does not have the acting ability to portray deep and meaningful parts, as is clearly evidenced even in his performance in LotR. He was fine in that because he was part of an ensemble cast and didn't have to do anything much except shoot arrows, slide and jump (via CGI), and play with knives.

Legolas also looks considerably older than Thranduil, which makes any appearances of these two characters together seem rather ludicrous.

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I so agree with you on this. I will never understand these decisions either. I am really hoping Thranduil will be more prominent in TABA and they will treat his character with the respect that he deserves.That includes giving him his full character arc as occurred in the book. You are so correct, too, about poor Legolas. I am so annoyed about how they have reduced him to a caricature! Mad He is the king's son ! He would be his closest ally and confidant.We should be seeing a deep and meaningful conversation or two between them. Thranduil could use Legolas as a sounding board to help him come to his own conclusions about the decisions he must make. It would make for some powerful scenes especially if Legolas did not always see eye to eye with his father. I want these scenes in somewhere !

(This post was edited by Glorfindela on Jan 28 2014, 5:39pm)

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Post edited by Glorfindela (Valinor) on Jan 28 2014, 5:38pm
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