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I'm Scared That the Elves Will Steal the Action Scenes

Scourge of the Stoors
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Jan 9 2013, 1:28am


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By far, my biggest gripe with LotR will always be Legolas. He always stole the show from Gimli with his pretty face and his idiotic antics. I almost vomited when he slid down the stairs in Helm's Deep. My friend and I were utterly awestruck by how awful it was when he killed the Oliphaunt when we saw the film for the first time in about nine years (both of us aged 18). I was tempted to rewind the entire movie and watch from the beginning with the intention of skipping that part, just because I felt that it had tainted the entire film both before and after its occurrence. Not to mention, before that, he KILLS Wormtongue after he shows signs of redemption.

I almost applauded in the theater when the Company circumvented the interference of the Elves by leaving Rivendell without warning. That's how happy I was to finally see the Dwarves 1-up the Elves.

And now this. THIS.
I was extremely excited for TH because it's a Dwarf movie. Then Legolas was announced Unsure. Well, it's only a cameo, I thought. No. He's clearly in action scenes, stealing Orc kills from the THIRTEEN Dwarves that could do it for him. For me, Jackson's Legolas has been the bane of Middle-earth, and his role in TH thus far stings much more than it did in LotR.

And now we have Tauriel, a character who isn't even in LotR, much less TH. But they made her up, because they decided that it wasn't enough to have Legolas back. Yechh Pirate. And from what I've heard, she'll be involved in the same kind of acrobatic nonsense that Legolas indulged in.

We have 13 Dwarves. In a movie to make up for a series whose only Dwarf was constantly shafted in favor of the others. And now this. I am absolutely sick and tired of the Elves stealing the show from EVERYONE around them. I can't be the only one here who's concerned that we'll get a repeat of LotR Elvish favoritism.

Edit: Incidentally, my friend and I laughed uncontrollably when Frodo woke up at the end of RotK and said everyone's name as they came in to see him except for Legolas'. Instead we just see him laugh. That made my month.


(This post was edited by Scourge of the Stoors on Jan 9 2013, 1:35am)

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I'm Scared That the Elves Will Steal the Action Scenes Scourge of the Stoors Send a private message to Scourge of the Stoors Jan 9 2013, 1:28am
    You hate Elves more that Thorin. stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 9 2013, 1:58am
        I don't hate all Elves Scourge of the Stoors Send a private message to Scourge of the Stoors Jan 9 2013, 2:06am
        XD, sorry that statement cracked me up! Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jan 9 2013, 1:17pm
    Yup MorgolKing Send a private message to MorgolKing Jan 9 2013, 2:36am
        Essential peace1993 Send a private message to peace1993 Jan 9 2013, 7:02am
        "used" telcontar7 Send a private message to telcontar7 Jan 9 2013, 3:41pm
            I agree! arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jan 9 2013, 3:51pm
    Personally, I am really looking foward to the elves. Joe20 Send a private message to Joe20 Jan 9 2013, 2:59am
        Could I just cheer your post... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 9 2013, 2:24pm
            you're a mouse after my own heart huzzlewhat Send a private message to huzzlewhat Jan 9 2013, 11:38pm
    That's how I feel Rane Send a private message to Rane Jan 9 2013, 3:34am
    Pretty hard for the Elves to still the show DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 9 2013, 8:31am
    You ought to be more worried about Nori stealing your sausages. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 9 2013, 9:16am
    Thumbs up from me... dungolfin Send a private message to dungolfin Jan 9 2013, 9:25am
        Tauriel is not Legolas' love interest... florian Send a private message to florian Jan 9 2013, 10:58am
            That rings a bell... dungolfin Send a private message to dungolfin Jan 9 2013, 11:28am
                ermmm marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Jan 10 2013, 12:49am
            THERE IS NO LOVE INTEREST... painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Jan 9 2013, 11:44am
                Whew! Glad to hear that. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 9 2013, 8:46pm
            Good heavens no! RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Jan 9 2013, 12:19pm
    The movie is still The Hobbit Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 9 2013, 5:04pm
        Galadriel and Kili Scourge of the Stoors Send a private message to Scourge of the Stoors Jan 9 2013, 6:25pm
    Am I the only one? Glum Send a private message to Glum Jan 9 2013, 6:43pm
        Nope, I loved it too! arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jan 9 2013, 6:52pm
        Definitely not the only one huzzlewhat Send a private message to huzzlewhat Jan 9 2013, 11:31pm
            Leggy moments are always a crowd pleaser Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 9 2013, 11:48pm
                Yes, same experience at the re-releases Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 10 2013, 12:09am
                    Infamous ;) imin Send a private message to imin Jan 10 2013, 12:11am
    I totally understand... YaznegSouth40 Send a private message to YaznegSouth40 Jan 9 2013, 7:56pm

 
 
 

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