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Jan 31 2013, 8:44pm

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I love the Fellowship, all nine of them. They are great characters and the way they interact, form bonds etc. is very well played out. There is a lot of depth to those characters, but even after three movies I sometimes feel that I don't really know some of them that well. Legolas and Gimli are both somewhat more mysterious than some of the others, mainly because the movies do not contain that much information on where they are coming from and their cultures. I do enjoy their rivalry and the way they slowly form a very solid friendship.

With AUJ I actually feel that I am learning more about dwarves, and I find them more easily accessible as characters than some of the Fellowship. They are a fun-loving bunch, but they are also fierce and courageous and surprisingly interesting. I hope that there will be a lot more backstory for some of the now lesser-known dwarves in the two movies to come, because I want to know more about where they are coming from and what really motivates them.

As to the respective causes and aims of either group, the Fellowship's is clearer to me from a moral point-of-view. Theirs is a very clean-cut mission of Good versus Evil. The Company are a bit more ambiguous because, while they may be technically in the right, wanting to reclaim their home and their property, there is also a good bit of avarice in the mix, and their cause is essentially self-serving. My view in that regard may be tainted by what I know will happen in the end, of course, so I reserve my final verdict until after I have seen the thrid movie to see how the individuals play out.

Well, long story short, I love both the Fellowship and the Company, but for different reasons.

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The Company and The Fellowship xMb Send a private message to xMb Jan 31 2013, 4:10pm
    Legolas, Gimli and Boromir all get nice character moments at the Council of Elrond sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Jan 31 2013, 4:53pm
        Party at Bag End joec_34 Send a private message to joec_34 Jan 31 2013, 5:06pm
    Not sure it's a fair comparison... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 31 2013, 5:18pm
        Right on. hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 31 2013, 9:12pm
    I had expectations... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 5:21pm
    I don't necessarily agree FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Jan 31 2013, 5:31pm
    I actually feel closer to the Company than the Fellowship Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 31 2013, 5:55pm
    I think the focus was placed heavily upon... Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 31 2013, 7:34pm
    A bit premature still, methinks... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 31 2013, 8:21pm
        whom to hang with.... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 8:34pm
    Difficult to say... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Jan 31 2013, 8:44pm
    It could be simply no more... MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Jan 31 2013, 8:59pm
    think we have to remember... andwise Send a private message to andwise Jan 31 2013, 9:14pm
    Screen Time Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 31 2013, 11:52pm
    While Legolas is far more enchanting to behold, I found Balin and Bofur to be AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:31am
    My feelings Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 1 2013, 7:37am
        well put.... andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 1 2013, 11:43am
    The Fellowship will always resonate more with me jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Feb 1 2013, 12:11pm
    There are greater number of character moments imin Send a private message to imin Feb 1 2013, 1:43pm
        The number is indeed huge Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 1 2013, 4:05pm
            Exactly cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 1 2013, 4:25pm
    The Fellowship may be more immediately interesting, but the Company is sure interesting enough elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Feb 2 2013, 4:50pm
    Good Question. Durin's Folk Send a private message to Durin's Folk Feb 4 2013, 5:22pm


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