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The Small but Bemusing Matter of Bloodless Swords

The Grey Elf
Gondor


Mar 10 2013, 4:10pm


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Unless orcs, goblins and their ilk have invisible blood or elven-made weaponry happens to also be magically self-cleaning, I don't understand why the swords weilded by our heroes -- and even the baddies? -- remain spotless despite savagely cutting down so many lives. I'm not a gore-lover but for the sake of reality, it does seem to be an uncharacteristic oversight on PJ's part. Unless LOTR was like that too and I just don't remember.

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The Small but Bemusing Matter of Bloodless Swords The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Mar 10 2013, 4:10pm
    Blood and gore Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 10 2013, 4:29pm
    Bloodless - and also GLOWless Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Mar 10 2013, 4:39pm
        Blue swords Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 10 2013, 4:46pm
            The books describe it well - Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Mar 10 2013, 5:04pm
                Swords Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 10 2013, 5:27pm
                    Yes... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Mar 10 2013, 6:11pm
                        Yes, I LOVE that moment! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Mar 11 2013, 12:59am
                        I loved that moment! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Mar 11 2013, 1:19am
                            I, too, am going through withdrawal Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Mar 11 2013, 1:34am
        blue swords Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 10 2013, 10:32pm
    I can remember times in LotR when there was blood on the swords, painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Mar 10 2013, 4:40pm
    I didn't notice this CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Mar 10 2013, 4:45pm
    It's never really bothered me DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 10 2013, 4:47pm
    Yes, I took brief notice Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 10 2013, 6:32pm
        It did not bother me either Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 10 2013, 7:03pm
        PG-13 glor Send a private message to glor Mar 10 2013, 7:14pm
            So a Hollywood sanitation crew did the color grading for the battle scenes The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Mar 11 2013, 2:38am
                300... sort of swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Mar 11 2013, 4:50am
                You're right about the depiction of violence not necessarily being diminished Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 11 2013, 7:36am
                    Posters' cry for blood -- The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Mar 11 2013, 11:36am
                        In LOTR the blood shown was a bit inconsistent elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Mar 11 2013, 11:47am
                        I have to say... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Mar 11 2013, 12:42pm
                            Yes, that battle was intense Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 11 2013, 11:09pm
                        Yes, this is my point exactly though Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 11 2013, 3:29pm
                            It goes both ways. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 11 2013, 3:49pm
                i thought one of the most horrific moments of the film did not include blood at all Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 11 2013, 11:54am
    Azanulbizar should have a bit bloody! Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Mar 10 2013, 7:19pm
        disagree MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Mar 10 2013, 7:30pm
            fair enough, however Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Mar 10 2013, 7:38pm
        I thought Azanulbizar was a much grittier battle than any in LOTR. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 10 2013, 8:45pm
    Children's book lindorian Send a private message to lindorian Mar 10 2013, 7:30pm
    Found it annoying at some times Carne Send a private message to Carne Mar 10 2013, 10:59pm
        Same here Lio Send a private message to Lio Mar 11 2013, 1:28am
    I think it was done for movie rating reasons. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 11 2013, 1:41am
    Elven blades are self-cleaning :) // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Mar 11 2013, 4:45pm
    Actually RaoulJ Send a private message to RaoulJ Mar 11 2013, 7:18pm

 
 
 

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