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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
First on-screen appearance of Legolas in TH
Poll: First on-screen appearance of Legolas in TH
Impressive, epic moment 7 / 17%
Casual inclusion in a scene 23 / 56%
Surprise revelation 10 / 24%
Other 1 / 2%
41 total votes


Sep 26 2012, 8:24pm

Post #1 of 11 (708 views)
First on-screen appearance of Legolas in TH Can't Post

How do you think Legolas should be introduced in TH?

Arwen's daughter

Sep 26 2012, 8:28pm

Post #2 of 11 (260 views)
"Was that Legolas?" would be my preference // [In reply to] Can't Post



Sep 26 2012, 8:29pm

Post #3 of 11 (274 views)
In the background in his father's Halls somewhere [In reply to] Can't Post

Not too obvious - no lingering shot, or wink to the camera.

Alassëa Eruvande

Sep 27 2012, 12:05am

Post #4 of 11 (228 views)
I'm with you, A d. [In reply to] Can't Post

Nothing too obvious.


Sep 27 2012, 12:06am

Post #5 of 11 (285 views)
I voted wrong [In reply to] Can't Post

I voted for "epic/impressive" because I didn't read the question Unsure

I think Peter will give him some crazy stunt or something.

How he 'should' be introduced, though, is at the Elven party just having a good ol' time.

Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 4:54am

Post #6 of 11 (234 views)
I'm with you too [In reply to] Can't Post

Just going about his business


Sep 27 2012, 8:54am

Post #7 of 11 (260 views)
Yeah, yeah ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

You want an impressive entrance really! Tongue

How many of us will roll our eye if he does something ridiculous?


Sep 27 2012, 3:42pm

Post #8 of 11 (201 views)
You got me! [In reply to] Can't Post

But really, I don't care how he's introduced.

I just really hope most of the second movie is devoted to Legolas shenanigans Laugh


Sep 27 2012, 4:15pm

Post #9 of 11 (241 views)
In general, a surprise revelation would be awesome if it fit. [In reply to] Can't Post

But for The Hobbit, I see Legolas' 'job' as identifying the people of Mirkwood and exploring their role in things (be that the capture of the dwarves, BO5A or even a role in the expunging of the Necromancer at DG). For that reason, just including him quietly in something seems like a good idea for this story which already has so many main characters and dimensions to it. I don't mind if he has this "moment of conscience" mentioned with regards to his fathers decisions - just as long as it somehow fits in with the people and their story - and doesn't become too much all about him only.

*Not that I'd mind a story about Legolas* - it's just that this is not really about Legolas (but I think he has a part in it). And fortunately/unfortunately (depending on how you look at it) he has the awesome starpower to really draw attention to him or to something else and could easily take over scenes and plots that really ... for this story ... shouldn't be about him at the center this time around - in other words it wouldn't take much to accidentally make it about him. In some ways, a surprise revelation kind of points to a story about him ... but it depends on how it is done - how long the camera lingers with him (especially if it's just him) afterwards - how exceptional he becomes compared to all the other elves (although - he is exceptional compared to the other elves in his father's realm since he is a sindar elf like his father) ... etc. ... how much the things he does fits in with either Thranduil and his decisions and/or Gandalf and the White Council and other elves at Dol Guldur. I hope that he fits into one or both - maybe he has to decide between them - that's fine - but hopefully he decides quickly and it means something to the story and not just to his story.

Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 10:23pm

Post #10 of 11 (188 views)
Since he's in it, let it be epic :)// [In reply to] Can't Post


The Shire

Oct 2 2012, 12:11am

Post #11 of 11 (488 views)
It should be epic! [In reply to] Can't Post

The Company should be like surrounded by goblins or something and then out of nowhere Legolas leaps in and saves Bilbo and Co!!!Sly
I think that would be the best way.


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