Thread: Should Legolas be in the Hobbit
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"Legolas was a great character, and the movie really dumbed him down. I understand that they had to do that, since they cannot correctly develop 20 characters. But his role was reduced to stating the obvious, offering help sometimes, and kicking ass."
Not trying to knock Legolas or Beren by any means but I kinda thought they embellished his "ass kicking" way beyond what the books described. It's been too long since I've read LOTR but I think I remember him being a little arrogant at times for my liking as well (I guess being the son of a king might do that).
ok...ok... I think we should stop this discussion!!!
haha! who STARTED this thread???[/quote:nibrrm5u]
which thread???I was just saying that...I'm really sorry guys...I didn't mean to... lets talk about TH...!!!!
Not to mention that all the other characters were brilliant portrayals also (but the debate on them can rage on the appropriate threads...though I'm a bit worn on those debates right now ).
You've probably noticed I digress really easily so the forum is tough for me sometimes
Back on topic, Legolas was cool but I don't see him having any significant part in the hobbit (according to the book anyway)
The only mention of Legolas before LOTR that I'm aware of is after Gandalf becomes suspicious of Bilbo's ring and sends Aragorn to find Gollum who is then left in the keeping of Legolas who in turn lets gollum get away.
OK, he doesn't "let him get away," but i'm partial to Aragorn over Legolas and Legolas botches all of Aragorn's hard work
You bring up some interesting points about book Legolas I had never really thought about .
I thought Bloom was given some incredibly stupid lines ("A diversion" comes to mind), but I don't blame him for that. I really didn't find book-Legolas to be particularly memorable, so I think Bloom and the filmmakers had a bit more room to work with in bringing Legolas to film. I don't like him being Superman crossed with a model, but he had some nice moments. All in all I liked Bloom in POTC much better, though.
Yup. Leaving aside the subjective question of if the film characters were compelling or well-written, comparing them to the book characters and noting the differences is a pretty straightforward process.
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