<b>Tolkien:</b> By the end of the Third Age, Sauron's physical power is so diminished that his presence is confined to the tower of Barad-Dur. However, he is still immensely powerful in his ability to watch and predict the movements of his enemies, and his understanding extends so far that he could metaphorically be referred to as a Great Eye, constantly watching and planning his next move. And because his gaze is so piercing, it is sometimes likened to fire.<p/><b>Peter Jackson:</b> Okay but...hear me out...what if Sauron was literally....a Great Eye.<p/><b>Tolkien:</b> What.<p/><b>Peter Jackson:</b> What if he was literally a giant eyeball on the top of Barad-Dur.<p/><b>Tolkien:</b> That's not quite what I inten-<p/><b>Peter Jackson:</b> Made of FIRE. A LITERAL GIANT FIERY EYEBALL.<p/></p>
I just finished the lord of the rings movies and I almost forgot how much i love that world <3 elves and dwarves are so cute help. i love how legolas and gimli went on adventures together after the war like how adorable is that like honestly
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My favorite book Legolas moment - hands down - is his reaction to the Balrog. You may remember his steely-eyed gaze and silent awe/slight fear from the movies. Legolas is often the silent staring type in the movies. That’s his Appeal™.
However, book Legolas reacts a lil bit differently…
“Legolas turned and set an arrow to the string, though it was a long shot for his small bow. He drew, but his hand fell, and the arrow slipped to the ground. He gave a cry of dismay and fear.
Then with a rush it leaped across the fissure. The flames roared up to greet it, and wreathed about it; and a black smoke swirled in the air. Its streaming mane kindled, and blazed behind it. In its right hand was a blade like a stabbing tongue of fire; in its left it held a whip of many thongs.‘Ai! ai! ’ wailed Legolas. 'A Balrog! A Balrog is come!'”
Yeah that’s right, he drops his arrow and starts screaming. Sweet gentle Legolas is easily frightened by demons from the pit, okay?
(Sidenote: Gimli also screams and drops his axe so at least Legolas isn’t alone)
Favourite things about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - WITH SPOILERS (kinda) and in no particular order
- Chris Pratt’s ACTING - the moment the villain’s plot is unveiled - HOLY SHIT - Rocket humming along to “Southern Nights” - Yondu - just EVERYTHING about him, EVERY. LITTLE. THING. - Mantis (hilarious, cute, adorable = INSTANT NEW FAVOURITE CHARACTER) - relationship between Rocket and Yondu (some of the best character relationship development I’ve seen in like… ever, Idk) - Rocket, Yondu and the bloodiest yet most effective bonding scene EVER (I was genuinely moved in spite of the horrendous body count, and I feel kinda bad but IT WAS HEART-WARMING) - relationship between Mantis and Drax - use of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” in the final battle (EPIC, HOLY SHIT) - just perfectly written characters everywhere - Kraglin (Sean Gunn is fucking amazing tbh) - the whole Taserface running gag - Star-Lord’s little smile for Gamora at the end *SWOON* - the whole ending because it was perfect (I cried but it was still perfect) - Quill playing catch with his dad (I also cried) - “Promise not to hurt Groot and I’ll tell you…” - Pissed-off Nebula - Nebula character development - oh hey we casually introduced the best MCU villain yet (Loki doesn’t count as a villain in my eyes…) - Star-Lord in general (always) - Rocket in general (also always) - I LOVED THIS MOVIE OKAY