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Elijah Wood's Character In Lord of the Rings is Such an Insufferable Debbie Downer I Cannot Watch It

I think the Hobbit has some relief, but Wood's character in all the LOTR is so dour and sullen and heavy and such a total permanent joyless sulky downer through the entire series I such can't watch it. And that Samwise Gamge is no better. The first one is OK but by the third it is too much to deal with.

by Anonymousreply 1412/07/2017

I agree. The sad face the whole time is not an incentive to watch again.

by Anonymousreply 111/10/2017

Peter Jackson turned Bilbo into a big worrywort, too, at least in the three (only three?) Hobbit movies.

by Anonymousreply 211/10/2017

Peter Jackson should be drowned in a bucket. Admittedly, a large bucket would be required.

by Anonymousreply 311/10/2017

I kind of agree.

But he's been great in Dirk Gently.

by Anonymousreply 411/10/2017

Awesome trilogy.

One of the greatest ever made. Elijah Wood is adorable and eminently relatable.

Yo go, Frodo!

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2017

Because Lord of the Rings is such an upbeat classic.

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2017

Girl, you watch LOTR for that piece of jewelry.

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2017

The hobbit trilogy was crap OP, and god knows I wanted to like it. You have terrible taste.

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by Anonymousreply 912/07/2017

I kind of agree, though my partner and I still love to pull a LOTR marathon on at least one day over the holidays every year. Each time, we remark earlier upon how one-note the character is, how whiny and defeated he seems. Thank god for Gollum, some of the performances (the older guys, in particular: Noble, McKellan, the great Bernard Hill), and some fine music.

by Anonymousreply 1012/07/2017

It's kind of hard to crack a smile when you're carrying an object that is the embodiment of evil on a quest which will likely take your life, especially when you know that failure will mean the end of the world as you know it. Seeing friends die right before your eyes doesn't help.

by Anonymousreply 1112/07/2017

Strangely handsome man.

by Anonymousreply 1212/07/2017

And yet, r11, the books don't leave you with the impression that Frodo is such a crybaby. By the time of Return of the King, he plays one note through every scene, culminating with some really inexusable bathos once he rids himself of the ring. From there, leading up to his departure with Gandalf, it's just puppy eyes and pouting.

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