Legolas has a much larger role in this movie than in the first -
he speaks more and shows heaps more emotion and the whole thing with Gimli is
such a crack up. As with Aragorn and Gimli, Legolas is hunting the band of
Uruk-hai and Orcs that have taken Merry and Pippin hostage across the plains of
Rohan. It is on this plain that he meets Éomer and defends Gimli much to
Gimli's surprise (more on this meeting in Aragorn's
TTT bio). In Fangorn forest Legolas spies that "Someone is out
there" and meets up with the returned Gandalf. He travels with the
rest to Edoras and when Gandalf is drawing Saruman out of Théoden he gladly
bashes the men of Rohan that try to stop it (so much glee on his face - it is a
He travels with the rest to Helm's Deep, using his Elf eye
sight to look for any danger and when the
Warg army come over the hill he is not
afraid to stand in the open and shoot arrows at the oncoming Warg's with ease
and easily vaults onto his horse. When the battle is over Legolas looks for
Aragorn and is highly dismayed to learn that Aragorn has fallen off of the cliff
into the river below - he doesn't believe the Orc "You lie" until
he spies the Evenstar jewel in its fingers. He continues to Helm's Deep with
Gimli and when Aragorn returns his eyes show all of the emotion - it seems like
he is trying not to do a Gimli and hug Aragorn and simply says "You're
late ... You look terrible" and gives Aragorn back the Evenstar jewel.
In the armory Legolas gets angry at Aragorn for staying,
speaking to him in Elvish about how futile the fight is going to be "Three
hundred against ten thousand" and is dismayed when Aragorn
replies "And I shall die with them." Later on he gets armoured
up and goes to Aragorn for forgiveness "There is nothing to forgive
Legolas" and they give each other affectionate manly one armed shoulder
hugs. They both have a laugh at Gimli's ridiculous chain mail "dress"
and rush out when they hear the horns of the Elves. After Aragorn hugs the
surprised Haldir Legolas gives him the "one handed- shoulder hug" and beams
as he stands with his kin.
Legolas joins the Elves on the battlements with Gimli and says
to Aragorn "You're friends are with you." It is here on the
battlement that Gimli comments to Legolas, as you can barely see his helmet over
the wall, "You could've picked a better spot." As the battle
starts the my favourite quote occurs (it balances out the fact that my favourite
book quote wasn't included - on the FotR Legolas Page)
between Gimli and Legolas: Gimli: "I can't see, what's happening?"
"Shall I describe it to you, or would you like me to
find you a box?"
Fans of the book will greatly revere the fact that Peter Jackson
put in the "scoring" of Orc kills between Legolas and Gimli, as the
battle starts Gimli yells to Legolas: "Legolas, Two." In which
the Elf replies: "I'm up to seventeen." Shoots two more Orcs
"Nineteen." Then we hear Gimli counting the number of Orcs that he
has killed as the camera pans around the battlement - a priceless LotR moment.
Legolas rides out with Aragorn and Théoden in a final stand and
so his story will continue - a man and dwarf by his side. Click on the Return of
the King Preview on the Left to see a much bigger version (it is one of the
Any of the thumbnails.
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