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18248Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)

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  • Gary Bellinger
    Sep 1 9:21 AM
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      I'm not sure what the fuss is about Orly as Legolas? I thought he did a
      creditable job - except for the surfing down the stone stairs bit at Helm's
      Deep. He was one of the more enjoyable characters. As opposed to some like
      Denethor or when Gimli was trying to do his Groucho Marx imitations.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Gustavo" <g.olivieri@...>
      To: <TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 11:45 AM
      Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)


      >
      >
      > Orlando Bloom gave me an excellent "man trying to be a pirate". Will
      > Turner was a great and happy part for him.
      >
      > He's nice in Elizabethtown, too. Character fits him.
      >
      > But I'm sorry: Legolas??? Please!: give me Paul Bettany!
      >
      > lol!
      > :^))
      >
      > G.O.
      > Latin Teacher
      >
      >
      > --- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, Kathy Main <arnor3@...>
      > wrote:
      >>
      >> I love Orlando Bloom as Legolas. I am personally a Haldir fan, but
      > Orlando provided some nice eye candy too. Sorry to seem shallow, but
      > I'm not just a fan because of the good looking elves. They just add
      > to the already wonderrul story. hugs,Kathy
      >>
      >> Peter Chapman <hawkworks@...> wrote: Attempt 2 - Computer
      > crashed for no reason on attempt 1 - lucky they don't make cars!
      > Also, you'd have to learn to drive again each time you had a new one!
      >>
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      >>
      >>
      >> In other words he's a "star" rather than a character actor. Like
      > Tom Cruise except Orlando isn't an a'hole - which doesn't mean I
      > don't enjoy Tom's films.
      >>
      >> But as LotR has a heavy preponderance of character actors, it
      > doesn't hurt to have a star in it. And, like a bottle of gin in a
      > truckfull of beer, it's "something for the ladies".
      >>
      >> But as to Orlando's character not fitting, well, the book
      > Legolas doesn't actually have one - he's one of Tolkein's weakest
      > literary creations. I think Orlando did a sterling job!
      >>
      >> L-o-H
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: Gustavo
      >> To: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:16 PM
      >> Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Why Bloom is an awful Legolas
      > (opinion)
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Orlando Bloom is that kind of actor who always plays Orlando
      > Bloom.
      >> Therefore, if the character fits Orlando Bloom (like Will Turner),
      > its
      >> all right; if it doesn't fit (like Legolas), poor Bloom can do
      > nothing.
      >>
      >> Orlando Bloom is too stern to play Legolas. I truly think Legolas
      >> should be played by an actor who would work better the character.
      > This
      >> makes me think of Paul Bettany.
      >>
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