Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELVES FROM "THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG": LEE PACE'S ELVENKING THRANDUIL, ORLANDO BLOOM'S ELVEN PRINCE LEGOLAS & LILLY EVANGELINE'S ELVEN ARCHER TAURIEL FROM ROYAL GUARD

The excitement for this winter's premier of 2013 biggest epic adventure THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is rising and your HOLLYWOOD SPY has decided to spotlight the most popular characters in the fantasy saga - the magical Elves of Mirkwood! 

 ELVENKING THRANDUIL
 THE RULER OF THE SYLVAN ELVES OF MIRKWOOD
We already met Elven king Thranduil in THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY in which he stole the whole show: he was in it just for a minute or two but his majestic arrival into the battle on his glorious royal elk easily outshone all the hairy dwarves and them Hobbitses :) In THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG we shall be royally introduced to his Elven Majesty Thranduil when Bilbo and his group arrive to his kingdom in the Northern part of the mystical Mirkwood. In the Elven forest, the merry group will be thrown into dungeons by the royal Elven guard after refusing to reveal their reasons for being there. The film will also show us the spellbinding beauty of Thranduil's forest court in Mirkwood.
In the book itself, after evil dragon Smaug was slayed, Thranduil demanded a part of the treasure of Erebor together with the people of LakeTown which almost lead to a war. He had his share of fights with evil Sauron from LORD OF THE RINGS and even had joined efforts with queen Galadriel's husband Celeborn to cleanse their Elven woods from Sauron's evil taint.
ELVEN TIDBITS
I have already told you before that Thranduil, played in the film by brilliant Lee Pace, is the father of everybody's beloved Legolas. Peter Jackson had Lee Pace in mind for the role from the very beginning amazed by his warm charisma and magnetic aura in Tarsem Sing's THE FALL.

  ELVEN ARCHER LEGOLAS
THE BELOVED ELVEN HERO
One of the most popular characters, not just in the movie adaptations of Tolkien's saga but also in movie history, Legolas is our old friend. We've already watched him in all three parts of LORD OF THE RINGS in which he represented his Elven people in the famous fellowship of the ring. We all remember his stunning battle proves, his archery skills and his refined elegance. His friendship with Dwarf Gimli, who is also a prince but a dwarvish one, helped in gradual reconciliation between Dwarves and Elves. After the adventures in LORD OF THE RINGS, Legolas founded an Elf colony in Ithilien and spent his remaining time helping to restore its devastated forests.
ELVEN TIDBITS 
As an elf of the Woodland Realm, and the son of Elven king Thranduil, Legolas doesn't really appear in THE HOBBIT book, but Peter Jackson added his character to the movie in order to fulfil the wishes and expectations of the audience and the fans even though the events take place almost a hundred years before LORD OF THE RINGS. Since Elven people live for thousands of years, this was possible to fulfil. Orlando Bloom, who portrays Legolas in the Middle Earth movies, became a star thanks to this role.

  ELVEN GUARD TAURIEL
EVANGELINE LILLY BRINGS FEMALE ELVEN POWER
One of the new Elven characters to appear in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, is Tauriel played by LOST star Evangeline Lilly! She's a female elf from Mirkwood and also the Chief of the Guards for the Elvenking Thranduil. Her name means "daughter of the wood". She was added into the film, even though she isn't in the books, in order to incorporate female characters into the story, but Peter Jackson has confirmed there will be no romantic connection to Legolas. Unlike Legolas and Thranduil she's a redhead. Tauriel is a very young elf, only 600 years old, unlike Legolas who is 1,900 years old and Thranduil who is about 3,000 years old. Because of this she doesn't have quite the wisdom and pose that those two have and is more gritty, spontaneous, and passionate. Although graceful and refined as all other Elves, she is still a ruthless warrior!

41 comments:

  1. got to loves those lovable elves... and a few freindly faces.

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  2. Now that is a movie I will see come Hell or high water. Can't wait!

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    1. yep, my thought exactly, Marcy! Even if zombies attack, we shall go an watch the Elves :)

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  3. Exciting!

    Thranduil's appearance in the last movie really was my favorite part. So special when he rode out on that elk. :))

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    1. I peed my pants when that scene happened and a happy scream escaped my mouth uncontrollably :)

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  4. I'm sorry, but Thranduil was a dick. He rode in, looked at the dwarves and people being slaughtered, then rode away. Lee looks good, but so far his character is a jerkwad. ;)

    I can't wait to see more Legolas, I love him. And Evangeline looks great.

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    1. Pfft... you have no insights into Elven diplomacy :P

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    2. Diplomacy...whatever! You just think he's pretty and forgive him anything. ;D Can't say that I blame you though, he is delicious.

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    3. pfft.... there are deeper reasons why Elves don't like them dirty little Hobbitses and smelly Dwarves.....

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  5. The elves really always do steal the show!!!

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  6. Very nice breakdown! Love the elves.

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  7. This must be the elven season! Love the ears and I do love Orlando Bloom.

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    1. Hope the season lasts forever :)

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  8. Peter Jackson has a bit of an elf fetish.

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  9. Good lord I could stare at Orlando Bloom all day long. I'm disappointed you didn't post the shirtless pic of him that I like so much though.

    Sigh. I need to draw me some hot shirtless men.

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    1. Elves didn't really appear shirtless in the film :) Le sigh.....

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  10. Why, oh why, do the guys have better hair than the chicks??? Where is the justice?????

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    1. must be their testosterone :)
      Hope you are holding on good, Debs :(

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  11. "The Desolation of Tolkien" !!!
    another ridiculous character : Thranduil !
    (in the movie!)
    I've nothing against Elves, but too much is too much !
    I know that you will not like a lot this comment Dezz, but I'm so angry ...

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    1. why is Thranduil a ridiculous character, Sam Wise? Or do you mean Tauriel?

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  12. Ah, those elves certainly command the screen! Breathtakingly beautiful. Can't wait :)

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  13. OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!

    I cannot wait for this movie. And Tauriel is badass. Well done Peter Jackson for creating a strong female warrior.

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    1. I also like the addition of her character into the saga :)

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  14. Thanks for the all the information! I appreciate it. I can't wait! It doesn't bother me at all when a movie doesn't exactly follow the book it is based on. I don't expect it!

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    1. be welcome, Pat. It doesn't bother me either, I believe directors should add things into adaptations because the film isn't the same media as the book.

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  15. Lee Pace will be perfect in the role!

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  16. Aren't those just fantastic pics?

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  17. I'm a Tolkien fan; the books, the movies; I don't judge one by the other. I view them as separate story lines, but I'm a die hard fan. The movie doesn't have to follow specifically the book time-line, as long as the characters are aligned. I'm a character driven reader/author.

    I think they did a good enough job with the extended LOTR movies, and I enjoyed The Hobbit movie rendition. Close enough to story line for me!

    ......dhole

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    1. I'm with you, Donnzie! If you do it with respect and knowledge, adding new things shouldn't be a problem.

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  18. Great movie , the special effects is stunning !
    Cheers .

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  19. Love...love this update ~ I can't wait to see Lee Pace and rest of the beautiful elven characters ~ Thanks dear ~

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    1. It's one of my fave spotlights too, Grace :)

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