"...hunt some orc" - for the record

Discussion in '"The Fellowship of the Ring"' started by PRH, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. PRH

    PRH Registered User

    Many people say they "hate the line - 'let's hunt some orc'" or 'let's go hunt some orc.'

    For the record, this line is "let us hunt some orc."

    The absence of the contraction "let's" I think elevates it just a bit. I dare say if it had been "let us hunt some orcs" (note the orcs rather than orc) then there would have been no grounds to complain, because the phrase "hunting orcs" is used several times in TTT (book).

    Nonetheless, personally I basically like this line, and now that I realize it's "let us" and not "let's," I like it even more.
  2. Talimon

    Talimon Registered User

    The line works, but something about it didn't work for me. On the other hand, it does have a nice ring to it, in that Indiana-Jones type of way.
  3. Legolas_lover12

    Legolas_lover12 Mentally Insane

    yes, it had a nice ring to it. it was good closing line.
  4. DGoeij

    DGoeij Pan Narran

    After the butchering of 50+ Uruk-hai, why not? But "I'll be back", would have been cool too.
    It worked in the movie, but it wasn't LOTR as it exist in my own head.
  5. snakebitethief

    snakebitethief Registered User

    For the record, the line is actually

    'Let's go hunt some pork.'

    It makes much more sense in the context that they would be starving after walking for days and fighting of 50+ Uruk-Hai, not to mention the emotional drain of losing between 2 and 6 of their fellow fellowshippers.

    x O.J
  6. WonderBroad

    WonderBroad Registered User

    There's nothing else I can say, except: It was a terrible, groan-inducing line of dialogue.
  7. RangerStryder

    RangerStryder Dunedain of the North

    All this time I thought it's "Lets us hunt some cork".

    I thought...hmmm, maybe they are carrying bottles of wine that need corking.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  8. FeyFeaofFeanor

    FeyFeaofFeanor Registered User

    What a lousy line. It was not at all Indiana Jones (which I think is quite good). :eek:
  9. Bucky

    Bucky Registered User

    Tolkien must've been rolling over in his grave....

    I can hear him now after seeing the movie in a letter to PJ:

    168. "Let's hunt some Orc." Firstly, this is grammaticly incorrect. It should be the plural, Orcs, from the Elvish Sindarin blah, blah, blah.......And secondly, Aragorn never said any such thing in the book. Finally, Aragorn would never utter such nonsensical rubbish. He would've said something to the effect of getting on the trail of the Orcs to rescue the Hobbits." :D
  10. RangerStryder

    RangerStryder Dunedain of the North

    What about in the extended edition of the RotK, when Legolas said "Game Over"....OMG!

  11. Bucky

    Bucky Registered User

    Was that while sliding down the Oliphant trunk?
  12. RangerStryder

    RangerStryder Dunedain of the North

  13. Bucky

    Bucky Registered User

    Yeah, the whole portrayal of Legolas as a combination of Feanor/Fingolfin/Fingon /Finrod/Beleg/Glorfindel and Turgon to the tenth power was pretty absurd in my opinion. :D

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