Thranduil in the movies - did he meet your expectations?

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  1. Narya

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    I'm surprised this isn't a heavy topic here. He does remind me of characters from old Chinese movies (you know the ones where they sail through the air while wearing pastel-colored dresses), the way he was dressed and his hair --- so magnificently done!

    I love the way Thranduil was potrayed - Lee Pace did a good job. Although the last bit in BoFA was really bordering on stupid (his speech to Legolas). I know they were trying to tie the stories together, but that was ridiculous since the timeline shows Aragorn being only 10 years old at the time of the Battle. He would not use the name Strider in another 15 years! LOL! So, that was really a bust. However, Lee Pace's Thranduil was well played. I think he really embodies what Elves should be like.

    Of course, these are MY opinions. :D
     
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    I liked the smoothness and slight coolness of his speech, really elven.
     
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    Yes... actually, he can be a good replacement for Alan Rickman's Snape - if they were to write a younger version of that character. The depth of his voice ... and his cold and distant and regal demeanor - it's breathtaking at times. He's a good actor - Lee Pace. I loved his film the Fall.
     
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    I would certainly love to see that myself! I'll have to see The Fall.
     
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    It is beautiful, though I think you will fall in love with Alexandria more... :D
     
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    The Elvish Minstrel Obssessed with Elves <3

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    Hope I'm not breaking rules by posting in this old thread (I just joined! ;), but I thought this was a good thread, so...

    On topic: It's been a long time since first watching the movies, and even longer for my first reading of the book (ahhh... what a glorious time that was), but if recall correctly, my opinion of Thrandy wasn't high: to me he was just an unusually greedy Elf. But the movies... well, you summed it up perfectly, Narya! Lee Pace really did do great in his speaking, movements mannerisms, everything... not to mention he's so handsome and gorgeous LOL. I also liked that deleted scene in BoFA, in which it reveals that the gems Thranduil wants is from his deceased wife.

    To sum up: The movies did a great portrayal of his character, and also expanded it, making him flawed, yet likable and sympathizable---all rudiments of a good character IMO.

    Also... that last Thrady scene is weird. I mean I like the idea, him making up with Legolas in his own way (lol at that roundabout way of saying that Leggy may become a better Elf than Thrandy himself), but it was an oversight. Guess Aragorn is a great man known as Strider whilst running around Imladris?!
     
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    CirdanLinweilin The Wandering Wastrel

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    Yeaaaah, PJ, really painted himself into a corner at the end.....

    BTW, Welcome to the Forum!!!!!!!!


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    The Elvish Minstrel Obssessed with Elves <3

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    Thank you, Cirdan! I did a little lurking here before posting, you seem like a really knowledgeable fan! And yeah that was a pretty bad mistake. Oops! xD
     
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    CirdanLinweilin The Wandering Wastrel

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    You are very welcome!

    (I did a bit of lurking myself before my first post...;))

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    The Elvish Minstrel Obssessed with Elves <3

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    Always best to test the waters carefully first...! ;)

    If you don't mind my asking, is your username from Cirdan the Shipwright? Is 'Linweilin' the second part of his name?
     
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    Cirdan is from the shipwright, Linweilin, is actually from a Middle-earth themed generator.....:D:D:D I don't know if it's an actual Tolkien name!

    So, yeah, less interesting explanation in truth.

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    The Elvish Minstrel Obssessed with Elves <3

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    Oh hey, I remember seeing that Elvish name generator, though I didn't click on it. What a funny coincidence! xD
     
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    Now that's funny. :D:D:D

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    I don't think Linweilin is Tolkien-made... not that I recall at the moment anyway. Some generators generate actual Tolkien-made names, others just make up stuff.

    :D

    Cirdan also means "Shipwright" (not that anyone here doesn't already know, or asked). The Quenya form is likely illustrated in Tolkien's Ciryatan.
     
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    Interesting, I guess the genera
    Sounds pretty cool... makes me kinda wish I would have got a name from one of those. :D
     
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    Lindis might be a good name for a female minstrel (*song woman).

    Both Lindir and Lindis are attested by JRRT, but I can't recall if he ever specifically explains either name... that said, the Lindar are the "Singers".

    Well, just something for me to babble about anyway!
     
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    Wow, thanks for that interesting tidbit. I did indeed use this name because of Lindir, but I didn't know the meaning of his name! :)
     
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    I found Lee Pace potrayal of Thranduil mesmerising. They really did a good job with what little they got from Tolkien. He is now my favorite Elf
    aside from Feanor.
     

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