Aragorn tells Legolas to "Get them on their feet." [the hobbits]
Well, if you want exactly word for word translation from the book, watch the exit from Moria in the Bakshi version. The orc guards are there, they begin to do something like jumping-jacks when they see Aragorn, and they are hewn to the ground. After watching that tell me which version you thought captured more of the poignancy of the moment.Originally posted by Dagorlad
That scene was a disgusting and total ruination of what was clearly portrayed in the book. In the book it is heartbreaking and awesome, while in the movie it was nothing short of absurd. And why no guards at the exit to be hewn down in Aragorn's wrath? The few sentences from "Aragorn smote to the ground the captain that stood in his path, and the rest fled in terror of his wrath" and on to the weeping and then "Farewell, Gandalf" are very important to the story, and some of the best in the book. My question is obvious. Why change it?