MAJOR SPOILERS An Exclusive Report on Sixteen Minutes of TTT Footage! - You'll believe a dwarf can fly!
<i>We've been hearing for a while that New Line Cinema has been showing sixteen minutes of TTT footage, and so we sent our Crebain from Pasadena aloft to find out what they could. Today they returned with this spoiler-filled report!
(Note: This report is illustrated with images from previously released trailers and film stills.)</i>
1) Encounter between Eomer and the Three Hunters
Eomer's hostility causes Gimli to make a threatening remark, and Eomer replies, I would cut off your head, beard and all, Master Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground."
Legolas then draws his bow and arrow, and says to Eomer, "You would die before your stroke fell."
Aragorn stops Legolas and calmy explains that they are friends of the King (although he does not reveal their names). Eomer replies that the King does not recognize friend from foe. He also reveals that Saruman has poisoned his mind, and has taken over these lands.
2) Eowyn and Grima
Eowyn is sitting by her dead cousin and weeping. Grima comes in and says that Theodred must have died last night. Grima then puts his hand on Eowyn's shoulder. Eowyn throws his hand off, and tells him to leave her alone. Grima says that she is indeed alone.
Grima continues to talk, and begins to feed her compliments. He then puts his hand on her cheek, she closes her eyes. When she opens them, she says "Your words are poison."
The shot moves to the Three Hunters. As the Hunters approach, all the people of Rohan stare at them in silence. Gimli says that its as if they were in a grave. Aragorn looks down and sees the flag of Rohan on the ground.
There is an absolutely stunning panoramic shot of Rohan.
3) Arwen and Elrond
Arwen is lying down in Rivendell. Elrond walks in and in Elvish tells Arwen to go, because the ships are leaving. The inhabitants of Rivendell are leaving for the Gray Havens.
However, Arwen says that she has made her decision. Elrond replies that he is not coming back, and there is no more hope, but Arwen says, as in the scene from the trailer, "There is still hope."
Elrond continues in voice-over, saying that she will wander the woods alone, and she with have to live the rest of her long years alone. The scene dissolves back to Arwen in Rivendell. She sheds a tear. Elrond sits next to her and asks her in Elvish, whether she has love for her father as well. Crying, she answers "yes."
(Elrond was not stern in the scene. You could totally see his concern and love for his daughter. It is clear that he does not want to see his daughter suffer after Aragorn passes away.)
4) Frodo, Sam and Gollum
This scene starts with Gollum crawling down the side of the rock (as seen in the teaser) mumbling. Right as he reaches for Frodo, Frodo and Sam pop up from their feigned slumber and fight. Gollum struggles with Frodo and Sam individually, for about a minute or two. Eventually, Sam gets a hold of Gollum.
Gollum then bites Sam on the shoulder and gets him in a headlock. Frodo then comes up drawing Sting (as seen in some TTT pictures) and threatens to cut his throat. Gollum releases Sam.
Sam firmly believes that they should not trust Gollum, he takes steps towards Gollum, Gollum in fear runs back, and Sam yanks him forward with the rope (Sam is utterly disgusted by him.) Frodo asks if he knows the way to Mordor. Gollum says yes, eventually after chatter, Frodo takes the rope off.
5) Theoden and Aragorn
WARNING: Reading the next one will spoil a joke in the film.
Several jokes, actually.
Are you sure you want to read this?
Really? It might ruin what our spy describes as "a cute scene."
Okay, we warned you!
6) Helm's Deep
A very intense battle scene with the same feeling as the battle sequence in Moria,: no music in the background, really chaotic. Theoden asks for more time. Aragorn yells in Elvish for everyone to go into the keep (his words are subtitled).
As the soldiers retreat into the keep, Aragorn and Gimli come out from a back dooor. They peer down at the Beserker orcs. Aragorn looks at Gimli. Gimli says to him, "We can take them."
Aragorn replies, "It's a long way down."
Arargorn asks, "Are you sure?" (or something like that).
Gimli answers, "Yes. but don't tell the Elf."
Aragorn says, "Not a word" and tosses Gimli!!!!