Peter Jackson brought most of the comic relief for The Lord of the Rings via Gimli–which, based on his character in the books, is definitely off character. This week we discuss:

  • Gimli, the Comic Relief
  • Gimli, the Hatchet Man
  • Legolas’ Boots were Made for Walkin’ (on snow)
  • They did Boromir Dirty… Blonde

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  • Do books need comic relief like films? Why or why not?
  • Is Legolas the straight man to Gimli’s funny guy?
  • Is he considered comic relief too?
  • Was Peter Jackson’s portrayal of Legolas walking on snow effective?

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