Extra! Back from the Set – Behind the Scenes

by Apr 14, 2000Lord of the Rings (Movies)

An Uruk-hai all dressed up with no place to go… except Helm’s Deep…

Many thanks to Joram from Ringbearer for telling me about this email he got. Very interesting, I think… I have a feeling it will birth both dismay and hope in Tolkien fans… here are a few excerpts:

I just wanted to clear up some of the fans worries about orcs. In the footage we just got to see, the ones with plate armour we see are Uruk Hai – not normal Orcs. People with a good knowledge of Middle Earth will know that Uruk Hai do in fact have plate armour – it was forged to their body upon ceation…

There are some problems with the story – especially at Helms Deep (an army of elves are there to help in the movie), but it must be remembered that these movies are as much for new fantasy fans as they are for old middle earth fans.

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