Should've gone before we left.
- Jul 18, 2009
That scene in the Extended Edition of Return of the King when they take the Paths of the Dead is so fucking cringe. I don't like in general what they did to Gimli in the movies, but that scene was fucking awful. In the book this is supposed to be Gimli's ultimate test of courage and loyalty, which he later laments with true sincerity he was this close to abandoning along of his friends, a shame that will likely stay with for the rest of his life. But in the Extended Edition it's treated as just a joke, 'hah ha, he's blowing at ghost hands and tiptoeing on icky bones.'Although of course it also represents the fact that the Peter Jackson movies present elves as awesome, dashing and heroic, and the dwarves vary between dull and comic relief - the latter because getting laughed at is what short people are for, amirite?