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And the best member of the Fellowship is…

November 6, 2010


Well, folks, I think it’s safe to say that someone has finally beaten the system. Either that or there is an outrageous amount of love for Agent 006 that I never knew about. Yeah, he went out like a boss, but the dude didn’t even make it to the sequel, and he totally became the ring’s bitch for a minute there. I don’t know, someone please defend this guy. I call “bullshit”.

– Boromir: 26 votes
– Aragorn: 16 votes
– Gandalf: 11 votes (shocked that he didn’t win this)
– Gimli: 9 votes
– Sam: 7 votes
– Legolas: 5 votes (might have been my pick, but I’ll elaborate in the inevitable LotR marathon reviews)
– Pippin: 2 votes
– Frodo: 2 votes
– Merry: 1 vote

But here’s the real question, folks: which are better, the books or the movies?

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  1. November 6, 2010 11:01 am

    The books are clearly better than the films. Easily one of the greatest works of literature. I still love the movies, but they just aren’t as strong as the books.

    Also, I have a feeling Boromir won more because of Sean Bean than his actual character, even though he is a compelling character.

    • November 6, 2010 11:14 am

      You know, before I go ahead and get into why I like the movies more than the books, I really need to re-read them before I watch the movies again. Just got hiked up to the top of my To Read list. And while Sean Bean is good, I don’t know man, Boromir was so weak-willed.

      • November 7, 2010 6:53 pm

        Maybe it’s more because I got into the expanded universe that Tolkien created, but I’ve always felt hat the books are much more rewarding upon a revisit than the movies. I’ve still read the books more times than I’ve watched the films.

  2. November 6, 2010 12:01 pm

    Yeaa another person also choose Pippin 🙂 … one of those 2 voters is me.

    I will answer your question 🙂 this is one of few movies I can gladly admit that it is as good as the book. I’ve read the book 3 times going on 4th…love the book so much, and I love the movie equally.

    The only let down is Faramir, he wasn’t like the movie at all…he was a man of dignity and high sense of justice, the movie didn’t potray him like that. But overall, I am still happy with the movie.

  3. November 7, 2010 5:14 am

    Boromir! Who was voting on this one! Surely it’s little Gimli – he’s three feet tall and can take on entire armies…well, he’d win for best beard anyway. 🙂

    • November 8, 2010 12:23 pm

      Something must be said for Gandalf who turned his beard from effing grey to white, but still, Gimli’s got him beat on sheer excess. No idea who was voting on this one, but Gimli’s A-okay in my book.

  4. November 7, 2010 12:03 pm

    OK, so maybe I wouldn’t pick Boromir for my no.1 but he’s definitely in the top half (if not the top 3). He’s one of the best characters in the movie, let alone the fellowship. He does kinda lose it a bit towards the end, but he gets in a serious amount of soliloquising before he became a human pin cushion!

    As for Gandalf, everytime things get serious he disappears off under the guise of finding a massive army/taking Pippin on a road trip/being dead. He is that little guy who starts the fight and then hides behind the bins while his burly friend has to fend off the kick boxer he insulted.

    And just to shake things up: I would have voted for Merry.

    • November 8, 2010 12:27 pm

      hahaha. Merry could have used the love, and I guess I was too busy on Boromir picking on Frodo to remember all the speeches, but I’ll keep that in mind next time around.\

      But come on, no love for Gandalf? That dude dropped knowledge like you wouldn’t believe. He’s got all the best lines, he sacrifices himself to take out the Balrog and THEN singlehandedly kicks the thing’s ass in mid-air, and when that guy talks, people listen like whoa.

      Then again, I am responding to a girl with “brandybuck” in her email address, so I’m quickly starting to realize that I might not know what the eff I’m talking about.

      • November 9, 2010 2:51 am

        bah knowledge is boring. he fell off a ledge when if he’d put a bit of effort in he could have climbed back up, left the balrog down in the cavern where he belongs and been around to stop boromir going all evil on frodo.

        ha ha didn’t realise you’d be able to see that. and obviously you clearly don’t. 😛
        i think my rank would be something along the lines of:

        I’m not anti-Gandalf as such, he’s just nowhere near the best character in it.

      • November 9, 2010 12:36 pm

        Damn, Merry and Pippin at the top! Looks like I really need to re-read these books. And am I the only one disappointed at the lack of love for Legolas? Yeah, Orlando Bloom has never done a whole lot for mankind, but elves rule and he is one badass example of that little-known fact.

      • November 9, 2010 2:51 am

        PS. I think I may be the one person who voted for Merry…

      • November 9, 2010 12:37 pm

        haha, a solid vote all the same. definitely gets bonus points for the whole Charlie from LOST connection.

  5. November 7, 2010 4:30 pm

    Are the books or films better? In this case, it’s definitely whatever you’re exposed to first. I saw the first film and then I read the book shortly thereafter, enjoying the film exponentially more. But whenever I talk to someone who read the books first, they ALWAYS love them more than the films.

    • November 8, 2010 12:28 pm

      Man, glad I posed that follow-up question, never heard this answer but I am awfully intrigued. I saw the movies first and then read the books, which was probably the wrong way to go about it, and there’s not a person I’ve met who can disprove your theory. Well played, will report back when I read through the books again.

  6. November 7, 2010 9:18 pm

    I agree! Total BS, even he did go out like a champ!

    I’m surprised Merry only got one vote! I mean, the guy helped in the flooding of Isengard, was the only Hobbit to actually fight on the Pellennor (SP) Fields, and helped kill the Witch King. What’s the deal?

  7. November 8, 2010 11:57 am

    I voted for Aragorn… no explanation needed. No offense Sean, but Boromir is way too conflicted to be a sympathetic character. Aiden, I think you’re right, lots of 006 fans hack into your system 🙂

    • November 8, 2010 12:34 pm

      haha, the combo of Aragorn’s general badassness and your love for Viggo definitely warrant that vote. And I agree, I had no sympathy for Boromir. Man up, dude. You’re repping the humans now, so quit being a bitch.

      I totally would have said that to his face. And these 006ers are really becoming a problem, huh?

  8. November 8, 2010 2:06 pm

    How did Viggo not win? Seriously?

    • November 8, 2010 2:12 pm

      Like I said, Sean Bean’s family and friends have hacked into the mainframe.

  9. November 10, 2010 12:48 pm

    I voted for Gandalf. Boromir was cool, but the best? Ehhhh

  10. November 11, 2010 3:15 am

    It wont let me embed any more replies to you Aiden, but I had to pick up on the “no love for Legolas.”
    Elves are awesome, that is true. But I always thought it was a bit unfair that when Aragorn was up to his eyes in Uruk-Hai, Legolas was standing about thirty feet away firing arrows. Arrows with deadly accuracy sure, but I think the majority of his motivation was not wanting to mess is pretty elf hair 😛
    At least Haldir gets down and dirty with the orcs. (May not have ended well for him, but points for effort).

    • November 12, 2010 9:10 am

      Hold the phone. That whole battle where Boromir dies, Legolas is rattling off arrows at point blank, even so far as to just stab dudes in the neck with the arrowheads when it gets real personal. And he takes down that effing elephant in RotK (I know it’s not called an elephant, but I’m blanking) which totally counts for something. Archers always get a bad rap, but when you’re on point like Legolas and can make it look as good as he does, I think the guy’s been getting shortchanged by the masses for a while now due to his prettyboy looks.

      But Haldir was a badass, no denying that.

      • November 12, 2010 11:56 am

        This is going to end in a fight to the death isn’t it?

        Yeah, he gets a little bit closer at Amon Hen, but he still doesn’t get his hands dirty. There’s alittle bit of knife work at Helm’s Deep for which he gets bonus points…but otherwise he’s almost as bad as Gandalf for hiding from a fight 😛

        And the OLIPHAUNT (or mumak if you prefer,) is another bit of arrow work and then staying well out of the way while people just fall off. I’m not saying it’s not epically cool, I’m just saying that I prefer Aragorn’s style.

        Haldir is the perfect example of how to combine awesome elf bow work with some proper fighting.

      • November 12, 2010 12:23 pm

        Alright, I’ll just concede. If I can’t win with the oliphaunt and knifing-guys-with-arrowheads argument, I’m beating a dead horse. I can appreciate liking Aragorn’s style over Legolas’, but alas, I am not in that boat.

        At least we’ve got Merry.

  11. Aimée V. permalink
    November 11, 2010 12:11 pm

    Missed this one, been away too long, but I would have cast my vote to Aragorn for ongoing sexiness.

    • November 12, 2010 9:11 am

      hahaha. i think that’s the same reason folks voted for Gimli, but either one works.

  12. November 11, 2010 2:44 pm

    Boromir was in Episode 3 — Attack of the Bad Ass Ghost People……the deleted scenes anyways.

    • November 12, 2010 9:11 am

      Really? Is that in the version that’s like 26 hours long?

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