The Lord of the Rings trilogy is definitely one of my favourite movie franchises. I have read the books too, they’re just a lot harder to take in than the films, as so many names are flung about at one time. I think the films are a masterpiece. I could literally watch them all day every day.
Gimli is one of those characters that plays a small part, but without him the story would be lacking in much needed humour. His character simply doesn’t care what people think of him and that is a trait that I would love to have!
He’s half the size of the warriors that take part in the Fellowship of the Ring and yet he has the fighting skills to match them all. Looking different to others doesn’t mean that you are any different on the inside.
I love his banter with Legolas. They belong to races that generally despise each other. One lives under the trees and stars whilst the other lives in the darkness of the mountains and the two races have a dark history. Their friendship develops into a brotherhood and they both start to realise that not all elves/ dwarves are the same. I think this is a lesson that a lot of people should learn in this day and age.
He can form strong friendships and he isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve or show emotion, whether positive or negative. Gimli is definitely one of my favourite characters in the Fellowship and all of the Lord of the Rings films.
I never knew that there were actual Lego characters of the Lord of the Rings!!! I have the Lego game on the PS3, but I didn’t know they’s created actual merchandise. I know what I’ll be asking for as birthday presents!