Exclusive: Samwise Gamgee actor Sean Astin recalls the time he was stopped by a passionate Lord of the Rings fan for a mistake in the film.
Samwise Gamgee actor Sean Astin reveals he once had to stop his limo for a Lord of the Rings fan who wanted to point out a movie bug. The first Lord of the Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring, was released in 2001 to rave reviews from critics and the public, with equally positive reviews for The two Towers in 2002 and Return of the king in 2003. The Hobbit The trilogy, whose first film was released in 2012, was successful at the box office, but largely failed to capture the same magic of the three original films.
Director Peter Jackson was praised for his focused yet epic narrative and the way he honored the original. Lord of the Rings books by JR R Tolkien. The Lord of the rings The films brought together a cast of talented actors, many of whom had yet to get their “big break,” including the likes of Elijah Wood as Frodo, Astin as his lovable best friend Sam (although Astin initially rose to fame as a child actor). in Los Goonies), Billy Boyd as Pippin, Dominic Monaghan as Merry, and Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, all of whom were propelled to stardom. Since it appeared in Lord of the RingsAstin has appeared regularly in movies and television, most notably as Bob on Netflix. Strange things the second season.
In an exclusive Jugo Mobile interview celebrating The Lord of the rings’20 anniversary, Astin recalls one encounter, in particular, he had with a passionate fan. According to Astin, this fan had no problem with the cave troll fight scene at Balin’s grave from The Fellowship of the Ring and how an element of the scene goes against what the author Tolkien had established in The Hobbit novel. Check out the full Astin story below:
And it’s funny how, after a week, you’re used to it. You’re like, ‘Oh yeah, of course we’re on something else, we’re on something else.’ But we got into the limo and there’s a guy knocking on the window because people always said… It was like a Beatles movie, they were always chasing you. It was crazy. But this guy, he was dressed smart. So I rolled the window down a little bit and he put an envelope through the thing and said, ‘Hi, I’m Dr. So-and-so.’ He says, ‘I have to tell Peter Jackson that there is a mistake, or there is an anomaly’ or something like that.
“When the cave troll enters the Tomb of Balin, and it is truly the first time the Fellowship has established itself as a group, and we are fighting him. I’m using pots and pans on the orcs, and Elijah has the mithril vest to prevent it. the orc, or whatever, the cave troll stabs him with the spear. Well, the grave of Balin, the dwarf is illuminated by a ray of sunlight, and the cave troll passes through it. Well if you know the Hobbit, when the trolls meet sunlight, they turn to stone. This cardiologist had identified this seam in the universe, in the mythology where we had made this mistake. I just remember thinking, ‘I don’t think we can redo it now, man.’
Although Jackson clearly reveres books, the breadth of adaptation of such expansive and knowledge-intensive novels means that little mistakes and oversights are inevitable. The behind-the-scenes feature films of the movies also reveal the long, grueling hours Jackson put into making the movies, so it’s not entirely surprising that something got away. Jackson himself, who also directed The Hobbit trilogy, I would correct this error in An unexpected Journey when three trolls are turned to stone as they sit around a fire and decide how to cook and eat Bilbo and his fellow dwarves.
Ultimately, while fans who are familiar with the books might have been annoyed by the troll’s oversight, it seems most are satisfied with Jackson’s adaptation of Tolkien’s novels. The return of the King, for example, is linked to Titanic Y Ben Hur as one of the most awarded films at the Oscars. Amazon hopes to capitalize on the continued love for The Lord of the rings with his new series of the same name, which is currently in production and is expected to launch in the fall of 2022. Without the involvement of Jackson and with the production of the second season confirmed to move from New Zealand to the United Kingdom, a novelty Lord of the Rings project, many fans are rightly keeping their expectations in check.