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Posted: Feb 17th 2009 4:08PM (Unverified) said

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It still kinda irks me that the movies turned him into almost raw comic relief, but he's still a great character (portrayed by a great actor in the movies).

Posted: Feb 17th 2009 11:15PM Jesspiper said

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The comic relief BS implemented by Peter Jackson in the film is utterly inexcusable. He turned the age-old Tolkien-Dwarf archetype into the Warhammer/Warcraft comic rip-offs that followed it.


Great article btw.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 8:24PM (Unverified) said

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Great article once again. I appreciate the effort.

Also, while I agree that Gimli's portrayal in the films is somewhat unfortunate, Peter Jackson had a very fine line to walk in the bringing the Trilogy to life. For instance, the books emphasize the character dramas over description of battles and were written in an "epic" style this not conducive to a hollywood blockbuster. The movies though, if one were to do the books justice, needed the budget of such a blockbuster. And therefore compromises had to be made to insure that people showed up and paid money to watch these characters walk through multi million dollar set pieces.

Posted: May 1st 2009 8:38PM (Unverified) said

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You write that "After the Great War, Gimli led a clan of Durin's folk south to Aglarond, to establish the Glittering Caves, where he would rule until the age of 120."
Actually he ruled there until year 120 of the Third Age; this would make him 184 years old.

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