Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are part of one of the greatest film franchises of all time, and that's largely thanks to the amazing characters featured in JRR Tolkien's beautiful world. One of the most impressive and beloved characters found on Middle-earth is none other than Legolas. He wasn't even in The Hobbit, but Jackson threw him into his movies anyway because he's just that loved by the fans!
Fans of the films have picked apart every aspect of the character, finding interesting details that make it all the better. Still, no matter how many times you watch the two trilogies, there's no way to see every detail that shows up on the screen - as the series is absolutely packed with small but impactful details. Nevertheless, plenty of people have noticed them and posted their findings on the MovieDetails subreddit. This list takes a look at some of the best small Legolas details from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies that demand a rewatch.
Legolas Doesn't Sink Into The Snow Like The Other Members Of The Fellowship
From Redditor u/Wenis22:
In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Legolas standing on the snow while everyone else is waist-deep shows just how light of foot elves really are.Cool detail?
Legolas And The Other Elves Of Middle-earth Don't Make A Sound While Moving
From Redditor u/mcmohorn:
In Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), the elves march silently when they get to Helms Deep. All other armies make loud footsteps. This is because elves in Tolkien’s Middle-earth were light on their feet. Another example is when Legolas walks atop the snow in Fellowship of the Ring (2001).Cool detail?
Legolas Is Careful With His Ammunition And Only Fires When Necessary
From Redditor u/Spartan17492:
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring. Legolas is shown after the Moria fights at Lorien with 3 out of the 24 Mirkwood arrows he brought with him. He fires 15 arrows on-screen during Moria, leaving 6 fired off-screen (which is reasonable). A hero with a realistic ammo count. How good is that?Cool detail?
Legolas Only Ever Said One Sentence To Frodo Across The Entire Series
From Redditor u/master_dandelion:
In the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2004), Legolas and Frodo do not have a single conversation except for the famous "and you have my bow."Cool detail?