In honour of my lameness, I though I would write an article about The Hobbit movies, and one obvious thing about the movies is the addition of Tauriel, the superior she-elf, who Legolas likes.
Of course, being an elf, she has to be gorgeous, making it inevitable for the one attractive dwarf with acceptable facial hair to fall in love with her. And plot twist, she likes him back (why can't stuff like this happen in real life, I mean, ugh).
I'm talking about the young, reckless, normal facial haired Kili. (That wan an un-intentional reference to The Young and The Reckless.) Now, I'm not saying I don't like Dwarven facial hair. I mean Bombur is my favourite Dwarf purely on the fact he has a donut beard (and how awesome he is at killing Orcs while in a barrel).
Now, back to Tauriel. Her and Kili's relation ship seems good right? There's a problem though. Like I said before, Legolas likes her. (I am secretly so jealous that the two most attractive characters in the whole saga like the same person, I want to be her. Except we all know that her and Legolas don't end up together because Legolas is a free agent in LOTR and is obviously in love with Gimli...hehehehe.) As well, I find her and Kili's relationship a bit sudden. They just sort of talk for a bit and then they are in love? I think they need to get to know each other a bit better before they are risking their lives for each other.
So, there's another long triangle. Although they claim to add Tauriel in because 'girls can't watch a movie with an all male cast,' I think they were trying to add a love triangle. As a girl, watching a movie with a cast of bada** men slaying orcs and dragons for 3 hours straight doesn't sound bad. Honestly, it sounds awesome! If anything I would be more concerned that dudes wouldn't watch a movie of all men. Lord of The Rings to this day is still one of my favourites, and the entire fellowship is made up of men that slay orcs for 3 hours each movie.
Back to the theme of love triangles, they are everywhere! Ever since Twilight (barf), everything has had a love triangle.
|For the record, I'm team Cato.|
(I just realized that this article is turning into a girls rights article.)
Speaking of girls rights, Tauriel is certainly a role model. She's just as powerful as the men, and she doesn't take no for an answer. When Thranduil tells her not to go after the dwarves, instead of listening to authority, she does what is right, which is something I truly aspire to. I also believe it is another reason for them to add Tauriel to the movies. LOTR was made a long time ago, so there wouldn't have been such an urge to add a strong female character, and although there are female characters, most the strong characters are in fact men. Now a days, there is a much greater need for strong female characters because girls rights are really important. Although they always have been important, they are just getting the attention they deserve now. Middle earth has always been a role model to this. In the elvish culture, women are not thought of as lesser. Dwarven women have beards just as mens do (this shows they are equals). Éowyn (female) is a stronger warrior than all the male hobbits put together, and when she finds out Aragorn isn't single, she doesn't sulk around, she gets over it in a heart beat.
Overall, I apologize that my ideas where sort of all over the place today and I went of track, a lot. I hope you liked my article, and please comment what you think of Tauriel!
That's all for now,