Musings From Us Listings For Elijah Wood

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Happy Feet (2006) May Cause Toe-Tapping

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As the tag in the title says, this film will get your toes and fingers tapping as you are watching the film. While Musings has reviewed this film before it deserves a revisit not only because it is a different reviewer but it just really is that good of a film. We get to see the journey of discovery by a loveable little fuzz ball of a penguin named Mumbles and how it is that he is able to save his entire race from starvation and death. It is a film that will move your heart and might even bring a tear to your eye but in the end you are going to be feeling good about yourself and those around you. It really that powerful a movie that will stick with you for a very VERY long time.

The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers

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Today, we take a visit back to the one of the best loved epic fantasy stories of all time in the film form of the second book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. This movie was far better than the first movie in the series, The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring. There was far more action once the boys split up, each little group taking their own course, but not of their own choice. Frodo and Sam are passing through Emyn Muil, looking for an southeastern route to get directly to Mordor. Merry and Pippin have been taken captive by Saruman’s Uruk-hai, and are heading to Isengard. Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas are tracking down the Uruk-hai. Boromir was lost to madness and finally to some massive piercing of Uruk-hai arrows in the first film, and Gandalf disappeared when fighting the balrog of Morgoth in Moria. Saruman is looking to expand his influence over the nations of men in the southern part of Middle Earth, starting with the plains of Rohan. Luck is holding with Merry and Pippin, as Saruman knows one of the hobbits is carrying the One Ring, but he does not know which one, nor that the Ring is with Frodo. He tells his Uruk-hai to bring the hobbits back, unharmed and unspoiled. This gives Pippin the chance he needs to take advantage of Aragorn’s ranger skills to leave mark to show him where they are heading. Pippin matures much in this movie from being the spoiled, bumbling prankster heir to the ruling house of the Shire to becoming a real leader. Merry becomes quite a motivator when dealing with Treebeard and the other Ents in regards to fighting against Saruman. It is when they come to Fanghorn Forest that they learn that Gandalf survived his fight with the balrog, and has somehow “upgraded” his wizardly status.

The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring

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In 2001, the world awaited with baited breath to see the Trilogy finally unfold on the big screen. The epic scope was everything we dreamed of, but there were some bad flaws with this script. The hobbits and Gandalf were well done, and the Shire seems like the most peaceful place ever, but once Frodo and Samwise set out on their mission to destroy Sauron’s One Ring, things go artistically awry. We don’t really know in the telling of the film that Gandalf had been gone from the Shire for 17 years after Bilbo’s 111th birthday bash, or that Frodo and Samwise where 50 years old when they headed out. The obvious thing that gave this the PG-13 rating were the Ring-Wraiths. Many a child who saw this movie might have gotten a pretty good scare from them. So many things could have been added, and when you have so much to work with, perhaps it is best to remember to add some important secondary characters. The extremely old and merry Tom Bombadil was never even mentioned, as was his ever elusive quest, to have the water nymph, Goldberry, as his own. Bree-lands was as well as expected, but there was no mention of Bill Ferny and his Southern bandits. The Midgewater Marshes were just perfect, and there could never be enough bugs, as is true with any marsh. Weathertop and the Lonelands were a bit too green for plains, and the Trollshaws, where they met up with Arwen were far too open.

Happy Feet

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This fun, funky fresh movie won an Oscar for Best Animated Picture in 2007, and it was very well deserved. A galaxy of stars did the voices for these penguins. Elijah Wood does the voice of Mumble, an Emperor Penquin that went through some questionable development when his father, Memphis (Hugh Jackman), drop his egg during a very rough winter at the South Pole, while dreaming of Mumble’s mother, Norma Jean (Nichole Kidman) while she was away at the fishing grounds. In this version of Antarctica, Emperor penguins look for their mates using a heartsong, but none of them can dance. Due to Memphis’ mistake, Mumble is a little odd. He cannot sing, but he has a talent for tap dancing, which his society does not quite understand, but this also brands him as an outcast. He has only one friend, Gloria (Brittany Murphy), and as she grows, she develops a talent for singing that rivals even Norma Jean’s. Later, after botching a graduation celebration with his really bad singing, Mumble gets separated from the class, and after a nasty chase from a leopard seal, Mumble meets with the Adelie Amigos, Ramon (Robin Williams), Nestor (Carlos Alazraqui), Raul (Lombardo Boyar), Rinaldo (Jeff Garcia), and Lombardo (Johnny Sanchez), a group of fun-loving, arrogant Adelie Penguins, who take to Mumble’s fun dance, and find him to be “so accidentally cool!” In the Adelie colony, there is a “guru” that everyone looks to for answers. Lovelace (Robin Williams) is a Macaroni Penguin that feels that because he was “bestowed” with a magical talisman, actually, a set plastic six-pack rings, he now knows all the answers. Mumble goes to Lovelace for guidance, but never gets his questions answered. He goes back to the Emperor colony to find Gloria, where he meets with Gloria and helps her find her heartsong and the all the young penguins get into the dancing celebration, but the colony elders accuse his odd ways of being the cause of why the food supply is running out, and Mumble is going to find the truth. This takes Mumble to places he could never have imagined, where his dancing really comes of some use in helping his colony and other animals that live near them.