Man-shaped, roughly man-sized, ugly and filthy. Dull, corrupt beings who only know how to destroy, not create. When I read Lord of the Rings, I imagined orcs looking a little different than how they were portrayed in Peter Jackson's movies. For me, they had pig snouts and demon eyes, peeling flesh. That's not too far off, I guess. And seriously, who could deny the creepy coolness of the make-up and costumes in the films. WETA did an amazing job at bringing these fantastical creatures to life ... so much so I'm still not ready to let my seven year old watch the films.
Have you ever watched any of the making of LOTR trilogy from the DVD sets? It's really fascinating. I salute Peter Jackson through and through for the masterpiece genius of the LOTR film versions. I saw every movie in the theatre twice and own the extended version DVDs. And ... okay this is kind of embarrassing because it shows what a geek I am, but I have a closet full of LOTR action figures, including a couple of orcs. lol Once I get my office remodeled, they shall be mounted on the walls in crowning glory. Yes, I know I have a great sickness and may need some counseling. Matter of fact, I'm happy to accept my bathrobe and slippers and medicine cup in exchange for my freedom and take up residence in the local asylum. As long as they have books and movies and I can write .. oh and my family can visit.
And I promise not to let this happen:
Hee hee. Thanks for stopping by! The discussion from yesterday's Dynamite Debate was interesting. If you missed it, check it out here, and weigh in with your two cents.
Can you believe we're halfway through the month? How about those orcs? Are you a die hard LOTR fan like me? Are you elated for The Hobbit coming out in December?? Or do you have an O character to share? Inquiring minds want to know....