Now is the sad part where I have to come down off of how great yesterday was. Please bear with me in this troubling time.
It’s just another day of battle. Ho hum.
With their victory over the sneaky orcs, Gamling asks Gimli if he can help stop up the hole in the wall through which the orcs got in. Sadly, dwarves don’t do their best stonework with axes and hands, but Gimli at least helps all the men pile up rocks to mostly block the drain. The Deeping-stream pools behind it in the valley, nearly dammed. Afterwards, Gimli returns again to Legolas, touting his 21 kills. Legolas smugly admits his 24 or so.
He didn’t choose the smug life.
Meanwhile, the battle has lulled a bit, as the orcs have realized their brief failure. Dawn can’t be too far away, though that hope is probably all for naught. These orcs, Gamling reports, have no fear of sunlight. Neither do the hill men, of course.
Um…so I don’t have another movie review today. I’m really sorry. What else can I say?
Is this where we learn about the Uruk-hai, and their strength under the sun? That is, of course, the reason why they were made: to be stronger than the average orc. These very orcs were the ones able to carry Merry and Pippin across long stretches of the Rohan plain in daytime. Saruman has bred them to his purposes.
Just like the best purebred Rottweilers.
However, it is nice to see a break in the action. Why not give everyone a minute to rest? With the dawn just breaking, the momentum could swing our heroes’ way. Not that they have much of an advantage anyway, but at least they can gain some hope. Gamling apparently doesn’t like hope, so he shoots that down.
Gosh…no more countdown! I guess I stopped yesterday, but I was too busy thinking about other things to care. Now, I care.
“‘Yet there are many that cry in the Dunland tongue,’ said Gamling.”
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