A little over fifteen years after the release of the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, one of the film’s stars, Dominic Managhan, has posted some playful photos on Instagram which show him and some of his co-stars reenacting one of the most iconic scenes from the film.
Dominic Monaghan played Merry, one of a quartet of hobbits who set out on a dangerous quest that would take them a long way from home. Joining him are his trusty companion Pippin, played by Billy Boyd, Elijah Wood who played Frodo, Orlando Bloom brandishing a fork in place of the bow he wielded as Legolas, and 2017 Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen, whose memory seems to put a rifle in place of Aragorn’s sword.
The first image shows the five actors striking a pose at least vaguely reminiscent of their actions in the cave troll scene in the Mines of Moria. The caption “They have a cave troll” is the line Boromir (Sean Bean) says as a prelude to the action, perhaps his most famous line in the whole film. The other two photos are slightly awkward selfies taken by Monaghan with his unsuspecting co-stars. Check out the photos:
For any fan of any franchise or recurring property, images of their on-screen heroes fooling around in a bar that, let’s be honest, looks like it could be on the set of Middle Earth, is a gift that represents a deep bond with the story. It’s a story that will continue to resonate with cultures far and wide for many years to come: the coming together of the most unlikely group of people from all over the fantasy world of Middle Earth to take on the darkest power that has ever threatened their world…
The Fellowship of the Ring was the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on the books by J.R.R.Tolkein, directed by Peter Jackson and filmed almost exclusively in New Zealand. The Fellowship of the Ring exploded into the public eye in December 2001, The Two Towers at the end of 2002 and the story reached its conclusion a year later with The Return of the King.
Who’s joining me for a Lord of the Rings marathon?