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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-16 06:45 pm

[ SECRET POST #3725 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3725 ⌋

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(Eowyn from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)


[Clerks II]




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(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I also wanted to like Eowyn, but her swordplay looked really clunky and awkward to me, too. I'm not an expert, obviously, but at very least she never looked confident doing it, it looked really clunky. Considering how OP the Fellowship dudes could fight, and look strong and badass doing it, you'd think they could've made Eowyn looked a little cooler. The scene was disappointing.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I agree. She looked very clumsy and unsure of herself. Her swings always seemed underpowered, like she hadn't practiced.

(The secret's hilarious, though!)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
The stunt team were quite complimentary about Miranda Otto - I think she got a lot of props for going outside her comfort zone and really trying to nail the fight scenes. Having said that, this scene was really disappointing for me, but that's more about how it was scripted, designed and directed than the acting.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I personally don't doubt she tried, but it's a good example how you can try your best and still not nail it, IMO. All her fight scenes look like they're being done by someone who's well out of their comfort zone.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
There's footages of a cut scene of Eowyn fighting Uruk-hai in the Glittering Caves on the behind-the-scenes DVD (released with the Special Edition DVDs and the extended edition blu-rays). The footage is rough, but it just looks so beautiful and Eowyn so proficient and badass that it honestly makes me mad it was cut (the storyline it was cut from was a stupid thing about Eowyn and Arwen one-upping each other constantly) and Eowyn's fight scenes in Pelennor Fields were so lacking.

(But of course we had time for that amazingly terrible "Eowyn can't cook lol" scene)