The Lord of the Rings (1978) (part 9 of 11)

Now the Fellowship goes off in three boats down the river, and not longer after, they’re camped next to the river that night. Nothing noteworthy happens here (much like the whole of the movie itself), but we do learn they’re deciding whether to go to Minas Tirith, where Boromir lives, or head straight on to Mordor. This part also features the following unintentionally hilarious exchange: “I’m going with Mr. [Alvin]!”—”I know that, Sam.”

Herman confesses that he’s not Gandalf (thank goodness), and without the wizard around, he’s completely stumped about what to do next. No-one else volunteers any ideas. It’s official, ladies and gentlemen: Our heroes are clueless. Herman suggests that Alvin take charge. Thanks, Herman, that sounds like a really, really bad idea. Alvin says he wants to be alone for an hour to think it over, so I guess a master plan might just be in the making, after all.

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