Gandalf and the Boys

At what is apparently the grand opening for an upper class candy store, somehow Gandalf, Frodo and Merry all got together for this rather awesome reunion photo. I knew the guys were short but wow! I mean..errr, they’re on their knees you say? Well don’t I just feel stupid. The look on Ian McKellen’s face makes him look like he’s petting two adorable baby seals or something.

In reality, some very cool camera tricks were used in the film to make the guys look feet shorter than Gandalf when in fact they were only a couple inches shorter than him. And for scenes like when he hugs them, they used dwarves with curly haired wigs. Spellcheck is telling me “dwarves” isn’t a word. FINE, “little persons” with curly haired wigs. You happy spellcheck? Oh wait I’ve got a link for you. IT IS TOO A WORD.

Anyway, can’t wait to see the gang back together for The Hobbit Parts 1 and 2.

  • Guy Incognitus

    Frodo and Merry aren’t in The Hobbit. They weren’t even born when the events in The Hobbit occurred.

  • Willkie Turbyfill

    That’s not Merry, it’s Pippen.

  • Damnit I had a 50/50 shot.

    And Frodo is in the films’ intros and conclusion like he’s “reading the tale.”

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  • Duff

    Glad that’s not Merry cause he is kunt. Met him and Frodo at a concert in LA. My brother-in-law very politely asked to take a picture with them before the bands came out and Merry went off on him and called him an a$$hole, seemingly trying to show off two his two hangers-on. Frodo said nothing.

  • Jim Lahey

    Your correction would also be wrong, because persons isn’t a word, either.

  • The Fool on the Hill

    “Persons” is an acceptable plural form of the word “person.” It is generally used when referring to only two or three people, though the word “people” is equally acceptable.

  • Steve

    Look how happy McKellen is to have 2 young strapping men on their knees in front of him.