Lord of the Rings actor Stephen Ure, who played Grishnakh, admits he’s surprised the Two Towers ‘Meat Back on the Menu’ scene is famous.
The Lord of the Rings actor Stephen Ure weighed in The two towers‘”Meat is back on the menu“, revealing that he is surprised to learn that she is famous. the Lord of the Rings the books came out in the 1950s, the franchise remains immensely popular to this day. Many are particularly fond of the films of Peter Jackson, which began with The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001. The two towers followed in 2002, with The king’s return completion of the trilogy in 2003. The franchise lived in the Hobbit series, also directed by Jackson. A the Lord of the Rings TV series are also in the works for Amazon Prime Video.
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The original film trilogy includes a number of iconic scenes, one of which takes place in The two towers. At one point, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) are captured by a group of orcs, including Ugluk (Nathaniel Lees), Grishnakh (Ure) and Snaga (Jed Brophy). The orcs debate whether to kill Merry and Pippin or at least injure them for food. When Snaga gets a little too impatient, Ugluk beheads him instead. He then pronounces the now famous line, “Looks like meat is back on the menu, boys!”
Ure, Lees and Brophy recently spoke with Thrillist to discuss the Lord of the Rings scene, as well as the reaction to it. For his part, Ure is baffled that the scene has become so well known, even criticizing the “clunky“dialogue:
There are a lot of things that don’t really make sense. Of course, they wouldn’t know what a menu was. You’re not going to start debating the writing, because maybe then they’ll run away and rewrite it, and then you’ll be setting there in all these things. Really, at the end of the day, you just want it to be over and get rid of it. I had no idea this scene had become so famous. There are a lot of awkward things in there. It’s Philippa Boyens. She puts all this stuff in there that just doesn’t make sense. She was taken on because she was Tolkien’s expert. I can tell the lines that Philippa wrote. Like in the third movie where I play Gorbag, and when I’m finally out of the big orc fight that starts on Mithril’s vest, and I’m going to kill Elijah [Wood as Frodo], and say, “I’m going to bleed you like a stuck pig.”
Ure makes a good point on the line which goes out a little in the the Lord of the Rings movies. However, the scene wouldn’t be as famous as without it. This is the kind of line that can be cited instantly, both due to the the Lord of the Rings popularity and how memorable the line is. That way, you could say it was the right call to include it, although Ure thinks it doesn’t make much sense in the context of the film.
the the Lord of the Rings The scene also shows how impossible it is to predict at what points in a movie or TV show the audience will respond. For example, the authors of WandaVision probably had no idea of Vision “What is sorrow if not love that persists?quote would become something that viewers were both deeply moved by and couldn’t help but transform into a meme. At some point, it may be best to just enjoy the fact that the audience is talking about a project or of a specific moment, even if it seems surprising, as in the case of the the Lord of the Rings scene.
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