The Frodo and Sam

Lord of the Rings is an epic trilogy full of action and adventure.  By the third film the fellowship had split and the story revolved around 4 groups.  Pippin and Gandalf.  Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn. Merry with Rohan. And finally Frodo and Sam.  While the rest of the cast reunites in the battle of Minas Tirith, Frodo and Sam are still rambling on to Mordor.  The first time you watch Return of the King, Frodo and Sam’s trek to Mordor is interesting and fundamental to the story, but can we be honest for a second, its boring as all the fire in Mt, Doom.  In subsequent viewings of the film, their storyline become even more dull.  You start hoping the giant spider, Shelob, or the Orcs or even Gollum will kill Frodo ending our suffering. Finally when you have racked as many viewings as I have you just start fast-forwarding through their dreadful walking sequences.

The Frodo and Sam storyline becomes so well known as tenuous that my group of friends have started to categorize plot lines in films as ‘the Frodo and Sam’.  That is to say, ‘the Frodo and Sam’ are the story lines that we are uninterested in and wish we could skip over.  For example the missionary and the mermaid in POTC On Stranger Tides; No thanks, go back to Jack please!

I hereby allow all of you to use this when you watch an assortment of films and are frustrated by certain character’s stories.

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