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With 269 acting credits (according to IMDb), Gimli the Dwarf is played by a star who has also been in the Indiana Jones series and on Television’s “Sliders” and in the animated series “Gargoyles.” His other credits include the voice of the Brine King in “Aquaman,” He has arguably been seen more than any other star as he reprises his role as Sallah in Disneyland’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye safety video. Rhys-Davies also voiced Treebeard in “The Two Towers.”
While the Legolas actor in both the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit movies gets his due as heartthrob, his acting prowess may have gone unnoticed. Starring in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Bloom certainly has his box office chops, even if most people credit Johnny Depp for the movie’s success. Bloom has 42 acting credits to his IMDb profile.
Perhaps the highlight of our Hobbiton tour was when I got to run down the lane shouting “I’m going on an adventure!” If you love Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, this is a must do in New Zealand, especially if you’re headed to or coming from Weta Workshop.
When you step on the bus to Hobbiton, you’re taken care of. My wife and I were scheduled to transfer to another company tour when we arrived at the Hobbiton reception center. Our first driver stayed with us until our tour leader arrived and had us on the bus. She even told us to use the restroom while she stayed with our luggage. IT made it very easy for us to enjoy our trip and take advantage of the bus that went from Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo.
At the Weta Workshop tour, there are a lot of places you can’t take photos. The ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ set makes up for it. “Lord of the Rings” fans shouldn’t hesitate for signing up for this tour. Weta is also doing work for Marvel and the new Avatar films.
Samwise Gamgee, as played by Sean Astin, is my favorite character from “Lord of the Rings” (affiliate link) because Sam always chooses the right path. He doesn’t calculate the risks. He doesn’t weigh the pros and cons, and he doesn’t worry about the consequences, even when they are dire and staring him right in the face.
[This article contains affiliate links. By clicking on a link and purchasing an item, I may make some money. However, it will not cost you more than going to Amazon on your own.] The Weta Workshop and its partner companies are responsible for some of the greatest special effects and movies of all time. They’ve worked on shows from “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” with Kevin Sorbo to the “Thunderbirds Are Go” reboot for a new generation. They’ve done effects for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and are working on James Cameron’s Avatar series. They’ve accomplished this from the production lot near Wellington, New Zealand, which is a complete movie studio capable of delivering everything a movie production needs.
At roughly 1600 km long (990 miles), New Zealand’s two islands
are about the length of a third of the continental United States. That’s a nice
drive in America of about 18 hours depending on which states you go through and
the maximum speed limit. I have been told that’s not the case in New Zealand.
The roads aren’t highways. They tend to wind and have lower speed limits. The
other impediment to drive time is the ferry. It may not run in inclement
weather, and of course, it only departs at certain times of the day. The cost
is also something to consider. I was told around $200 NZ for a car and two
With all of this in mind, choosing destinations for New
Zealand is going to depend on what we really want to see – not the road or the
inside of a car – and what we can get to comfortably. Personally, I don’t
necessarily want to spend my time driving at all. On the other hand, my second
hand knowledge has said that public transportation doesn’t exist, and the buses
that go between towns take even longer than cars.