Thank you! The hardest part to find for the costume was that t-shirt, it's in the middle of the summer, nobody had long slevee t-shirts! Luckily, I found one at the last minute. No, I haven't heard the HP audio books, I just read the old fashion way, but I am guessing it is pretty Britishy and awesome!
Yeah as for that scene my adrenaline always go to a maximum high especially when I saw that scene on big screen weeks ago for the first time in 8 years and I my belief never wavered for a second, the movies made Orlando Bloom AWESOME!
The first Star Wars was nominated for best picture but lost to Annie Hall. I will admit though I kind of feel that way in the battle of Helm's Deep, I mean Aragorn goes down from the ladder and jumps on the Uruk-hai so randomly because Haldir die, its a bit of WTF? Because he comes out with no scratches. The same goes with Gimli when trying to save Aragorn's life, jumps on the army of Uruk-hai like that. In fact the only scratches you did see on him is that his knuckles are kind of bloody. But to me it doesn't bother me or take me out of the movie because I see what it is and I read the books so I knew what was going to happen. I find it funny that Peter Jackson would push the envelopes for the characters like that.
I'm sorry but that's the whole point of the Lord of the Rings is to have the heroes outnumbered and then survive. Its part of the theme of hope in the face of disaster. That's the whole point of the movie/book besides the theme of death.