Have we seen Elrond in action before? Oh yeah, that flashback scene in The Fellowship of the Ring. Still, mostly he's been rather static. Here he's moving around on horseback, chasing down orc patrols and acting like a big bad elf lord that he is. And, of course,there are some strategic discussions and resolved prophecies.
Another welcome return, if just for a cameo-like performance. Hugo is great in this role, but he's never been given much to do. We need another prequel to this prequel to see all the old timers in proper action :)
Grade change: 55 --->56
Hugo Weaving data sheet
Image: Warner Bros. Pictures