Karl Urban stars as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Eomer is one of the many secondary characters of both movies, a determined rider loyal to the King of Rohan, Theoden.
Eomer is the impersonation of all traits a man could wish for: brave, honorable, possesses an unbreakable will and is a gentleman. In the movie, nothing breaks his morale, and he fights for everything he stands for no matter the cost.
Urban did a fine job in portraying this character, which hasn’t been one of the most talked-about in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, it is very enjoyable and motivating to watch a scene in which he is featured, since it is usually a very heart-felt moment. Unfortunately the storyline didn’t quite have a woman to succumb to this man’s charms, but the images of him tearing through hordes of enemies and standing tall no matter what will remain in our memories.
The most remarkable scene he appears in is certainly the famous charge of the Rohirrim, Rohan’s finest horse riders, against the thousands of orcs in The Return of the King. The expression on his face seconds before crushing piles of disgusting creatures under his treads makes you think you’re happy not to be in his way. Moments after, he single handedly takes out two giant Mûmakil. That is bad-ass.
To conclude, Eomer may not be the best film character in history, but his stupendous role in such a praised trilogy deserves some credit. All hail the mighty Eomer!