Okay, so Merriette left a comment asking us why in the world was Legolas "a man's man"? Here's her exact quote:
Hehe, that's funny. I don't make Legolas jokes, but I am not a fan of his either. "Legolas is a man's man!" If he is, then none of the wonderful men I know are, and I'm glad of it. The only particularly good quality I see in the movie Legolas (book Legolas is another matter entirely) is that he is loyal, other than that, he is stuck up and show-offy (or at least he acts that way). His behavior at the council I can find no excuse for. Would you mind explaining what makes him so wonderful, what makes him someone you want your men to imitate? I truly desire to know as I'm sure you have excellent reasons for your belief, and I've apparently missed them.
Okay, so what's funny??? Is it funny that people make "shampoo jokes"(which is NOT funny)? Or is funny because WE think he's awesome? Just who are you laughing at?
I'm a fan of Legolas, because I admire him for his loyalty, AND his humbleness. Yes, I believe he was humble. That moment where Gandalf appears to them, and then how he bows. I'm sorry, but to me, that seems VERY humble. Just the OPPOSITE of "show-offy", just how was he a show off!!!??? I'm sorry, he's an elf. He IS going to be skillful.
What's this about the council? I don't get it! If I remember correctly here is how it went:
Boromir: And what would a ranger know of this matter?
Legolas: This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance.
Boromir: Aragorn? This... is Isildur's heir?
Legolas: And heir to the throne of Gondor.
Aragorn: Havo dad Legolas *Sit down, Legolas*
Why does he need an excuse all he did was defend his "friend". If you ask me it was ARAGORN, who has all these issues! It was high time that Aragorn 'put aside the ranger, and become who he was born to be!'
Of course we ARE going to find issues with EVERY character sooner or later, but Legolas less than most.
Hope this answers your question/questions:)