... And, once again, another eagerly-awaited geek movie utterly flunks
the Bechdel Test. Give us some more fine and badass lady elves next time!
The movie does slightly better than the book. IIRC, the Bechdel Test is made of three parts: there are at least two female characters, they talk to each other about something else than a man. The book has no female character at all, so the movie is a marginal improvement.