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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: Out of place.: Edit Log


Jul 13 2011, 4:55am

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Out of place.

I became accustomed to Nori and his hair within a few hours....I even grew to like it. This is going to take quite a bit longer.

I'm fine with younger dwarves. I approve and want a variety of unique dwarves. I can even accept that some will be somewhat attractive. And from the blurry Bag End photo, Thorin is even acceptable. But this just doesn't jive. The only dwarven feature on Fili is the braids, and Kili looks entirely human to me.

If this photo of Kili were released on its own with no name given, and we did not already know which character Aidan Turner is playing....what is there to say he is a dwarf (aside from the ears, perhaps)? Even their costumes seem less dwarvish than the others. Looking at all of them in the combined edit, Fili and Kili just look out of place. All of the previously revealed dwarves have a very dwarvish feel to them, and have uniquely styled beards, yet Fili and Kili have neither. In my eyes, and as established in Jackson's trilogy, well-trimmed goatees and overgrown stubble are features of men. I don't think any dwarf should have a beard shorter than Gandalf the White, at least.

On a more positive note, I like the weapons....

But all things considered, my excitement for The Hobbit is far from tarnished, and I can't wait to see the rest of the gang!

A greenlight from the shadows shall spring!

(This post was edited by stormcrow20 on Jul 13 2011, 5:05am)

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Post edited by stormcrow20 (Gondor) on Jul 13 2011, 5:03am
Post edited by stormcrow20 (Gondor) on Jul 13 2011, 5:05am

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