Jul 17 2011, 9:13pm
Why do only a few of them look like the dwarves from Lord of the Rings? I was expecting appearances very similar to what is seen in the linked image below, and what we're seeing diverges greatly from what was earlier given:
I'm in the "too human" camp.
In general, their facial and body structures are too human - why aren't we seeing the telltale dwarven stoutness that was evident in Gimli and the dwarves at the Council? As for the less-altered facial structures, maybe it's meant for viewers to tell them apart easily, but still. I love the amount of unique character we see for each of these thirteen dwarves, but I think they parted ways with continuity in order to eagerly shake hands with character and personality. Frankly, it seems to me that each dwarf was made to be a main character, and I can't see how that will be possible.
So now for a scary question: what will Dain and his army look like? I'm afraid continuity will again be at stake.
The beards are my main displeasure. They simply don't appear dwarven (not necessarily according to Tolkien, but according to the previous movie rendition)...
In general, Óin and Glóin look fantastic, followed by Bifur, and Balin and Dwalin aren't terrible.
On a uniformly positive note, I love the weapons (and the ladle)!
Mín Brannon cuia!
(This post was edited by arphen on Jul 17 2011, 9:19pm)