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Tol Eressea

Aug 16 2013, 7:09pm

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My opinion...

do people really think "GQ" when they see the movie version of Thorin?

It's pretty obvious that they intentionally "sexified" a few of the dwarves (notably Thorin and Kili), to the point that they resemble men more than dwarves. I'm sure part of it was the fact that the filmmakers felt they needed a few "eye-candy" main characters, but I also recall reading an interview with either Jackson or Boyens where they stated that they intentionally made Thorin more human-looking so the audience would be more sympathetic towards him. I find this logic kind of silly, because out of all of the dwarves in the film, I find Balin to be the most sympathetic and have the most emotional depth. And Balin is, arguably, the most dwarven-looking of all of the dwarves (just going by the aesthetic already established in film-universe).

(This post was edited by Salmacis81 on Aug 16 2013, 7:13pm)

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Post edited by Salmacis81 (Tol Eressea) on Aug 16 2013, 7:13pm

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