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Jun 29 2011, 6:51pm

Post #51 of 120 (1023 views)
And a true Hobbit fan would get 3D eye surgery [In reply to] Can't Post


little mouse

Jun 29 2011, 6:56pm

Post #52 of 120 (1028 views)
I want to see "snot gun" [In reply to] Can't Post

 and "dwarf wedgie" could be included when Oin and Gloin are fighting

(This post was edited by little mouse on Jun 29 2011, 7:02pm)

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Jun 29 2011, 7:18pm

Post #53 of 120 (995 views)
It is now. [In reply to] Can't Post

The more clickable links, the merrier, right? Smile


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Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
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(This post was edited by Silverlode on Jun 29 2011, 7:19pm)

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Jun 29 2011, 7:21pm

Post #54 of 120 (992 views)
Damn it. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sounds as though del Toro was injecting a air of steam punk into the design and Thorin's helmet would have sprouted antlers (which was reported is another article).

I'd actually really like to see this.


Jun 29 2011, 7:39pm

Post #55 of 120 (997 views)
The "vagabond" dwarf look [In reply to] Can't Post

It appears that the dwarves are not dressed as richly as Gimli was in LOTR. This is as expected since they have been "homeless" and are trying to reclaim their home and treasure from Smaug.

Glad to see this differentiation.

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Jun 29 2011, 7:45pm

Post #56 of 120 (977 views)
Oh great. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin was nigglingly reminiscent of something, and you've just hit the nail on the head. Now how do I *forget* this before the movie opens?

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Jun 29 2011, 7:51pm

Post #57 of 120 (959 views)
Nah! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's that Klingons look a lot like Dwarves, like Vulcans look like Elves, Tellarites look like Orcs, Gorn look like Dragons, and Tholians look like trolls after sun-up.

If you think Tolkien copied a lot out of Star Wars, then consider Star Trek!

BTW, I'm beginning to like Armitage as Thorin just because I'm naturally contrarian.

The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”

(This post was edited by Darkstone on Jun 29 2011, 7:53pm)

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Jun 29 2011, 7:53pm

Post #58 of 120 (1029 views)
Is it just me.... [In reply to] Can't Post

.....or does Bilbo look positively skinny?

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Jun 29 2011, 7:58pm

Post #59 of 120 (935 views)
Re: [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease let that be a mohawk!

A Zangeif dwarf would rule hard.


Jun 29 2011, 7:58pm

Post #60 of 120 (1028 views)
Dwarf on the far left [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks like a Mohawk to me... and that thing that looks like a shine on his head could also be a tattoo. That would be pretty cool... dwarf with a big Mohawk and a tatooed head.



Jun 29 2011, 8:03pm

Post #61 of 120 (1015 views)
I've mentioned it before... [In reply to] Can't Post

In a post when the first photo of bilbo came out. People are caught up in the Thorin is too young / looks to weird / won't return my calls - that people think bilbo looks like bilbo. Now personally I think he looks fine, PJ's hobbits have so far been skinny (ish) bar Sam.

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Jun 29 2011, 8:09pm

Post #62 of 120 (956 views)
Hahaha [In reply to] Can't Post

People are caught up in the Thorin is too young / looks to weird / won't return my calls


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Jun 29 2011, 8:23pm

Post #63 of 120 (961 views)
Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I can only advise to wait until there are better pictures of Thorin. At the moment you can barely make out Richard Armitage's features. Also he is hooded - you cannot really tell how his hair and even beard will look like in their dwarvish glory

(This post was edited by Zherkezhi on Jun 29 2011, 8:24pm)


Jun 29 2011, 8:29pm

Post #64 of 120 (917 views)
It could be something like this [In reply to] Can't Post


but made to look different.

There is always hope

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Jun 29 2011, 8:44pm

Post #65 of 120 (903 views)
AD, you are an awesome observer! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post



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Jun 29 2011, 8:51pm

Post #66 of 120 (884 views)
He reminds me of Joxer [In reply to] Can't Post

You know, this guy: http://thetorchonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/joxer.jpg

I suppose it could be an arming cap, a quilted hat that goes under a helmet. Whatever it is, I suppose it doesn't bode well for our chances of seeing 13 colored hoods all lined up in Bilbo's entryway. Crazy

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Jun 29 2011, 8:54pm

Post #67 of 120 (891 views)
I don't know [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know what you're on about, but, yeah. All I'm saying is it being from a 3D film won't at all ever effect a screen grab, because it's two lens, capturing two different angles of an image, just like a regular movie. It's only when they're combined that they produce a 3D image. Thus, a film still captured from a 3D movie, would be from one lens, and thus look completely normal.

Yeesh. So many people on this site talk in riddles, or just really bad sarcasm.


Jun 29 2011, 9:19pm

Post #68 of 120 (885 views)
huh? [In reply to] Can't Post

Where do you get a glass/wooden eye? Is this a joke I'm missing. :)

In Reply To
From left to right: Dwalin, Gloin, Nori, Thorin, Bifur, Bofur.

Only in this enhanced image does 'Bofur' look like James Nesbitt. And it appears to me that he's going to have a glass/wooden eye!

Fantastic Four

Jun 29 2011, 9:21pm

Post #69 of 120 (876 views)
I don't think he's hooded in that photo // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jun 29 2011, 9:22pm

Post #70 of 120 (880 views)
I'm sure now they'll find something else to criticize. ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree, his hair looks a steely grey to me, which I think is perfectly fitting, I always thought it looked like his hair had some grey in it anyway(I just throught they were streaks, which turned out simply to be low resolution artifacts I guess) so it's not a big change to me anywya.

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than the image of ew...you can see now that the hair color of Thorin is definitely dark grey...so peace was restored...now i'm 1000% that these movies will be massive, epic, brilliant etc. i have no doubt for this...there will be more photos from the empire magazine tomorow...?


Jun 29 2011, 9:24pm

Post #71 of 120 (875 views)
Oh [In reply to] Can't Post

yes, I guess, you're right! mea culpa-

Well, anyway, you cannot make out his looks in their entirety


Jun 29 2011, 9:47pm

Post #72 of 120 (865 views)
How can you tell? [In reply to] Can't Post

First off he's sitting sideways, for you know his beard is blended in with his hair, you can't actually see where his beard ends, even in the lightened picture. Because his head is turned, that could very well make his beard bend. Secondly he has more of a beard than the guy sitting on the right of picture next to him(who very much looks like Nesbitt now) and we can't see that he has any less of a beard than the two guys on the left. So I'd hardly say "He's got the least beard of any of them in the picture" when he clearly has more of one than Bofur and when you can't even see two of the other dwarves beards with any degree of clarity.

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Jun 29 2011, 9:48pm

Post #73 of 120 (839 views)
Who are "THEY"? // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Jun 29 2011, 11:02pm

Post #74 of 120 (783 views)
that was hilarious [In reply to] Can't Post

anway I thought that first pic was an official movie screenshot but I guess it wasn't since the background is the same in this one aswell


Jun 29 2011, 11:03pm

Post #75 of 120 (785 views)
Those trousers also seem a little shorter [In reply to] Can't Post

... than the ones Ian Holm's Bilbo used to wear, but maybe it's just the way the picture was taken. The first moment I saw this new Empire photo of M.F. as Bilbo, I thought 'oh no, is he wearing bermudas?' and went to look at my LotR photo books. There's this picture (in two of them) of Bilbo standing under the Party Tree giving his speech before he disappears, and I could swear those trousers are longer. Or perhaps it's the cut of these new ones? Not flattering, imo.Unsure

Perhaps Bilbo only becomes a fashionable gentleman when he has plenty of money to spend on sartorial extravagancies? Or maybe fashion 60 years later was a little more elegant. Or could it be that I'm missing the Ngila Dickson touch? Unimpressed I thought her LotR costumes just absolutely marvellous and always exactly right. *nostalgic sigh*.

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