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i really like the new beefed up stone giants sequence
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MouthofSauron
Tol Eressea


Sep 22 2012, 1:14am

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i really like the new beefed up stone giants sequence Can't Post

PJ took something that was very intriguing but only touched on briefly in the book and went "rocks out" on it! those things almost look indestructible! how would you kill something that is made out of stone...?



wendy woo
Rivendell


Sep 22 2012, 1:18am

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I wasn't sure they would even put it in the film... [In reply to] Can't Post

but it gives them a good reason to find a cave, of course. It certainly ramps up the danger faced OUTSIDE the mountain. The way it was described in the book, you wouldn't have thought that any giant came near them, only the boulders the giants were tossing. But I guess Jackson's going to give the Dwarves and Company a close-up view after all.

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Dlanor da Great
Rivendell

Sep 22 2012, 1:20am

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Well .... [In reply to] Can't Post


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PJ took something that was very intriguing but only touched on briefly in the book and went "rocks out" on it! those things almost look indestructible! how would you kill something that is made out of stone...?

Maybe blow them up like Saruman blew up the wall at Helms Deep.
Or summon lightning like saruman did when The fellowship tried to cross over the mountain in FOTR.
Basically Saruman could kick their azz ...lol


MouthofSauron
Tol Eressea


Sep 22 2012, 1:22am

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but he would have to do that [In reply to] Can't Post

from afar, because if we was in tossing stones distance he would meet his end very quickly!



Dlanor da Great
Rivendell

Sep 22 2012, 1:49am

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Well he summoned the lightning while in his tower. So that would work. ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Avnar
Lorien


Sep 22 2012, 2:20am

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I think it's great! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was hoping they would get included!

But I had the same thought process... How would you destroy one??


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 22 2012, 2:24am

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Umm, kill them? [In reply to] Can't Post

In the book, they're throwing stones, but not at Thorin and co. There's no reason to kill them; they're not evil.

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MouthofSauron
Tol Eressea


Sep 22 2012, 2:26am

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send the balrog? [In reply to] Can't Post

its a good thing sauron never recruited them! you wouldn't need the wolf's head to break into minas tirith or the dynamite to break into helm's deep. i don't think lightning would work Dlanor da Great, have you seen lightning when it hits boulders? it just causes them to roll around or down a hill, the lightning would have to be powerful to crack the stone...


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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 22 2012, 2:43am

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Who's to say they are throwing stones at the company? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 22 2012, 2:54am

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Well we can't tell for sure, yet. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I never said they were throwing them at the company.

What I did say is that, according to the book, there's no reason to kill them because they're not evil or attacking the company.



thoon
Bree

Sep 22 2012, 3:24am

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My thoughts exactly! [In reply to] Can't Post

We see the giant on two distinct occasion in the trailer: once throwing and once falling. But is the same giant doing both? What if there are two of them, one above/behind the company and one in front of them. The poor company may have stumbled upon a rather nasty domestic dispute. I can just see them being a gigantic couple struggling through a rocky time in their relationship. Perhaps one was taking the other for granite, while the other was being too sedimental.



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MouthofSauron
Tol Eressea


Sep 22 2012, 3:30am

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one was taking the other for.....granite [In reply to] Can't Post

this is my granite he says while hurling his granite at the other one!!


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cameragod
Lorien


Sep 22 2012, 3:52am

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So are you suggesting [In reply to] Can't Post

their relationship was going through a rocky patch?

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Earl
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Sep 22 2012, 6:01am

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It ended with one of them hitting rock bottom // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Sep 22 2012, 6:05am

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And the other on a slab. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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totoro
Lorien

Sep 22 2012, 7:08am

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Not again! [In reply to] Can't Post

I swear you would have to be stoned to think these threads were funny.


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 22 2012, 8:38am

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Unless it's a metaphor sequence ;-P / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Valandil ed Imladris
Lorien


Sep 22 2012, 8:53am

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ya'll [In reply to] Can't Post

rock my world..


Elenorflower
Gondor


Sep 22 2012, 8:01pm

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I always thought [In reply to] Can't Post

they were throwing rocks about for fun? in the thunder storm, trying to look cool like Rockers from Rolling Stone magazine. groan. Unsure


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 22 2012, 8:21pm

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In the book, it was for fun. [In reply to] Can't Post

But the trailer certainly makes it seem like they're being thrown at the Company. And we've only seen one of them. I hope there are more.


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Valandil ed Imladris
Lorien


Sep 22 2012, 8:48pm

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I think there are two. [In reply to] Can't Post

One is ahead, throwing stones at the company and the other one is above them which is also the one who falls down at the end of the trailer


DanielLB
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Sep 22 2012, 8:49pm

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Falling? [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been trying to work that out. Is it a Stone Giant falling, or the side of the cliff falling apart?


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Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Sep 22 2012, 8:53pm

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Although the company felt endangered by the rocks in the text [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Valandil ed Imladris
Lorien


Sep 22 2012, 9:06pm

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IMO [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a stone giant falling down!!


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Sep 22 2012, 9:30pm

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It has discernable arms and legs [In reply to] Can't Post

So I am quite sure it is a falling giant.

Quickbeam and that other guy pointed it out in their analysis.

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