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i really like the new beefed up stone giants sequence
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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Sep 22 2012, 9:53pm

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I clearly see a stone giant at least // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Hamfast of Gamwich
Rivendell

Sep 22 2012, 10:59pm

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There are plenty of reason Sauron might not be able to recruit them [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe they derive their power from the mountains, so can't leave.

Maybe they only come alive at night.

Maybe there a law unto themselves who just love trashing stuff so would be just as likely to start trampling on orcs and smashing up Barad-dur as they are attacking minas Tirith.

They look bloody cool whatever they are.


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Sep 22 2012, 11:29pm

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I think they are like ents, [In reply to] Can't Post

They mind their own business and fight whoever seem like their enemy ^^

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Sep 22 2012, 11:40pm

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Yup [In reply to] Can't Post

Or like the Jotunheim trolls in Trollhunter who allegedly throw rocks at each other in a large field.


Macfeast
Rohan


Sep 22 2012, 11:53pm

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Hehe. [In reply to] Can't Post

Puns aside though, I think you're on to it. By the looks of it, we have one giant ahead of the company, and that one giant who falls just beside them. I think it's just the giants throwing rocks at each other until one of them falls over, not so much a proper battle (unless the falling giant is actually felled by some over-the-top heroics from the dwarves) as the company merely being in the wrong place at the wrong time.


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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Sep 23 2012, 12:38am

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You know, because I'm Norwegian, I've grown up with that tale...? :P [In reply to] Can't Post

The fields actually looks like there have been some trolls throwing rocks at each other! It's pretty cool ^^

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Sep 23 2012, 12:40am

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Very cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was also familiar with the tale, having been a long-time student of Norse myth and folk tales. Loved that the Trollhunter film-makers worked it into the movie.

Haven't been to the site myself, but would like to.


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Sep 23 2012, 12:43am

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Well, there are many such sites in Norway xD [In reply to] Can't Post

And it was pretty cool to see all those tales I grew up with put into a story on film :)

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 23 2012, 1:20am

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Pretty sure it's a giant [In reply to] Can't Post

But I really love that it's difficult to tell. Makes them very interesting Smile



Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 23 2012, 6:48am

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Either that, or it's a Gorignak. [In reply to] Can't Post

*waits to see if anyone gets the reference*

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Ataahua
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Sep 23 2012, 6:54am

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*searches for a lathe* / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Sinister71
Tol Eressea


Sep 23 2012, 2:52pm

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I hope thats correct [In reply to] Can't Post

that the giants are still just throwing the rocks at each other instead of them trying to hinder Bilbo and the dwarves way. That would be an awful change IMO. But if the stone giants are merely playing some form of football I can live with that.

Hopefully they are just in the wrong place at the wrong time


(This post was edited by sinister71 on Sep 23 2012, 2:53pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 23 2012, 6:16pm

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I'll go with the consensus then! ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Sep 23 2012, 6:38pm

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Oh, darn [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh...

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Elessar
Valinor


Sep 23 2012, 6:46pm

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Looking forward to seeing them [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a quick part but after seeing what they could look like in the War in the North game I'm eager to see what they will look like.



totoro
Lorien

Sep 24 2012, 4:36am

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Stone giants are dangerous, apparently [In reply to] Can't Post

The dwarves were not simply afraid they would be hit by a boulder; they were afraid the stone giants would target them/pick them up and punt them. I don't think the dwarves could have caused the stone giant to stumble as shown in the trailer, though, so my guess is another stone giant beaned him with a boulder.


Reptile
Rivendell


Sep 25 2012, 12:55am

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Galaxy Quest was a fun show [In reply to] Can't Post

Probably too late for this comment to matter, but I did get your reference, and in fact I was thinking the same thing when I saw the stone giant falling down. Must be a distant relation.

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