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Gundabad Orcs..


Jan 3 2013, 8:57pm

Post #1 of 11 (843 views)
Gundabad Orcs.. Can't Post

Since we talk alot and have talked alot about the head orcs (Azog,Bolg) what did everyone think of the other orcs, the Orcs of Gundabad or the Hunter Orcs? I felt they were a change and I love their design probably more than any previous orcs. Their more muscular and speak their own language and just seem more evil and menacing! Yazneg was good until he died( Azog killed him) but he looks nothing like his action figure ( think old man) .I wonder why? Fimbul was excellent but not much action..probably be featured more in Desolation of Smaug. So what do you guys think?


Jan 3 2013, 9:31pm

Post #2 of 11 (468 views)
Orc Language and the NZ Haka [In reply to] Can't Post

Has anyone noticed that the orc language is very similar to the Haka the baltte chant/cry of the Maori used most prominantly by the All Blacks Rugby Team (There are many versions of the haka but here is one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdMCAV6Yd0Y. Our North American friends may not be so familiar but the Aussie, Kiwi, Brit, Irish, and French rugby fans know it all too well.

Superuser / Moderator

Jan 3 2013, 9:58pm

Post #3 of 11 (380 views)
No, I didn't. [In reply to] Can't Post

What similarities do you hear?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Tol Eressea

Jan 3 2013, 10:18pm

Post #4 of 11 (401 views)
Fimbul [In reply to] Can't Post

I preferred Yazneg over Fimbul.

Something about Fimbul I didn't really like in the movie, design wise. A bit too bland compared to the other orcs in my opinion.

I also really liked the orcs at the battle of Azanulbizar.

(This post was edited by Carne on Jan 3 2013, 10:24pm)


Jan 3 2013, 10:25pm

Post #5 of 11 (349 views)
okay what language? [In reply to] Can't Post

What language were the orcs speaking? I thought it was the black speech of Mordor.

-Sir are you classified as human
-Negative, I am a meat-popsicle


Jan 3 2013, 10:43pm

Post #6 of 11 (347 views)
I thought they were okay [In reply to] Can't Post

design wise they didn't really appeal to me. Their prosthetics looked fake as if they were wearing masks. I was also put off by the Oricsh language.

Some of the the other minor Gundabad orcs looked better though.


Jan 4 2013, 3:53am

Post #7 of 11 (227 views)
I liked them [In reply to] Can't Post

They were a little different from the previous orcs but not so different as the Great Goblin horde. I liked the language, as well.

Grey Havens

Jan 4 2013, 4:32am

Post #8 of 11 (217 views)
Goblins... [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought the Goblins from the Hobbit were more like the FotR Moria orcs.


Jan 4 2013, 12:40pm

Post #9 of 11 (187 views)
they're ok [In reply to] Can't Post

though i can't really judge them yet and i need to see more of their design in the upcoming movies.
but i have to admit that i am not so much fond of the bone-and-fur design clothing, it goes too much into the barbarian-cliche for me and i just totally loved the orcs in LOTR, especially their amor and weapons

Captain Sassy Pants
The Shire

Jan 5 2013, 1:54pm

Post #10 of 11 (89 views)
You mean... [In reply to] Can't Post

They were of a slender build, with human like proportions; they were greenish and not pink,; they looked closer to orcs and not molerats; their bodies weren't covered in sores/lesions?

I guess I saw completely different goblins than you did.

Grey Havens

Jan 5 2013, 1:58pm

Post #11 of 11 (109 views)
Hahaha... [In reply to] Can't Post

They had the same enlarged eyes of underground dwellers that will not go out in the daylight (if different pupils) and the same pointy ears, among other similarities. They also seemed (other than the Great Goblin) slighter/shorter on average than the more "military" orcs in the armies of LotR.


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