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The Fellowship may be more immediately interesting, but the Company is sure interesting enough

elostirion74
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Feb 2 2013, 4:50pm


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It's only to be expected that you should feel more invested in the cause of the Fellowship, given that their stakes are higher and the purpose of their mission is more universal, whereas the motivation of the dwarves is more self-serving. Like others have said, the different members of the Fellowship are also introduced gradually instead of all at once, which gives more time to know and emotionally connect to each member.

Still I felt that I did relate quite strongly to several members of the Company besides Thorin and Bilbo and the film did a good job fleshing out the personality of the various members. Fili and Kili are young, adventurous and more care-free; in several ways they have a similar position to Bilbo, except they are less afraid, perhaps recklessly so. Bofur seems like a wonderful mix of mischief, humour and empathy. Balin shows such strength of character just in his bearing and the way he speaks, I was captivated by him from the first moment and felt that he commanded great respect, but in a quiet way. Dwalin is not the type I like, too hard and tough, but I enjoyed how his attitude made him distinctive. And you have Dori, who clearly has an affinity for Gandalf, waiting on him and looking to him to sort out their troubles, from dragons to the weather, and who also has a younger and quite inexperienced brother in Ori to look after.

Lastly I think Oín and Bifur's roles are fascinating and I'm wondering what's in store for them in the next film. They both seem to be a little cut off from the rest of the company, especially Bifur. While Oín clearly commands respect as an old dwarf with some specific skills, I'm curious as to what kind of role Bifur will assume in the company and what kind of emotions we will see from him as their journey progresses and they are getting closer to their goal.

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The Company and The Fellowship xMb Send a private message to xMb Jan 31 2013, 4:10pm
    Legolas, Gimli and Boromir all get nice character moments at the Council of Elrond sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Jan 31 2013, 4:53pm
        Party at Bag End joec_34 Send a private message to joec_34 Jan 31 2013, 5:06pm
    Not sure it's a fair comparison... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 31 2013, 5:18pm
        Right on. hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 31 2013, 9:12pm
    I had expectations... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 5:21pm
    I don't necessarily agree FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Jan 31 2013, 5:31pm
    I actually feel closer to the Company than the Fellowship Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 31 2013, 5:55pm
    I think the focus was placed heavily upon... Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 31 2013, 7:34pm
    A bit premature still, methinks... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 31 2013, 8:21pm
        whom to hang with.... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 8:34pm
    Difficult to say... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Jan 31 2013, 8:44pm
    It could be simply no more... MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Jan 31 2013, 8:59pm
    think we have to remember... andwise Send a private message to andwise Jan 31 2013, 9:14pm
    Screen Time Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 31 2013, 11:52pm
    While Legolas is far more enchanting to behold, I found Balin and Bofur to be AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:31am
    My feelings Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 1 2013, 7:37am
        well put.... andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 1 2013, 11:43am
    The Fellowship will always resonate more with me jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Feb 1 2013, 12:11pm
    There are greater number of character moments imin Send a private message to imin Feb 1 2013, 1:43pm
        The number is indeed huge Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 1 2013, 4:05pm
            Exactly cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 1 2013, 4:25pm
    The Fellowship may be more immediately interesting, but the Company is sure interesting enough elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Feb 2 2013, 4:50pm
    Good Question. Durin's Folk Send a private message to Durin's Folk Feb 4 2013, 5:22pm

 
 
 

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