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Why didn't they fight Azog?

stoutfiles
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Feb 8 2013, 2:59pm


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When watching the movie the second time, I wonder why they didn't all just fight Azog and his followers? At some point you would think getting chased would be tiresome, and you would set up an ambush.

1. Two wargs attack the Company in the woods. They are both killed immediately. The dwarves are competent at killing.
2. The orcs are not expert fighters. Even Bilbo kills one, and he has no fighting experience whatsoever.
3. Some have long range weapons, and Kili is shown to be a good archer.
4. When the majority of them get out of the tree to rush to Thorin's defense, none of them are hurt by orcs.
5. They have a wizard with them who is powerful enough to kill a Balrog.
6. The Elves hate orcs and killed some for you. Surely they would help you kill the rest with an ambush.

When you force characters into the story, as well as making the dwarves more competent than shown in the book, you create more holes in the logic. This didn't add tension, just confusion.

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Why didn't they fight Azog? stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 8 2013, 2:59pm
    They are stuck on trees Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 8 2013, 3:06pm
        Not referring to the tree scene stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 8 2013, 3:10pm
            Sorry, got the wrong scene. Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 8 2013, 4:38pm
    Fighting wouldn't have guaranteed they'd all survive would it? Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 8 2013, 3:23pm
    The dwarves generally run away a lot Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 3:39pm
        no more running! stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 8 2013, 4:18pm
            And there was the matter of that Balrog. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 10 2013, 3:12am
    Some thoughts... Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 8 2013, 9:00pm
        well said // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 9:19pm
        not a hole in logic irodino Send a private message to irodino Feb 9 2013, 5:10am
            Agreed.// Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 9 2013, 5:37am

 
 
 

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