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New Version: Azog Discussion/Appreciation Thread

marcuspaine
Bree

Jul 15 2013, 3:14am

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I watched AUJ again last evening, and I found myself appreciating the subtleties in Manu Bennett's mo-cap performance, and how perfectly they reflect in the final form of Azog. While his role in the story is a divergence from canon, I found him an intimidating presence with more layers than you would initially believe:

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MouthofSauron
Tol Eressea


Jul 15 2013, 3:19am

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totally agree [In reply to] Can't Post

can''t wait for more Azog in DOS!


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The Mitch King
Rohan


Jul 15 2013, 4:56am

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I love him! [In reply to] Can't Post

I really can't wait for Bolg though!


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 15 2013, 4:59am

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Is that last shot [In reply to] Can't Post

from when he realises that he has lost his quarry (Thorin)?
I think his facial expression is brilliant there.


The Mitch King
Rohan


Jul 15 2013, 5:02am

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I believe so [In reply to] Can't Post


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from when he realises that he has lost his quarry (Thorin)?
I think his facial expression is brilliant there.



Arandir
Gondor


Jul 15 2013, 6:38am

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I think he's brilliant [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, in terms of canon he's out of his timeline - but I still think he makes a powerful presence.

I perfectly agree that his facial expressions are incredibly realistic, so-much-so that sometimes I can't believe this is actually a mo-capped and CGI creation rather than Manu Bennett in costume Laugh... no seriously though, it's wonderful Smile

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Yngwulff
Gondor


Jul 15 2013, 8:47am

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check out Azog marking thread [In reply to] Can't Post

I think its a good possibilty Azog and Beorn have a past together.

The stylistic/ritualist facial scars are probably just that but not the big claw scar on hus chest ... its too big

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Glorfindela
Valinor


Jul 15 2013, 11:21am

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I've always thought that Azog is well realised [In reply to] Can't Post

I like his body movements, and find he has a more intimidating presence than any of the frozen-faced, prosthetics-laden Orks from LOTR. I also like Azog's deep voice and the fact that he speaks in Orkish. (I did like the way Lurtz was done in FOTR, but thought Orks like Gothmog were just stone-faced looking, and were not intimidating at all.)

I don't care if the book story is not followed exactly I have easily been able to separate both PJ's Hobbit and his LOTR films from the books, and look on the books and films as two different entities.


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I watched AUJ again last evening, and I found myself appreciating the subtleties in Manu Bennett's mo-cap performance, and how perfectly they reflect in the final form of Azog. While his role in the story is a divergence from canon, I found him an intimidating presence with more layers than you would initially believe:



(This post was edited by Glorfindela on Jul 15 2013, 11:22am)


LordotRings93
Rohan


Jul 15 2013, 12:00pm

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Azog is now on my list of favorites! [In reply to] Can't Post

And that list goes (in order): Frodo, Bilbo, Thorin, Azog, Boromir, and Aragorn. Shows how much of a lasting impression he's made on me. I'm now a complete Azog fanboy, so much that I squee'd like a little schoolgirl when I saw him appear in the DOS trailer.

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Oin's parasite
Rivendell


Jul 15 2013, 1:34pm

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I adored Azog. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I fancy myself as a middle earth fanatic. He just fit well and gave some needed action to some slower parts in the book that would have been dull on screen perhaps without him.

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Bumpypotato
Bree

Jul 16 2013, 11:01am

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Certainly a better non-canon baddy then the last Narnia's evil green fog. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Cavaldi
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Jul 16 2013, 8:32pm

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I certainly look forward to him dying. [In reply to] Can't Post

(Azog, that is.)


deskp
Lorien

Jul 17 2013, 4:09am

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well. [In reply to] Can't Post

yazneg and Bolg would have filled those parts with action was it not for Azog.

 
 

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