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Maybe It's Controversial...But I Will Say It Anyway...

Girdle of Melian
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Oct 8 2013, 1:54pm


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The main characters in this movie are Bilbo and the Dwarves, but they are both short and would not be considered the stereotypical heart throb image. Now this movie is not exactly a comedy either, with the ridiculous Indian Jones type of adventure escapades of the Dwarves but do you think they added Legolas to the film (and Tauriel) just to bring eye candy to the screen - even if they have pointy ears?

I mean look at the movie Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was a terrible movie that could have been an epic. The movie is CLEARLY of Asian descent, but the director is apparently convinced than Asian character (or at least the producers) can save the world (meanwhile a robot like Optimus Prime). My point is do you think that the producers were not convinced the Dwarves could be considered appealing enough to be your typical heroes? I mean LOTS, while there was Frodo, there was Legolas, Arwen and Aragorn--all good lucking people; and the Dwarve--had to be the "funny" one. Tolkien's been accused being a misogynist, and I'm not saying he is or he isn't - but do you think the directors may have a bias ...ehem..against short people?

What do you think? Yes, I know we haven't seen the movie...and we are just speculating here, so don't shoot me, even if I'm the only that seems to be thinking of this....

GOM


(This post was edited by Girdle of Melian on Oct 8 2013, 1:57pm)

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Maybe It's Controversial...But I Will Say It Anyway... Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Oct 8 2013, 1:54pm
    Er....no. No way.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 8 2013, 1:59pm
        Yeah, Richard Kilidoescartwheels Send a private message to Kilidoescartwheels Oct 8 2013, 5:17pm
    Nope frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Oct 8 2013, 2:05pm
    Studio bosses Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Oct 8 2013, 2:05pm
        the one thing I am sure on Long Hammer Send a private message to Long Hammer Oct 8 2013, 3:24pm
    Nah Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 9 2013, 12:27am
        You keep using that word, but I don't think you know what it means. Thorin's Oakenshield Send a private message to Thorin's Oakenshield Oct 9 2013, 12:50am
            just to add... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 9 2013, 2:02am
            Previous discussion of the "Mary Sue" criticism DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Oct 9 2013, 4:24am
            I got my defintion of Mary Sue Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 10 2013, 1:19am
                So this begs the question: DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Oct 10 2013, 9:39am
                    There are different types of Mary Sue Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 11 2013, 1:31am
                        And if none of this is true? DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Oct 11 2013, 4:48am
                            Thranduil Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 14 2013, 12:00am
    Nope Kim Send a private message to Kim Oct 9 2013, 3:57am
        Ditto what she said!! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Oct 9 2013, 2:57pm
    No, I don't think so. Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Oct 9 2013, 10:35am
        Perhaps PJ Suffering From Snowhite Complex? Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Oct 9 2013, 12:36pm
            Humour Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Oct 9 2013, 12:52pm
    "Oh f***, not another elf!" Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Oct 9 2013, 5:31pm
        That, my friend, is brilliant. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Oct 9 2013, 6:36pm

 
 
 

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