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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit:
Some geeky (or otherwise) observations, and questions that need answering
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swordwhale
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Jan 15 2013, 4:59am

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If you watch with it in mind, the fact that this is a movie about a family of dwarves and their hired help becomes hilariously clear, as well as giving you the real reason for Thorin's claim about loyalty at the beginning.

They don't harp on about it, but the Longbeard cousins are consistently more stern, serious, and considered warriors (albeit 'old warriors'), whether it be Thorin's stoicism, the obvious importance of the Sons of Fundin, but also the skill and respect of the Sons of Groin - they're so tight with their cousin Thorin they're willing to pick a fight with Elrond's folk.

Thorin tells Gloin to 'get a fire going' multiple times, and it's Oin and Gloin who factor the prophecy and discuss the ravens and thrushes at the end.

There's a lot to like about the other two merchant/tradesman class families as well - Bofur was a good choice for an 'everyman dwarf' who can relate a little easier to Bilbo.

But this is all about the Longbeards and there's tons of little touches to reinforce that.


Thanks for clarifying the Dwarf teams! (I can at least remember all the names and what faces go with which...). Bofur stands out a bit (maybe it's the hat) as likeable, sympathetic... a guy you want to hang out with. If tumblr is any clue, he's picked up quite a female fan base, including me.

It's the hat, it's got to be the hat...

Go outside and play...


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jan 15 2013, 5:04am

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They were clothed, but they didn't have their over-clothes on. Here's what I mean: link


I think it was longjohns...

I want Bofur's boots too...

Go outside and play...


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 23 2013, 2:44am

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The hat... and the smile :) [In reply to] Can't Post

He's my fav too :D



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 4 2013, 11:39pm

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**I've Gathered Geeky List Info from this post :) THANKS ALL! [In reply to] Can't Post

**PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANYMORE OBSERVATIONS FOR THE LIST TO THIS THREAD!**
I've made the final gathering of geeky observations for this thread. Please post any additions to the most current Hobbit Movie Board Thread. THANKS MUCHLY!! J



First draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - updated list coming soon



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I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


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