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arithmancer
Grey Havens

Jan 13 2013, 4:54pm

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Thorin vs. Azog [In reply to] Can't Post

I wouldn't say Thorin came across as an amazingly dominant, Aragorn-like fighter who could fight Azog toe-to-toe in his Azanulbizar fight with Azog. As soon as he engaged with Azog, in quick sequence he lost his shield, and then his sword. He was knocked to the ground and saved himself only by quickly seizing the oak branch and using it to protect himself. When it seemed he was lost, he grabbed a sword that was lying on the ground and cut off Azog's hand. Considering which, I found the "into the fire" scene consistent with what had gone before, as Azog enjoyed an advantage he lacked in the first meeting, and exploited it. (The Warg played a role in the latter encounter).

Which is not to say I don't think Thorin is a good fighter; we see plenty against lesser foes or his fighting as part of a larger group which suggests he is strong and skilled.


hutch
Rohan


Jan 13 2013, 8:57pm

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Aragornization of Thorin? [In reply to] Can't Post

Ha. Thorin should be so lucky. This indeed true though, mainly in that he has been chosen to be the heart throb of the films and thus no grey hair, and very little prosthetics.

If ever I was to give credence to GDT version of the Hobbit it would be for his casting decision of Thorin.

Anyway, a lot of non-book reader, nonTolkien geeks have found the lack of prosthetics for a certain two dwarves 'cringeworthy'. "What's up with that?" they asked me. "Apparently the filmmakers or studios decided you (the average movie goer) wouldn't like/identify with Thorin if he was too old, grizzled and dwarvish, so they kept him more human." To which they replied "They're wrong."

Now that I think about it, I'd say Thorin's lack of prosthetics is cringeworthy because when I see him he just looks like Richard Armitage with a nose piece.

Davy Jones could've been Bilbo...I mean he was a Brit with a sense for adventure, singing & dancing. And think of the costs it would've save with forced perspective: he was ACTUALLY 5'3. He also hung out with a grumpy tall dude in a hat (Mike Nesmith.) While we're at it let's just have Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork as Merry & Pippin.


hutch
Rohan


Jan 13 2013, 9:02pm

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Not 'Aragornization' but 'Isuldirization' [In reply to] Can't Post

They've got Thorin set up much more to be Isuldir (sp?),
that look on Thorin's face when he sees his kin's reaction to gold looks so much like Isuldir's "No." when Elrond shouts to throw the ring into the fire during the prologue.

Davy Jones could've been Bilbo...I mean he was a Brit with a sense for adventure, singing & dancing. And think of the costs it would've save with forced perspective: he was ACTUALLY 5'3. He also hung out with a grumpy tall dude in a hat (Mike Nesmith.) While we're at it let's just have Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork as Merry & Pippin.

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