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"Wow! I never thought of it like that!"
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Apr 28 2013, 6:52pm

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Erebor. I always thought it more like a giant cave. Not so many bridges, levels etc.
The Dwarves. To me they were always more like the Disney version, different colours to keep them apart. In the movie they are all various characters as well.
The stone giants. I always figured them more as giants living in the mountains, throwing stones at eachother. Not being part of the mountain.

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Apr 28 2013, 6:58pm

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That was the only part of the stone giants that I liked [In reply to] Can't Post

was the look of them. To me they did with them what Tolkien did with the Ents. tree herders made of living trees and Stone Giants actually made of stone. I thought that was a pretty cool concept. But one that should have been left in the distance... Then once the dwarfs started riding them like a roller coaster at six flags amusement park I was over them. and hated the direction they took with them.


Apr 28 2013, 7:30pm

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The orcs/goblins [In reply to] Can't Post

By this point I had become pretty used to the LOTR orcs/goblins, so these are a lot different, beyond just Azog and his whiteness. Particularly having the use Black Speech, which you basically never heard out of an orc/goblin/Uruk in LOTR. So yeah, I just thought it would be more of the same orciness, and it wasn't.

Oh, and Thorin. I would say his hotness factor in the book was pretty low. Nonexistent, actually. Can't say I thought of anyone in the book as potentially hot beyond Bard, which is why I kept seeing Clive Owen in the role (although I think I see Clive Owen in all roles).


Apr 29 2013, 3:16am

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For me... it was the Dwarves. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have still got a big "WOW! I never thought of THEM like that!" In the books, besides the main Dwarves, the rest of the dwarves were kind of a mass unless mentioned for a specific event or action. Each of the Dwarves in the film(s) are individuals with unique personalities, looks, and contributions to the Quest. I am so grateful for this! It's really expanded my reads as well as my viewings ;)

Another is what it's like to host a Dwarven Feeding Frenzy! And clean-up afterwards. Yeah... there are some awesome moments that I stop and consider in a whole different way now.

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