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TOPIC: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!?

Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 02:34 #99896

Looks like pictures of the dwarves from The Hobbit are starting to surface. Not sure I ever finished reading the Hobbit, but I don't recall so many individual looks. Oh well, this is surely better for the visual medium of film (don't know about that 'key sword' Kili has, though).

Nori, Ori, and Dori


Oin and Gloin


Fili and Kili


Bofur, Bombur, Bifur


Balin and Dwalin


Thorin




Still, these fellas will forever be my company of dwarves.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 02:49 #99898

I saw these a couple of days ago and think the dwarves look positively bad ass. That kind of goes against how they act in the book though, they're very whiny, cowardly and incompetent. I really like how they've made each one look very unique otherwise it would be very hard to tell 12 dwarves apart. I still think most movie goers are going to have a hard time remembering the key ones. My only complaint is Thorin looks a little too Trent Reznor for me.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 03:21 #99899

It's nice to see some skinny dwarves for once.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 03:38 #99902

The skinny ones don't look like dwarves.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 10:52 #99909

Hahaha, I bet a lot of us will have a hard time shaking the images from the cartoon from our mind's eye going into this.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 13:27 #99915

LOL, Starfish head.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 15:30 #99923

I find these images stomach-churningly awful. Like, as far from the spirit of the book as you could possibly get. The costuming (especially the swords) exemplifies the worst of videogame-style production design.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 15:51 #99924

Fili and Kili are slated to do a Breck Shampoo product placement and tie-in for the film, hence the positively stunning hair.

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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 16:07 #99925

With Kili apparently being played by Seth Green?
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 18:31 #99939

With Kili apparently being played by Seth Green

That's Aidan Turner from Being Human. He's pretty awesome.
I find these images stomach-churningly awful. Like, as far from the spirit of the book as you could possibly get. The costuming (especially the swords) exemplifies the worst of videogame-style production design.

I think the swords fit into the angular, geometric style of the dwarves as presented in Moria in the LOTR films. But I agree, they certainly don't look like a bunch of whiny dwarves who can't do anything for themselves. Although they do invoke that shadiness Bilbo feels when he first meets them. They are a group of wandering outcasts, mind you.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 22 Jul 2011 23:40 #99962

Where are all the multicolored hats?
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 23 Jul 2011 01:54 #99970

I like the design on Fili and Kili, but they need more belts and pouches. Like, a lot more.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 23 Jul 2011 03:06 #99978

Stormcow wrote:
I like the design on Fili and Kili, but they need more belts and pouches. Like, a lot more.

When did Rob Liefeld get a F:AT account?!
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 23 Jul 2011 06:14 #99980

I will admit that Bofur is rockin' the massive neck braid.
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Re: Who Let The Dwarves Out?!? 23 Jul 2011 23:03 #99998

They look like shit. Totally plastic shiny shit. They look like shitty CGI for fucks sake.

Thorin isn't supposed to look like a Klingon extra from a low budget Star Trek fan fic.
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