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Old 12-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Aganzir View Post
Here I would ask: what characterisation? They did a decent job with the children of Ilśvatar, but the dwarves were virtually dummies who had no interpersonal relationships and who delivered cheesy one-liners.
They are much more alive as characters than in the book, with individuality. We see much less of them in this film than in the first, and they are mostly involved in action rather than talking, so it is less obvious perhaps than with the new characters. The scene where Thorin was tapping them for coin was one that stood out for me, and also in Lake Town.

Originally Posted by Kuruharan
While I haven't seen the movie yet, just on the basis of the other reviews on this very thread I am wondering if everyone is even talking about the same film as you. Characterization, or lack thereof, seems to be a frequent complaint.
Sorry, but it really is quite depressing and sad that we need to get into the old ad hominem thing again. Yes, I really did see the same film, do you need to ask?
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