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Not going there, this is movie-phile not purist.

It is no longer just a branch, Madomir! Pff. It's a conveniently arm-shaped shield!

[ 01-05-2013, 03:38 PM: Message edited by: The DarkQueen Iauraearien ]

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I really don't have a problem with Thorin keeping the branch as it was. It was clearly already good enough to protect him from the might of Azog, why ruin a good thing? There also could have been some sort of sentimental reasoning behind his keeping it and not transforming it into a proper shield.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MKa2OrZmGY
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Using the branch to construct a shield made of oak would make some sense...
Except IRL (I know, I know), oak makes poor shields. Sounds great and poetic and all, but makes a heavy yet brittle shield.

I'll shut up now.

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Except IRL (I know, I know), oak makes poor shields.
IRL so do 140 year old logs (complete with original bark) []
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Sounds great and poetic and all, but makes a heavy yet brittle shield.
Take it up with The Prof.

*throw Éomer an apple in approved film fashion for talking sense* []

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Confound it all! I'm a horselord, not an actual bloody horse! []
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Back when Fellowship came out I saw it at least 5 times in the cinema, IIRC. It seems that The Hobbit is having a similar 'must see this again!' effect. I've now seen it 3 times and I must say it's improved with each viewing. Some things still bug me, but on the whole I think it's a great adaptation. Lets face it, it was off to a good start when they got rid of those awful garden gnome hoods. []
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"oak makes poor shields."

True, when it's old and dry anyway. "Shield" was only a figure of speech, since Thorin cut a branch of oak to use as a shield; so it would be springy and tough.
But after 100 years, not so much! []

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Sorry for off topic posting, but didn't the FOTR apple have a fan club? I thought it did, and that I was a member, but I can't find it. It's so nice to see the apple back on set.

Sorry - I found it.

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More OT-ness:
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Confound it all! I'm a horselord, not an actual bloody horse!
You sound like Hidalgo. [] I miss that horse. []
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Good, you don't wanna step in dog-poop []
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Probably the strongest scene in "The Hobbit" was when Bilbo is standing invisible right in front of Gollum who sadly realizes that he has lost the Ring. And Bilbo debates in his mind whether or not to slay Gollum. He spares him. This makes me recall in FOTR when Frodo tells Gandalf that Bilbo "should've killed Gollum when he had the chance". Well, this WAS the Chance! And Bilbo found in own humanity the courage not to slay a life.
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I think you mean "hobbitity". []
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[removed due to wrong section]

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Alright, dude, if you're just going to pick apart the movie, then get out. That's not what this thread is about.
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Indeed. Also, the hate thread needs more posts, so why not let's move it there.
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Oi, Myrtle! []
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Keep your shorts dry, it was mistakenly posted in the wrong section.
Learn relaxation []

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Learn boundaries.
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Keep your shorts dry, it was mistakenly posted in the wrong section.
Of course it was.

Now run along.

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Forth Eorlingas? []
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