fantastic picture, but it won't happen in the movie as shown here: the sword didn't glow blue in the movies, for some reason. besides, it's Dain Ironfoot who killed Azog in the original story, maybe it's going to be him in the movies as well.
I heard he wasn't in the book so I was hoping his story would be rapped up in first movie, just so something could come to an end in one movie. I enjoyed his stuff but I kind of wanted him to die in the end just for some closure for one of the points in the movie.
"all the way into the childhood again, but with brand new feels" YES, that's exactly how I'm feeling ! I still can't get over how awesome the movie was. I need to see it a third time. Can't get enough... And your artwork is incredible ! The colours, composition, the blue glow of Orcrist, and Thorin's expression... EPIC.
Well, if I remember correctly that scene wasn't in the books. They were only chased by the Wargs (is that how you spell it? I read it in Icelandic about five years ago...) not by the pale orc.... I could very very well be wrong though.
The scene wasn't fail though. It was a way of strengthening the bond between Bilbo and Thorin. Bilbo *saved his life*.
No the scene isn't in the book. Azog was killed by another dwarf (Dain? I think)in the battle of Moria if I remember correctly. He did however kill Thror.
I think it was a nice thouch to add him though. It added some ecitment that would be missing without it. The book is great in itself but putting it to screen exactly as it was might have been a bit too cropped at times.. of course that depends on the directors interpretation.^^
Lol in "fail" I didn't mean it was bad.. just that Thorin's dramatic entrance was fail. I think he miscalculated the situation a bit. Or not.. considering that he probabaly thought it was either that or falling down the cliff... (I think I would have taken my chances though..O.o)
Yep, Azog was indeed killed by Dáin in the "Battle of Azanulbizar" at the gates of Moria. In the Appendixes, Tolkien mentions that Azog had a son, Bolg, who succeeded him after his death for more than 150 years.
And I see what you mean by "fail dramatic entrance"... I don't know what Thorin was thinking, attacking Azog like that, but he underestimated him big time. He nearly got himself killed and didn't even get a chance to fight back. I guess he wanted to kill Azog so badly that he was just blinded by rage... EPIC scene, though. Epic movie.
Oh I knew there was a Bolg somewhere! Didn't he lead the attack in the last battle or something? (Btw it's a bit odd imagining an orc having a family )
Lol, yeah and i agree it was truly EPIC! I approve of the drama feel it gave but they could have given Thorin some other charge tune than the one for the Black Riders. O.o After three movies where creepy demons have the tune and suddenly the good guy gets it.
You're right, Bolg led the Orcs and Wargs into battle at the Lonely Mountain (Battle of the Five Armies) against the Dwarves, Elves and Lake-Men. Thorin died during that battle (Fili and Kili too ), and Bolg was ultimately killed by Beorn.
Haha, yeah, I always wondered if Orcs could have children - well there you go ! Azog must have had a lovely wife at some point (All things considered, though, Azog is rather handsome compared to most Orcs.)
I agree about the Black Rider theme playing when Thorin charges Azog - I wondered why they chose that tune ! It's really odd, especially considering they re-used all the other themes properly (Shire theme, Rivendell theme, Eagles theme...). And Thorin did have his own tune in The Hobbit movie, they could have used it in that scene ! It was a weird choice. (The music during the "battle" scene - which is more of a Thorin-gets-his-ass-kicked scene, really - is wonderful, though. Very dramatic !)
The movie is much heavier story wise and cut into three movies because Tolkien wrote much much more about what happened in the Hobbit in the Appendixes for Lord of the Rings. He wanted to tell a bigger story and that's what Peter Jackson is doing. I see no flaws.