Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Hobbit Film Dwarves

After seeing the newly release photos of the Dwarves for the Hobbit film, and rolling it around in my head for a while to see if they would grow on me I have to say that I am really disapointed. Now, I know that Peter Jackson has broken some rules as far as staying close to the books in the LOTR films, but I feel these dwarves are so far off from what Tolkien described that it is hard view them seriously. Lets look at what Tolkien wrote...

The first dwarf to enter Bilbo's humble hole was Dwalin.
"It was a dwarf with a blue beard tucked into a golden belt, very bright eyes under his dark green hood."

For starters I haven't seen a colored hood so far yet. Maybe they will be in the film later. If not I that's what will disapoint me most.

The second dwarf to enter was Balin.
" A very old looking dwarf on the step with a white beard, and a scarlet hood..."

Kili and Fili are next.

" It was two more dwarves, both with blue hoods, silver belts, and yellow beards; and each of them carried a bag of tools and a spade."

Now Kili and Fili are shown in the Hobbit film pictures with no tools but swords, no blue at all, and only one of them has a yellow beard that isn't very long.

I won't go through the rest of the dwarves cause I feel I have made my point. Maybe on screen they will look better to me. I think there is to much WOW influence to their clothing. Please let me know your thoughts.


  1. I have to agree. While I understand and do not mind a bit of deviation in the filming, some things there is no reason to touch, in my opinion. Always a danger of people wanting to 'put their stamp' on things, and that's fine, if it does not go too far.

    I hope the final images are better.

  2. I have been looking forward to The Hobbit movie for a long time now, & I must admit that I am dissapointed in the way that the Drarves are portrayed. Not what I had pictured at all.
    Regards, Le Loup.

  3. Le Loup,
    Good to see an 18th Century Reenactor checking out the blog. I too am a 18th Century reenactor. Mostly French and Indian War. I was at Fort Niagara this past July. I saw you are from Australia. Do you ever make it to America to attend any events?

  4. Hi Jake. No I have never been to America. I wanted to settle there but they didn't want me! So I came to Australia instead.
    Regards, Le Loup.