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Old December 29 2012, 06:59 PM   #355
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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

Ln X wrote:
or the scene with those mountain rock monsters (all in the book so blame Tolkien!
To be fair, they only got one offhand reference in the book and were not described at all. So the film's treatment of them was essentially invented by the filmmakers.

Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
Does anyone really remember or care why Loki and Hawkeye wanted some old man's eye ball signature?
Yes.

Hanukkah Solo wrote:
Speaking of the extended version, I wonder if it'll give us a glimpse of young Aragorn. He was about ten years old and known only as Estel at this point. It'd be cool if maybe Bilbo meets him, or something.
I had been wondering if we would see a ten-year-old Aragorn in the film. However, in Peter Jackson's version of the LOTR universe, the seventeen-year gap between Bilbo's party and "The Shadow of the Past" ( Frodo's conversation with Gandalf about the Ring ) is completely eliminated. Thus, Jackson's The Hobbit takes place sixty years before the War of the Ring, as opposed to the 77 year difference in the books. Given that Aragorn is still said to be 87 in the extended edition of TTT, this would mean that Aragorn should be 27 at the time of Jackson's The Hobbit.
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