I have been watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and am truly admiring the choices made by PJ for Thorin. He so clearly had a romantic hero image in his mind for Thorin. Choosing to feature Thorin right in the beginning of the film, with the attack by Smaug on Erebor. Focusing on the handsome young prince.
That mighty left forearm! That hammer swinging to hit the anvil! The concentration on the dwarf’s face as he swings the hammer! <sigh> What a
man dwarf! I can truly understand all the fan fiction dedicated to Blacksmith/Thorin!
Then PJ brings Thorin to Bilbo‘s home. Knock Knock! “Gandalf”, says Thorin, in his deep gravelly voice, with a sweet twinkle in his eye. “So this is the hobbit?”, he says. “He looks more like a grocer than a burgler!” But his eyes are saying something different.
To me his eyes are saying, I know you are scared, but trust me, it will be okay. I care about what happens to you.
Then there’s the bit where Balin tells the story of The Battle of Azanulzibar where Thorin cuts Azog‘s arm off and protects himself using an oak branch as a shield. Then back to the present, where Thorin turns to his Company, and everyone stands up in awe at his majesty.
More to come. This is just part one of a longer posting I am working on about Thorin.
Thank you RichardArmitageNet.Com for the pictures.