So I’m back from seeing DOS again.
And I gotta say one of my favorite parts about Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations of The Hobbit is how he takes Bombur and turns him from the easy joke into a hero.
Like, there’s still fun poked, but it isn’t like in the book, where you are CONSTANTLY reminded that Bombur’s weight is a detriment to the Company and to himself. You’re bombarded with the recurring theme that being fat is bad, and that if you are fat then you deserve to be made fun of. Gandalf is constantly ragging on Bombur for it, Thorin constantly rags on Bombur for it, tells him that if he weren’t so fat then things would be different, the Company is constantly angry with him about his weight resulting in all of them having to work harder, and by the end of it Bombur loses his fire of protest over being treated so poorly, and just accepts that he can’t get up the rope at Erebor because he’s too fat and stays behind with the ponies, until he’s eventually motivated by a dragon to haul himself up it.
But in the films, while there’s still joking, with Bofur throwing the sausage and him breaking the table in Rivendell, for example, we also see Bombur using his weight as an advantage.
He uses it as a strength to throw himself around in the goblin tunnels, and to knock back his enemies and to escape them. We see that his weight doesn’t prevent him from running way faster than the rest of his companions. We see that the Company trusts him as a warrior, especially in DOS, where they toss him weapons during the barrel chase. He’s able to mow down orcs as he rolls along in his barrel, and then he busts out, kills the shit out of all the orcs around him, and swan dives into a barrel as neat as you please. His weight isn’t a detriment, but in fact, gives him strength and power.
He’s able to use his size as an advantage to flame the fires of the forges in Erebor, something that no doubt took several dwarves in the days of Erebor’s peak. They trust him to protect their backs, and he fights beside them as an equal.
And even though he doesn’t have any actual lines, he still gets a voice in the movie, and is an active part of the Company. He has a stake in the reclaiming of Erebor, and he’s not just there for comic relief, to slow the company down in Mirkwood by falling under a magic sleep and needing to be carried, to be poked fun at and made to go last at everything because he’s the fattest.
Bombur is awesome, and I’m glad we get to see him be awesome.
he’s definitely got the shyly seductive look committed to memory!
This bathroom in the Jacksonville airport had a bunch of signs of all different shapes of women and I think that’s pretty neat
That did not go where I expected it to.
but i like it
When the old gods return
This art is TERRIFYINGLY BRILLIANT!
These are wonderful~
Always reblog, because these are horrifying.
The tornado. That is all.
I love and hate these
ok so this just hit me
humidifiers fill the air with water molecules from a source of water.
so what if someone filled a humidifier with holy water. would this essentially cleanse a room of all evil?
Either demons aren’t real, or demons are afraid because humans keep coming up with $40 solutions to demon problems.
How to be a cool kid according to Derek Hale.
I am done speaking with squirrels - Vine by JEROME JARRE
THE WAY HE SAYS SQUIRREL I CAN’T