Thursday, December 20, 2012

Trolls, Goblins, and Wolve/Wargs in The Hobbit vs The Lord of the Rings

Let me first say that The Hobbit was amazing! Now that we have that out of the way, there is some interesting differences between the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit seems much more light hearted than the Lord of the rings, which is true of the books as well. For example Gandalf is considerably more light hearted in the Hobbit than the Lord of the Rings. If you look at the following picture:

It's obvious that even the design of certain enemies is different. In Lord of the Rings, the trolls were presented as beasts, they didn't talk or have personalities. For the famous troll scene in the hobbit however, it was necessary to have the trolls talk. The trolls features and movements where also much more human.

As the following two instalments of the Hobbit come out, I'll be sure to make a more complete comparison of creatures and characters in the two series.

*Update* A reddit user pointed out something I felt should be shared on this post.

By mr_daydream:
"It is worth noting that in all cases these are different breeds of these races. Thus it's reasonable to assume they'd look slightly different. I saw a behind-the-scenes video a few months ago where PJ says that this was deliberate. The Hobbit vs LotR * Mountain Trolls vs Cave Trolls * Misty Mountain Goblins vs Moria Goblins * Gundabad Wargs vs Mordor Wargs."
I think this is a very interesting and plausible explanation for the differences in appearance.


  1. I didn't notice these differences but it might be the reason I enjoyed The Hobbit much more!

  2. Doesn't explain why Wargs look like different species of creature not just different breeds of wolf.

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