Thorin Thursday: NYC Viewing Tonight, THBOFA Poster Tweeted By Richard Armitage Wows!, December 11, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #670)

If you’re in the NYC vicinity, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies  viewing is tonight!  And just so you don’t forget, its star portraying Thorin Oakenshield–the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage–just tweeted this little poster:

Holy MOG!

This building sized THBOFA poster–with Thorin bigger than life–is sure to stop traffic, and not just the cars.  Pedestrian pileups as people stop to gawk are certain to ensue.

Times like these, you want to roll out your yoga mat, plop down, and stare up at gReAtness!

Have fun  at the NYC viewing for those who get to go!  You will be treated to both kings–Lee Pace’s Thranduil and Richard Armitage’s Thorin–as hosts.

P.S. Thanks to RANet ( for pointing me to @RCArmitage’s tweet!


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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9 Responses to Thorin Thursday: NYC Viewing Tonight, THBOFA Poster Tweeted By Richard Armitage Wows!, December 11, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #670)

  1. Dec. 11, 2014–Thanks to Teresa A. for this link with a bit of info about where Richard Armitage and Lee Pace will do their THBOFA Q & A:


  2. Dec. 11, 2014–“Lost & Found” (Revised), Ch. 20: Double Wedding, is now published on my Wattpad site:

    P.S. Just a few more chapters to go.


  3. Dec. 11, 2014–Smaug Poster tweeted by The Hobbit Movie:

    Grati: Hell hath no fury like a dragon … Thorin-ed.

    (as in Thorin’s taunts)


  4. Dec. 12, 2014–Lee Pace (Thanks!) tweeted a group shot of he and fans who were in costume–impressive, especially the fan who looks like Thranduil!


  5. Dec. 12, 2014–Violet Dutchblogger (Thanks!) shared the link to a great interview by New Straits Times with Richard Armitage about his portrayal of Thorin in THBOFA:

    “Glorious Climax”


  6. Dec. 12, 2014–Thanks to Perry at her Armitage Agonistes blog for pointing me to this great review of THBOFA!

    Excerpt from p. 3:
    “The film’s true emotional heart rests within the arcs of three supporting characters: Evangeline Lilly’s character Tauriel, a Wood-elf; Aidan Turner’s Dwarf character Kili, who is Tauriel’s love interest; and of course, Richard Armitage’s character, the great Dwarf king Thorin. The star-crossed lovers subplot is a simple but effective one, and the rare instance in the story of characters finding something precious and personal to fight for amid all of the larger stakes. Thorin’s struggle with himself, and then with his enemies, is a subplot we’ve seen develop through the trilogy and we all knew where it was leading, but watching it come to pass still delivers the emotional goods, thanks to a no-holds-barred performance by Armitage.

    Bilbo takes a backseat for much of the festivities this time out, but I’m glad Jackson didn’t try to stick the character on the battlefield in a sudden transformation into warrior-hero mode. Martin Freeman makes every moment count, and while it was odd to see so much less of Bilbo it was also inevitable in light of the unfolding events. Plus, fans should be quite happy with the way Jackson chooses to close out the film.”

    And here is Perry’s post link:


  7. Dec.12, 2014–Thanks again to Perry at Armitage Agonistes for sharing this glowing Film & TV Now review of THBOFA:

    Excerpt praising Richard Armitage from near the end of the review:
    “Although the trilogy is based on Bilbo, it is evident in the final film that in fact it is Thorin who is really the central character and the one who is embarking on his own journey – psychologically, emotionally and physically. Bilbo of course plays his part, but the plot and battle puts Thorin centre stage in this movie. Richard Armitage’s portrayal of the sickening dwarf is exemplary, as his character’s mentality shifts in dramatic fashion. Armitage is able to deliver the menacing, powerful, intimidating side to Thorin so convincingly, yet in stark contrast, he exudes emotion impeccably offering a flawless performance in the more touching, final scenes showing the vulnerability and hidden sensitivity of his character.”

    Perry’s blog post link:


  8. Dec. 12, 2014–Here is that lovely sweater and it’s tweedy jacket from another angle–the RA selfie:

    Thanks to Michaela Servetus for the link! Here is her post link:


  9. Dec. 13, 2014–Thanks to Violet Dutchblogger who shared this article link detailing great international box office takes for THBOFA:


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