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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 21 May, 2019, 11:41:31 AM »

It was a dagger. He gave his sword to the Unsullied.

I'm tremendously sorry, you are correct.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 18 May, 2019, 11:18:44 AM »
I like the idea that you have been watching for 70+ hours of TV thinking "when's this fecking song going to start?"

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 18 May, 2019, 06:21:35 AM »
So what does everyone reckon?  All the articles I've read seem to think that there either will be a definite winner of the GoT or that the whole system will be overthrown.  I'm beginning to wonder if there will be an ambiguous ending - Dany loses Drogon and we end with her troops facing Winterfell's alliance. They start to move towards each other and we fade to black...

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 15 May, 2019, 08:51:25 AM »
I am so dense. The conversation Varys has with the girl from the kitchen is because he’s trying to poison Dany. In a season that has (rightly) been criticised for lacking subtlety, that was rather splendid and ties right back to the Varys we met in Season One.

Yep, and that might come back to us in the season finale (that's why he took the rings off - they contained the poison). How appropriate would it be for Dany to die at the hands of an entirely unimportant character, in revenge for all the "unimportant" lives she snuffed out?

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 14 May, 2019, 05:14:29 PM »
In the books Euron's horn totally works, I guess?

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 14 May, 2019, 09:00:39 AM »
If King's Landing hadn't been hoarding Wildfire in those children's hospitals, the collateral damage would have been much lower, but you fire tactical long range arrows into sovereign territory like Cersi did and you will be met with a proportionate response - unless you dragon-hating leftists are going to seriously argue that Daenerys isn't entitled to defend herself.  It's hardly Daenerys' fault that so many people in King's Landing were brainwashed by Cersi into getting in the way of that dragon, but then they don't value life like we do and they see dying as an acceptable cost to making the only legitimate democracy in Westeros look bad.


Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 14 May, 2019, 09:00:07 AM »
Couple of notes from history occurred while watching this:

1) Dany has always been most closely allied with the GoT equivalent of the Mongols. What she did to King's Landing was gentle compared to what the Mongols did to cities that defied them in any way.  I thought this was absolutely true to her individual character and her upbringing.

2) Probably just me, but it's in slightly poor taste to use the streets of Dubrovnik as a way of giving us all our vicarious war jollies. Less than 30 years ago those streets were actually bombed to hell - just weird thinking about how a survivor might view this glossy American programme essentially staging a fantasy re-enactment.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 07 May, 2019, 08:58:37 PM »
Just caught up. Silly beyond words. Evidently we should stop letting white men have sole charge of fantasy series.

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 03 May, 2019, 09:46:46 PM »
Really disappointed. No problem with the fake out or the deus ex arya, but all the scenes of everyone dying except the characters with plot armour got truly dull after a while.

Film Discussion / Everything Wrong With Dredd
« on: 28 March, 2019, 07:58:30 PM »

CinemaSins does Dredd.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 February, 2019, 07:25:20 AM »

Finally caught up with this French film. Well, that's what I call a great toe-sucking scene, and the parties were amazing. It really makes vet school look very tempting.  Certainly one of the best campus coming-of-age films I've seen in a long time, with some excellent moments of black comedy. The gay roommate in particular was a brilliant character, and I also liked the Goth sister.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 February, 2019, 12:30:01 PM »
Researched Batman vs. Superman. For a movie striving sooo hard to be iconic and memorable, it really isn't that memorable.

I warmed a little to Man Of Steel on second viewing but a second look at BvS turned me off. 

Goyer and Snyder just don't understand Superman and Batman.  But that's Ok. You could still make a great film with those versions of the characters.

But it also seems, they have forgotten how to write a story or characters in a way that makes the action (and the iconic shots) they have in their heads seem earned.

It is literally just a collection of "ideas" which they filmed and added some short bridging scenes.

More like DAWN OF SHIT.

Check out Moviebob/Bob Chipman's epic takedown of BvS on YouTube. Longer than War and Peace, but worth it.

Off Topic / Re: Podcasts
« on: 07 February, 2019, 09:42:41 PM »
The only podcast I wouldn't recommend it Shit Town - please don't waste 8 hours of your life on this.

Hear bloody hear. Christ that was annoying.

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