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Re: Game of Thrones

#21  Postby mraltair » Apr 18, 2011 8:36 pm

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Mazille wrote:Honestly, I sure won't complain about a high tits:anything else ratio. :shifty:


They should make entire films like that! :shock:

They do.
They're called "porn". :smug:


:shifty: Porn?...porn...porn :scratch: . Oh yes, um friends have said about that. I've not watched it, it makes baby Jesus cry. :shifty:

Mazille wrote:Just waiting for my dad to go to sleep and free the BIG ASS HD screen he bought a couple of weeks ago. It'll be awesome. :awesome:

I must say, perfect timing. Visiting my parents' place when GoT premiers. :thumbup:


Damn! I'll stick to my 17" monitor. :( I should upgrade :think:
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#22  Postby Mazille » Apr 18, 2011 8:41 pm

TV is mine! See you in an hour. :smoke:
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#23  Postby Lazar » Apr 18, 2011 8:45 pm

Just finished watching. I think I over-hyped myself too much and did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Still was fucking awesome though.
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#24  Postby Mazille » Apr 18, 2011 10:01 pm

Just finished watching too. I hyped myself a lot too, but I am (almost) entirely satisfied. There were minor gripes, like the the direwolf scene LK mentioned or the "horse riding" scene after the Dathraki wedding, which I felt was essential to establishing Dany's position in the books. Also, I thought that Jon, Rob and Theon, who are supposed to be around 14-16 in the book looked way too old.
Minor gripes, though, as I said. The visuals were beautiful, they were entirely faithful to the story (if not perfectly faithful to the exposition, but as close as possible) and Dany is smoking hot. Yes, loads of tits in there (faithful to the books) but it works. I also like how the women aren't 18 year old matchsticks with a pair of immovable grapefruit nailed to them. The women look the age they are supposed to be, but still have all the sex-appeal Martin meant them to have.

The only thing I really could complain about was that it presupposed knowledge of the series in my opinion. The relations between Snow, Sansa, Arya, Bran and many others (and even most of their names) weren't established until 30 minutes in. Or take Dany and Vyseris. For the first time after they are introduced they interact like a girl trapped in an abusive relationship, not like brother and sister. Although the visuals helped to make them look like siblings, the acting wouldn't have told me that they were related until he called her "sweet sister". All that worked well enough for me since I know the books, but I guess someone who didn't read the books would have problems.

All in all: :awesome: Very much looking forward to the next parts. The action didn't even start yet and won't start for another one or two parts if they keep the current pace. :smoke:
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Re: Game of Thrones

#25  Postby jim » Apr 18, 2011 10:12 pm

It was ok..
The Queen is a bit skanky and Sean didn't have too much to do.
But ill definitely be watching again.
Still think the Feist novels would have made for a better series, but that's just personal preference.
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#26  Postby Lizard_King » Apr 18, 2011 10:23 pm

Mazille wrote: Also, I thought that Jon, Rob and Theon, who are supposed to be around 14-16 in the book looked way too old.


That might be true, but I actually thing that this is a good thing. Having actual teenage boys play with swords would pretty much just look like, well, teenage boys playing with swords. Their age works for me. I only had some problems keeping them apart. Which one of these was Theon, anyway? The one that didn't look like Rob and Jon? In that barber scene, whatever the purpose of that might have been, it might as well have been 3 clones (although fairly ripped clones, I have to admit).


Mazille wrote:Minor gripes, though, as I said. The visuals were beautiful, they were entirely faithful to the story (if not perfectly faithful to the exposition, but as close as possible) and Dany is smoking hot. Yes, loads of tits in there (faithful to the books) but it works. I also like how the women aren't 18 year old matchsticks with a pair of immovable grapefruits nailed to them. The women look the age they are supposed to be, but still have all the sex-appeal Martin meant them to have.


When I first saw Sansa I almost thought she looked pretty hot, but then I remembered that she is only 13, so that would have been a little creepy... :?

Mazille wrote:The only thing I really could complain about was that it presupposed knowledge of the series in my opinion. The relations between Snow, Sansa, Arya, Bran and many others (and even most of their names) weren't established until 30 minutes in. Or take Dany and Vyseris. For the first time after they are introduced they interact like a girl trapped in an abusive relationship, not like brother and sister. Although the visuals helped to make them look like siblings, the acting wouldn't have told me that they were related until he called her "sweet sister". All that worked well enough for me since I know the books, but I guess someone who didn't read the books would have problems.


Yes, that's another point that didn't ride well with me either. But then again, they only have 10 episodes to adapt a book of almost a thousand pages. So I'll cut them some slack.

Hey, I just realized something: the season finale is scheduled for June 19, and the Dance will be out on July 12. That's not even a month of exile from Westeros. :yay:
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Re: Game of Thrones

#27  Postby Fallible » Apr 18, 2011 10:34 pm

Theon was the one with the dark hair...no umm...Theon was the one with the curly dark hair...ummm no, wait...Theon was the one with the scowl and the curly dark hair and...ah forget it.

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#28  Postby Mazille » Apr 18, 2011 10:36 pm

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Mazille wrote: Also, I thought that Jon, Rob and Theon, who are supposed to be around 14-16 in the book looked way too old.


That might be true, but I actually thing that this is a good thing. Having actual teenage boys play with swords would pretty much just look like, well, teenage boys playing with swords. Their age works for me. I only had some problems keeping them apart. Which one of these was Theon, anyway? The one that didn't look like Rob and Jon? In that barber scene, whatever the purpose of that might have been, it might as well have been 3 clones (although fairly ripped clones, I have to admit).

The lightest one of the three was Theon. The one with the dagger in one hand and the pup in the other during the direwolf scene.

I think the barber scene served to establish the blossoming "manly friendship" between the three guys. Seeing that they didn't look their actual age and that time is limited the talk about wanking and hot chicks was a good call to make sure everyone got that they were relatively close friends.
Playing together doesn't work for establishing relationships when everyone looks like they are at least 20. ;)

Mazille wrote:Minor gripes, though, as I said. The visuals were beautiful, they were entirely faithful to the story (if not perfectly faithful to the exposition, but as close as possible) and Dany is smoking hot. Yes, loads of tits in there (faithful to the books) but it works. I also like how the women aren't 18 year old matchsticks with a pair of immovable grapefruits nailed to them. The women look the age they are supposed to be, but still have all the sex-appeal Martin meant them to have.


When I first saw Sansa I almost thought she looked pretty hot, but then I remembered that she is only 13, so that would have been a little creepy... :?


Agreed. Same feelings about Dany. They are actually about the same age. Very, very much not legal. Just saying.

Mazille wrote:The only thing I really could complain about was that it presupposed knowledge of the series in my opinion. The relations between Snow, Sansa, Arya, Bran and many others (and even most of their names) weren't established until 30 minutes in. Or take Dany and Vyseris. For the first time after they are introduced they interact like a girl trapped in an abusive relationship, not like brother and sister. Although the visuals helped to make them look like siblings, the acting wouldn't have told me that they were related until he called her "sweet sister". All that worked well enough for me since I know the books, but I guess someone who didn't read the books would have problems.


Yes, that's another point that didn't ride well with me either. But then again, they only have 10 episodes to adapt a book of almost a thousand pages. So I'll cut them some slack.

Agreed. Hence "minor" gripes.


Hey, I just realized something: the season finale is scheduled for June 19, and the Dance will be out on July 12. That's not even a month of exile from Westeros. :yay:

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#29  Postby j.mills » Apr 18, 2011 10:36 pm

Mazille wrote:Also, I thought that Jon, Rob and Theon, who are supposed to be around 14-16 in the book looked way too old.

Didn't see it. But what's this age thing gonna be like when [if] they get to season 7?! Time will pass faster here than it does in the Seven Realms. Ya need to start 'em young!
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#30  Postby Mazille » Apr 18, 2011 10:38 pm

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Mazille wrote:Also, I thought that Jon, Rob and Theon, who are supposed to be around 14-16 in the book looked way too old.

Didn't see it. But what's this age thing gonna be like when [if] they get to season 7?! Time will pass faster here than it does in the Seven Realms. Ya need to start 'em young!

One of the problems I had with that, yes. :nod:
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Re: Game of Thrones

#31  Postby Fallible » Apr 18, 2011 10:40 pm

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#32  Postby Lazar » Apr 19, 2011 5:47 am

Fallible wrote:'The things I do for love...'


Going to be hard pressed to get my wife to watch the rest of the series with me after that.
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#33  Postby Fallible » Apr 19, 2011 9:06 am

Mrs Goggeh didn't go for someone chucking a small child to his probable death out of a high window, eh?
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#34  Postby Mazille » Apr 19, 2011 9:18 am

Spoiler alert, lady! :lay:
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#35  Postby Fallible » Apr 19, 2011 9:23 am

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#36  Postby j.mills » Apr 19, 2011 8:28 pm

Oh, good answer. :grin:
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#37  Postby j.mills » Apr 20, 2011 8:00 pm

Tim Hendrix over on the corresponding Book thread gave us this link, in which HBO confirms there'll be a second season. Let's just hope they don't do a Deadwood on us and kill it before it gets to the end!
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#38  Postby MedGen » Apr 21, 2011 7:04 am

I'm glad someone raised the point about the age of the Stark kids - I thought Jon was Robb at first, the hair colours are too similar; either that or watching it on my laptop isn't the best way to get the most out of this series.

Rickon Stark is missing too, is this going to be a permanent omission? I feel they may have got Sansa Stark spot on, she's already coming across as a whiny little shit.

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#39  Postby Fallible » Apr 21, 2011 8:42 am

And where was Tywin? Hmm? Hmmmm?
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#40  Postby Mazille » Apr 21, 2011 9:01 am

MedGen wrote:I'm glad someone raised the point about the age of the Stark kids - I thought Jon was Robb at first, the hair colours are too similar; either that or watching it on my laptop isn't the best way to get the most out of this series.


No, the three really are quite hard to tell apart.

MedGen wrote:Rickon Stark is missing too, is this going to be a permanent omission?

I don't think so. They did explicitly find five direwolves plus Ghost. Rickon, Sansa, Bran, Robb, and Arya plus Snow. :thumbup:


MedGen wrote:I feel they may have got Sansa Stark spot on, she's already coming across as a whiny little shit.

:nod:
I also like how almost nobody looks "movie-pretty", yet moslty not unpleasant. Even Dany - who I think is smoking hot - looks "special" and not just like a Barbie doll.

MedGen wrote:Oh, and the Hounds armour looks fucking awesome!


Indeed, it does. I didn't like the King's guards' helmets very much, though. They seemed to fit better into a Lord of the Rings setting than in the more "realistic" setting of Westeros.
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