The wall is what cought my eye in teh sence of wrong. In the book the describe a great many cranes and catapults. i did not see even one! I like the intro tho whit the city's growing like whit gears and all that. The "direwolves" are cute tho.
Dont know what to say. Seems ok to me, but some character design seems to be odd to me. As example the guy who trows boy out of tower just looks out of place, his clothes and hair just dont fit in. And why the hell do barbarians have mostly black women while being mostly whites themselves? They look more savage like or what?
Jaime is a playa, he dresses fancy even for battle, let alone a casual defenestration.
On a more serious note, he is a flamboyant, stuck up son of a bitch with an ego of a fighter pilot and swordplay to match it. His House has some serious cash and they like to flaunt it. I guess they just wanted him to stick out more. The hair they got right.
All in all I am very pleased, HBO knows its stuff and Im grateful for the fact that in this stupid age of CGI they decided to do a show where fantasy world is just a stage and not an end unto itself. Hope this show will also draw a lot of people who didnt read the books or dislike fantasy ( cant blame them, I hate 99% of that stuff, lots of derivative garbage ) because there is some great storytelling and charachter development in there...
I’ve never heard of the books, but though the first episode was great. It hooked me enough to want more. Definitely more “adult” than I though it would be. Should be a good, mature setting to tell an intriguing story. I think the costumes are Lord of the Rings quality; clearly the current standard for serious fantasy movies.
Originally Posted by Alex G
Seems ok to me, but some character design seems to be odd to me. As example the guy who trows boy out of tower just looks out of place, his clothes and hair just dont fit in.
Out of place for what? Medieval Europe? Fantasy may draw from many period sources to create a believable world. The dress and armor of the Middle East and Asia, during the European Middle Ages, would have looked alien to the average European peasant. Hell, even Roman gladiator armor would look “fancy” to the peoples of the Early Middle Ages.
Secured myself episode one and am about to watch it now.
As far the novels are concerned, im pretty stoked for the new one. The romantic sucker in me is looking forward to Sansa discovering that the white knight in shining armor that she has been waiting for is none other than the Hound - except that he rocks black chainmail, a disfigured face, and a broken moral compass. Score one for the good guys.
"It's not a successful wedding unless at least 3 people are killed."
First of all, have not read any of the books so dunno if that saying is from them? Anyways, old Finnish saying from Ostrobothia region states: "It's not a proper wedding fiest if it's not followed by at least one funeral service".
So everybody thinks those books are worth reading for? High fantasy or low fantasy setting and action?