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  1. But...but...there were lightsabers! And the Force! And Jedi!! And clone troopers and stuff!! It was so COOL man!!!!
  2. I didn't really get to watch it during its original theatre run. I only got to see ROTS in the cinema. But I remember getting to watch it at home and falling in love with it. I loved the prequels as a kid, because they were my introduction into the fantasy of Star Wars. Though even then, I found TPM testing my patience. Too much talking.
  3. It appears to be a popular theory! https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a27524580/bran-is-evil-king-plot-theory/
  4. There was indeed some very satisfying hard fantasy imagery in the first act, especially with the dragon. It's just a shame that its ending felt so dramatically short-changed. Imagine if we actually ended a season with Dany burning King's Landing. Then you had another season dedicated to the Mad Queen's reign, and plotting her demise, then that ending with Jon and Drogon would have really hit the spot. Because on paper, that scene is actually potent stuff, it just wasn't earned. Also, anyone else feel like all the Night King stuff comes off as even more redundant now?
  5. I got bored part way into the second season and gave up. I think I was mostly in it for Hopkins...
  6. Well that's not an arc isn't it? We saw her get to the Throne, fine, but "kiss and stab" is no fall, at least not a dramatically satisfying one. Good writers would have let us truly understand the extent of Dany's madness, Walter White style. It's lazy writing. I think Drogon's scene would have been quite touching, again if there was more breathing room for Dany's character and arc. But yea, so much for breaking the wheel. I guess Westeros got one small step closer to a Republic, maybe? I think realistically, all Seven Kingdoms would have probably gotten independence in some form. I'm curious to hear @Glóin the Dark's thoughts with this finale. Especially as someone who always had the more interesting (though perhaps naively idealistic) interpretations of where Game of Thrones could/should have gone.
  7. I liked the scene with Drogon burning the throne. Quite fitting. And there was indeed some nice fantasy imagery in the first half. Its just frustrating to see how false Danny's death rings, because there was no dramatic arc around her rise and fall. I still think a season dedicated to the Mad Queen could have done wonders for the show.
  8. Lazy writing indeed sums up the whole season. That GoT once shared lists with Breaking Bad is mind-boggling.
  9. Also, the more I think about it, there definitely should have been a season between Mad Dany's rampage and her death. Like a proper season dedicated to some Breaking Bad-style empire meltdown. Her death must be one of the most dramatically unsatisfying moments in all television. It was like watching a really really bad play... Yea...it's basically Game of Thrones For Dummies. Probably the best you could do for a 80 minute wrap-up.
  10. Big fat meh. Just glad it's finally over.
  11. Tiny clip of Malick's new film:
  12. Yea, fandom is a strange, but powerful thing. If it's good, it's good. If it's bad, it's bad. Right? I'm willing to give it a chance!
  13. Stumbled onto this pleasant surprise!
  14. Just more attention-seeking desperation. Typical social media hoopla.
  15. Hallelujah! Missing some proper Rick and Morty brilliance.
  16. Cheers for this! Fantastic article with some honesty and reflection I haven't heard from the maestro in some time. Truly humbling to hear how he sees himself and his work. What a class act.
  17. There's a recording available for the piece? Cheers for the heads up Stu! Will check it out tonight.
  18. Dammit Holko, that better not mean what I think it means!!
  19. A friend of mine firmly believes that Bran will end up on the throne. I've had to point out how ridiculous and absurd that theory is, but he won't budge. I wonder why... I also wonder if we'll actually see Bran again next season. Or if episode 4 was the last we saw of everyone back in Winterfell. Yes, yes, you're right of course. I guess in a show that's just tried very hard to paint morality as a black and white picture quite recently, I didn't think they would retain that kind of nuance in battle.
  20. A Google search now tells me that it's actually a promotional image, so not photoshopped. But you're right, it was edited out. Not aired! https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/jaime-lannister-hand-game-of-thrones
  21. In retrospect, why did Dany spend hours slaving away at burning innocent people instead of going straight for the Red Keep and enacting her vengeance on Cersei? Shouldn't that be her aim? Something about that beat feels seriously unearned... Also, why were Winterfell soldiers slaughtering and raping innocent civilians again? Is that normal? And I'll guess we'll see some of this next week:
  22. Cersei apparently helped Jaime grow his hand back:
  23. Nah. Tha majority still truly love the show. Unlike the prequels.
  24. On paper, the episode's core premise plays like a Shakespearean tragedy. Execution is sorely lacking though. Wish there was just more dramatic arc in all the chaos. It was visceral yes, but monotonous. And Cersei deserved more. I would have taken that over all the Cleaganebowl...
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