Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-11-17, 06:46 PM   #301
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
GreenMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 4,960
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E04) -- "The Spoils of War" -- 8/6/17

The "Dr Branhattan" thing mentioned on youtube (and mentioned above) about Bran being a bit scrambled in the head makes sense, but he did seem like he had it a together a bit better post Hodor-door-holding.

Going back an episode, there should have been a siege to take Highgarden, you should be able to hold a castle for quite a while with a limited amount of men, that whole thing seems badly handled this season to me also. Pretty sure it won't go down like that in the books.

I agree there's a bit of Euron-magic-fleet-building going on, convenient for the plot, and Bronn should have been dead being anywhere near that close to the dragonfire, but sometimes TV/movie cliches are gonna make it in.

The show is still fantastic, it just feels a bit emptier / TV-ish, so to speak, than it used to. GRRM's tighter / more sensible plotting helped keep the show grounded (when they weren't teleporting Littlefinger around).

All minor nitpicks. The dragons fucking torched people, their ashes blowing away, people burning alive, great stuff. Speaking of nitpicks, an cavalry charge of Dothraki and a dragon burning people alive should have resulted in a total rout. First charge and they should have been running like little bitches.
__________________
"I believe that only scientists can understand the universe. It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong." - Isaac Asimov
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-17, 09:56 PM   #302
DVD Talk Hero
 
jfoobar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 34,783
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E04) -- "The Spoils of War" -- 8/6/17

A bit much (as Leslie Jones humor tends to be) but still amusing in places. Also, a big cameo.

__________________
"One reads so as not to believe everything one reads." -- Aaron Haspel
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-17, 07:29 PM   #303
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 31,494
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E04) -- "The Spoils of War" -- 8/6/17

G-d damn if this isn't an incredible episode from start to finish. When Sansa realized what Arya has become she was more than shocked. And that battle scene was just epic. The Dothraki are savage. Lannisters never faced that before...
__________________
"be kind rewind" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"

Last edited by OldBoy; 08-13-17 at 07:35 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-17, 05:15 PM   #304
DVD Talk Hero
 
jfoobar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 34,783
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E04) -- "The Spoils of War" -- 8/6/17

The existence of this video was as inevitable as the tides:

__________________
"One reads so as not to believe everything one reads." -- Aaron Haspel
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0