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Game of Thrones: The Broken Man (2016)
Best episode in the season so far
This episode made me realise certain things.
I don't really care about Daenerys, I can't make myself to identify with her, she can't be harmed by fire, has dragons as pets, leader of a massive army, and she's hot, way to go writing the most boring character in the series, no wait that's Sam.
Speaking of which I don't miss Sam and Gilly at all, I hope they'll choke on some evil medieval? artichoke or something, thanks bye!
I miss Tyrion! Was he sleeping? Drinking? I must know!
A good episode does not have to hold a scene of a battle, just some really good writing and acting will do fine, unless they can repeat the quality of Hardhome.
Obligatory death scenes. Getting really annoying though, this episode it was Ian McShane, maybe JRR himself should make a death scene cameo, many people would be pleased.
Some characters are too good to complain that people in GoT are coming back too frequently after they die. Bold but clever.
Castle sieges! Finally we're talking medieval. But this particular was uneventful. As much as I dislike deus ex machina a dragon would fit nicely into a castle siege. Here's hoping.
Not all child leaders are idiots or otherwise cringe-worthy.
I wish I could've expressed myself more eloquently, but all I really wanted to say is that it is the characters, the lore, the "daily stuff", the not so simple stories of the simple folk that make the story come alive. We've witnessed a story of a small group of people who tried to live peacefully out of harm's way, but they failed, because that was the lesson, it is pointless to search for a healthy spot on a diseased body.
This was a great episode because it brought me back to the main plot of the story, back to the real, away from the banal desire to see who will sit on the rusty throne, but to raise a question "How the hell can anyone live in this place?"
Game of Thrones: Home (2016)
So far disappointed
It seems to me only the fans of the books are getting the kick out of the series, or I'm the only one(okay I'm not) who thinks the writing is S**T. Episode 1 Bryene (or what's her name the albino knight) arrives out of nowhere - unexplained - no one bats an eye, let us assume as usual, but in my opinion the lame "deus ex machina" is still lame. Same goes for episode 2 where the wildlings storm the castle gate and save the "traitors", literally in the last second.
But the most disappointing and anti-climatic bit was in the end of the episode, I was expecting some sophisticated blood magic, not some lame mutterings... and of course focusing camera on the wolf gave away everything, even the makeup was different when Jon opened the eyes in the end. He was like "finally I can get s**t done".
Okay I will admit Gordon Ramsay slaughtering his father caught me off guard. It was nasty.
So all in all GoT is like a lottery, series are filled with these little moments of suspense, where there is a feeling that something will go totally wrong. So the next time two guys staring at each other, make your bets.
To summarise, horrible writing.
The Martian (2015)
Cast away in space. Formulaic and sterile. Decent watch.
I haven't read the book nor was the movie made for those who did. Also I know that lots of things were changed, or omitted altogether. So I write this review with no relevance to the original source.
The movie consists of 1 part mars scenes and 2 parts people talking and looking at monitors. But that's okay, the movie had only 100ish mil budget, you got to feed the stars right?
The movie ends like a fairy tale with cheers, hugs and applause... Have a nice dinner afterwards to complete the evening, call your parents and invite them for Christmas or something, because the elation simply won't last.
The movie has a very positive vibe to it, you never feel that the main character is in any real danger, even when he humbly declares that he broke his ribs.
The acting is rehashed from other movies and is not convincing, I assume it is how they got their roles in the first place, with Damon and Chastain coming straight from the Interstellar set, with not much else changed aside from scenery and the plot. I think I got used to Damon's fake tears by now, he does it good, so good that you realize he does it exactly the same every time.
Cue in the visual explanation cliché of a complex plot device, complex for you of course. Yes similar to the one in the Interstellar.
Overall a very smooth, formulaic and sterile space drama with very little memorable scenes, at least not an hour later.
No Sean Bean was harmed in this movie, they even let him to play golf in the end. 7/10
The Twilight Zone: You Drive (1964)
Chrome plated conscience
After a car accident a man successfully commits hit and run, or does he? Watch him enter gloriously into a place they call the Twilight Zone.
Could've been great if given an hour format. The ending could've been more hysterical, and also I think if it was only him seeing and hearing things in his mind it would've been more psychological yet with a supernatural flare. Of course you've guessed by now that I'm being influenced by The Machinist, which will always be a classic in my book. It is kind of lame to use the could've-would've words, but sometimes it just feels as though a show was an inch from greatness.
Tron: Legacy (2010)
I usually don't make reviews, but the trailer was really misleading for me.
TRON Legacy wasn't completely effortless. It had it's entertainment value. Kids would like it, their parents probably. But in retrospect the movie was passable at best! This of course was no sci-fi with an ambitiously executed plot. This was a sugary chewing gum - it can't and won't get better with time. For example, Avatar was filled with the state of the art cgi, but the story telling and the execution of that cgi was spot on.
Alas, "the spice must flow", the industry must manufacture blockbusters. Good or bad, if a chance of earning some buck is realistic, not one franchise will be spared.
TRON Legacy does not care what it is, it's here and it is in need of your charity. And the next hand outstretched ... Transformers 3.