Mediaeval epic fantasy continues - just don't get too attached to any characters :)
- Game of Thrones: Series 3 review by RP
Now that I've watched Season 3 I've got withdrawal symptoms - I don't want to watch the series one episode at a time on TV, but to go for the whole immersive experience of a box set. And that isn't scheduled for Season 4 until early 2015. Can I wait that long?
Season 3 has the same format as the preceding two with 10 episodes of just under an hour each. Battles continue across Westeros, backstabbing and political intrigue abound, alliances are forged and broken, treachery is everywhere, new alliances are cemented by marriage. The most powerful man appears to be Tywin Lannister as he manipulates the cruel boy king Joffrey.
Be warned - don't get too attached to any seemingly leading characters because you could well find them unexpectedly bumped off! In addition to the action within Westeros there is more focus on Jon Snow, the Night's Watch and the wildlings and other beings beyond The Wall and on the Mother of Dragons as Daenerys Targaryen raises an army.
As the series has progressed it is clear that its commercial success has enabled HBO to spend more money on the production, so we have 'proper' armies with armies of extras as well as CGI effects. It all adds to this extravagantly realised epic fantasy world.
Great stuff - 5/5 stars.
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A bit of a let down
- Game of Thrones: Series 3 review by HM
I looked forward to seeing this film, but once watched I felt that the film had disappointed me. It had all the credentials for a good block buster, but felt that it was all style over content. Not happy to just stick to the Bible story which is amazing in itself, we had Roy Winstone hamming it up. That guy could just not be killed. There were the ridiculous monsters made of rock who could talk, which looked like something out of The Lord of The Rings. Apparently they had been sent to earth by God. Really? Half way through the film, Noah sported a crew cut. Wondered where they got the scissors from? By the finish, I was bored and just wanted it to end.
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