Game of Thrones S04E06 review

It has been long time since I uploaded anything related to GoT , tests and a bout of fever are the major reasons for this but I’m back now and I’m gonna continue uploading my reviews of the show. I might also put up a review of the new Godzilla movie, as I was fortunate enough to view the movie on its opening day.

RESCUE GONE WRONG
We start off with Stannis and Ser Davos on their way to the Iron Bank in order to secure a loan, the initially adamant loaners are eventually persuaded by a heart warming message from Davos concerning his proposed king, Stannis. The delivery was well paced and this scene served as a really good opening for the episode. We cut to Yara, and a band of soldiers on their way to the Dreadfort to rescue Theon, which goes horribly wrong as Theon himself, now embodying the Reek personality refuses to leave, and causes a retreat by Yara, we also see what a really twisted fellow Ramsey Snow is. As he messes with Reek’s mind and hatches a plan. I initially thought Theon was playing along with the Reek personality, but it now seems like he has truly converted. A nice performance from Alfie Allen.

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"I was a good boy, so I got a bath, which is nice'

MOTHER OF DRAGONS DRAGS ON
Next we see a farmer herding his goats over a seemingly peaceful pasture, well so it seems, until a huge ass fire breathing beast of extreme noticeable proportions swoops in and has a roast goat meal in seconds. Daenarys’ dragons are getting bigger every time we see them and this is a truly dominating force that King’s Landing should be wary off. The scene changes to Meereen, the city that the Khaleesi had just recently taken over, she sits at a throne(pretty sure she wished it was the Iron Throne) and resolves issues going on with the inhabitants like the recently bereaved goat herder and the young man with daddy burying issues. The scene particularly with the Hizdahr zo Loraq was spot on, depicting what general punishments can do to the innocent few.

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"Change of meal, roast goat meat is on the new menu"

COUNCILS AND TRIALS
We are then taking to King’s Landing where various cases are being discussed from the Hound’s bounty to the rising strength of Daenarys’ army. A nice little conversation occurs between Lord Varys and Oberyn, in which the latter questions the former’s interest, to which Lord Varys simply nods towards the Iron Throne. That was a well developed scene, as it leaves most of the scene to the subtle nod. Is Varys also after the throne? The episode ends on a very climatic trial, in which everyone denies and accuse Tyrion. But none other than Shae’s testament struck a huge blow to Tyrion who decides to give a scene stealing speech that would creep the hell out of any man. The episode ends with Tyrion demanding trial by combat, which has led many to wonder whether he would fight for his own honor or who might fight for him. I personally think the council would select the Mountain as their champion which would led to Oberyn AKA the Red Viper to take the chance to avenge his sister’s death by volunteering as Tyrion’s champion. In all this was a really strong episode that picked up from the last one. What do you think? What are you anticipating the most in the next episode? Let me know in the comment section below. Till next time. Szia.

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"I could have been playing blackjack during the battle at Blackwater Bay instead"
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Wednesday Watchout

It’s been a pretty long hiatus that I have been on, school exams have got me in a metaphorical cage. Now that I have scaled half of them, I can continue to do what I like doing best, updating my beloved readers on the world of movies, I have also not put up a GoT review in a while, but I will try and upload my review of the recent episode. I have also decided to add a segment to my blogosphere for videogame news, the first set of posts will be up soon. Today I will be talking about a virgin director who has been announced to helm a huge sci-fi epic, a confirmed role as a Cajun superhero, and a brand new look at the caped crusader and his means of transportation. In light of the kidnapped girls from Nigeria and their hopeful safe return. Let’s get it on.

A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Robert Orci, the creative mind behind a lot of good TV shows like Fringe and Sleepy Hollow, has been announced as the replacement for J.J. Abrams as the new director to take over for the upcoming third Star Trek movie. Robert Orci was also a screen writer on the two previous movies. The only one concern I have is the fact that he has never directed anything before, not even a short film or an episode of a TV show. Now this doesn’t mean that the movie is automatically going to suck. Orci could shock us all and knock the next movie out of the park. It’s just something to be wary off, granted he is familiar with the material, since he was involved with the first two movies. But an example of a new director gone sour can be found in the not so recently released sci-fi drama Transcendence, which was Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, as he had worked previously as Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer in past movies, unfortunately the movie bombed, which was a testament that Pfister was not ready for a 100 million dollar movie. Only time will tell whether Robert Orci is a right fit or not

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A MAGIC GAMBLE FOR MIKE
X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donnen had, for a long time expressed interest in casting Channing Tatum as the kinetic Cajun mutant superhero known as Gambit for a while now, it has now been officially confirmed that Channing would be playing the energetic hero in future X-Men movies to come, and might even get his own stand alone movie. As a fan of the X-Men series ever since I was a kid, Gambit had been a favorite character, and despite his outing in the abysmal X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I still thought Taylor Kitsch still delivered his best performance. I would have initially loved for the studio to have brought Taylor back, but the announcement of Channing hasn’t detered my opinion on the property, I also believe that Channing would give a certified performance. Channing Tatum has proved his range from comedy to action and drama, he is a legit actor and I am confident that he would do the role justice, no?. What are your thoughts? Who do you think could also play the role of Gambit?

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BATAFFLECK REEMERGES
As of recent, Zach Snyder, the director of Man of Steel has released a picture of the new batmobile with Ben Affleck in the batsuit. A lot of feedback has been aired since the release of the photo, and most of the ones have heard have been positive, although a couple of people think the new batsuit looked roided out. I personally liked the look of the batmobile, as it looked like a cross between the Christopher Nolan Tumbler from the Dark Knight franchise and the Tim Burton batmobile from the 1980 batman movies. As for the batsuit, it reminded me a lot of the batsuit from the Dark Knight returns comic. This seems to make sense as Snyder himself confirmed that this version of the Batman would be a seasoned and veteran fighter. Although the only little gripe I have with the image is the lack of details, which is largely due to its black and white background, which I’m sure was intentional in order to whet our appetites. In all, I loved the new look and I’m glad that we are seeing some physical evidence of progress on the Man of Steel sequel. What did you think of the new batmobile and the new roided batsuit? Please let me know in the comment section and don’t forget to like and subscribe for more movie related news. Till next time. Szia.

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