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01-30-2020 06:31 AM
Johann
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Originally Posted by jedijesus2 View Post
Uh the sword fighting is some of the best on tv ever. Watch the last fight sequence in the first episode.
That scene is a stand out.

It's clear from that Henry has had a decent coach and the choreographer did a great job using real world sword physics in the fight. Only quibble I have is the trend (in everything) that the good guy reverses his sword to "be a bad ass". Anyone who has ever fought with a sword and didn't want to die wants their defense as far out in front of them as possible to engage their opponents threat as early as possible.

The rest of the season the fights are luke warm. I was hoping for more of the caliber of that first fight. The fight defending the Hedgehog was OK.
01-30-2020 03:44 AM
Elwenil
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Originally Posted by jpmassey View Post
I liked it. The attempt to be game of thrones is pretty shallow, and the CGI is just absolutely horrible, but overall it was entertaining. The story has more depth than it looked like after the first episode.
It's not attempting to be GoT, the whole politics angle is part of the story and predates any of Martin's books. It's trying to do a lot of things in my opinion, but be GoT is not one of them. It's pretty far from GoT, honestly.
01-30-2020 12:18 AM
jedijesus2
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Originally Posted by jpmassey View Post
I liked it. The attempt to be game of thrones is pretty shallow, and the CGI is just absolutely horrible, but overall it was entertaining. The story has more depth than it looked like after the first episode.
Yea the main story hasn't even started either. Everything that has led to the season finale happened separately in the books and was tied together for the show, now the fun starts.
01-29-2020 08:51 PM
bigun read the first book it was interesting
01-29-2020 08:30 PM
jpmassey I liked it. The attempt to be game of thrones is pretty shallow, and the CGI is just absolutely horrible, but overall it was entertaining. The story has more depth than it looked like after the first episode.
01-13-2020 08:23 AM
Mr Stubs
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Originally Posted by oldjeep View Post
Watched it this weekend, never heard of the books or video game before. It was ok I guess I would watch more if I happen to notice when the next season comes out.
In the end this is my thought as well. Some good, some bad, it makes the grade for “turn the brain off and relax” time.

I’ll watch more seasons when I get around to it.
01-13-2020 08:22 AM
0ILBURNER Wifey & I enjoyed it, seemed to find it's footing pretty good right out of the gate. Will watch next seasons :thumbsup:
01-13-2020 06:02 AM
Realsquash
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Originally Posted by Elwenil View Post
The Witcher has passed The Mandalorian in popularity. It's now 2nd only to Stranger Things.
And that's sad because Stranger Things was terrible this season.
01-13-2020 05:30 AM
deter Most of it is shit; acting, cgi, story, etc. But lots of titties. Would watch more
12-31-2019 03:45 AM
Elwenil The Witcher has passed The Mandalorian in popularity. It's now 2nd only to Stranger Things.
12-30-2019 12:26 PM
jedijesus2
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Originally Posted by DavidVanVorous View Post
Back calculate a Corman or any other old B movie to todays prices. $10M is actually cheap for a CGI and on location filming requiring constructions and such.

I hadnt looked but where is it "filmed"? Obviously not the back lot in Hollywood...

They do the series Yellowstone about 60 mi S of where I live and its "as is" filming its a bit cheaper even with Costner in a main role. Funny given it supposedly takes place on a res near the Yellowstone R. Theres no res near by (N of the I90 corridor and 30 mi from Missoula roughly to confederated tribes maybe) and the river used is the Bitterroot.
They were all over the place. Canary islands, Budapest, Poland, England stages, etc.
12-30-2019 12:19 PM
DavidVanVorous
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Originally Posted by Subybaja View Post
Finished, looking forward to more seasons. It definitely improved from the dragon. Yennifer's fire trick was cool. I always wanted to see Gandalf pull that...

Corman? Not quite. $10M/episode...

Back calculate a Corman or any other old B movie to todays prices. $10M is actually cheap for a CGI and on location filming requiring constructions and such.

I hadnt looked but where is it "filmed"? Obviously not the back lot in Hollywood...

They do the series Yellowstone about 60 mi S of where I live and its "as is" filming its a bit cheaper even with Costner in a main role. Funny given it supposedly takes place on a res near the Yellowstone R. Theres no res near by (N of the I90 corridor and 30 mi from Missoula roughly to confederated tribes maybe) and the river used is the Bitterroot.
12-30-2019 12:12 PM
jedijesus2
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Originally Posted by fullsize80cherokee View Post
Tried last night, made it about 4 minutes. Couldn’t handle the swords, fake midieval accents and other faggotry.
Uh the sword fighting is some of the best on tv ever. Watch the last fight sequence in the first episode.

What fake medieval accents? The cast are all British...
12-30-2019 12:05 PM
DavidVanVorous
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Originally Posted by Elwenil View Post
Netflix has approved 3 seasons and the producers have plotted out at least 7 seasons.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wonder if they will mix book with game scenarios...
12-30-2019 10:44 AM
Subybaja
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Originally Posted by fullsize80cherokee View Post
Tried last night, made it about 4 minutes. Couldn’t handle the swords, fake midieval accents and other faggotry.
^ My wife. "What are you, one of those RenFair nerds?!"
12-30-2019 06:46 AM
oldjeep Watched it this weekend, never heard of the books or video game before. It was ok I guess I would watch more if I happen to notice when the next season comes out.
12-30-2019 06:35 AM
fullsize80cherokee Tried last night, made it about 4 minutes. Couldn’t handle the swords, fake midieval accents and other faggotry.
12-30-2019 06:03 AM
OllieNZ
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Originally Posted by jeepyj View Post


As a person who only played the last game, I'm a bit confused because the annoying sidekicks name is "Dandelion", but it's not a deal breaker. Maybe he changes it later to avoid some pissed off husband or something.



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He's Jaskier in the books and non English versions of the games iirc Jaskier translates from Polish to English as Buttercup. CDPR decided to change it to Dandelion for the English language version.
12-30-2019 05:43 AM
thumping
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Originally Posted by Benzz0 View Post
binge-watched it this week. It was pretty fucking cool! Can't wait or hope for S2
This ^

I liked it.
12-30-2019 05:40 AM
jeepyj
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Originally Posted by Subybaja View Post
That makes sense...if you've read the books. Obviously it just came off as shit CG for those of us who haven't.

If that's what they were doing, they could have used an echo effect or a reaction by a character. And given a DRAGON a voice that didn't sound like a pasty middle-aged guy.
As far as character reaction, It is likely that Geralt has already dealt with dragons and it's no surprise to him that dragons use telepathy.

As a person who only played the last game, I'm a bit confused because the annoying sidekicks name is "Dandelion", but it's not a deal breaker. Maybe he changes it later to avoid some pissed off husband or something.

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12-29-2019 04:42 PM
Subybaja Finished, looking forward to more seasons. It definitely improved from the dragon. Yennifer's fire trick was cool. I always wanted to see Gandalf pull that...

Corman? Not quite. $10M/episode.
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The budget of The Witcher Season 1 is around 70–80 million USD whereas the first few seasons of Game of Thrones cost around 50–60 million USD (per Season).

Although this is the case, the first season of Game of Thrones was released in 2012 and if it was created now, the budget would be a bit more but still less than Witcher's. But if you compare the budget of the last few seasons of Game of Thrones the budget per episode is much more than The Witcher; the budget of Game of Thrones season 8 is around 90 million USD, which is 15 million USD per episode.
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how do you think one could convey telepathy or unspoken thoughts via CG or acting?
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they could have used an echo effect or a reaction by a character.
For instance
12-29-2019 02:42 PM
wades_76_cj7
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Originally Posted by Elwenil View Post
Netflix has approved 3 seasons and the producers have plotted out at least 7 seasons.
sweet!

I never read the books or played the game but I enjoyed it. I kinda wish they had put in a subtitle or note at the bottom of the screen when they were doing flashbacks though. The first couple of times it happened I was like WTF that queen jumped out a window! Once I realized what they were doing it was easier to understand.
12-29-2019 02:36 PM
Elwenil Netflix has approved 3 seasons and the producers have plotted out at least 7 seasons.
12-29-2019 02:26 PM
DavidVanVorous
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Originally Posted by Subybaja View Post
That makes sense...if you've read the books. Obviously it just came off as shit CG for those of us who haven't.

If that's what they were doing, they could have used an echo effect or a reaction by a character. And given a DRAGON a voice that didn't sound like a pasty middle-aged guy.
Out of idle curiosity how do you think one could convey telepathy or unspoken thoughts via CG or acting? Who knows what a dragon sounds like telepathically. It IS after all a voice inside your head.

Given the venue one needs to think vintage 50s Roger Corman Scifi effects not Lucas films post Y2k CGI. The big $$ isn't really there for indy films and series to allow for purchase of time from ILM or Pixar to do the CGI.

As fer me, Ive already binged the series to date so its hurry up and wait to see if there is a 2nd season...
12-28-2019 10:12 PM
Subybaja
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Originally Posted by johnny_boy02 View Post
I have not read the books in a pretty long time, but I believe the golden dragon can communicate telepathically.
That makes sense...if you've read the books. Obviously it just came off as shit CG for those of us who haven't.

If that's what they were doing, they could have used an echo effect or a reaction by a character. And given a DRAGON a voice that didn't sound like a pasty middle-aged guy.
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