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I know Jim and A.Ron mostly are either mixed on it or don't like the film, 58% to 60% of critics dislike it, and you know what a majority of the opinions are absolutely fair. However, I'm gonna come right out and say it. I'm making no apologies for loving this f'ing movie.
To the folks in the know, KOTM is for better or for worse, a Toho Heisei era quality film/script with a Hollywood budget. If that's not your thing then no this movie will not do it. If the Godzilla 90's era was your jam, then this is a love letter to you.
Listen if George ends it the same way, I'll blame him.
Ultimately, its not that he dies with Cersei or that he doesn't kill her that bothers me about the end of his arc. It's that he goes back because he's in love with Cersei.
Here's what I would've preferred. That he no longer loves Cersei but his feeling of responsibility towards his child and his honor/duty as a father & brother is what brings him back to her. That, for me, wouldve ended his tragic arc but also keep his redemption arc primarily intact.
I will say though I have a problem with D&D having Jaime say he didn't care about innocents. That's probably far worse than what the end of the arc was.
cdrive said:Can we start a shoulda list? Seems like many were upset because they had a big bag of built up, pre-conceived shoulda's that they brought in with them when they watched the episode.
So "Volanqar" means "younger sibling" right? And Dany T was the younger sister of Rhaegar and Viserys right? And Dany T buried Cersei in her Red Keep by blowing up the whole motherfucker right? Seems to me the Valonqar Prophecy was not violated but fulfilled. There were many that thought it shoulda been Jaime or shoulda been Tyrion, or with the gender-neutral Valyrian is coulda and shoulda been Arya.
I suppose Jaime did put his hand on her neck but in a non threatening manner and perhaps she suffocated under the rubble. So it could've still been fulfilled just not in the way Cersei interpreted it.
I'm fine with Dany's official fall from grace, however I really think we needed just one more episode of seeing her psyche hang in the balance. I agree with folks that they built to her doing something like this for seasons, but it still felt a little inorganic when she made the decision to burn the city down after the bells.
Maybe a reminder of how bitter Dany truly was of the sacking of the city when her father was king. I don't know. I'm not a writer, I just know I needed one more episode. I get it though. The logistics with it being a 6 episode season makes that hard.