This is a continuation of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 2 and ‘A Clash of Kings’ comparison, part 1 (Starks) and ‘Game of Thrones’ season 2 and ‘A Clash of Kings’ comparison, part 2 (Lannisters) in which we look at the differences between HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season 2 and the second installment of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy epic “A Clash of Kings” on which the events of the season are based.
Yesterday we focused on the Lannister family, primarily on those characters in King’s Landing. Today we will finish up the stray characters from Westeros (where all the knights live) and head across the Narrow Sea to Essos (where all the dragons live) in tomorrow’s edition.
This is a continuation of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 2 and ‘A Clash of Kings’ comparison, part 1 in which we look at the differences between HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season 2 and the second installment of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy epic “A Clash of Kings” on which the events of the season are based.
Yesterday we looked at the Stark family. Today we focus on the Lions of Westeros, the Lannisters. The format for yesterday’s post was a little annoying to write. It was tiring looking for synonyms for “series” “episode” “difference” etc. So in the spirit of not working too hard I’m going to break down the rest of these posts in a way that is more straightforward.
I like Iron Man. I like his attitude and his style. I also really liked “Iron Man,” but was so-so on “Iron Man 2.” My biggest gripe with the second movie was the boooooooring villain, Whiplash. Even Sam Rockwell’s performance as Justin Hammer couldn’t save the movie from mediocrity.
Up until this morning, I was “meh” on the idea of “Iron Man 3.” It needs to be a better movie than its predecessor, and that means it needs a better villain, or even villains. But this morning, Latino Review posted what they claim are confirmed reports of Iron Man’s enemies in the upcoming third film.
My friend and coworker Nick Tankersley has written this pretty awesome piece on the differences between “Game of Thrones” and the book from which season two is adapted, “A Clash of Kings.” Check it out and enjoy. — Richard
With the end of season 2 of “Game of Thrones” just on the horizon, I think it is a good time to double back and take a look at the show’s deviations from George R. R. Martin’s second book “A Clash of Kings,” which is the basis for season 2 of “GoT.”
Look at that thing! Creator Dave Delisle just made a custom Blu-ray case out of the Helicarrier used by S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Marvel Universe and “The Avengers” movie. Check out more pictures here.
Man, I Love Films recently tossed together a couple top-5 lists of movie characters they think would be good fits in the Avengers superhero team. I thought this was a fun read, and decided to make my own list.
There she is, in all her sword-wielding glory, as portrayed by Danai Gurira. EW has the exclusive, and here’s a tidbit from their article:
In the comics, Michonne is an unflinching warrior who proves to be powerful ally for Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors. But how different will the onscreen version be? “The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics,” says Robert Kirkman (the creator of the comic and executive producer of the TV adaptation). “But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.”
DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio announced this weekend that an established character will soon be coming out of the closet, and said the character will become one of DC’s most “prominent gay characters.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” is coming out soon, very soon, and on Monday Sony released a 4-minute preview of the movie. Really it’s the same trailer we’ve been seeing for a while now (which was also attached to “The Avengers”) but with a couple extra minutes tacked on to the beginning.
It’s a solid sneak peek. I especially liked how Peter Parker handled saving the boy in the car. Watch it and you’ll see what I mean.
I also like the humor Parker exhibits. Andrew Garfield moves and acts more like Parker/Spider-Man to me than Tobey Maguire did, so that’s an automatic plus to Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” hits theaters July 3.
Modern horror films are one of two things: horrible movies or lackluster remakes. Sure, you can say, “but everything’s been done before! How can any horror movie be considered new anymore?” and you’d be partially right. But there are rules to follow in the genre that allow movies to work well. Break the rules, and the movie doesn’t work at all.