MovieCritic: Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones


Official Trailer (All rights belong to HBO)

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copyright: HBO

German Titel: Game of Thrones – Das Lied von Eis und Feuer

Publication Year: 2011

Creators: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss

Distributor: HBO

Cast:
Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Jason Mamoa, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Mark Addy,…

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Novels written by:
George R. R. Martin

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Synopsis:
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. The dominant families are the Houses Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard, Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, or highest official. Secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, Eddard accepts in order to investigate further. Meanwhile the Queen’s family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take power. Across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. The friction between these clans, and with the remaining great Houses Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and Tyrell, leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest North. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits…
(Quelle: imdb.com)

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My thoughts about this TV series:
I have already mentioned it in my book review, but I must say it here again: I am a huge fan of this series!!! Already with the first episode, already when I have seen the intro of it, it just blow me away and then after the complete first episode, I was totally excited about his fabulous series. I have sat before the PC completely fascinated and magnetized and I just didn’t want to miss a thing!
This new series is really wonderful and I can recommend it to everybody most warmly because it’s thrilling, you’ll get kidnapped into another world and will be carried away by the destinies of the family Stark. I’ve got here the same goose bumps like in the movies ‘Lord of the Rings’ and it’s just epic..

The dialogues are partly exact like they were in the books and therefore they fit perfectly to the scenery and the world, in which this story, around betrayal, intrigues, knights, passion, fear and hope, plays.
The adaption of the books to this TV series was done brilliantly by HBO and they haven’t changed a lot and if then only little things which maybe fit even little better. But the basic atmosphere and the cornerstones of the plot were just as they appeared in the book. *really great*

Furthermore I’m totally happy about the cast, particularly because there are many English and Scottish actors, what it makes together with the surrounding (which were shot primarily in Scotland) even more authentically..

copyright: HBO

Moreover, I’m at the latest since ‘Lord of the Rings’ a fan of Sean Bean and I couldn’t picture anybody else who would be better to play Eddard Stark. Also the other characters were chosen greatly, even if the children are a little older in this series than in the books. But I prefer it this way, than if they had chosen younger kids now and then they would have to exchange them later and that would have been worse. I’m absolutely pleased with the cast of Jon Snow, Tyrone, Arya, Bran or Robb. But I’m less happy with the choice of Catlyn Stark or Sansa. Although both of them aren’t one of my favorites or up to now I don’t even like them, not only because of their appearance in the TV series, but also from their behavior and personality in the series as well as in the books..

Soundtrack:
Like the series also the soundtrack to it is fabulous and I’m sure that the background music is one large part of the great atmosphere which is set very epic and theatrical – like it is required for the plot..

Fazit:
Everybody who hasn’t seen this series yet – please read the books before you watch it. But if you’re a none-reader, than just watch this TV series, because it’s really great and ‘cinema at its most‘!
One of the best literature adaptations of late!.

Rating:
5 of 5 points

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This Movie Critic is for the  ‚Book2Movie – Challenge‘ 2012 !

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