[Book Spoilers] Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill
Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:02 AM
"Going in another direction" seems like a mistake on HBO's part. I remember thinking and agreeing with others that the original Mountain was disappointing enough as a smaller actor than what's depicted in the books. This one is even smaller. We got used to the first Mountain's somewhat smaller than expected stature, and now we just have a tall basketball player looking guy filling the role. Even Xho's actor in Qarth who vouched for Dany looks larger and more imposing. That guy could probably kick this new Mountain's ass in a fist fight.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:57 AM
He could have more scenes with Tywin. The books were light on him but the show can give us more insight.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:12 AM
Do you think this new Gregor is a noticeably better actor? I thought his scenes were very weak, and he seemed pretty wooden and boring to me. I immediately noticed the change..though most casual viewers may not have.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:31 AM
It’s a little disappointing, but I guess it’s hard to find a huge 7 feet tall guy…
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:22 AM
Anyway, I really hope they are purposefully not showing too much of the new Mountain this season, so as to bring Conan back for the much more demanding physical needs on the Mountain in season 3 or 4.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:25 AM
Exactly. I would definitely prefer last season's Mountain -- but that being said, he just doesn't matter to me enough to worry about. As long as he's some big, scary guy -- he fits the roll. It's not like we need some great dramatic actor there.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:35 AM
He has so few lines. They could have pulled any massive guy off the street who could scowl and roar. Was disappointed myself, I feel like I could whale on this guy if need be.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:54 AM
He doesn't have Conan's physique, but really, it's not some massive loss to the show in the end.
As to what happened... I think it's more complicated than going another direction. I suspect he had hoped they'd fit their schedule around his shooting in NZ, and they simply couldn't do that, so "they went in another direction". That is, in any case, my speculation on that front. But just because HBO doesn't comment on such things doesn't mean that there isn't two sides to the story.
Edited by Ran, 23 April 2012 - 06:55 AM.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:07 AM
I think they need the old mountain, and I also think Rorge and Biter are not as imposing or scary as they were in the books as well.
Isn't going to make or break the show though.