ADWD had an absurd amount of cliffhangers. They're almost too abrupt to call cliffhangers, the book simply feels unfinished and ends. A thousand page book with no real climax. I'm hoping DnD wrap things up a little smoother but I'm preparing myself for some ambiguity given the amount of material they need to cram in.
I wish they'd do more extended episodes.
It's Brienne. The gloves are really off this season. Some horrific stuff this year but I respect a story in which no one is safe. Her storyline doesn't have many places left to go so it makes sense to me
A well made but dumb action blockbuster movie, not a good adaptation of the book though. I thought the guy who played Bard was pretty good, he was one of the standouts for me. As a fan of the Beorn character, he was totally shafted in this trilogy. I would have liked to see him treated with more importance and care.
Overall, I would have liked a more faithful adaptation of the charming original story, but I enjoy this fantasy action schlock on its own terms.
Very fun movie and one of the better Marvel films easily.
As for the Marvel Cinematic Universe taking risks...well, not really. They don't even have the guts to kill off a tertiary character like Agent Coulson. Resurrecting dead, minor characters for no reason other than they have a cult following...that's hack writing. They have greenlit some unusual titles (such as this one) but nothing of consequence ever happens to these characters. There is no dramatic tension when everyone is invincible.
It's interesting that he finally broke radio silence on TWOW. He's said almost nothing up till now, and I'm especially surprised he answered the question about Tyrion and Dany. Hopefully this is a sign of significant progress. Still trying not to get my hopes up for anything sooner than a summer 2015 release date (during or just after season 5 airs)