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Knightfall - History Channel's upcoming tv drama about The Knights Templar

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Some of the footage is really quite impressively cinematic. Likely all from the expensive pilot. The grail thing I wish I could do without, though. Will give it a try when it airs. Can't be worse than The Bastard Executioner, surely?

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41 minutes ago, Ran said:

Some of the footage is really quite impressively cinematic. Likely all from the expensive pilot. The grail thing I wish I could do without, though. Will give it a try when it airs. Can't be worse than The Bastard Executioner, surely?

That's a pretty fucking low bar to clear though.

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That assassin looked like he was wearing the same mask the Immortals wore in the film 300. And some scenes seem a bit too Dan Brown adaptation for my taste. Agree with Ran about the Grail storyline. The Templar history is interesting enough without that conspiracy thrown in. Of course, being interested in the Templars, I'll tune in and give it a chance.

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For pure subject matter... i love the concept of this show... If they deviate from historical accuracy --and I'm sure they will, for storytelling sake-- I do hope that they remain true to what and who the Templars actually were...

... and the new trailer looks fun.

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I have my fingers crossed for this one.

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The trailer at least knows the audience it's going for by having enough to keep fans of "vikings" and "last kingdom" (and maybe Assassin's creed) happy.

I'm sure others are guessing that whoever Jeremy Renner gets to play in his guest appearance we can be assured he'll be good with a bow.

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Well, it wasn't as bad as the Bastard Executioner premiere, but it wasn't good. From the CGI up to the story itself it was kind of a mess. Hard to be optimistic about this one, but hey it's got knights and swords. Two of my favorite scenes were . . .

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the beginning Acre scene where the Muslim fighters cross the courtyard to raise their ladders in full view of the Templars lined up for a horse charge only to be completely trampled and the scene in France during the reading of the proclamation of the expulsion of the Jews where that citizen just blasted the kid in the face with the rock. Those two scenes were just laughably bad. But they were good laughs so favorite scenes for me.

 

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Gotta love the CGI straight from Total War.

Oh, and "I used to be a Templar, but then I took an arrow to the knee"

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