Willow - Official Teaser Trailer


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I would have said he was inspired by Madmartigan, in the absence of Val Kilmer. Which is justified, since he was his squire. Jack Sparrow is a similar character, but Madmartigan did it earlier.
Indeed, and whether or not one particularly desires such a character in one's fantasy epics on a general level, a Willow sequel without some sort of Madmartigan-esque character is not really a Willow sequel.
 

Aeson

I learned nerd for this.
Something tells me I'm probably not her type, but Hubert stole my heart. We're close in age. She has the advantage there. We're close in height. I have the advantage. Not even close in vocabulary. She definitely has the advantage. I wanted to see her and Boorman go at it. The verbal and physical sparing would have been a sight.
 

Ryujin

Legend
Something tells me I'm probably not her type, but Hubert stole my heart. We're close in age. She has the advantage there. We're close in height. I have the advantage. Not even close in vocabulary. She definitely has the advantage. I wanted to see her and Boorman go at it. The verbal and physical sparing would have been a sight.
T'was a pity.
 



Dire Bare

Legend
Something tells me I'm probably not her type, but Hubert stole my heart. We're close in age. She has the advantage there. We're close in height. I have the advantage. Not even close in vocabulary. She definitely has the advantage. I wanted to see her and Boorman go at it. The verbal and physical sparing would have been a sight.
When Ellora met Hubert and . . . her partner (can't remember the name), my first thought was, "Don't introduce these characters and then kill them off right away . . . ." Sigh.
 

Dire Bare

Legend
I'm enjoying the series so far, but it has been very uneven. Wooden acting, from actors I've seen do amazing work in other shows. Terrible, terrible fight scenes. Stilted dialogue. But also lots of fun moments and hilarious one-liners sprinkled throughout.

I'm really enjoying Boorman, despite him being over-the-top and that giant cleaver thing. I'm even enjoying the understated Graydon.

In the episode 3 fight scene . . . did they have regular swords with removable hilt extenders? I swear both Jade and Kit were using them . . .
 
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Zaukrie

New Publisher
I'm enjoying the series so far, but it has been very uneven. Wooden acting, from actors I've seen do amazing work in other shows. Terrible, terrible fight scenes. Stilted dialogue. But also lots of fun moments and hilarious one-liners sprinkled throughout.

I'm really enjoying Boorman, despite him being over-the-top and that giant cleaver thing. I'm even enjoying the understanded Graydon.

In the episode 3 fight scene . . . did they have regular swords with removable hilt extenders? I swear both Jade and Kit were using them . . .
That's how I feel. Also, where are the wererats? Terrible name for this things.. .

It's fun, it's decent fantasy. But the acting is mediocre. And I don't get the fight scenes at all. The good guys just can't fight well enough.
Whilei cold see everything fine, maybe but every fight but one is in the dark?
Also, why are guys guys always stupid and don't finish killing things? I would have enjoyed a big, strong, fighting woman.
 







The weakest part of the show is the dialogue, which is often tonally inconsistant not only with the movie it is based on, and but even with itself. Even some of the more clever lines are tonally inconsistent and pull me out of my fantasy epic. This was at its worst in the first episode which focused so much on the several youths talking the way Hollywood writers would write modern day teenagers (I say "youths" because by the timeline aren't they supposed to be in their mid-to-late 20s?). It hasn't been as bad by comparison in subsequent episodes because the mix of characters got less pseudo-teen-centric once the quest began, but this most recent episode (four) was a bit more characters-sharing-conversations-heavy, and it was a step down from episodes 2 and 3 which basically just worked for me, with minor quibbles.

I don't think the writing on the whole is bad, because there is more to writing than just dialogue. The story and character beats are mostly pretty good, and I at least kind of like the characters. The episodes have all ended making me want to watch another episode. And, once again, I think some of the lines that bother me are actually funny, or cleverly written, or whatever; they just don't strike a consistent tone for the series, and pull me out of it. And other than one woodswoman not having any combat sense, and a bit too much retreading of tired teen-angst tropes that I just never really enjoy, everything that has bothered me in this series has ultimately boiled down to awkward dialogue.
 

MarkB

Legend
The weakest part of the show is the dialogue, which is often tonally inconsistant not only with the movie it is based on, and but even with itself. Even some of the more clever lines are tonally inconsistent and pull me out of my fantasy epic. This was at its worst in the first episode which focused so much on the several youths talking the way Hollywood writers would write modern day teenagers (I say "youths" because by the timeline aren't they supposed to be in their mid-to-late 20s?). It hasn't been as bad by comparison in subsequent episodes because the mix of characters got less pseudo-teen-centric once the quest began, but this most recent episode (four) was a bit more characters-sharing-conversations-heavy, and it was a step down from episodes 2 and 3 which basically just worked for me, with minor quibbles.

I don't think the writing on the whole is bad, because there is more to writing than just dialogue. The story and character beats are mostly pretty good, and I at least kind of like the characters. The episodes have all ended making me want to watch another episode. And, once again, I think some of the lines that bother me are actually funny, or cleverly written, or whatever; they just don't strike a consistent tone for the series, and pull me out of it. And other than one woodswoman not having any combat sense, and a bit too much retreading of tired teen-angst tropes that I just never really enjoy, everything that has bothered me in this series has ultimately boiled down to awkward dialogue.
This is one of the things that makes it feel so D&D to me. The dialogue sounds like a bunch of players talking in-character, with all the odd mix of modernisms and traditional fantasy-world dialogue that entails.
 


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