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Trailer The Witcher (Netflix)

Makariel

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What does this mean?
It means what I wrote: Twitter is shit. Which of these three words causes difficulties understanding the meaning of the complete sentence? What I don't understand is: why anyone uses this pointless social media platform. It's facebook status updates minus anything else that made facebook mildly interesting in some distant past (mind you: I left facebook many years ago so no idea what that thing does now). It fails to be economically viable and constantly falls short of expectation. However: investors keep pumping money into it in the hopes it turns this shit into gold. Spoiler warning: it doesn't. Twitter is only useful for lazy "journalists" (or "churnalists") who don't want to do actual work and just scour twitter all day for snippets of controversy to exploit.

Also, you conveniently ignored that my next sentence was "In all seriousness:", with the implication being what was written prior was (at least partly) in jest. Or for twitter users: #woosh ;)
 

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Only SJWs and Shills think this will be good. Geralt isn't the protagonist, Yen and Ciri will be. They changed the story to put SJW BS in the show. Race swap for no reason. They got rid of the slavic vibes and turned the show ito a GoT clone. This will be a fiasco.
 

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She clearly draws inspiration from the games when it's convenient to her. The armor. The hot tub scene. The black blood potion. Everytime she makes some controversial decision it's "Based on the books", even when she changes things from the books. The argument "Oh, it's because I'm following the books not the games" it's a way to cover the awful decisions she made, and most people here supports her and this dumb argument.
If you don't like it or the casting? You're a sexist, racist or another -istophobe .
No respect for the source material, no artistic fidelity, lots of changes.
Another dumb down Hollywood production.
 

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Man, I want to like this, but it just really feels like Netflix doesn't have the budget for it.

The CGI looks absolutely horrible in every scene of that trailer. Even plain forests look like a 5 year old tried to photoshop some extra trees in there. And that's before that absolutely random, horrible looking over the top color grading in every single scene.
 

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I don't know dude, I haven't really paid much attention to what her and her "comrades" have said on twitter. I guess I just don't obsess/give a fuck about such things.

For example:
Tom Clancy was a pretty die hard conservative, but that didn't make me enjoy his books/movies any less. I can't really stand Ted Nugent in person, but dammit I love many of his songs. Robert DeNiro is unmistakably very liberal, but I still love his gangster movies.

I've got this crazy idea that maybe just maybe the Witcher writers main goal is to simply provide entertainment to us.

I'm gonna give them that chance.
why are you pretending that you are some type of victim here. Is anyone here blocking you from watching the show?

People are making accurate observations based off the of the history of people making the show. That is it.
 

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why are you pretending that you are some type of victim here. Is anyone here blocking you from watching the show?

People are making accurate observations based off the of the history of people making the show. That is it.
Pretending that Im the victim? That's funny. It seems to me you like you guys are the ones whining about potentially being crushed by an evil liberal* agenda, while Im the one saying we should just wait and see and keep an open mind.


Anyway, Im out ya'll have fun.
 
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BadBurger

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Looking forward to seeing which stories from the books they adapt and seeing some of the monsters come to life. I wasn't sure about Cavill being cast but it looks like he's going to be great. Fingers crossed.
 
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Makariel

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She clearly draws inspiration from the games when it's convenient to her. The armor. The hot tub scene. The black blood potion. Everytime she makes some controversial decision it's "Based on the books", even when she changes things from the books. The argument "Oh, it's because I'm following the books not the games" it's a way to cover the awful decisions she made, and most people here supports her and this dumb argument.
If you don't like it or the casting? You're a sexist, racist or another -istophobe .
No respect for the source material, no artistic fidelity, lots of changes.
Another dumb down Hollywood production.
I see. You are disappointed that Netflix did not send the script to you for personal approval. I can understand that you are feeling this way, after all, you are the internationally know expert on adapting fantasy book series to tv shows. I'm not entirely sure who these "most people here" are you refer to, but I guess quite a few of them are made of straw. I'd argue that "most people" actually have no fucking clue who the persons are that are writing the screenplay (I don't, and I'm too lazy to google for it), hence it's strange that they would be "supporting" an argument they haven't heard from a person they don't know. I guess you try to exaggerate for effect, but really, to me it looks like someone yelling at clouds complaining about the weather.

You don't like the casting:



I mean, sucks for you I guess. But Netflix is paying for the series and not you, and since it's their money they can do whatever they want with it as long as they don't break any laws. Crazy, right? This capitalism thing is getting out of hand, why do we not have a council of Witcher-experts that has the final say on anything regarding this series? But if you'd have the money available to pay for the series, you could cast whoever you want in it, so there's that option. I'm also not sure who in this thread has called you or anyone a sexist racist or whatever-phobe? Perhaps you can point that person out since I thought personal attacks are against board rules and such. You can report such behaviour (there's that button on the bottom left of every post) and the friendly mods will take care of people who call you names for no reason.
 

ymoc

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Pretending that Im the victim? That's funny. It seems to me you like you guys are the ones whining about potentially being crushed by an evil liberal* agenda, while Im the one saying we should just wait and see and keep an open mind.


Anyway, Im out ya'll have fun.
I'm reading his reply to your post and I'm like, what is he even talking about?
Don't let it get to you, my friend. He is arguing in bad faith and since he can't really find anything to disagree with, he runs an imaginery conversation with you in which you say what he wants you to say, so that he can run you down.
It's really weird.
 
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New screenshot of the show.
I'm black but even I, cringe whenever I see non-European looking cast in medieval settings.

Netflix will Netflix I guess...
 
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Makariel

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I'm black but even I, cringe whenever I see non-European looking cast in medieval settings.
It's not medieval, it's fantasy. Medieval would be a depiction of a period of European history, but Witcher is not a documentary. There are dragons, dwarves, elves, various ghouls, golems, vampires and werewolves and that's all fine, but when a human shows up that's not white you draw the line? Seems rather arbitrary to me (unless you really believe that ghouls, elves and golems did exist in Europe, in which case I have a bridge to sell to you :p). I understand that argument in a case like Kindom Come: Deliverance, which is set in European history, and where I would have found it really weird if there was some attempt to fulfill a quota for the sake of multiculturalism. But Witcher is a fantasy series, so anything goes really.
 
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Nice. I guess Netflix Test Screenings must have been super positive for them to have given them the 2nd season Greenlight already
Here's hoping. I know this happened with The Boys a few months back, fingers crossed this is for similarly good reasons. Of course, different people involved, including who is writing the cheques.
 
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GreyHorace

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Those impressions sure look favourable to the series and I like that people are saying the fight choreography is fantastic.

But I'll wait till the series finally premieres. Here's hoping they nailed it.
 

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Ok now i am hyped AF.
  • Good cast
  • Good writing
  • Good fighting choreography
  • Emotions

= win for me. Sounds like the witcher.

I really like that someone referred to this as a good adaptation of the books.

Also, I will be very glad if it ends up better than GoT. Not that I disliked this series (it annoyed me sometimes though), but in my opinion the wither books are soooo much better than Martin's series. But that's just a personal opinion, the witcher books are super important to me. They deserve a good treatment.
 

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