James already prepared a list of the 5 best moments of Game of Thrones. We look at the episode as such and also tell what it is about its quality. Defensive and early in the Winterfell offensive proved to be weak. Not to be dragons, the White Walkers and their army would cut them all in a moment.
I personally do not understand why Dothraki was sent to death at the forefront so far from infantry support. Also, I do not go to the head, why not shot Trebuchetov (medieval mortars with burning stones) before and over?
They knew that the dead were crossing their enemies like a wave, so why not dig big trenches before the infantry to literally throw them undead? Why was Winterfell almost unprepared for defense, although everyone knew of a great battle for months? The plan was for the dragons to appear when they reached the Night King. But how did Dana and Jon know of his arrival in Bran? What if he went through the forest and not the chief of the army? Finally, they did not know they were coming to the dragon. Because there are many.
That's the case, the latest episode of Game of Thrones does not make sense once in a story or logic. The writers are still behind the slippers. And we did not even begin with the White Walkers, whose pedestrians hear drops of blood, but the generals do not catch Arya's pinch with a jump in the Night King. It would be a wonderful scene, not be the stupid blood drops.
As far as Arye is concerned, I personally have no problem with the fact that she has just stabbed the Valiria steel King of the Night exactly where the Forest Boys did it when they succeeded. This is a good fit for Arya, and it's a great time to surprise and build the episode.
Dany is out, Jon can not get to Night King, and even if he gets there, he can not go through his generals. Dragons have no effect on him and all of them will soon die. The advent of Arya is great, and the fact that she has surprised her enemy is not incredible.
But everyone expected to see at least one Night King duel with Jon or another fencer. Unfortunately, Vlado probably did not get a little sweaty with the filming when he walked more or less out of his series in the series, playing some jokes. We are not disappointed with the main villain itself. His presence was always a big problem and generated real fear and respect.
And even if it came out (in my eyes) in a good way, rather, it should show us in a good sword fight. Calmly one in one or the Endgame style, where several heroes could stand against him, thinking they were very strong and untouchable. Arya, who is not a fighter like Jon, Hound, Jorah, Brienne or Jamie or Night King himself, would also be convinced of that. She's a killer and a killer.
Unfortunately, the greatest villain in the series and extreme evil could not show us for a second what he was capable of beyond his mythical abilities. And that's a big mistake for the writers. Fan fans are completely natural. They also deserve to be portrayed as White Walkers.
Those in the last two series could just give Vlad a spear to kill Viserion … and that's all. The creators made Night King and his army an overly powerful opponent who could not be defeated and never defeated. The task of the people was to survive as long as possible and kill a single piece on the board.
But everyone realizes this differently. One considers the fact that Jon (again) did not save them all, by mistake, but by a new change. Although, even in this episode, the writers rescued him. It's getting mildly annoying. Personally, I'm happy with all the killings, but actually I wish it were more.
Emotionally, I'm completely cold, since it was really the least that should have happened in terms of death. Obviously, he's still waiting for us, but, for example, Sam, for one, is sure to die. His involvement among the last survivors in the yard, who had dozens of dozens or hundreds of undead while he somehow managed to survive, is completely ridiculous.
Well, now at the main point of the program. This episode was very dark. I think most of the time it was after the last one. And I think it was written a month ago when we talked about the biggest television battle of all time. And she had everything she had. In terms of expedition, production and greatness, it was in fact the greatest thing not offered only by Game of Thrones. And so was the big shot.
director Miguel Sapochnik (Hardhome, Winds of Winter, Battle of the Bastards) showed that he was extremely talented and worked with what was available to him at a high level. I personally enjoyed the episode and I do not have much censorship about it. The rotation of time was a very reasonable move and made the episode more attractive and added to the dramatic elements. But many people do not solve it, "because it was dark." And they're right. The creators really exaggerated and were supposed to be lighter.
Until Dragons and Red Woman arrive with their flames, there is not much to see. But this is already the case with such massive confrontations. But I also join people who think it would not be so important to make it more visible. I have only one reason to do this. Budget. I have the feeling that VFX and CGI made it easier because they did not have to be so detailed. Darkness does a lot and also hides a lot (especially flaws). I got the impression that HBO had to save here, so the night was chosen.
Quietly the battle could start at night and move quickly into the dawn to make things clearer, but filming at night was probably the only solution. All other reasons, we would like to be satisfied. Although I have clearly seen the vast majority of battles (no need to watch people 300 meg stream), but also experienced situations where I did not see all the action clearly on the battlefield. It remains to be believed that the fifth part offers more fighting, which we will enjoy more.
We also hope to see some epic moments of which we will remember (there were many in the Battle of the Bastards). The overall attractiveness of Battle of the Winterfell was high, but he missed the individual moments above the others. Episode 4 is directed by David Nutter (first and second parts), while Sapochnik fired the fifth, so we can expect a lot of blood to flow through him.
PS: What did Bran want to become a raven?