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October 10th, 2018, 18:03
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Are we outraged about this? I lose track.
We are supposed to be outraged about everything at all times!
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October 10th, 2018, 18:03
I have not been following this, but Henry Cavill being cast as the Witcher has caught my attention. He is a good actor, from what I saw in the latest Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie that I saw. He was the bad guy, and he was good at it.

I also saw another interview where he talked about that he is actually a gamer in real life, which is pretty cool.

I have heard that they were turning the show into a social justice warrior propaganda vehicle, which to be honest, since it is a Hollywood production (I'm assuming), isn't the most surprising thing to hear these days. But of course, who can know for sure until the first episode is out.

I will definitely watch the first episode, and see if I get a whiff of any political agenda. I am very sensitive to it in terms of that I can pick up on it really quickly, so hopefully if they are putting in that stuff they will do it in a very subtle way and not ruin the entertainment factor of the show…no one wants to be lectured to as if we are in church and little kids, I wish the lefty types in Hollywood would get that through their heads.
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October 10th, 2018, 18:09
Originally Posted by Arkadia7 View Post
I have not been following this, but Henry Cavill being cast as the Witcher has caught my attention. He is a good actor, from what I saw in the latest Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie that I saw. He was the bad guy, and he was good at it.

I also saw another interview where he talked about that he is actually a gamer in real life, which is pretty cool.

I have heard that they were turning the show into a social justice warrior propaganda vehicle, which to be honest, since it is a Hollywood production (I'm assuming), isn't the most surprising thing to hear these days. But of course, who can know for sure until the first episode is out.

I will definitely watch the first episode, and see if I get a whiff of any political agenda. I am very sensitive to it in terms of that I can pick up on it really quickly, so hopefully if they are putting in that stuff they will do it in a very subtle way and not ruin the entertainment factor of the show…no one wants to be lectured to as if we are in church and little kids, I wish the lefty types in Hollywood would get that through their heads.
Social justice warrior propaganda is guaranteed given who the show runner is and the rest of the writer's team. The question is how much of that you going to get in the show… Anyway I will still watch it
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October 10th, 2018, 18:19
I'd take "it's gonna be SJW propaganda!!!" with a huge grain of salt. While i hate it i've never seen a show (or a game) where it has been the driving force of it. Something like that would be pretty hard to pull off.

As for Henry Cavill.. i'm neutral, there's nothing good or bad i can say before i've seen him as Geralt tbh… can't say i've seen many movies with him, not that i can remember at least.
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October 10th, 2018, 18:45
re: Henry Cavill. Yea, I didn't really know who he was before this movie, because I hadn't seen any of the Superman films…You might want to rent the latest Mission Impossible movie, titled "Fallout" (funnily enough) It's a good popcorn type action flick. Henry Cavill plays the young guy with a beard, you can see him in the trailer as a sort of rival but at the same time team member to Tom Cruise. They have a pretty good fight at the end of the film.

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October 10th, 2018, 18:48
Cavill was fantastic in The Tudors - his best stuff to date. I'd dismiss this show as a long shot but Netflix has deep pockets and Cavill is a good choice. I can't say I loved Altered Carbon though so I'm still a bit of a skeptic.
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October 10th, 2018, 19:11
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October 10th, 2018, 19:49
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I read that in the first book Yennefer is supposed to look 20 so so rt of make sense but its hard to get rid of the game's Yennefer (who is supposed to be 70ish) out of my mind!
Where from did you get "70ish" from lost?
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October 10th, 2018, 20:06
Is Ciri going to be like 12 years old or something?
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October 10th, 2018, 20:16
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Is Ciri going to be like 12 years old or something?
Yep.
The TV show will depict the events of the books (that's why queen Calanthe is well and alive), ten years before the events of the games.
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October 10th, 2018, 20:47
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The whole internet was wrong.
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October 11th, 2018, 03:56
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Were you expecting 2 kids with 30 years experience?
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October 11th, 2018, 11:40
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Where from did you get "70ish" from lost?
I was wrong on her age. She is about 100 in game.

She was born in 1173 and W1 - 3 takes place around 1273/1274

http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/Yennefer
http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/The_Witcher_(game)
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October 11th, 2018, 11:41
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Yep.
The TV show will depict the events of the books (that's why queen Calanthe is well and alive), ten years before the events of the games.
Ciri is supposed to be 22/23 in game so 12 in the books make sense.
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October 11th, 2018, 11:43
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Well this is what Got cast looked liked at the start… they were amateurs too

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October 11th, 2018, 12:06
With regard to Yennefer, I only know her from the game, where she was a sort of vampy, feisty British type. We have plenty of actresses who could do that. But perhaps, from the books, a different interpretation is conceivable?
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October 11th, 2018, 12:48
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With regard to Yennefer, I only know her from the game, where she was a sort of vampy, feisty British type. We have plenty of actresses who could do that. But perhaps, from the books, a different interpretation is conceivable?
She is like this in the books as well but she is supposed to be very young (20ish, used magic) looking, slender and not very tall even with heels. So this actress does looks the part but she does not come across as vampy/feisty in her photos but I have not seen her act. I thought the game version of Yen looked more like 30+…
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October 11th, 2018, 12:52
Apparently she was plucked from drama school to play Hero at Shakepeare's Globe, where she was nominated for theatrical awards. So she has some chops. I'll be curious to see what she does with the role.

EDIT: Funnily enough, Kate Beckinsale also played Hero. And she had no trouble becoming a vampy warrior a few years later.
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October 11th, 2018, 12:59
I wouldn't care much about Yen actress photo. No reason to get trapped into looks matters and nothing else - it got us Jessica Alba boredom(s). Besides, remember RL, cute doesn't instantly mean good, especially if the cute is aware of their cuteness and abuses it.

If the text will be good enough, with just a bit of talent the actress she should be able to effectively present the deadly mistress of doom evil bitch role. I honestly hope she'll make another Dartagnan's nightmare.
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October 11th, 2018, 13:37
Yes, it's all about the writing and the direction. I almost always hold that side of things responsible. Actors are rarely the problem if the material and director are good enough. In the case of many shows that I don't like, I often think it's a terrible shame to have good actors and a decent budget, and no material to do them justice.
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