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WATCHMEN SHOW

I am about to watch the series premiere of Watchmen, based on the most celebrated graphic novel of all time! I have read the original graphic novel and seen the movie so I am intrigued about finding out which direction the show will take.

As a great man once said, “The world will look up and shout ‘save us’ and I’ll whisper ‘NO!!!'”

NEW LORD OF THR RINGS AMAZON SERIES

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I recently discovered something amazing and unexpected. It turns out that Amazon will be creating a new television series that will be based on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It will not be three separate films like the Peter Jackson trilogy. Instead, it will be an ever expanding series with a currently unknown number of seasons. I don’t know how they can top the Peter Jackson trilogy because it set the bar so high. On the other hand, Tolkein’s original work included many beautiful things that were not in the films. Hopefully, we will see more of those beautiful things in this new series. I have my fingers and toes crossed as I await the first trailer.

BATMAN 1943

After watching the documentary, Superheroes Decoded, I became aware of the old 1943 Batman short films. After watching it, I can instantly see how low budget it was. Batman’s cape kept wrapping around his arms when he fought and the ears on his cowl were flopping everywhere. It was kind of funny. Still, I enjoyed this part of the constant evolution of the superhero genre and would recommend it to the die hard Batman fans.

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7: SEA BATTLE

Tonight, I got to see the epic sea battle we were promised in Season 7 of Game of Thrones and it was epic! Euron Greyjoy (who I nickname the Mad Kraken) is definitely closer to what he was in the books. His insanity and ferocity in the battle was so crazy that it was easy to like him as a villain. The Sand Snakes have also been improved in this one scene after their character was ruined beyond repair by the producers. Also it was interesting to see the psychological issues the battle was giving Theon Greyjoy because it looked as though he was regressing back into Reek. Overall, this was a VERY satisfactory first battle for the season and I am more than eager for more. On a side note, Euron Greyjoy and Cersei Lannister may have won this battle, but the War of the Five Kings will belong to Daenerys Targaryen even though this one battle destroyed her alliances with Dorne and Yara Greyjoy.

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7: THE WHITE WALKERS

The season premiere of Game of Thrones blessed us with a glimpse of the growing strength of the White Walkers. Their numbers have grown to the point in which their undead army can be seen as far as the eye could see like an unholy ocean of death. To make matters worse, the White Walkers have now added at least three undead giants to their army. We all saw how much effort it takes to kill a live giant so re-killing an undead one is going to be much more difficult. So far, we don’t know if the White Walkers have undead bears or ice spiders that are as big as hounds like in the books, but due to the vastness of the undead army it is likely they are there somewhere waiting to strike. I cannot wait to see the full lethality of the White Walkers this season as they continue to march towards the Wall to invade the realms of men once again. Like Euron Greyjoy, the White Walkers are the storm; the first and the last. Soon the War of the Five Kings will be over and the new War for the Dawn will begin.

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7: HOUSE LANNISTER’S STATUS

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After watching the season premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7, I contemplated House Lannister’s current status in the War of the Five Kings. As Jaime stated, the Lannisters are finally losing the war now that they are without allies or resources and surrounded by enemies. With Tommen “Baratheon” dead, I expect the Stormlands to rise in rebellion now that they have no Great House to lead them. I can expect the same from the Riverlands now that House Tully is deposed and House Frey is exterminated. After the losses they took throughout the war, I calculate House Lannister’s military strength to be half of what it was at the start of the war, which would be around 30,000 men. Since they hold King’s Landing, they could raise new levies from the Crownlands, but that will only increase their army by another 15,000 men, which is still not enough. With the Freys and Boltons extinct and Tyrells abandoning them as well as the loss of their gold mines, the Lannisters will not have the resources to feed their armies, fund their war effort, or pay back the Iron Bank of Braavos when they arrive. To make up for their lack of allies, the Lannisters became desperate enough to side with the ironborn, who have of fifty-fifty chance of turning on them. Worst factor of all is the fact that Cersei has lost all grasp on reality with delusions of grandeur. She think she can win the war even though the entire realm has turned on her family. The Mad King started out like this before his mind degenerated into an insane mush. As usual, I think Cersei is wanting power for the sake of power, which is a dangerous mindset for a monarch to possess because it will eventually drive them mad with hubris. Also, the smartest living Lannister Tyrion has sided with the largest and most powerful faction in the whole war, Daenerys Targaryen. While Tyrion is smarter than Cersei and Jaime combined, when you combine his wits with Daenerys’s numbers and firepower you have an unstoppable force that will crush the Lannisters once and for all. The Lannisters have been winning the war and staying in power only when the Tyrells sided with them, which allowed them to recover from their loses from the Stark armies. Overall, the odds are not on the Lannisters’ side and it is likely they will not survive the ultimate outcome of the War of the Five Kings. The gold lions are doomed and they will acknowledge that they are not the only ones who pay their debts!

GAME OF THRONES REVIEW: DRAGONSTONE

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I enjoyed the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Even though it was only a warm up episode that set the stage for the season, I liked it. I was particularly giddy when I saw that complete justice for the Red Wedding was finally done. I was equally giddy when I saw that the Lannisters became the weakest faction in the War of the Five Kings and are desperate for resources and allies. Also, we got to see undead giants in the White Walker army. We saw how much effort it takes to kill a live giant so re-killing an undead one is going to be even more difficult and dangerous. When Euron Greyjoy appeared, I expected him to be as badly portrayed as he was last season, but I was pleased that he was better portrayed. The Mad Kraken even gave a playful smile when he saw the Mountain lumber towards him, which shows just how crazy Euron Greyjoy is. I hear that this season Euron Greyjoy will make Ramsay Snow and King Joffrey look like children by comparison. We also got to see the Hound find faith in the Gods and show a clear hint to the Grave Digger theory. So far, Jon Snow is doing good as the new King in the North, but as long as Littlefinger is present and whispering in Sansa’s ear the stability of Jon’s reign is put into question. Finally, Daenerys Targaryen finally came home to her family’s ancestral seat of Dragonstone. Even though there was no dialogue in this scene until the very end, I loved the tension and suspense it possessed. When Daenerys lands on the beach and touches the sand, it reminds me of what Henry Tudor did when he landed in Wales during the War of the Roses. After landing in the Welsh beaches, Henry Tudor fell to his knees in prayer and said, “Judge me Lord and favor my cause.” I think Daenerys was doing something similar when she touched the sand and we all know that Henry Tudor’s prayer was answered so the same can happen with Daenerys. Now Daenerys is about to follow in the footsteps of her ancestor Aegon the Conqueror as she begins planning the new War of Conquest.

A WRETCHED AIRLINE!!!

I saw one of the most disturbing things on the news regarding a passenger who was forcibly removed from his seat and then dragged off the plane while bleeding from the mouth! What kind of enterprise does that to their own customers? This video has made me concerned about what direction the airline industry is going as a result of this attack. I no longer feel safe going on an airplane after seeing this!