THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

View previous topic View next topic Go down

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Wallace on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:31 pm

Wow!


Author Terry Brooks been around a long time. There are now 26 books in the series!
He was one of the early tolkien quest-fantasy imitators. I read his first book - musta bin in the late 70s.

Trouble is, he was training to be a lawyer or summart and got sidetracked to the fantasy lit. lark. Hence, fantasy buffs have not bin kind to him - calling him a hack writer. Well, I dont recall much of his first book , Sword of Shannara, other than it WAS an easy read, unlike Tolkien.

So, I have not said anything about this season one adaptation.
Will it rival Game Of Thrones?

20 bucks, cocksucker.  20 bucks.
avatar
Wallace
WALLY THE TOTAL FRIENDLY FRUITCAKE

Posts : 23267
Join date : 2012-10-26

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Wallace on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:14 pm

Okay . Awful is the word.

So bad that I have to wave the 20buck charge just to warn you how hokum-awful this budget-shoite is.

First off, the good point: like LOTR ,this was shot in the incredible scenery of New Zealand.

Everything else about the movie is bad,basd,badiweggs-BAD , but mainly:

PLEASE USE ONLY BRIT ACTORS IN ANY FUTURE FANTASYS!

The casting here is terrible. American YOUNG teen hotshots. Its like fucking TWILIGHT when it comes to casting: bo-hunks & babes that fit a shallow teen MTV-production or soap opera.
Someone perfectly put it: this has the look of them 90s Xena Warrior Princess series.

And pointy-ears alone  do NOT make an elf. And this story is mainly about an elfin race.
#1 American accent on elves? Fuck that SHIT.
#2 if elves are handsome, they are so in an alien way. They should appear  with elongated faces, menacing, youthful but at same time ancient with knowledge.

#3 elves always in literature have been portrayed as thin and PALE. There simply are no niggah-elves!


I spoke of this beefwhore: trend of GROUP Olympic-style  COMPETITION AMONGST YOUNG'UNS IN RECENT FANTASY THEMES  (movies like Maze Runner,Mockingjay...)

this is the same PONG.
avatar
Wallace
WALLY THE TOTAL FRIENDLY FRUITCAKE

Posts : 23267
Join date : 2012-10-26

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Wallace on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:15 pm

A proper review I read:  "Oh god. So bad. It's insanely cheesy and over-dramatic, and not in a likable way. Almost every character is annoying, save for the lead girl and the script is just awful. "
avatar
Wallace
WALLY THE TOTAL FRIENDLY FRUITCAKE

Posts : 23267
Join date : 2012-10-26

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Francis Frogbound on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:17 pm

avatar
Francis Frogbound
INSANE BASTARD

Posts : 15535
Join date : 2013-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Wallace on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:29 pm

The top writer Jack Vance KNEW what makes elves elvish and fairies, fairies:

-"erotically unpredictable" (not like this romance-version of Lord Of the Rings which we have here)

-"charm,youth,beauty are not cogent considerations"

-they are capricious  tricksters, pranksters and cruel ones at that

-"often seem childlike by reason of intemperate acts"


Elves are not fucking american team-players!

They are imposing, awe-inspiring.  Not your buddy.


Elvish facial features should be angular; the males effeminate but intimidating . (That is why the actor, Hugo Wallace Weaving,  as Elrond king of elves was an example of perfect casting in Lord of the Rings. In Shannara, the elvish king is  that rolly-poly (one of the few Brit actors) Rhys-Jones. Totally unsuited.)





Oh and did I mention the cheap CGI.

Or the predominantly folderol-newage music soundtrack?


Elves DO NOT LISTEN TO sleepy-bobos new age.
avatar
Wallace
WALLY THE TOTAL FRIENDLY FRUITCAKE

Posts : 23267
Join date : 2012-10-26

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Wallace on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:36 pm

Total ass-fucked disaster, this.

Game Of Thrones has no fear.
avatar
Wallace
WALLY THE TOTAL FRIENDLY FRUITCAKE

Posts : 23267
Join date : 2012-10-26

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Karnevil9 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:37 pm

Shocked


Last edited by Karnevil9 on Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:51 pm; edited 1 time in total

Karnevil9
A YORKSHIRE GOD AMONGST MEN

Posts : 8824
Join date : 2015-08-31

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Wallace on Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:22 pm

This is just a ploy to get me to stay here.

It won't wurk.
avatar
Wallace
WALLY THE TOTAL FRIENDLY FRUITCAKE

Posts : 23267
Join date : 2012-10-26

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Karnevil9 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:06 pm


Karnevil9
A YORKSHIRE GOD AMONGST MEN

Posts : 8824
Join date : 2015-08-31

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by 13 Inch Barlow on Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:36 pm

Aye. I wartched dis shoite.

Gib yew exarmple: random 10 minutes - Elvish princess sayen: "are you a FAN of?", "RE-MATCH ", "have an AGENDA"
avatar
13 Inch Barlow
Full Member

Posts : 1063
Join date : 2016-08-30

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by 13 Inch Barlow on Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:12 pm

Hey! Dig this:

Mr Wallace compared der actin' (oar summart) in dis atrocity to 80s MTV productions for teenies.

Well, ah juss learn'd dis IS A mtv PRODUCTION!
avatar
13 Inch Barlow
Full Member

Posts : 1063
Join date : 2016-08-30

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by 13 Inch Barlow on Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:13 pm

Ah did not knos that MTVs were still arund.
avatar
13 Inch Barlow
Full Member

Posts : 1063
Join date : 2016-08-30

Back to top Go down

Re: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (2016, US) season one

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum