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Offline mrbasehart

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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008, 08:01:37 PM »
We just watched the pilot this evening, and I literally lost count in the first 10 minutes of how many ways they diverged from (and fucked up) the story from the books. I just could not believe what a terrible job they did adapting it. I wish I could have seen the size of the truck they drove up to Goodkind's house to get him to sign off on this... it must have been heavily laden with cash. :P

Extremely disappointing.

As I've said, the pilot is the weakest "episode" of the series so far.  It really does develop quite nicely. 


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008, 09:25:20 PM »
I honestly don't see how they can recover from how far off track they got. We're going to watch a few more episodes, but my enthusiasm for this is really shot.

And anais, we came full circle a lot sooner than that. Everything past the second book was absolute crap (except, of course, for Faith of the Fallen, which I would even say is slightly better than the first book).

It just doesn't make sense to diverge so far from the original story. The original story (ESPECIALLY the first book) was fantastic. It was all put together beautifully. Why change that? And so BADLY? It's very disappointing.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008, 09:35:39 PM »
Chaos, I thought everything from Faith of the Fallen up until the second half of the last book was awesome and def worth the read. (the looooooooooong read that is was)


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2008, 09:42:40 PM »
I just don't know how to respond to that. I fail to share your opinion on the quality of the later books. :)
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2008, 10:18:37 PM »
I was expecting you to scream about how wrong I am!  :P


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2008, 06:16:41 AM »
Hey, I'm not Isaac. :P

I respect your opinion, I just completely do not share it. ;)
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2008, 06:18:18 AM »
I've been watching the pilot episode in 10-minute increments while I eat lunch. About halfway through now.

I find the tone somewhat...difficult to handle. They want it to be very very serious, but it's full of extreme cheese-factor moments like the fire-circle sword-getting-struck-by-lightning bit.  And the guy playing the chainmailed villain is AWFUL.  He looks like a 90's baseball player with his little goatee, and he has the acting talent of a small waterfowl.

I hope he's not a recurring character?

I thought he was pretty bad too.  No, he's not a recurring character.


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2008, 06:28:18 AM »
I think it diminishes the power of the story to have George Cypher killed by random-soldier-who-was-supposed-to-be-dead-already, instead of who killed him in the books. And why is Darken Rahl a nancy-boy ponce? And where are his SCARS? It was nice that they showed him smoothing his lip like he did in the books, but without the scars there is no reason for him to be doing that, so it's a little out of place. Just another example of random things that were changed for no apparent reason (and with a negative impact on the value of the story).
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2008, 03:25:32 PM »
I am watching episode 1 one right now. They clearly picked the actor to play Richard based on his pecs. For once, it's not working with me


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2008, 04:05:49 PM »
His brother hasn't been seen since. In fact, the villain has barely been seen.


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2008, 07:14:54 PM »
the wannabe 300 style fighting was pretty annoying


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2008, 07:26:25 PM »
Personally I really liked the first four books, and kept reading just to find out what happens...but have been disappointed (Faith of the Fallen being an exception).

However, I alway knew that this story was destined to be relegated to sub-par TV series.


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2008, 07:29:35 PM »
you didn't like any of the ones after Faith of the Fallen? (First four, so you liked, what is it, whatever number 4 is. That was my least fave)


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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2008, 07:34:52 PM »
Dissappointed, didn't dislike...there's a whole lot of potential, but becoming the reincarnation of Ayn Rand doesn't always tell a story to its fullest extent.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2008, 07:40:04 PM »
anais, #4 was Temple of the Winds. Parts of that one were good, but a lot of it was very very bad. The one after that (Soul of the Fire) was just absolute shit from start to finish, and other than Faith of the Fallen (which was an unexpected masterpiece), the series never recovered.

Faith of the Fallen was probably the best book (that I've read) that's been written in the last 10 years, though the two Sarantium books by Guy Gavriel Kay are not far behind.
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