Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Iron Throne had an impossible task. How do you end a series where we’ve had long nights, red weddings, battles of bastards and much, much more. It was never going to be an ending to suit everyone. People would be disappointed. And I was. Sometimes. Look the ultimate revelation of Bran as the new king felt pretty pointless and not particularly earned whilst the inevitability of Jon killing Dani was a let down. But the last few scenes felt the most Thrones the show has all year. From the comical bickering at the small council to Jon riding out North of The Wall, Ghost at his side… the final few scenes gave us hope whilst still remaining true to the core of the series. It’s just a shame then that the rest felt so rushed. You can’t help but think with a few more episodes you’d be able to buy into some of the more stretching choices that were made. But ultimately whilst the journey may differ, the result is exactly what GRRM will lay down in his final books so maybe, just maybe, it was doomed to fall short from the start.
Death Toll: A few Lannister soldiers and a mad Queen
Worth The Wait: No.
Best Bit: Jon rides out…
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…