Game of Thrones: Season 7 Ultraviolet Code
WOW... frickin' wow!
By S. Shannon on September 5, 2017
Format: Digital Ultraviolet Code
Game of Thrones just gets better with age. I will cry when it is all over next season. As we know, this is the penultimate season 7 and boy does it deliver. (By the way, the word, 'Penultimate' means, 'next to last' to those who are confused.) It begins with Daenerys landing on the shores of Dragon Stone and ends with... well, I won't spoil that for you. Suffice it to say that the ending will leave you breathless, horrified and agonizing because you will have to wait over a year to see what happens next. By now, we all are fully invested in every character- we know them well and we either hate them or love them. This season brings many of these relationships into full fruition- either in fulfillment or death. What I found most notable this season were the costumes.
That department has truly moved into a new dimension in movie making. Not only are the costumes sumptuous in their designs, fabric (Oh! the fabrics!) and details, but they are so well conceived that they look like clothing that people in those roles might actually wear. Sometimes, I am so awe inspired by the details in the clothing that I am distracted from the acting! It's truly remarkable. The acting seems completely natural now- I no longer see the actors, I see only the characters. I love the special effects- again, a major feat for t.v. It will be a long time before any sci-fi or fantasy movie can even begin to challenge GOT on that aspect. I just love how the dragons take flight- you can just feel their weight as those giant wings begin to flap- they are gigantic and heavy but it is absolutely believable that those massive wings will take them up and away.
I only noticed the special effects in one scene (when the dragon lowers Danny into the pit). That wasn't great- but considering how many special effects are used in this AMAZING series, they win every prize in my book! GOT has only gotten better. As a parent, I also applaud the fact that the brutal sexuality that existed in some of the earlier seasons was toned way back. Kudos!