Thoughts? Just finished this series, I enjoyed it a lot. Not sure why it didn't take off much
only thing that bothered me is that everyone spoke english instead of going the narcos way with native language + english subs
>the great kublai khan's mongol horde assembles to take on his brother ariq
>it's like 300 people tops
>only thing that bothered me is that everyone spoke english instead of going the narcos way with native language + english subs
Do you remember how much people shat on Narcos for its actors not sounding properly Colombian, particularly Pablo himself? You'd have the same thing for Polo if they went that route,you're damned if you do and damned if you don't, really. And just like Narcos' Latin cast, their East Asian cast is drawn from all over the world. Half of them probably don't speak the same Chinese dialect (for instance, just in Kublai's immediate family alone, Benedict Wong is English, Joan Chen is Chinese, and Remy Hii and Uli Latukefu are both Australian) , if they speak it at all. And that's not even getting into the presence of Middle-easterners & Central Asians in the cast. At that point, it's really just easier to use English as a lingua franca and be done with it.
I'm pretty sure the guy playing Marco Polo had to learn to speak fucking english as well. Who would have thought you can live into your late twenties in Italy without learning any english?
you are a faggot. cricket guy was cool (if only he had some balls in his younger days and had not died so easy)
thats why you should film in china where people are cheaper than the filming equipment
>thats why you should film in china
They shot in Malaysia, which I'm sure has quite reasonable costs itself. But you've got to remember, where costume dramas are concerned, you've got more to worry about than just people - if you want a literal cast of thousands, you've got to arrange for that many costumes, that many props, that many makeup artists. There's a reason filmmakers use camera trickery and special effects to make crowds seem larger than they are. Getting a hundred people into costume for what will amount to a few seconds of screen time in the end is an incredibly laborious exercise. Getting thousands is nearly impossible.
>few seconds of screen
get them some rags and tell them to fight, + you can reuse them for every war shot in the show. its not like game of thrones where they have to pay named actors shit ton of money or rent out historical locations. hell if you can't do that at least frame the shows in a way that maintain the illusion
>how old is that movie?
1966. i guess it actually isn't 100,000, more like 15,000. that's still impressive though. they didn't fuck around with epics back then
Marco Polo is shit. The Last Kingdom is the true patrician show.
well back then they could do shit like that since there was no safety laws
meh. it has non of the kingdoms I give a fuck about, MC is boring but I did not mind that he turned away from savage pussy. I don't know I just can bring myself to give a shit about any of them (I care more about badlands)
That show is literally the same exact plot and focus as Vikings. They capture a priest from Wessex, raise him as their own and eventually go back to Wessex where he's forced to choose sides. Where's the creativity?
Kinda forced myself through this one. First episode was the best one
Had some amazing actors but the MC was pretty shit. Even the child version of him was better.
Still pretty amped for s2
hundred eyes makes no sense at all
>blind man struggles to find coin on the floor and paint on walls
>can somehow incapacitate 4 royal guards in 5 seconds without alerting anyone
>can kill the most accomplished fighter in the entire show
>gets captured and blinded
>vows to escape
>gets sent on assassination mission
>promises he'll just run away and escape
>willingly returns to servitude after failing his mission