Join date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Steel Nation wrote:
Going back to 2005 for this one. Rome from HBO. Just finished watching both seasons. If anyone missed this, highly recommended.
X2 Rome was good.
x3, so pissed it was only 2 seasons long. That and Deadwood both ended way too soon. I guess it's better that way than having them go the way of The Sopranos though.
Rome was damn near perfect. The Wire went one season longer than it should have. It went 5 it should have stop at 4 and it would have also been perfect.
Nice to see fellow fans.
From what I read, the budget was too high so they had to abbreviate it into two seasons. Three seasons and it would've been near perfect IMO.
Bit of trivia. Ray Stevenson, the actor who played my favorite character, Titus Pullo, in Rome has a small role in the Thor movies. He plays one of Thor's friends. He also played the Punisher in the second one, Punisher: War Zone. I actually think he made a really good Punisher.
He was also in the second G.I. Joe movie as firefly (I think that's the name). I enjoyed Punisher Warzone for what it was.
Needless to say, It's not actually about sorcery (I believe it's the type of truck they use). Good flick. Pretty suspenseful, even if the stakes are a bit more subdued compared to today's movies (life/death vs. fate of the world). Plot moves along, goes slow where it needs to and fast where it needs. Acting was good, though Roy Scheider overacted occasionally, as he tends to do. It could probably be 10 minutes shorter, as the beginning tends to drag-on with setting up the character's history, which doesn't make that much difference to the story... don't be discouraged by the subtitles. They only last about 15 min.
It's actually a remake of an old French movie, which is supposed to also be really good, but I haven't seen.
Overall, I enjoyed it. I wouldn't watch it with my girl or anything (there's hardly any women in it at all).. but as a dude taking it easy... good stuff.