1 (edited by HomerS 2020-10-26 23:51:08)

Topic: Barbarians (2020)

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In the famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, Germanic warriors in 9AD halted the spread of the Roman Empire in its advance north. This bloody encounter of two worlds is tragically interwoven with the destinies of three young people whose fate will lead them from innocence to guilt, from loyalty to betrayal, and from love to hate.

Barbarians | Official Trailer | Netflix

Watched the first episode and so far it was not bad, no Vikings of course but for a german show which usualy has no budget, it was not to shaby but the trailer makes it seem better than it is but kudos for them speaking real latin.

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2 (edited by lighton 2020-10-27 10:34:22)

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I just don't get it... smile Why point to a historic event when you want to introduce stuff that's not historically accurate? Yes, I'm talking about the face paint and masks on the poster above. cool (I don't mind artistic freedom (adding stuff), but when it reaches a certain level I find it to be distracting.)

I decided to skip this one after watching the trailer, it seems to be lacking complexity/ depth (that I painfully missed in https://next-episode.net/cursed too).

The IMDb ratings are astonishingly good though!

3 (edited by HomerS 2020-10-27 16:01:35)

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lighton wrote:

Yes, I'm talking about the face paint and masks on the poster above. cool (I don't mind artistic freedom (adding stuff), but when it reaches a certain level I find it to be distracting.)


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What face paint? Oh that face paint, oh well, i wasn't there so i don't mind wink

I'm not that invested in that specific historic event, that i care that much if they do things 100% historical correct but rather if it is entertaining and atleast the first ep so far is wink

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smile

5 (edited by merc_1 2020-10-27 20:50:05)

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I just watched eps 1. Any one here actually speak Latin or was it just pseudo Latin?  The face paint reminds me of that Arthur film where the barbarians used blue. woad? Its just Goth makeup? ( literally and figuratively)

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merc_1 wrote:

I just watched eps 1. Any one here actually speak Latin or was it just pseudo Latin?  The face paint reminds me of that Arthur film where the barbarians used blue. woad? Its just Goth makeup? ( literally and figuratively)

Yep should be real latin, atleast noone complained so far.

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Will watch in pure Russian since they dub every show in existance and you don't need to bother with fancy languages big_smile

Cursed was cursed unbearable to watch.

But about all these uniforms and shiny attributes - look at photos how WW1 soldiers were equipped and then extrapolate how soldiers could look like 500-1000 years before that, I don't think that there is a single show that is accurate, simply because it would not look even close that pretty smile

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I finished it. It's middling. Certainly not bad but I'd not be upset if it didn't get a second season.

9 (edited by merc_1 2020-10-28 12:42:25)

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A show that is dying to be made is Boudicca the celtic queen who rebelled against the Romans in Britain. Maybe an epic film. who would be B.? The wonder woman lady?

10 (edited by merc_1 2020-10-29 14:09:40)

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well I have now watched the full 6 eps and thought it a decent show with a good battle at the end. I was starting to think from the previous eps that the show  had such a low budget they couldn't afford more than 6 Roman costumes lol I can't see why they would want a season 2. In general a rather nice interpretation & explanation of that terrible real life disaster that changed the Roman empire for ever

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Yeah, it was ok. If they will make S02, according to Wikipedia spoilers there won't be a happy ending big_smile

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Was pretty decent, nothing groundbreaking but worth a look.

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Varus, give me back my legions!

Actually I thought it was reasonably historically accurate and did well with a fairly limited budget. I enjoyed it, well what good honest Anglo Saxon wouldn't enjoy seeing the bullies of the world get butchered? I'm a bit of an ancient history lover and the Romans loosing something usually cheers me up. Actually historically I rather despise Roman culture for its extreme Patriarchy, casual brutality and its sense of innate superiority. Around 18000 Romans died at Teutoburg, I don't feel sorry for 'em.

There is some evidence that some Germanic tribes or a tribe or segments of tribes fought mostly naked, preferably at night and used black shields whilst dying their bodies black and would use terror tactics where possible. In ancient warfare most casualties happened after the battle was lost, the side that broke first being cut down as they ran after discarding weapon and shield. Hence the old Spartan saying 'come back with this shield or upon it'.

I'm pretty sure I did see what looked like typical stirrups from around the 12th+ century CE on the horses but I would guess that's because people these days can't ride horses safely without them rather than an oversight. When where and how the use of stirrups became common in Western Europe is a matter of some debate. Suffice to say that the horse was domesticated around 4500 BCE and the first evidence for any kind of stirrup is from India in around 100 BCE.

So, no, I don't think the show was taking liberties with the body paint or masks. Your a superstitious society fighting another superstitious society. You understand the use of fear as a weapon. Do the maths.

So yeah, all in all not a bad show. Didn't watch any trailer (I never do, for anything), just dived in and binge watched it. The love triangle was tedious but a solid 3.8/5.

I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.
I don't like Tom Cruise, James Cameron and there's lots more to add, give me time
I don't like Star Wars or Star Trek or any superhero *hit

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vapdne wrote:

Didn't watch any trailer (I never do, for anything), just dived in and binge watched it..

Fair enough, this trailer was actually not bad tho with good music aswell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cA7kwBSUaU

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15 (edited by vapdne 2021-01-08 15:30:58)

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HomerS wrote:
vapdne wrote:

Didn't watch any trailer (I never do, for anything), just dived in and binge watched it..

Fair enough, this trailer was actually not bad tho with good music aswell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cA7kwBSUaU

It's just not going to happen smile Never seen the point of 'em, never will. Edit: it's kind of like I don't get news from social media and never will.

I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.
I don't like Tom Cruise, James Cameron and there's lots more to add, give me time
I don't like Star Wars or Star Trek or any superhero *hit

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HomerS wrote:
lighton wrote:

Yes, I'm talking about the face paint and masks on the poster above. cool (I don't mind artistic freedom (adding stuff), but when it reaches a certain level I find it to be distracting.)


https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5f94611916ed876553185677/960x0.jpg?fit=scale


What face paint? Oh that face paint, oh well, i wasn't there so i don't mind wink

I'm not that invested in that specific historic event, that i care that much if they do things 100% historical correct but rather if it is entertaining and atleast the first ep so far is wink

At least she looks sexy as hell!

I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.
I don't like Tom Cruise, James Cameron and there's lots more to add, give me time
I don't like Star Wars or Star Trek or any superhero *hit

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vapdne wrote:

Didn't watch any trailer (I never do, for anything)

I never heard or read this before. smile

I find trailers quite valuable - it's not a perfect, but a good decision making tool.

tl;dr: this AI sums up research papers in a sentence so you can decide which papers are worth reading; trailers help me to decide where to spend my TV watching time.

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Damn AI is getting good. I changed by sig for you

I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.
I don't like Tom Cruise, James Cameron and there's lots more to add, give me time
I don't like Star Wars or Star Trek or any superhero *hit

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'I never heard or read this before. smile' lighton
I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.

You can remove that first line. Just those both lines alone don't make much sense. smile

And "smile" is not the same as smile    cool