I think we have different imaginations; different interpretations of these characters and stories, and their should be natural representations. (He is better than Jedi.) Anyway, what I meant before is that Sith can show only one set of emotions. (That's why I said 'they can't show conflicted expressions'.) On the other hand, Jedi can show every kind of emotion, they can feel conflicted between them and/or make a choice too and express them. They are pretty passionate too, probably more than Sith considering their will and discipline to not give in to the dark side which is way easier. They can be angry and compassionate at the same time. Sith cannot feel that, let alone showing that expression in eyes or face. Maybe as disgust? (By this, I don't mean Sith can't have any empathy, because to be 'evil' and do 'evil' you should have some sort of empathy. Although we tend to take empathy as positive. )Unless I misunderstood what you were saying, I have to point out that Geralt is not supposed to show emotions while Sith are (rage, fury, anger, it's all in their creed - "Peace is a lie, there is only passion" - Jedi are the ones who avoid displaying emotions - "There is no emotion, there is only peace"). Through the Trial of the Grasses, Geralt's emotions were sucked out of him. While he can arguably feel love or compassion, he is also always even-tempered, cool-headed and in control. So he is more Jedi than Sith in my opinion, and nobody should ask him to show any emotions at all. In fact, Cavill's performance is much more palatable when he doesn't attempt to.
I understand what you mean. Of course, there are scenes like that, because they are probably aware of it and maybe didn't even try to make it look very natural. If they looked exactly the same and unchanged under any kind of light that would actually be bad. And this sort of points to what I have been trying to explain. His eyes shouldn't look 'natural' and besides the special effect business, colour problem aside, trying to go for that kind of 'literal' natural appearance would make it worse. Because they are not natural eyes in that world. They are disturbing, unnatural. If anyone in that world who didn't know what a witcher saw his eyes, would lean in and stare at it thinking 'Is that real?'. But then that world is supernatural and they know what is a witcher so nobody would get close and lean in.After giving it a second thought and to go back to the lenses looking unconvincing, just like his wig, I believe my initial statement that the lenses were horrendous was a gross generalization. What it is in fact is yet another example of the cinematography letting down the other departments and enhancing their shortcomings via poor thought-out lighting as opposed to concealing them. There are plenty of scenes where his eyes actually look great and natural:
LOL Those videos are about creating hype, creating a new unified fandom -books, games, series- if they can, trying to create a whole subculture for the series that will grow for years to come. (Something tells me this series will go on a decade because unfortunately, the material is very suitable to stretch. ) So they need to feed every group -in a positive or a negative way- in the target audience. They have a written source and that makes their job very easy.If you need a youtube video to help you understand a series then the producers of that series aren't doing their job.
Well, he is different, but there are lot of other witchers who things and then they even have a family. The family bit is important because the witchers cannot have babies. The mutations take care of it. Gerald could have fixed it by using the wishes and so could many other of their kind. Important thing is that as Geralt travels the continent, he often encounters sings of old, dead witchers who had families, emotions and roles. And often, they had relations to courts and kingships. So, I would say that the Witchers cannot show physical emotions as well as the other races, but they still have them and some of them are evil, because of those feelings, and they do horrible things.He is not like other witchers. It's not that he doesn't kill without reason, more than that he has a vision and morality of his own and goes that way. Maybe he mutated differently and became like this, maybe if he had stayed human he would have been an ordinary character feeling less conflicted, less wary of that world, or maybe Geralt was so strong in a way that trials didn't remove what was in there but just amplified. (I've always imagined the last possibility. That he was different to begin with and the trials amplified him in other unpredictable ways.) In the end, this is something bad (and conflicting considering his way of life) for him because obviously it makes his life very difficult beyond witchering. He deals with it. Life is easier for other witchers.
I know. By that I mean I guessed because the material is obvious. (Didn't know some other witchers had families.) Any being with that kind of power, taken as a child; without consent, learning they are just a few surviving in every ten, choices taken from them, forced to have a very dangerous difficult life; emotions removed all or to a degree... it is very likely to happen in the story, it wouldn't be realistic.Well, he is different, but there are lot of other witchers who things and then they even have a family. The family bit is important because the witchers cannot have babies. The mutations take care of it. Gerald could have fixed it by using the wishes and so could many other of their kind. Important thing is that as Geralt travels the continent, he often encounters sings of old, dead witchers who had families, emotions and roles. And often, they had relations to courts and kingships. So, I would say that the Witchers cannot show physical emotions as well as the other races, but they still have them and some of them are evil, because of those feelings, and they do horrible things.
Things like slaughtering whole village after they have been denied bounty or or some other similar kind of circumstance. When Gerald had been dealing with them, he had been given a choice, release or kill, absolution or oblivion. In the Witcher games that choice given to gamers create a moral problem. In the canon material, he might absolve more, while the other witchers might venture down darker paths.
Gerald's venture down that way earned him the nickname "Butcher of Blaviken"
completely agree this would have been a much better show with 13 episodesI thought I don't need to write about this because it will sell itself. So I binged it. The whole thing and I have to say I'm slightly disappointed on the producers. The thing is, throughout the series they'll use copious amount of flashback and flashforward features. The Nilfgaard Attack on Ciri is a good example, as the event keeps repeating up until the very last episode.
I feel they wanted to explain things, and how things are, but they did a poor job on putting it all together. It might be because most of the production crew are polish that they didn't had a skills to produce a piece for the modern day, as some others could have done things very differently. It is also sad that there are only 8 episodes to explain the beginning.
If Netflix gives them more money something has to change in the direction, as this could be so much better and Witchers world could do with full 13 episodes instead of 8.
ha ha, yes, thisIt just comes across to me as something akin to Xena Warrior Princess, but trying to be dark and gritty
The Witcher is Netflix's surprise hit of the year, a series that seemed from the outset an unlikely to succeed adaptation greenlit in the foolish hope of finding the "next Game of Thrones." Despite middling reviews from critics, the show has become one of Netflix's 10 "most popular" shows of 2019, an honor it achieved with barely 11 days left in the year.
Even more surprising is its path to success. Netflix's The Witcher turned out to be a catchy, bingeable series not because of a blind faithfulness to the original work but by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich disregarding how the original material was structured. By sticking with the spirit of the stories, instead of following them letter-of-the-law style, The Witcher was far more successful than anyone could have imagined.