looking at the tape
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The Book of Love
re: A Song of Ice and Fire SPOILER THREAD (srsly spoilers from all the books ITT)
I think I remember Gregor using a two handed sword in one hand along with the shield because he's just that badass. It's been since the Dance that I read that scene. No helmet doesn't foreshadow Robert Strong very well. However, if the actor can be a scary fucker with his eyes and expressions, perhaps no helmet is ok.
For that scene to work, it's really all on Oberyn. Gregor still has to look huge and deadly though. I imagine it'd be a tough scene to make look right. They did Hound v Beric really well, but other fights like Jorah/Barristan/Daario v all comers was Xena terrible.
Oh and while most people, me included, are severely annoyed at Dany's Dance regression, TV audiences will riot. Not sure how that will play out on the show, but that's a ways off.
Last edited by MrMister; 01-11-2014 at 03:53 AM.