Game of Thrones is Over but Fandom is still in Denial-- Actors of the show are hurt by the online petition for a Remake.
Published On: 21 May 2019 | Hollywood | By: Anjali Shukla
Sophie Turner retorts back at the 'disrespectful' petition to remake Game of Thrones finale with 1.3MILLION signatures, and says those behind are angry Daenerys fans who are upset they 'did not get what they want to see'. Kit Harington says fans are in Denial.
So what happened in the finale season that made fans outrage so much for a remake. Well, the season was quite sloppy when compared to the previous seasons. The lack of a proper storyline was quite evident and no guessing required to know why? The books on which the series is based on is not complete but they had to finish the show, so there you have it a script written in a jiffy for the show giving a frenzied conclusion to the previous 7 seasons of a dense plot built up. So the disappointment is expected but then whenever we have a motion picture made based on a novel or folklore, there are digressions and its expected. We are here talking about translation of a plot from one medium to another and there no toe-to-toe translation. Experience of reading is different from that of viewing, suspense is built differently in the two mediums and the reveals are different as well.
A petition that was circulated by Change.org, it has the critical title: 'Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers'. The author of the post that set off the petition said “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!” he further added, “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.” The petition to replace the final season had more than 1,350,000 signatures early on Tuesday morning.
George R.R. Martin has already denounced the act saying “Art is not a Democracy, people don’t get to choose how it all ends.” Sophie Turner, the actress who played the role of Sansa Stark on the show was angry over this development after the Season finale is aired. She said, “All of these petitions and things like that - I think it's disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season.” Kit Harington, the actor who played Jon Snow told in an interview that some of the audience are in denial about the series ending and the way it has ended.
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Much of the disappointment came from Daenerys Fandom. Daenerys was this character who literally rose from the ashes to become the most feared lady in Westeros. She was the underdog from the start and the audience always tend to live more with the underdog of the story. But in the end, she turns into a dark character, with rigid ideas of a better world, the world in which only she knows what's good and Jon Snow, who has always played the protector of the realm of men kills her by stabbing her heart. To pacify the Daenerys fandom Kit Harington said: “I think it's going to divide. But if you track her story all the way back, she does some terrible things.”
“She crucifies people. She burns people alive. This has been building. So, we have to say to the audience: You're in denial about this woman as well.”
“You knew something was wrong. You're culpable, you cheered her on.”
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Sophie Turner commented on heartbroken fans of Daenerys as well saying, “Daenerys becoming something of the Mad Queen - it shouldn't be such a negative thing for fans. It's a shock for sure, but I think it's just because it hasn't gone their way.” She took a stand against this sort of shaming done by the fans for a particular show to end according to their wishes and desire. She said, “People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn't go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.”
Writer Stephen King, who had followed the show from the start defended the character's storyline, saying: 'I've loved this last season of GoT, including Dani going bugs*** all over King's Landing.
“There's been a lot of negativity about the windup, but I think it's just because people don't want ANY ending. But you know what they say: All good things…(end)”
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