I kind of feel that's that point of Arya's character. There are a lot of fantasy novels and more contemporary stories out there about the apprenticeship of assassins, both of young boys and girls. Some are darker than others, but I think GRRM went to the far end of the scale to show just how much humanity such a… » 7/29/14 11:35am Yesterday 11:35am

Now you've got me intrigued. Because structurally, Highlander III hits almost the exact same story beats as the first one, except that Van Peebles' villain character gets extra powers. That's really the only thing that differentiates him from the Kurgan. » 7/29/14 12:15pm Yesterday 12:15pm

I think the studios are an issue, but so are agents and the creative people. Agents don't want to hide their clients' faces. And it's just harder to emote through a mask. There are ways around it, like lighting and vocal inflection (V for Vendetta) or using CGI, but those are hard, and not every filmmaker's going to… » 7/28/14 9:51am Monday 9:51am

Yeah, even ignoring EU material, you can make a case that the Empire is a human-supremacist government. I can't recall any example from the films of an Imperial official or member of the military being non-human (outsourced bounty hunters notwithstanding). Hence the Alliance being mostly non-humans and humans from the » 7/25/14 9:35am Friday 9:35am