Cutter John wrote:
Allyn Gibson wrote:
Lawrence Miles weighs in
. The historical inaccuracies have driven him around the bend.
What amuses me is that I had a similar reaction to Gatiss' "Invaders from Mars" a decade ago. The historical inaccuracies there were many and they were egregious.
Jesus I hate people like this. A showrunner can only work with the resources and money they have.
I think Lawrence's point was that history was more interesting than the fantasy version he saw in AAiSaT
. And he's right; film tones down history because it's messy and makes for poor storytelling. Storytelling needs character arcs, but real people don't develop (or behave) in ways that naturally lend themselves to that.