I dont think thats it because a lot of what they cut is exciting. The fist of the first men battle was a massive swordfight vs zombies. And they have us...hear it...offscreen.
They cut a zombie swordfight to keep things exciting? Nah...
Im sure the money is a massive part of it.
Yeah, they've cut a ton of battles. The battle where Tyrion makes his bones, and kills that horse with the spike on his helmet, is completely passed over by him getting conked in the face right on the way out and blacking out.
It was a nifty little story telling gimmick to get them out of having to stage who knows how many extras and use a ton of CGI to make that battle look true to the books, but it did cut like a hundred pages right out of the book.
55. Joffrey Lauvergne | 6-11 | 240 | PF/C | France | 21
The French stretch four shows nice touch around the hoop and excellent promise as a perimeter shooter at 6-foot-11, but I must object with how he has handled his time on the Iron Throne as the head of King's Landing. He is not fit to rule in Westeros and will be in for a rude awakening when Daenerys Targaryen makes her way to King's Landing with her dragons and army of freed slaves. -Nick Prevenas
Gut reaction to Oberyn casting is disappointment. He's one of my favorite characters. But outside of Mance, DD has killed it with their casting otherwise so I'm gonna hold back and give them the benefit of the doubt.