The big army encircling the little one -- nothing unusual about that.
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No, you should wait to hear what Ataturk and Why have to say about the episode before forming an opinion.
In all seriousness, the battle scene was great. TV production does not get much better than that.
I think people are more upset at show deviation from the elements of the books that made them special:trope subversion, moral ambiguity, poetic character arcs... the show is basically a sitcom set in medieval times at this point. Characters are "good" or "bad" (bad characters are all homophobic, anti immigration, patriarchal/chauvinist, etc), great characters are killed off to make room for dumb ones, character arcs are under-developed or ignored, every new character introduced is some sort of "bad ass" some jezebel blogger can sperg out over...
More intense scrutiny of what? How a battle in a world with wildfire and dragons should look like?
I think I mentioned before it's hilarious how this thread evolved from spoilers (I stopped reading it) to complaining.