May 19, 2014
Let’s Watch This Dizzying Whirlwind That Is The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Four Trailer
Winter is coming. Contrary to any polar vortex you may have experienced, winter will be coming in April. Or at least that’s when HBO’s 4th season of Game of Thrones begins, and they just released their first trailer.
SPOILER ALERT – If you haven’t read the books, there may be spoilers.
The trailer definitely takes you on a roller coaster ride all over the Seven Kingdoms, flitting back and forth between King’s Landing, the Wall, Storm’s End, and the lands across the Narrow Sea. It’s almost as if whoever put together the trailer was so excited about all the story lines that they just found clips of all their favorite characters, put some inspirational music behind it, and then called it a day. Not much in the way of storytelling, but a visual feast for your eyeballs.
The trailer is full of all your favorites: our favorite sadistic childhood villain Joffrey, played by Jack Gleeson, will continue to be the arrogant prick that we all love to hate. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister begins to get his comeuppance, shown walking while shackled. Plenty of battle scenes up at The Wall, with a nice shot of Rose Leslie as Ygritte holding a bow. Aiden Gillen as Lord “Littlefinger” Baelish continues to look like he bathed all night in a giant pool of smarm, while Lena Headey continues to play a most excellently selfish Cercei Lannister. Big giant fire on Dragonstone, but then again, there is always a big giant fire on Dragonstone as Melisandre (Carice van Houten) continues to come up with devilish ways to bring Stannis (Stephen Dillane) to the throne.
We see a lot less of Cercei’s lover/brother Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and just a smidge of Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn), as well as one shot of Arya (Maisie Williams). Does this portend less storyline developments with these folks? We shall have to wait and see, but hope not because Arya is kinda awesome.
But you know what? Anytime we can see Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen will never, EVER, be turned down. And when she says, “They have a choice. They can live in my new world or die in their old one,” we will be honest in saying that will live in any world, under any rules, with Emilia Clarke.
So, a veritable smorgasbord of scenes with all your favorite characters, and just enough to whet your appetite for another season of intrigue, incest, ice, and dragons (although, sadly, we only saw the shadow of a dragon, so we will have to wait and see how those little guys grew up).
New season begins April 6th.