Two caps, and then I am resolutely turning to my work
Wednesday is the day where all my plans for the week have to come fruition, so THIS IS NOT CONVENIENT!
My main observation is that what you really get from this trailer is a sense of Thorin’s voice — and how Armitage has lowered his usual tone into an authoritative, even scraping bass at times. He sounds really regal, determined. At the same time, in his challenge to Elrond, he manages to communicate power, and the undertone of humiliation that’s a response to the challenge — do I not have the right to do this? he seems to ask with his “what of it?”, as if his rights have been challenged too often in the past. The sound was almost better than the visuals. I really like this trailer, too, because it incorporates some humor and playfulness against the gloom of trailer #1.
The other thing, which I was wondering this morning while I was getting reading to go to work — because the BBC World Report is broadcast in my public radio market in the morning, and I always wonder if he listens to it, or if he’s gone native for news — is, if you’re Richard Armitage, what do you do on a day like today? He presumably has to work, too, and can’t take the day and watch the coverage spread across the Internet.
Richard Armitage — I just can’t, can’t wait for this. I hope you have a great day. You made mine, once again! And yeah, the people who are saying these films will make you into a megastar — if the trailers are any indication, they are NOT wrong.