Game of Thones Season 4 – Trailer Review

Just like many GEEKS out there, I’ve been impatiently waiting upon the release of the Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer. That’s right… We’ve been waiting for a trailer. Not even the start of the show but the trailer. That’s how desperate we are to watch the George R. R. Martin’s writings come to the screen.

I’ll be honest; I don’t bother reading the stuff, just because it would spoil the show for me. I’d rather wait the year for the next lot of 10 episodes.

So what I’m going to do for you is break down the trailer and see what HBO have generously decided to give us here.

Here’s the Official Trailer here; courtesy of YouTube!

DRAGON FLYING OVER KINGS LANDING

That’s literally the first thing we see. Well we don’t exactly see the dragon but the silhouette. The Roar of the Dragon pretty much gives it away in case you thought the silhouette was an idiot playing tricks with the light of a torch in his hands.

Can you even imagine the significance that holds? For a second, step back and think. There is mythical frickin’ beast flying over the City of the KING! The very city that was once ruled by the Targaryons who ruled the world with their Dragons. And now the Dragons are back at the very place where they were slaughtered. Well, at least there’s one. Can you imagine Cersei’s reaction? Or even better yet, Joffrey or Tywin.

Sooner or later, the Dragons and their Mother; Daenerys Stormborn are going to make their way back home. It’s going to be EPIC!

THE WAR IS OVER? SINCE WHEN?

Honestly, can this kid get any stupider? Not only does he claim that he’s WON the war… he actually claims HE won the war. Who is he kidding? Himself? He certainly ain’t fooling his fathe- I mean his beloved uncle, Ser Jaime Lannister.

Mind you, despite the haircut, he still looks dashing. I’ll admit, I’m starting to like Jaime, despite his incestuous habits. His long hair was iconic. Reminded me of Prince Charming. He does remind his son nephew that the war isn’t one. He has that look on his face like he is talking to an idiot. “Like kid, did you honestly think it was over?”

I’m sure the people of King’s Landing hate Goffrey for the brat he is. But what a lovely brat he makes. You just love to hate this kid.

We then see a battleground or shall I say the remains of a battleground. The battle is clearly over as the ground is riddled with bodies. A Raven is quietly eating away at the flesh of the dead, oblivious to its surroundings (I wonder if it has the three-eyes). A single man a horse is seen riding carrying a white flag.

So what happened here? Somebody surrendered? If one side surrendered, why would there be a pile of bodies everywhere?

It looks like a massacre to me. Somebody played dirty and killed them despite them giving. But then again, that’s what you get for being cowards. Fight to the DEATH!

We switch to Khaleesi and her band of three; Ser Barriston Selmy, Ser Jorah Mormont and Missandei (Slave Girl). Standing in the desert with her Army of Unsullied, they watch from a distance as horse-rider approaches them at speed. Who could he be? A messenger? Most likely… But what is this message?

Somebody is then shown entering a tomb. From the look of it, the tomb is the one at Winterfell; the one where the Starks are buried. I can’t really tell but from the movement of the figure, it looks like it’s wearing a dress… making it a she. Or I hope it’s a she. Don’t want some cross-dressing going on here. Imagine Jon came out of the closet. Would explain why he left Ygritte (Damn that’s a difficult name to remember).

A FUNERAL!

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I don’t really know who’s died but that Red Witch; Melisandre is there watching. Perhaps another sacrifice to her Lord of Light? Or is Stanley Dead? She doesn’t seem too pleased but nor that upset. Please don’t be Gendry.

We see the meeting off two armies at the top of a hill. Looks like they’re going to talk. An alliance in the making perhaps?

Stanley is shown alive with his illiterate, smuggler write-hand man who was not that illiterate anymore. He’s got a scowl on his face like always and Stanley seems to be thinking. I think they’re on a boat. Travelling maybe… But where to?

KHALEESI MEANS WAR!

Jorah is forever friend-zoned counselling his Khaleesi about there being good and bad on both sides of a war. I am pretty sure she’s smarter than him so I don’t really why he even bothers. Is he actually trying to persuade her to back-off?

She tells his pretty damn-straight, They have a choice. They can live in my new world or they can die in their old one.” Specifically shows Cersei, Tywin and Jaime in that order representing Three Dragons against Three Lannisters. Clearly Joffrey is as insignificant as his siblings, who were never shown again.

Tyrion is in cuffs. Clearly, he’s not part of the Lannisters. Well not anymore.

I doubt he wants to be anymore. They’re totally not in his class. He’s just too Tyrion for them. But unfortunately he’s locked in a cell and even he doesn’t think he’s, “talking (his) way out of this one.

He must have really done something bad this time. Perhaps he called his brother and sister out on their relationship in front of their father and his nephew/nephew. That would do the trick.

 

OTHER LITTLE SNIPPETS!

  • Baldy Varys is seen with a new friend looking at the throne. A new contender I presume.

  • Jon Snow looks like he’ll be leading the Nights Watch against the Wildlings. We even see an angry Ygritte launching an arrow at some poor sod somewhere.

  • Theon Greyjoy’s Sister looks set upon his rescue. She’s seen riding in some small boats with a handful of men. Doesn’t look too pleased.

  • Jaime is given a new hand. It looks golden but time will tell. Everything looks like gold to me in Kings Landing.

  • Some guy is shown leaving a naked baby in the snow for the White-Walkers. I think it’s one of the guys who rebelled in the Nights Watch and killed Jorah’s father.
  • We see Arya equipped with a sword. Is that Needle? It looks like it… I wonder how she got that back.

  • Petyr Balish is asking somebody what side they’re on. As if he hasn’t already figured it out; the sly bastard.

  • And Bran Stark doing his freaky psychic business whilst touching a tree. Seriously Bran, you using tree’s as well now? You sick bastard!

 

LANNISTERS IN TROUBLE

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Remember the new friend Varys made. He’s significant alright. He’s got Tyrion with him and he gives him a message for his father. “The Lannister’s aren’t the only ones who pay their debt.”

That’s a threat right? That’s clearly a threat. He seems cocky and confident this fella. I like him already. Might turn out to be a douche though but we can live with that; plenty of those around.

The Royal Wedding takes place but Cersei is shouting at her father about something. “Fight over him like Beasts until you tear him apart… Burn our house to the ground before I let it happen.”

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Is she talking about Joffrey here or her Fiance/Joffrey’s Brother-in-Law?

 

MORE RANDOM SNIPPETS

  • The Wildings and The Nights Watch are fighting. So that’s finally going to happen.

  • Arya and the Hound are kicking ass. I am loving their new found friendship.
  • Theon Greyjoy is ALIVE! And not in captivity it seems.
  • Sansa Stark is shown wearing a hooded robe walking through a gate, surrounded in snow. Hope she has a bigger part to play now rather than being a pawn. She might even be the girl who was at the tomb.

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Awesome Trailer! Wish there was more… I hope you enjoyed my detailed analysis of the Trailer.

I think that settles everything apart from:

“IF YOU WANT JUSTICE, YOU’VE COME TO THE WRONG PLACE!”

TYRION ‘THE IMP’ LANNISTER

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14 responses to “Game of Thones Season 4 – Trailer Review

  1. I could tell you what a lot of the scenes mean, but they’re spoilers from the books lol. It’s also possible that what you thought was a crypt may very well be a cell – perhaps Tyrion’s cell.

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  2. Straight up, thanks for isolating the individual scenes and telling us what you thought about them.

    By the way, I love how you call Stannis “Stanley”. Is that intentional?

    I’m pretty jazzed for the next season, and I’m glad the show has such buzz. I’ve read the books, so I love hearing the viewpoints and reactions from people who are watching just the show and getting that fresh experience.

    Thanks again for the great post.

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    • Thanks for the response. I’m so tired of all these difficult names; just wanted a normal one for once. His brother Robert was good for one thing at least.

      I think I subconsciously mix Renly and Stannis’ name together making it become Stanley.

      Sometimes I consider reading the books. And then I think, nah… I can’t decide.

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      • Love that explanation of Stanley.

        There are a lot of names. Similar names. My dad keeps confusing Tyrion and Tywin.

        I just finished reading George RR Martin’s Targaryen civil war novella that was recently published, taking place 300 years or so before Game of Thrones.

        There’s 3 Aegons, an Aemond, a Daeron, a Daemon, a Rhaenerys, a Rhaenerya, a Rhaena.

        I’m fine with Stanley.

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        • Oh my! I would definitely get confused there. Tyrion and Tywin gets me as well. I keep thinking, what’s his name again. Are they talking about the father or the son here?

          This prequel sounds interesting. Perhaps I should start reading after and get all the low down on everything. Its never really stopped my before. I always end up reading but there is something about Game of Thrones that is stopping me from doing so.

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          • I always recommend the books, but I understand that they’re not for everyone. They’re huge.

            But some of my favorite moments from the books will never be in the show. A dream Ned has. A story one character tells another. Etc.

            Regardless, thanks for the Game of Thrones posting. Helps bridge the gap to April.

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            • I might very well end up reading them from the start, now that I have more time on my hands. Could do some book vs show comparisons.

              I used to be a reader I would say. And I read pretty fast. I mean the Harry Potter books were half a day each kinda thing so I’m pretty sure these won’t be too difficult for me.

              I’ll start soon and it will give me a reminder leading up to the new season.

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  3. I cant wait for this to start!

    I have read the books up until Feast for Crows. But it was quite a while ago, so I cant remember all the plot details. But I can still remember the main ones. I completely forgot about Jamie losing his hand in the last series.

    Even though I have read them, I don’t think its spoilt it for me. It just made me anticipate it in a different way. I was so pumped for the red wedding episode and the blackwater episode.

    Favourite characters for me, Arya, Daenerys, Jamie. Jon.

    Arrghh! So excited!

    Also awesome post, loved the way you broke it all down.

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    • Wow! They’re my favourite’s too. High-Five!

      Just got to see where this goes now. Reading this, it kinda makes me want to read the rest. Might actually start from the start and read my way through them. I did start reading the first book but then stopped… For some odd reason.

      Oh yeah. Exams started and I didn’t want to get distracted by a book. I just realised how ironic that is.

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  4. Oh lord, I remember when I was revising for my exam and Twitter went mad after midnight due to all the announcement. The moment it got posted on YouTube I quickly went to watch it. I had to watch it like three of four times just to get a sense of all of the awesomeness in the trailer! OMG this is just wayyyyy to awesome! And awesome review of the trailer! The tree thing with Bran seems very interesting. If he could connect and talk to the Earth, that somehow could help him!

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    • I think he is going to be a force to reckoned with. His story must have some sort of purpose. The three-eyed raven, his dreams etc.
      I just want to know what it will be. I feel sorry for the siblings. They don’t even know Rob and their mom are dead as well now. Only Arya knows. And SHE WILL MAKE THEM PAY WITH BLOOD!

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