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Game of Thrones Trailer Breaches the Wall

HBO has released the full trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones. Starting on April 14, the eighth season of the acclaimed fantasy series, based on the George R.R. Martin novels collectively known as A Song of Ice and Fire, promises lots of action as the (surviving) heroes wage war on the demonic White Walkers, while the battle for the Iron Throne waits in the wings. Season 8 will consist of only six episodes but promises to be epic in scope, featuring “the longest consecutive battle sequence ever committed to film,” assuredly among plenty of other treats for fans. Check out the Game of Thrones trailer below…

Not that any of us needed it, but that sure does whet the appetite. As always, there’s visual grandeur aplenty in the Game of Thrones trailer, in particular the shot of the dragons framing Daenerys and Jon Snow (but I could’ve done with the longing stare the aunt gives to her nephew; creepy incest among the bad guys is one thing, but this is a little too weird). I’m excited for the promise of all the heroes finally meeting, in particular seeing what Daenerys and the Stark sisters make of each other. Arya’s opening lines about seeing the new face of death put her right in the audience’s shoes; the show’s coolest killer is promising to be very busy this season, and she’s brandishing some Dragon Glass as assurance. Grey Worm looks ready to carve up some ice zombies (and that kiss with Missandei makes you want to cry for the poor guy), and Jamie’s honor seems to be winning out over his lesser attributes – whether this continues for the whole season, of course, remains to be seen. My favorite non-Daenerys and non-dragon bit, though, is Jon Snow’s proclamation that “Our enemy doesn’t tire, doesn’t stop, doesn’t feel,” obviously referring to the White Walkers, but then the Game of Thrones trailer cuts to Cersei, sporting a deliciously wicked grin as she sips her wine. The evil queen of Westeros is not all that different from the White Walkers, and while the good guys are right to concentrate on the impending annihilation from beyond the Wall (embodied perfectly in those two undead horses legs at the end), they’d do well not to underestimate the most ruthless monster in their midst. We’re in for a wild ride come mid-April.

What did you think of the Game of Thrones trailer? Are you excited for season 8? What’s the over/under on Podrick taking the Iron Throne? Let us know in the comments and stick around Geeks + Gamers for plenty of Game of Thrones coverage as the final season begins!

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