Game of Thrones seems to be able to smash expectations no matter how you present the show. Whether it be on the big screen or on TV, Game of Thrones is destined it seems to continue to rise to the occasion.
When it was announced that Game of Thrones would be watchable on the big screen, HBO seemed to be taking a chance with the future of TV. While the show based on Gorge R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books is hardly the first television show to succeed in theaters, it continued to prove that no matter how you showcase the warring states of Westeros, people will watch.
According to Forbes, Game of Thrones did reasonably well during its only weekend in theaters, pulling in just under $1.5 Million. Being shown were the final two episodes of season 4, “The Watchers on the Wall” and “The Children.” Also promised was a sneak peak of Season 5, which premieres in April.
The episodes were digitally remastered to fit the IMAX format, with both the video and audio getting tweaks to make the Game of Thrones episodes look and feel as though they belonged in the upscaled format. While the episodes themselves weren’t altered to make them feel as though they belonged on the IMAX screen (they clearly looked as though they were simply ported from the television showings), all those thoughts flew out the window when the episodes themselves started. Many people really enjoyed the new format, though some still believe it needs some work to fully succeed.
Speaking of the Season 5 sneak peak, leave it to the Internet to leak it online, as originally reported by The Inquisitr. The Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer is about two minutes long, and while shot from it seems someone’s cell phone camera, you see the stunning vistas of Dorne, as well as see a glimpse into each character’s next part in their journeys.
For those not following the Game of Thrones story, and there are few out there that aren’t, Season 5 will take viewers to one of the more exotic places within Westeros. Dorne, ruled by House Martell, is a peninsula in the south of Westeros and it makes up one of the Seven Kingdoms ruled by the Iron Throne. Exotic and dry, Dorne is the hottest region of Westeros, and its noble style themselves “Prince and Princess” after the Rhoynar customs. Prince Oberyn of Dorne makes an appearance in Season 4, but otherwise viewers of Game of Thrones have seen little of this far away land.
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