The Olympics are just a few days away and the commercials, trailers and other press are really doing a great job of overshadowing the fact that Sochi may or may not really be ready for an event of this size.
The BBC trailer for the Sochi games is so awesome. Words to describe it – Haunting. Inspiring. Dramatic. Epic. Spine-chilling. Yep, those are just a few!
The voiceover is from Charles Dance from Game of Thrones and you might think the trailer is for some big Hollywood movie production, but it is not.
When you read the transcript of the video, you can really get a better sense of the build up, the intensity and the emotional qualities of these games:
I am the dreadful menace.
The one whose will is done.
The haunting chill upon your neck.
I am the conundrum.
I will summon armies.
Of wind and rain and snow.
I made the black cloud overhead.
The ice, like glass below.
Not you, nor any other.
Can fathom what is nigh.
I will tell you when to jump.
And I’ll dictate how high.
The ones that came before you.
Stood strong and tall and brave.
But I stole their dreams away.
Those dreams could not be saved.
But now you stand before me.
Devoid of all dismay.
Could it be? Just maybe.
I’ll let you have your day.
Quote found on Mashable.
Are you ready? Have you got your Sochi Olympics Winter Gear yet?