Richard Armitage Into the Storm — Spoilers

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Oh you thought I was still talking about his swirling around in the Twitterverse? No, a few tweets hardly qualify as a storm. A nice summer rain? Yeah. However, his followers have certainly created a vortex. What exactly that means I’m sure we’ll eventually know. :D

In the meantime, I have a little something to say about Richard’s performance in his latest movie (I already said something about everyone else here). A few minutes after watching the movie, I was bursting with thoughts to express. A veritable flood, and then the turbulence in my mind subsided, and I knew what I wanted to talk about. Not the accent, not the everyman hero, not the vice principal who looked like no vice principal I had ever seen, not the near miss with the meteorologist. No, none of that. I wanted to address a very pivotal point in the movie — the escape from the school.

I happen to know a little something about driving a school bus in adverse conditions (don’t ask me what ’cause I might explain), so when I saw Richard driving (okay, maybe he wasn’t driving. He just looked like he was, or maybe he really was. I would love to know.), my mind came alive, and I couldn’t help but think a little something extra could have been done to aid in frustrating the twister. But what?! Then the answer came to me. It’s the answer to everything. And it can totally be done in a school bus. Go here, and take your time. I’ll wait.

What did I tell you?! Can you see it? The beauty of it is indescribable, so I’ll spare you. Oh hell, watch it again, and this time “be the bus.”

Dear Richard,

If you ever find yourself in a school bus scene again, please call me. I know all sorts of maneuvers. I can drive a school bus in and out of anything except maybe a flock of sheep. Not the stuff dreams are made of. ;p

Sheep are tough especially if they’re going the same direction as the bus. But if they’re going the opposite direction, it is fun to observe.

Call me. ;-)

Signed,

One of your crazy fans who really can drive in some hairy stuff; think whiteout at 10,000 ft.

P.S. I’ll be buying the DVD for further study. :D

P.P.S. Beverly Farr has some thoughts on the movie as well.

I cannot believe it’s time for school to start again! I ask myself every year why I’m still driving, but I love it. The kids really are so much fun to observe. Of course I have to get my bluff in on them during the first few weeks of school. After that, everything is great. One of my favorite experiences with my kids, and this happens a few times a year:

note: I am going to write a serious post about my impressions of Richard in this movie but not yet.

edit: more from Beverly

9 Comments

  1. This is like a teaser trailer for your actual review. :-D

  2. And you still make it to school on time? I can’t believe I watched that clip again, I’m sure you’ve linked to it before LOL Beverly’s review is fantastic, I haven’t seen into the storm but suspect I would have thought the exact same thing : I’m a germ believer in that pinch of salt to sweeten things up!

  3. Serpentine! Serpentine! Yet again you suckered me into watching that movie clip, and I laughed and laughed again!

  4. I like my version of the Rick Roll.

    Is it the answer to everything or what?! :D

  5. For those who don’t know, there is a meme on the Net called RickRolling. It’s where this is played unexpectedly:

  6. I like mine better. :D

  7. Cill, it was actually a lead in for Beverly’s piece, which I agree with Fanny is a good one. She hit it dead on.

  8. But if you wan it to tease you until I post my real thoughts on RA as an Okie, then go ahead. I’m going to wait until the movie is well and truly past before I weigh in.

  9. What does “get my bluff in on them” mean? I suspect there’s a good story there….


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