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Well, okay, that's it. I am totally and completely undone.

Tom Hiddleston as King Henry V enthroned


How did you cope with Henry IV Part 2? Reactions of all sorts (links, .gifs, flailing, feelings, keysmashing, essays, &c) all very much welcome.

Date: 2012-07-17 04:14 pm (UTC)
allochthonous: (cold reality)
From: [personal profile] allochthonous
IT WAS SO GOOD. Well, the ending was; there were longueurs in the middle as there always are in 2H4, but the final scenes between Hal his father and Falstaff were superb. Dammit SRB, why must you destroy me so?

Date: 2012-07-17 04:51 pm (UTC)
allochthonous: (the great outdoors)
From: [personal profile] allochthonous
I do think that the recruiting scene is one of those that works better on the stage. Like a lot of the comedy, it works best with an audience to feed off.

IMO Irons probably has to take the honours just because Henry is so rarely at the centre of his own plays but he just dominated here. Plus it helps that no one does haggard and hollow-eyed the way JI does. Hal's breakdown when he sits on the throne for the first time was brilliant though. Hiddleston is such an intelligent actor, and I really can't wait to see what he does with Henry V *wails, gnashes teeth that I won't get to see it until August*

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