The Young Victoria is a film about Queen Victoria of England, her rise to the throne and her enduring relationship with her husband, Prince Albert. Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) and Rupert Friend (Pride and Prejudice) play the two main characters. The movie also has an excellent supporting cast: Paul Bettany (I did not even recognize him in the film until recently), Miranda Richardson, Harriet Walker, and Jim Broadbent. Sarah Ferguson and Martin Scorcese are among the producers.
I have been excited about this movie since the beginning of the year. I absolutely love period dramas and romances. I have an A&E, BBC production called Victoria and Albert on DVD that was pretty well done. The Young Victoria has already been released in the UK earlier in the year, and the US is finally getting it December 18, 2009. Both the international trailer (trailer 1) and the domestic trailer (trailer 2) do a very good job of giving non-history buffs an overall view of what the movie is about. Both trailers have excellent music tracks. Watching both trailers gives me goosebumps. The domestic trailer has narration that starts in the middle which just does not fit with the rest of the trailer. If they had left it out and just used words like in the international trailer, it would be much better.
I thought I would add in two of my favorite trailers about Queen Victoria’s predecessor, Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth is one of my favorite movies. Elizabeth: The Golden Age is the sequel, and although it was not as good a movie as Elizabeth, it had two fantastic trailers and an all-star cast. Cate Blanchett is one of my favorite actresses. Both trailers use the musical track “My Name is Lincoln” from The Island, which was also used in the most recent Avatar trailer.
P.S. If you look closely at the chair in the featured image, that is in fact the real Coronation Chair that is in Westminster Abbey. The graffiti on the chair is from the chair being on display unprotected for many years.