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Martin Freeman is the English Everyman

Martin Freeman as Bilbo BagginsMartin Freeman is an actor who’s been getting increasingly more airtime and shows, it seems. Or bigger name ones, going more international. Something. He keeps showing up in these English films, anyway.

And he has a typecast, like so many actors end up in. But Martin Freeman’s is fascinating – his is as the everyman. A common enough idea in storytelling, for sure, and many stories have one. But a really defined everyman? One whose sole purpose is to be the everyman, where their life is so ordinary that it’s absurd anything story-worthy is happening to them. This seems particularly like a British storytelling trait, these uber-everymen.

And of these, why does it seem like Martin Freeman is working his way through playing all of them on screen? That feels like more than a typecast to me. Consider the main examples with me below! And then just consider the question… is Martin Freeman THE English Everyman?

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We Made It To The World’s End

The World’s End finally made it to a theater near us, and boy am I glad we got to go see it! We love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and closing out this movie “trilogy” was just a great part of that. I have done Shaun of the Dead for Halloween. I was always going to like this movie.

So in some ways, it doesn’t serve much purpose for me to do a review of the movie, and maybe especially not a spoiler-free review. My spoiler-free review is this: you ought to see this movie. Yeah, pretty much done.

So instead, let’s look at a couple of interesting parts. One is the fantastic Nick Frost. The other, is actually looking at these films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End) like a trilogy – because, for the creative team at least it was. So for this, I say: spoilers ahead! Continue reading