We are often faced with these questions: “Where are we heading to?” “How are we going to get there?” “Who is going to be our guide?”
Numerous GPS systems have roped in famous pop culture voices such as The Simpsons, Darth Vader, and Bert & Ernie. Last year, Google’s free navigation app Waze included Arnold Schwarzenegger to their line-up, but they seem to have hit the jackpot with their latest addition.
The world is a little bit better with Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman guiding drivers through traffic with his smooth and calming voice. The narrator extraordinaire is lending his voice as promotional tie-in for the actor’s upcoming film, “London Has Fallen” (the sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen”) in which he plays the vice president.
Can anyone do a better job than Freeman? We doubt so. As Cecily Trowbridge points out, Freeman is the quintessential sound of the deities, goodness, and reason as a whole. He’s one of the most famous actors in the world, and does a damn good job voicing over endangered animal documentaries.
He has even voiced God in movies like “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty”. Can you imagine Freeman’s gentle but authoritative voice instructing you on where to go? It doesn’t matter if you missed a turn or have to make a u-turn, everything is going to be alright because of his soothing voice.
Unfortunately, Freeman’s voice feature is only available to drivers in the US until 31st March. But if you’re curious about how the legendary actor’s voice will play out on Waze, check out the video below. In the clip, we hear him giving drivers life advice as well as some snarky comments.
“London Has Fallen” opens in theatres on 3rd March 2016.