To say I geeked out over this trailer is putting things lightly. After getting a quick peek at the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the MTV Movie Awards, (watch the clip here) I’ve been chomping at the bit wanting more footage. So, did it meet my high expectations?
Yes and no. The trailer is amazingly epic, but at the same time I think they might be revealing a bit too much in the initial trailer. Sure, the majority of people watching the movies have most likely read the book, but for the handful that haven’t they are ruining a chance to experience the film solidly for the first time. As a fan though, it is exhilarating seeing scenes you read expand into epic sets on the big screen.
Needless to say, this looks like it is going to be a very emotional end to a fantastic franchise series. WB could have tossed anything out there to cash in on the success of Harry Potter, instead they have given us a number of high quality adaptations that stand on their own well.
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, John Hurt, Michael Gambon, Jason Issacs
Director: David Yates
Release Date: November 19, 2010 (Part 1)
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