New “Deathly Hallows” Trailer

My friend Jenna pointed me in the direction of the newest trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, screened during the MTV Movie Awards.  I wasted no time seeking it out.

Lots to take in.  It beats that previous, teaser trailer to a pulp.  Let’s take a closer look, eh?

That opening shot?  Epic!  Although I am slightly reminded of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers a little bit here.  Still beautiful.

Only one shot of 4 Privet Drive, but none of the “seven Potters.”  I wonder if they’ll include that bit?  I hope so.

Yikes!  Is that shot of Voldemort, then Harry, really from the end of the movie?  Seems like a pretty heavy spoiler.  Although who really doesn’t see that face-to-face moment coming?

Don’t remember the dude stopping the train.  But it was nice to see Olivander.

The Harry/Ginny kiss: the people behind them are Hogwarts students, in uniform, so does that make this a flashback?  A dream sequence?  It can’t be directly from the book, can it?  Unless it’s some sort of half-witted excuse for the “birthday gift” scene, which took place at the Burrow in the book.  Hmm.  Better this than nothing, I suppose.  But if they take the trio back to Hogwarts before the final battle at the end, I shall be peeved.

I like the shot of the grave, and the trio on the beach, particularly Ron and Hermione.  In the shots in this trailer, at least, they seem to finally have some chemistry and be acting like a couple.  GOOD.

I’m still not sure what to make of the shots of Harry just…lying on the ground.  It doesn’t ring a bell and I’m not sure what the purpose of it can be.

I’m also racking my brain to recall this bit with Harry pinned against the wall, looking all yellow – but nothing.  I’m left extremely curious.

And…what, do they stop to eat in a local diner and then get attacked?  This stirs something, some sort of memory.  Perhaps it’s after the escape from the wedding?

Oh, and would that be Rupert Grint getting to flex his acting muscles yet again?  Awesome!!!  I’m glad they’re including the fight between the trio and aren’t going to hold back on what Ron says or how Harry reacts.  GOOD.  Plus, the shot immediately after that – would that be Ron, running to stab something?  Excellent.  My favorite scene is probably in the movie, then!

It’s very clear that I desperately need to re-read the book.  I’m probably going to take the audio book with me on my long, upcoming, solitary road-trip to Vermont.  Lots to catch up on.

The movie should be good in some capacity.  It’s the last one, after all: I don’t think Warner Brothers or any of the people involved are taking it lightly and it shows.



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