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Epic Deathly Hallows Trailer Now Online
Harry Potter's getting a BIG finale

29 June 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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If you ever worried that the final two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be insufficiently action-packed, put your mind at rest. The trailer for both parts of the film is now online, and it is BIG. We're pretty sure, in fact, that more killing curses and unforgiveable spells are cast during the two and a half minutes of this trailer than were thrown in the first five books. Excellent!

The seventh and eighth films of course see Harry, Ron and Hermione having left Hogwarts to go in search of a way to defeat Voldemort, but with Dumbledore gone and no one else left to oppose him, He Who Shall Not Be Named (But Who We Just Did Name Anyway) tightens his grip on the country and the school.

[SOME SPOILERS IN THIS PARAGRAPH] Regular readers of the books will of course have noticed that this trailer opens at the close (ahaha) with Harry headed to his big confrontation with Voldemort, surrounded by his Death Eaters in the Forbidden Forest. You'll also get glimpses of some of the book's most memorable scenes: the visit to Gringotts chief among them.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is out on November 19, 2010, and Part 2 is out on July 15 next year.


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RE: Two parts?
L: Lemure That's the bit that annoys me as there is no need to split that book in two. A good writer could easily take the best of it and slot it all neatly into two hours. I refuse to pay double for one film and, having read the book, I don't need to. o need? I think there's a big need to split it into two films. Let's get the obvious out of the way first: Yes, two films = More money. This is an industry at the end of the day. Clue's in the title. Moving on... Splitting this big b More

Posted by Alistair at 23:01 on 01 July 2010 | Report This Post

RE: harry potter and the herp a derp of derp
L: The Hooded Man The stories are there, the books are fantastic and you've got all the ingredients for a truly epic saga, things where looking up when Cuaron took over and there was a definite change in terms of tone and direction. What's happened since is that they've tried to just copy the format, so we've ended up with practically the same film being released 4 times in a row to various degrees of success. Yates has been unable to get the balance right between the humour and the da More

Posted by crimond at 10:15 on 01 July 2010 | Report This Post

RE: yet again
L: doubtlesswonder L: jokerpoker123 another film I will now not be able to see because its in 3 bloody D, its official the lazzy eye folks are banned from cinema. Thanks alot. bastard film makers "lets make everything 3d, its so cool, Avatar was amazing in 3d lets do the same he made so much money" yes I know im going on a bit, but I really enjoyed going to the cinema to watch films - now I can't really I have to wait for the dvd's oh but wait that will be 3d soon too. he film wil More

Posted by DaveTheStampede at 17:51 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: harry potter and the herp a derp of derp
The stories are there, the books are fantastic and you've got all the ingredients for a truly epic saga, things where looking up when Cuaron took over and there was a definite change in terms of tone and direction. What's happened since is that they've tried to just copy the format, so we've ended up with practically the same film being released 4 times in a row to various degrees of success. Yates has been unable to get the balance right between the humour and the darker elements. On one end w More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 16:46 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: harry potter and the herp a derp of derp
I think the biggest problem was that when they started, they had no idea how the series would end, which is why we lost some of the little things that crop up later on. For example, Dobby didn't reappear after CoS (though, thankfully, they have brought him back), we didn't get the big Weasley family feud in OotP (which I hate, because Percy is one of my favourite characters), there was no mention of the locket they threw out in OotP, etc etc. More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 14:23 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: harry potter and the herp a derp of derp
L: The Hooded Man I think the first two films set the bar extremely low and subsequent episodes have been moderately better but because they make so much cash that the studio is reluctant to take anything resembling a chance with the next one when it comes along. Imagine these films directed by Del Toro or Terry Gilliam, Jean Pierre Jeunet. Instead with the distinct exception of Cuaron we get yes men who will follow the studio's bidding at every whim. David Yates is probably the only man in t More

Posted by Alistair at 13:48 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: yet again
L: doubtlesswonder L: Esmereldet Like someone said on EW, PLEASE let Mrs. Weasley have her Ace line to Bellatrix :) hey will definitely have their fight, because Julie Walters mentioned it in an interview. I don't know about that line though, but I'm also hoping it will be in there. ]ESSSS :) I got to do a variation of that line on our first summer camp. I didn't fight Bellatrix but I got to kick out Umbridge. I understand why they have to ommit stuff from the books, but some More

Posted by Esmereldet at 13:47 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: yet again
L: jokerpoker123 another film I will now not be able to see because its in 3 bloody D, its official the lazzy eye folks are banned from cinema. Thanks alot. bastard film makers "lets make everything 3d, its so cool, Avatar was amazing in 3d lets do the same he made so much money" yes I know im going on a bit, but I really enjoyed going to the cinema to watch films - now I can't really I have to wait for the dvd's oh but wait that will be 3d soon too. he film will be in 2D as well, you w More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 13:31 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Holy Hippogriff!
L: Mahj 2) Why are Voldy and Harry having their epic showdown in an empty frickin courtyard instead of the the Great Hall?? Let's hope that was just a part of it and that they move it around... Like someone said on EW, PLEASE let Mrs. Weasley have her Ace line to Bellatrix :) And I am not just saying that because I play Mrs. Weasley ( We run a website and have a summercamp and Yule ball every year here in Norway and I am Mrs. Weasley there) but because that is just awsome More

Posted by Esmereldet at 11:12 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: harry potter and the herp a derp of derp
L: Alistair L: bad hat harry The entire Harry Potter movie series has just been a gigantic letdown. the worst thing they ever did was to hire Chris Columbus to direct those first two movies. He's really a very poor film maker. ...The rest of the Harry Potter films have never really shaken the tone that he set, which is little more than an extension of his Young Sherlock Holmes screenplay . kind of agree with the second part of your first point. Columbus was a very safe choice. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 10:49 on 30 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: harry potter and the herp a derp of derp
L: bad hat harry The entire Harry Potter movie series has just been a gigantic letdown. the worst thing they ever did was to hire Chris Columbus to direct those first two movies. He's really a very poor film maker. ...The rest of the Harry Potter films have never really shaken the tone that he set, which is little more than an extension of his Young Sherlock Holmes screenplay . kind of agree with the second part of your first point. Columbus was a very safe choice. He'd proven he could More

Posted by Alistair at 21:29 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: harry potter and the herp a derp of derp
That's actually not a badly put together trailer, even if it is just a series of money shots. i hold out no hope for the actual final movies though. As with Twilight, the hardcore fans with love it, or say they do, even if the movie is a total dog, when they're actually crying inside over how disappointing it all is. The entire Harry Potter movie series has just been a gigantic letdown. the worst thing they ever did was to hire Chris Columbus to direct those first two movies. He's really a very More

Posted by bad hat harry at 20:39 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood...
L: doubtlesswonder I agree with your last comment, that's really the only part that is bugging me. The shot looks good but why change it? In the book it's a very tense battle in the middle of the Great Hall surrounded by people. Why move it to the courtyard and ahve nobody else there?erhaps that stuff happens (like it does in the book) but maybe this battle occurs before-hand. Mind you, the main battle takes place at night and then the dawn comes during Harry's face-off with Voldemort, so I' More

Posted by Alistair at 20:02 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmm!
L: waltham1979 I havent read the book in a while, just about to reread, but I dont remember their being a fucking great dragon in the book.... quote]ORIGINAL: JackS1351 Looks amazing. I'm going to be first to see it in November. I've read thee book but I don't remember there being a HUGE bloody great dragon in it. POILER for those who haven't read the book: It is a great big dragon guarding the Lestranges vault in Gringotts, it is blind and pink due to having been More

Posted by Esmereldet at 19:53 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood...
L: Alistair L: doubtlesswonder Billy Connolly is not in it. If you mean the man we see backing away from the camera rather sharpish, that's John Hurt's Olivander. o it isn't. The person backing away from the camera has facial hair, Olivander doesn't have any. Looks a lot like Billy Connolly to me. LERS AHEAD: Great looking stuff going on in that trailer, but it looks like they've deviated from the book quite a bit. The bit where Voldemort is grabbing Harry's face (what's th More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 19:43 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood...
L: doubtlesswonder Billy Connolly is not in it. If you mean the man we see backing away from the camera rather sharpish, that's John Hurt's Olivander. o it isn't. The person backing away from the camera has facial hair, Olivander doesn't have any. Looks a lot like Billy Connolly to me. LERS AHEAD: Great looking stuff going on in that trailer, but it looks like they've deviated from the book quite a bit. The bit where Voldemort is grabbing Harry's face (what's that all about?), and t More

Posted by Alistair at 19:34 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood...
It still reminds me of Twilight. More

Posted by Deviation at 18:12 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood...
L: stenton on imdb but it looks like it could be Billy Connelly from the trailer. He's definitely in it. illy Connolly is not in it. If you mean the man we see backing away from the camera rather sharpish, that's John Hurt's Olivander. More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 18:11 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Because i've got something worth living for...
I find it hard to get excited about the Harry Potter films, for some reason they seem to make the least of what's available. Every film is almost identical to the one before it only even somehow less inspiring. The decision to cut the last book in two is ridiculously cyncial, Warner Brothers realised the cash cow was running out so decided to exploit a loyal fanbase even further. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 16:57 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
L: mogel96 @waltham1979 The Dragon pops up near the end. However it does about fuck all, if there were any reason they would have got that to eat Voldemort and save us a few chapters, or get Hagrid to beat the shit out of him . POILERS I would assume it's the dragon from gringotts, that they escape on, so it plays a pretty big part. I haven't seen the trailer yet though because we have no sound at work. More

Posted by target at 16:01 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Request
L: Esmereldet L: jameshrave I humbly request a trailer breakdown. e too... PLEASE nd why not! I'll have one of those too. although if you've read the books you can pick out everything. (although that tends to be a disappointment then when you watch half blood prince and realise what alls missing) More

Posted by livewire at 14:30 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Request
L: jameshrave I humbly request a trailer breakdown. e too... PLEASE More

Posted by Esmereldet at 13:09 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: not sure
L: zenotrapp To me, Deathly Hallows was the weakest of the books and I'm not sure how splitting the film in 2 parts will really serve the story in film terms. The biggest problems of some of the previous ones was, that they were too close to the books, taking no liberties, which are sometimes necessary when adapting to film. I'm afraid that it will just feel dragged that way. I feel exactly the oposite :) It is my favourite book and I love that they are splitting it in two so we ge More

Posted by Esmereldet at 13:08 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Brilliant trailer
L: Radical_Duck Absolutely top notch- its gonna be good. Watched it first about three hours ago, thought Empire would have had it by then, but obviously not.. greed. it's been on loads of site from first thing this morning. Have to say i'm really looking forward to this film and it doesn't look like it'll disappoint. More

Posted by livewire at 11:01 on 29 June 2010 | Report This Post

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