Warner Bros have released another trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final movie installment in the phenomenal British franchise. Do you think these trailers will give away the whole film before it’s released next month? All jokes aside though, I am watching this with a sad smile on my face. The Harry Potter books were some of the first books I started reading as a child and the first film was released when I was ten years old. This final installment will be released ten days after my twentieth birthday and I really cannot believe how time has flown by. When these movies end, it will be the end of an era for me.
Anyway, all self-sentimentality aside, this second part looks like it will follow in its predecessor footsteps and should be quite faithful to the book. For those of you who snoozed through Harry, Ron and Hermione’s RPG quest for Horcruxes in the first part though needn’t worry with this film – it’s much more action packed and contains many pretty special effects., all culminating in a climactic battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) in the end at none other than Hogwarts of course – that is if Harry survives of course? Har har.
So what we get is some extra flashback scenes of a much older looking Lily Potter telling baby Harry to be safe and be strong in a dramatic whisper, the main trio throwing themselves off a big white dragon, cameos from Harry’s dead family and friends such as Gary Oldman’s Sirius Black, Ron and Hermione being chased by a tidal wave, Harry shouting lots, sexual tension between Harry and Voldemort (it’s not just me, is it?) and lots of shit being blown up. Seriously, what is with the later movies always destroying well loved Potter landmarks such as The Burrow, The Great Hall, and now the Quidditch Pitch? Tut tut. And do you think if they put in a scene from The Lord of the Rings, would anyone notice? All snarkiness aside though, I am hugely looking forward to this movie. I love McGonagall commanding those enchanted knights to guard the castle – that scene gives me goosebumps. The book series is something I will always treasure – and the movies while hugely flawed in many ways – will probably always have some sentimental value for me.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 opens on 15th July. Are you as excited as I am?
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