Breaking Book News: New Deathly Hallows Trailer

September 23rd, 2010 by

Gulping gargoyles! It’s here! It’s here it’s here it’s here it’s here it’s here! A new trailer for The Deathly Hallows: Part I, based of course on the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling!

But seriously, if you didn’t already know that, then you’re wasting your time reading this post. On the other hand, if you’re as big of a Harry head as I am, well, then you’re REALLY wasting your time by reading this instead of watching the video! So, here it is:

Video courtesy of Warner Bros., via The Leaky Cauldron

Sweeter than a Chocolate Frog, no?

I definitely clapped my hands and squealed out loud while watching the new trailer (yes, all by myself in my apartment). And then, of course, I watched it all over again. And again. And now I’ve watched it four times — which is how many times I’ve experience the book, btw: twice reading it and twice listening to the audiobook. (What? Me? Obsessed? I don’t know what you’re talking about.)

Obviously I’m head over heels for the whole trailer, but I think it really gets going around 1:06 when Kingsley’s patronus arrives at the wedding to announce, “They’re coming.” Just like in the book, that’s when all heck breaks loose, and I love it!

I’m also impressed by the segment at 1:27, when Harry and Ron are fighting. Comparing their acting to the early movies, it looks like they’ve really improved — which will be incredibly important for capturing all the intense stuff that goes down in Book 7. For example, this image of Harry and Hermione visiting Harry’s parents’ graves is very touching.

Speaking of which, for a better look at all your favorite scenes, check out the image gallery at The Leaky Cauldron. It’s definitely worth its weight in galleons!

ZOMG, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE! Unfortunately, I guess I’ll have to, since I can’t travel into the future. So now my big question is: should I re-read the book right before I see the film? That’s what I’ve done for all the others, but it does kind of ruin the magic (pun intended) because then I end up comparing the movie to the book while I’m watching. What do you guys think?

And, of course, leave a comment telling me YOUR opinions on this new trailer. Love it? Hate it? Favorite parts? Surprises? A knut for your thoughts! (Hee hee.)

— Karen

Karen saw the first Harry Potter movie when she was in college. So that makes her how old? Let’s just put it this way: she’s waaaaaaaaaaay older than you, but she ain’t got nothin’ on Dumbledore!

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One Response

  • Fuse #8 writes:
    September 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I think that still alone makes the movie worth watching. I think I can pick out each person there. Let’s see… that’s probably Fred & George on the left…

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