The First Full-Length Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer: Words Fail Me

by | Jun 29th, 2010 | 11:39AM | Filed under: Trailers

I kinda hate how much this word’s been overused as of late, but I really can’t think of another term to describe the trailer below except for “epic.” I mean, I was tearing up for absolutely no reason less than halfway through (it seemed to be any glimpse of Ron and Hermione in danger that did me in). I just don’t see how Parts I and II of the final chapter in the Harry Potter saga can be anything other than mindblowingly, heart-stoppingly awesome.

Take a look for yourself and then we’ll discuss.

I’m not gonna lie, I haven’t read the book since it came out in the summer of ’07 and will have to reread my own review before I see the adaptation this fall, because I actually was like, “Uh, what’s going on?” during most of the preview. For example, I don’t know who that dude was that’s standing in front of the Hogwarts Express at the -1:20 mark … is that Lucius Malfoy or someone else? Whatever, it doesn’t matter, it still looks awesome. And while I will reread my own review of the book, I will NOT reread the book itself before the film comes out, because as we’ve debated before here on redblog (and will surely debate again soon…), that can often be a bad move. I don’t want to be distracted by the itty-bitty differences between page and screen that I’ll surely notice if I have the novel fresh in my head come November 19.

How sad was it that this trailer spoke the truth in its proclamation that this really is the end of a worldwide pop culture phenomenon? That made me get all misty-eyed as well. Let’s hope director David Yates enables Harry and crew to end their cinematic run on a high note.

27 Responses to “The First Full-Length Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer: Words Fail Me”

  1. The Beast
    Posted on July 13, 2010 at 11:32 am

    jt – Perhaps you should do something more worthwhile with YOUR time, rather than read trailer reviews and comment on comments. I’ll leave your incorrect hyphenation of “harebrained” out of the discussion, but before you correct the grammar of others, maybe you should try capitalizing the words at the beginning of sentences once in a while. It will make your diatribe easier to read. Consider yourself schooled.

  2. tybbclb
    Posted on October 20, 2010 at 11:12 am

    wow i am soooo glad we have you around to school those dangerous bloggers, i feel e-safer already. The trailer looks very cool but there is a lot of storyline closure to that needs to be accomplished in this movie, even with it being in 2 parts that will be tough, i hope they do it justice. As for the beast do you really need to beat somebody up over their grammar, seriously? WOW!