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.