The entire crew took a look at the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which is hitting theaters on November 19th.  After the break, check out what the crew thinks about it.

Mark’s Take:

Well it’s that time of year where Harry Potter fans start to gear up excitement for the latest film in the series.  Except this is the last hoorah for Harry and the gang.

This past week, the latest trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 appeared on the web.  In the trailer we see that Hogwarts is in peril.  Albus Dumbledore is dead and Harry preparing for the ultimate battle against Lord Voldemort.  Ron and Hermione join Harry in London to keep Voldemort and his friends away from Hogwarts.  At the end of the trailer, Voldemort says to Harry, “I have seen your heart, and it is mine”.  The story is bound to come to an epic and dramatic conclusion next year in Part 2.

To be honest, I only read the first book.  However, the Harry Potter film series, while they don’t include every single detail from the novels, incorporates the spirit the books had on all those who came in to contact with them.  Part 1 will definitely keep moviegoers entertained until Part 2 comes out next year.

Andy’s Take

Only one word comes to mind when viewing the newly released trailer for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part One: Wow.

If both films are half as good as this trailer portrays this two part film will go down as the best in the series and potentially all of cinema.  From just this trailer alone, you start to get the feeling that J.K. Rowling’s vision is possibly going to be realized to its fullest potential.

In part one of the final installment of the fantastic and magical Harry Potter series, Harry, Ron and Hermoine set out to alone to try and destroy Voldemort and his army and stop his reign of terror once and for all.  This will not be easy because they will not have the protection of any other wizards but themselves.  Soon after setting out, they find that there are many dark forces at work and must rely on each other.  However, Harry soon discovers this is a battle he has to fight alone and finally battle Voldemort by himself.

The big concern about this film will definitely be whether it stays true to the novel.  The previous installment in the series caught some criticism from fans due to its disregard to a majority of material from the book.  Another problem was the changing of certain events when the book was transferred over to film.

One has to hope that the film will do not only the book but the fans justice as well.  The series has come so far and it seems that films, much like the books, only get better as they go on and this film seems to be on the same track.

Bryan’s Take

I’ve always been skeptical of the Harry Potter movies because, honestly…none of them have really been that good.  The best movie in the series in my opinion has been Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and even then, it wasn’t too impressive.

This trailer has me excited.

Firstly, when did Bill Nighy become part of the cast?! Just his appearance alone is looking good for Potter fans.  In fact, the entire cast is looking great, with Voldemort looking more evil than usual, Alan Rickman looking good, and of course all of the main characters looking young, angry, and ready to go to war.

The action from Order of the Phoenix looks to be back, as well as the fast-paced action that I thought was going to be replaced with Half-Blood Prince-like philosophical talks about the balance between good and evil.

Finally, a director is unafraid to throw the punches at the Harry Potter crew.  This is going to be a tough movie to get through; I know I had to read through the last Harry Potter book twice just to understand all that was going on, which is a primary reason why the powers that be decided to split this movie into two parts.  But just by watching the trailer, it’s hard to not get excited.

But don’t get too excited.  This might end up like Spider-Man 3.


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