Movie Trailer Review
By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
Well, we all knew this day would come. With the novels wrapped up, fans of the “Harry Potter” franchise could do little more than write fan-fiction and look forward to a final few films before being forced to say goodbye to their beloved characters forever. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” calls itself “the epic conclusion” to this series, and by the looks of the trailer, it will live up to that boast.
The progression of the “Harry Potter” films, like the books, has always mirrored the maturation of the characters involved. While the first few movies were playful and fun, the more recent entries into the series have taken on a considerably darker tone. The final installment looks to be the grimmest yet, with just enough scares, violence, and adolescent death to give some concerned parents pause.
Then again, if you’re putting one of the most beloved stories of recent years to rest, you certainly want to go out with a bang. Fortunately, it appears as though the filmmakers are at least aiming for a healthy mixture of action and depth, much like that other famous fantasy finale, “The Return of the King.”
The reason why so many people, young and old, have embraced the “Harry Potter” novels isn’t simply because the stories are thrilling; it is because J.K. Rowling populated her books with characters we care about, characters who are struggling with themselves. “Harry Potter and the Death Hallows Part 2” does not look like the kind of bland studio fantasy movie that exists purely as an excuse to show off some vaguely exciting special effects. No, it looks like the type of movie that will generate a strong emotional response in viewers.
Of course, considering it is the last film in series, a strong emotional response ought to be expected. Anticipate a lot of tears at the theater for this one.
The trailer is below. Thoughts?