‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I’ Scream Awards Trailer

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:46 am,

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I is shaping up to be the cinematic event of 2010, and just in time for the holidays. Now, these movies are never perfect—and they’re certainly no comparison to their literary counterparts—but regardless, I’m always at every midnight showing as anxious as I am on Christmas morning.

The newest Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I trailer premiered recently at SpikeTV’s Scream 2010 Awards and today, courtesy of Spike’s website, it’s debuting on the internet.

The trailer shows us, if nothing else, just how gorgeous these last two Harry Potters are going to be—though that’s nothing new for the series. There’s also an increased sense of importance, emotion, dread, and darkness. From the beginning, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, there was an indication that darkness and doom were on their way for young Harry Potter, but it was small, vague, and tucked away. With every successive movie, that darkness has grown and that doom has become more evident, hopefully culminating in an action-packed and mind-blowing Deathly Hallows.

Check out the video below for a positively Potter-licious (ha-ha-ha) experience:


As I said before, I’m really looking forward to this movie, especially the shared experience of watching it opening night with nerds and casual fans alike, but I can’t help but worry that Warner Bros. split Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two movies for the sole purpose of squeezing every last cent out of the franchise.

If there was one Harry Potter book that didn’t need to be split into two, it was this, the seventh and final one. Sure, it was 759 pages long, but a good two, three, even four hundred (who can remember?) of those pages saw Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking around in the woods being sad, dirty, grumpy, and annoying. My point being, is the majority of this movie going to be about Harry, Ron, and Hermione endlessly bickering in the woods? Because that doesn’t sound very action-packed or mind-blowing at all…

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With Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings dead and gone, Harry Potter is perhaps the last vestige of the aforementioned epic movie experience. I’ll be sad when it, too, is gone, but then I suppose we have The Hobbit Parts I and II (again, why is that story being split up?) to look forward to—not to mention some yet unmade movie which will be the next big phenomenon.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, directed by David Yates, hits theaters November 19th. Part II hits theaters July 15th, 2011. Will you be there opening night?

Source: Spike

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  1. I too wonder why It is being split into two movies. Clrearly they should have done that with the Goblet of Fire. Not stopping me from seeing this movie though. Cant wait for November to finally get here.

      • I can spend the money in much worse ways than this, so yea, I’m in.

    • OBVIOUSLY it’s being done to get more money, but it’s also being split so they can go into more detail with the films. Purists have always complained they lefted material out, and splitting the films will give a chance to include more material.

      • That’s the thing, though. I can see why splitting some of the books into two parts would benefit the story. Harry Potter 7 is not one of those books. Unless they add stuff? I wouldn’t mind seeing more of Snape, something the final book left out, for the most part.

        • Ben its necessary to give these characters a proper send off.

          • I agree, which is why I don’t want them to ruin the movie by dragging out the story.

            • Ben

              Have faith. I know ALOT about this movie,its gonna be very close to the book,its gonna be AMAZING….

              • I trust what my eyes can see. So while I won’t rule out this this movie’s going to be amazing, I’m not going to go into it thinking that it is…just in case.

                • Ok,just tell me what you think after youve seen it id like to know :D

                  • Of course!

                    • Ill look forward to that THANKS!

  2. Weren’t they adding new stuff into the hobbit to pad it into 2 films? Using the appendices from Lotr, so they could include some of thr characters.

    • not sure DSB, but knowing Jackson, im sure he has his reasoning.

    • Yes, there was talk that it might bridge the gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but doesn’t that feel like a means to a financial end? Who wants to see that gap bridged? There’s a reason Tolkien wrote “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” and not “The Bridge Between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.”

      • Ben, i actually wouldnt mind, but im in the minority on that lol.

        • Hey, if it’s good, it’s good. There’s no arguing with good. I just worry that they’ll ruin what made The Hobbit so wonderful as a book–it’s simplicity. Or worse, the first movie will end where The Hobbit ended, and the second will just be…everything that happened after.

          • “it’s”=”its”

          • ahh i see your point…lets hope it doesnt pant out that way.

            • Agreed!

  3. I’ll be in line right with you.

  4. they are splitting for two reasons:



  5. Looks good to me. I would think fans would be happy as it will allow more detail from the book to make it onto the big screen.


    • And I am one of those fans. Sure they want our money but damn it, this looks fantastic and if they get more stuff from the book in the movie then why not?

      • this film is gonna be the closest to the book than any other HP film.

        • Look, having the movie be a pure reflection of the book is not necessarily a mark of greatness. If all you do is transpose scene after scene verbatim you’ll wind up with an inferior product. The two mediums use different tools to achieve similar results, and using those tools sometimes means that you wind up with areas that fall flat or make little sense.

          As Ben said in the article, if we wind up with 200 minutes of the heroic trio moping around the forest that won’t make a terribly great film, no matter what level of introspection you hope to get out of it.

  6. im wondering if he’s gonna try and incorperate any parts of The Silmarillion as part of the bridge.

  7. I’ll be there opening night! But who shall I go with? Hmmmm….

    • PICK ME! *raises hand* lol

  8. I say split it into 10 movies, I don’t want to see the end of the trio’s adventures!! :’(

    • Yes,i wish they were all split *sigh*

  9. Gah! I can’t see this from the UK. Heaven forbid they let me see a damn trailer so I might get even more excited about this movie.

    • its epic,believe that!

      • There are so many ways that the story could go from here. Follow Hermine and Ron, or follow Jenny and Harry. The kids they have, and the kids that Harry and Jenny are raising that arn’t theirs. I say take the story in a whole new line and start from scratch following the kids with a new evil villian. You know there is one out there somewhere in their world that could pick up the peices.

  10. 2 parts are needed to get everything in the book in

  11. Star Wars doesn’t have to be dead and gone either. There is so much room to do so many more movies. George Lucas just can’t stop trying to bleed us dry with the same 6 movies.

  12. i am so much excited for the upcoming release of the film..i feel sad that this is gonna end now..

  13. yes, all the hype about the movie being split into 2 movies, well as for me, the last book, the last paragraph, the last word brought a tear to my eyes because I knew it was the end. All good things must come to an end, otherwise they wouldn’t be great!