As of today, we’ve got 25 days until Deathly Hallows pt. 2 premieres. Are you excited, Potter fans? Yeah, that’s what I thought. We’re getting more television spots now, most of them with clips rehashed from the trailers that I’ve already written about. But don’t worry, guys… there’s still one big trailer left. And I’ve got some awesome new screenshots!
Yet another great trailer with brand-new moments. Here are a few of the more interesting flashes.
So, this doesn’t actually happen in the book, but anytime we get to see Lily Potter speak, I am happy. Her desperately trying to tell her infant son to be brave is such a wonderful moment…
….that’s ruined by this face. I know he was probably crying from the noise, but baby Harry just looks so goofy in this shot. As my boyfriend pointed out, “I’m not sure if those are tears or snot on his face.”
When Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett get around to doing the Rifftrax for this movie in a couple years, I will be sorely disappointed if they don’t cheer when the Quidditch stadium burns down. Rifftrax fans should know what I’m talking about.
In the last screenshot roundup, I threw in one that was simply there for those fans that wanted a sweetass wallpaper. This shot with the dementors in another wallpaper waiting to happen. I mean, look at how gorgeously sinister that picture is!
JPS readers who haven’t read Deathly Hallows might not realize the context of this particular moment, but those of us who did read the book understand. The disdain on Snape’s face is so perfect, and I can’t wait to see the Half-Blood Prince’s story unfold on the big screen.
I enjoy anytime Hermoine has to fly because I know Hermoine hates to fly. This is also one of the more exciting parts of the book because at this point, the readers have no clue where the trio is going from here. We’re also seeing more of Hermoine’s “Belatrix” outfit.
We saw this guys briefly in the last trailer, but they still just so cool. Again, this was a part of the book I thought was so thrilling if only because you always love when the heroes get some kickass backup.
McGonagall is pure awesome. I loved Maggie Smith before she took on this role more than a decade ago, but I freaking adore her now. No, I don’t know why Molly Weasley is in this scene when she comes in later in the book, but whatever. McGonagall, you are the bomb!
Here is Malfoy, pre-nosesmash. I can’t wait to see Malfoy post-nosesmash. I might be a tad harsh on the little bastard, but do you know anyone who likes Draco Malfoy? Even proud Slitherins don’t like the guy!
I can’t decide if this look more like a painting or more like Daniel Radcliffe standing right next to the Hogwarts ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Either way, when I paused the video at this moment, it didn’t feel like a movie still.
Annnnd the Hermoine/Ron shippers rejoice. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I called them getting together when I read Sorcerer’s Stone in 1999. I think by Chamber of Secrets I was sure 1). there was going to be some kind of epilogue and 2). Ron and Hermoine would be married in it. I distinctly remember someone online telling me that was a bit farfetched. Well, who’s laughing now, huh? That’s right, me.
Fiendfyre at it’s worse. I love how we see Harry and his friends just barely dodge it. I’m really interested in how the filmmakers explain how Harry knows the diadem is there. It’s a big plothole, thanks to them leaving it out of Half-Blood Prince.
The family’s here. If you haven’t read the books and want to be surprised about the series’ ending, just ignore the right side of the screenshot. I mean, I realize it’s been years since the book came out, so most people know what’s going to happen even if they didn’t read the book, but the trailer has given away a major spoiler. And I just helped by posting the photo. Sorry about that.
Oh, Lily. I know this doesn’t show much and might seem like a silly thing to post when there are so many crazy scenes featured in this trailer, but this is one of the best parts of the books and of the book series as a whole. I refuse to ruin it for those unfamiliar with the book, but trust me… it’s so good.
“Why couldn’t Voldemort have recruited the butterflies?!” – Ron Weasley’s thoughts in this moment.
And more FiendFyre. I love how we see the doors slam shut on the dark magic. I could never quite imagine the FiendFyre when I read the book, but I’m really liking how the filmmakers interpreted it. The middle head kind of looks like Voldemort in this shot, doesn’t it?
Now, there was a lot of stuff in the trailer, some of which was too fast for me to screenshot. For instance, towards the end you could see Neville defending himself with the Sword of Gryffindor. I could tell it was him, but it was just too blurry. We also got to see more of Gringott’s inner workings, which looks even more Temple-of-Doom-y than I imagined. I also liked how whoever edited the trailer included special moments from the other films to bring a sense of epicness.
It’s coming out July 15th. Get pumped, people!
All photos: Warner Bros.