The Ron Factor: Moviephone Article About the New Deathly Hallows Trailer
June 9, 2010 by phoenixweasley
Here’s a link to an article that I just read about the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer.
I loved what was said about Ron Weasley in the article:
The Ron Factor: One of the most important character arcs in ‘Deathly Hallows’ belongs to Ron Weasley. And while Ron’s film persona has been mostly relegated to comic-relief sidekick for six films, this movie shows Ron’s emotional side. Grint has to shed the buffoonery and act angry, moody and tortured (as evidenced in the tent fight), but also selfless, loving and heroic. “I just need to see Ron having his chance to be heroic and wonderful,” wrote one Ron fan in a message board.
Ron Destroys the Locket Horcrux.
Of course, Harry Potter fans who have read all of the books have always known that Ron is “selfless, loving, and heroic,” but it seems that some of Ron’s finest moments have been downplayed or omitted in the films. I really hope that Rupert Grint was allowed to portray Ron’s passionate and courageous nature to the fullest extent in these final two Harry Potter films. If these films do get it right, the audience should fall in love with Ron right along with Hermione. In other words, we want more scenes like this one:
Speaking of the Ron/Hermione romance, the article had something to say about that as well:
Harry and Ginny can kiss all they want in a trailer and not incur the wrath of the Potter fandom, but the majority of fans absolutely DO NOT want to see the kiss to end all kisses between Ron and Hermione. Book fans had to wait 10 years for the best friends to muster up the courage to pucker up on the page, and apparently they don’t mind waiting until Part II hits theaters in 2011 to see the much-anticipated snog on the big screen.
All of the Ron/Hermione fans that I have spoken to wholeheartedly agree with this. We have been waiting for those two to get together for a decade, and we would hate to have the moment spoiled by seeing it beforehand in a theatrical trailer or television commercial. Although I do love spoilers, this is one moment that I don’t want spoiled. However, if they do spoil it for us, I probably won’t be able to resist looking at it again and again….
I am really looking forward to Malfoy Manor and the aftermath. I really enjoyed seeing the beach and Shell Cottage in the trailer, especially since these photos of the location shooting were all over the internet a few months ago.
Another moment that I am really looking forward to is the scene in which Harry finds his parents’ tombs in Godric’s Hollow. In this scene, Harry and Hermione read the two Biblical quotations on the tombstones from Matthew 6:21, “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also,” and 1 Cor. 15:26, “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” Rowling herself has said that these two quotations , “sum up–they almost epitomize the whole series.” I hope they get this part right. If they do, I expect that there will be a lot of discussion in the media about the Christian content of the Harry Potter books and films that should spark some exciting debates reminiscent of the ones that followed the release of the final Harry Potter novel in the summer of 2007.
What do you think of the new Deathly Hallows trailer? Comments are welcome!