Spoiler alert! USA Today has photos from the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows posted at http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/%27Harry-Potter-and-the-Deathly-Hallows%27-trailer-released/S99932. This film is going to be amazing!
The Gringott’s dragon looks spectacular! J. R. R. Tolkien warned us not to laugh at live dragons, C. S. Lewis learned to steal past the watchful dragons, and J. K. Rowling warned us to never tickle a sleeping dragon. Harry, Ron, and Hermione do not laugh at it, sneak past it, or tickle it. They are going to rouse this brute and ride it to escape from Gringott’s.
Although this one is described as an “electrical storm around Hogwarts” I think this may be a depiction of the the magical wards that protect the school, which are breaking down just before the battle begins.
Fans have been speculating about this fellow’s identitiy. I think it is Gregorovitch the Wandmaker.
Voldemort and his Death Eaters. He is holding the Elder Wand!
Bellatrix looks as deranged as ever.
Hagrid and Harry on the flying motorcycle, a vehicle which we haven’t seen since the first movie. Harry was brought to Number 4 Privet Drive as an infant via Sirius’ magical motorcycle, and now he’s leaving there forever by the same method of transport. I know that they have filmed “The Seven Potters” because Daniel Radcliffe mentioned it in an interview recently. The question is, will the fate of Hedwig be the same as in the novel?
This isn’t a scene from the novel that I remember. What is Harry wearing? A straight jacket? It looks like he is restrained, perhaps magically bound by Voldemort. USA Today reveals an interesting exchange of dialogue here:
Hermione casts spells of protection and concealment around the trio’s hiding place.
We have seen one similar to this one before. Harry is kneeling next to Ron, who splinced himself during the escape from the Ministry of Magic. What I am wondering is, why aren’t Hermione’s hands and Ron’s shoulder bloodier? Compare this one to a previously released photo of this scene.
Notice the difference?
This one wasn’t on the USA Today site. It was released on several Harry Potter fansites on Sunday evening. In this scene Harry realizes that in order to defeat Voldemort, he must sacrifice his own life. I open at the close. Harry is his mother’s son, having the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not….
Here’s another shot of Harry in the Forest.
“I am about to die.”
I am really looking forward to this scene: Ron destroys the Locket of Slytherin Horcrux with the Sword of Gryffindor. Awesome! I was recently discussing this quote with some Harry Potter fans online:
“Ron is the most immature of the three main characters, but in part seven he grows up. He was never strong footed, people see him mostly as Harry’s friend; his mother had actually wanted a girl and in the last book he finally has to acknowledge his weaknesses. But it’s exactly that which makes Ron a man.” — JK Rowling
The fragment of Voldemort’s soul in Slytherin’s Locket will tempt Ron with lies and deceptions, preying upon his fears, weaknesses,and insecurities. It will torment him, and he will destroy it. That Old Serpent and Father of Lies should indeed fear its mortal enemy, the Weasel.
Voldemort in the final duel.
Harry defends himself from the Dark Lord.
This is the most shocking one of all: Harry and Voldemort’s final duel is supposed to take place just before dawn in the Great Hall, but changing the setting to the ruined courtyard strewn with the dead bodies of the Hogwarts students that were killed in the battle is much more poignant. I think we will see the sun rise over the mountains and the castle when the Dark Lord is at last defeated. Harry, as the story’s Christ-figure, is the Sun (Son) of Justice who rises to triumph over the Lord of Darkness. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.