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A sweet HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX international trailer hits!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the best trailer so far for ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. There was a bootlegged version of this, in Japanese, a few days ago, but here's a (slightly) better quality version, in the King's English no less. If you want, you can go to to view it or you can just watch the YouTube version below. Love that Dementor floating down the hallway... anyway, enjoy!

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  • April 23, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST


    by bob oblaw

    or not..

  • April 23, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST


    by bob oblaw

    Still only just a split second of Helena as Bellatrix..

  • April 23, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    BORING and TOO SOON!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Yep. Mark my words. Too much flames. And much too less nipples!Kurt Russell didn't laugh at all and this doesn't look like TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION. By the way: anybody seen Richie? I KEEP COMIN' BACK UNTIL SOMEONE R E M E M B E R S SEEING RICHIE!<p>Move along now people, next thread, thx.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    fantastic trailer!!!

    by Rearden

    Shit! whoever cut together that trailer should cut together all trailers from now on.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST


    by Cameron1

    That shot of Voldemort in a black suit on the platform = brilliant. I've been quietly confident about David Yates knocking this one out the park, so far all the signs are very positive.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST

    best Potter trailer ever

    by Evil Hobbit

    Realy love it.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    This is the beginning of the end for Harry Potter

    by Orionsangels

    This sets in motion the events for the last two films. It's gonna be epic!

  • April 23, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Excellent trailer

    by Sepulchrave

    I always thought this might be a boring book to film; this trailer makes it look like fucking Fight Club crossed with The Two Towers. Let's hope that the actual movie can live up to this. Love the 'Anarchy in the UK' subtext.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Holy Damn

    by DJLetterbox

    That is quite the trailer.....I'm re-reading tOoTP right now and I gotta looks as though they left all the perfect stuff in

  • April 23, 2007, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by goku_z

    Cant wait for this movie.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST

    That would be the QUEEN'S English, Quint.

    by ConanBaltar

    Don't you know who's on the throne? Pfft.

  • April 23, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST


    by MarkoOhNo

    As if I wasn't already excited to see this movie! I just pray they don't recast Shia LaBeouf as Harry Potter in the film after this.... :P Just watch. Some moron will give Michael Bay the director's seat for Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince.

  • April 23, 2007, 3:25 a.m. CST


    by Mr Gorilla

    With 3 and 4, and it now looks 5, the Harry Potter guys have done a great job in letting directors do their thing, while not compromising the tone of the big 7-part story. With two more films to go, it would be so great if they got 2 brilliant directors new to the series on board. NO point getting a director to do two in a row - they just get exhausted and you end up with Chamber of Secrets (a film who's badness seems to me to emenate from the fact that everyone involved must have been quite tired from HP1).

  • April 23, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Didn't Lucas say...

    by Breotan

    ...that the era of the blockbuster was over? Guess WB didn't get the memo. (lucky for us) :P

  • April 23, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    taking Harry Potter 'seriously'

    by Mr Gorilla

    I know I know - the books aren't as good as Lord of the Rings, or the Phillip Pullman books, or loads of fantasy books in fact. Personally I loathe the writing. But if film-makers like Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell have given this series a year (plus) of their time, it's probably worth 2 hours of ours.

  • April 23, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Brilliant editing...

    by Negative Man

    ...and one Hell of a trailer! I never imagined I would be a fan of these movies, but I am. They've all been well done and seem to get better as they go on. This looks like a top year to be a film geek. 300, Grindhouse, Spider-Man 3, 28 Days Later, Hot Fuzz, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Fantastic Four 2, Live Free or Die Hard, Transformers, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, he Simpsons Movie, The Bourne Ultimatum, Rush Hour 3, Stardust, Halloween, The Last Legion, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Balls of Fury, 30 Days of Night, The Mist, Alien Vs. Predator 2, Sweeney Todd...whew! Those are just some movies off the top of my head that I want to see in the theatre. I know they all won't be classics and several are guilty pleasures, but that's one Hell of a line up for the year to come. I may need to quit my job just to find the time to see them all!

  • April 23, 2007, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Thank goodness the trailer's quality is crummy

    by GimpInMyPants

    I've been trying to avoid publicity pictures and TV spots like the plague, but seeing the link to the trailer here I weakly clicked on it thinking it was going to be in slick Quicktime. Thank goodness it's not, or else I wouldn't have the will power not to watch it. This gives me new hope I'll go opening day being completely ignorant and enjoy every second of it.

  • April 23, 2007, 3:40 a.m. CST

    HARRY DIES ON PAGE 478!!!!!!

    by MaulRat

    ....... Well, not really.. But I think I may get that printed on a T-Shirt and stand outside Barnes and Noble for the midnight release of the last book. Trailer looks awesome... Can't wait!!

  • April 23, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Negative Man

    by ElPaw

    How did Mr Bean's Holiday get into your list?

  • April 23, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    The thing about Harry Potter is

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    The thing about Harry Potter is... the third one is the best of the films so far, but they're relatively fun to watch just to see the different things each story has, so naturally, the newest, freshest one feels exciting even if the technical achievements or whatever aren't up to par with the last... I stopped reading at book four, so this will be the first "new" story to me. The trailer looks awesome though.

  • April 23, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    RE: ElPaw...

    by Negative Man

    ...I've been a fan of Rowan Atkinson since I first saw "Not the Nine O'Clock News" many a year ago. One of the funniest cats on the planet.

  • April 23, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST


    by livingwater

    Too hard and fast. What about the story ? What is the movie about ? I have no idea.....

  • April 23, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Radcliffe has grown

    by Mneth

    as an actor. He looks so determend in the trailer, like ready to kick some snakebutt. Its all about that from now on, so if Harry (Potter) is to become a believable hero, Radcliffe have to deliver.

  • April 23, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Saw it.

    by caltsoudas

    Obviously the trailer makes it look action packed. Which it is ofcourse, but it's not constant back to back action, which I kinda liked. This one is way better than Prisoner of Azkaban. The story is tighter and more focused (and easy to understand, for once); whereas Prisoner had a bit of a sloppy narrative structure despite how gorgeous a film it was; that should be said. There's not as much Voldemort as you might think though. Don't know if they've edited things differently since then, but Umbridge is the villain that gets more screentime. Although she's actually quite a character. She starts off sweet, the way she is in this trailer, but then goes totally psycho. It's scary.

  • April 23, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST


    by Fuck The Napkin

    I found the book painfully slow with nothing much happening, but that makes it look insanely exciting. I hope the film is as cool as that trailer.

  • April 23, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    wasn't that impressed

    by greyspecter

    i was more impressed with PoA's trailer, the Shakespearean song, etc. Looks like they changed a lot from the book, never a good thing but understandable. But if they have Dumbly egging insurrection I'm done with the movies. The books never go there, he's always respectful of authority if not entirely obedient and compliant. This isn't V people.

  • April 23, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    What the hell are you reading greyspecter

    by Falcon5768

    Dumbledore most certainly does NOT respect the "authority" in OotP. He complies with the wishes of the counsel but it is insinuated that he is forming up a army, its just unlike the minister who thinks its a insurrection, its the rebirth of the order to combat Voldemort and the detheaters. But Dumbledore most certainly leads the minister to believe its against him to scare him.

  • April 23, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    don't know about DBD respecting authority either

    by Brian 2000

    Resisting arrest does not exactly constitute being always respectful of authority. His decision to aid and abet children in freeing two criminals convicted by the government in POA is also pretty disrespectful of authority. As is his decision to tell the entire student body that their peer was murdered by Voldemort against the instructions of the Ministry. So yeah, DBD always seems to come down on the side of telling the authorities to shove it (something he clearly passes on to Harry, who tells the minister of magic to shove it twice in Half-Blood Prince).

  • April 23, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    This looks pretty dark

    by Ray Gamma

    Is this the book everyone says is the most boring? I've only seen the movies, not read any of the books. I like the trailer anyhow, it looks pretty awesome in fact.

  • April 23, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    the only problem coming in the future...

    by BizarroJerry

    is that that once the last Harry Potter book comes out, it may very hard to keep the final outcome quiet for moviegoers who will still have to wait maybe three years before the last movie comes out.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I always presumed that this movie would play better

    by TimBenzedrine

    Than its book. There's a lot in the book that can be glossed over or compressed, and the ending was more like something out of an action movie,so I knew they would have no trouble filming that part. My son and I have been enjoying the books and the movies and we're looking forward to both of them this summer.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    This is breaking News.....

    by emeraldboy

    Once in a while a book or series of books come along anre deemed to be unfilmable. Due to the fact that the technology wasnt available. One such series is terry pratchets Disk world novels. Set on the back of Giant turtle lies the city of Ankh Morpork. Peter Jackson proved that Unfilmable books can be Filmable. The interpretations of of Pratchets Work has been in the computer caming world and through Animation. 2 years ago sky tv announced that it was planning to bring pratchets Hogfather to the small screen starring Sir david Jason. They had a hit on thier hands and so Sky have announced that they are making Terry Pratchets The colour of magic with sir David Jason as Rincewind the wizard. Pratchet fans can rejoyce that at long last thier hero rincewind the wizard is getting a small screen outing. Let the madness begin....

  • April 23, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Who are you & what have you done with Hermione Granger?

    by zacdilone

    Hilarious line.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Book 5 is better

    by blackwood

    than most people would have you believe. Of all the books I always thought Order could be the most cinematic - and it looks like it might be so. Cool.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Harry potter has never recovered from the

    by emeraldboy

    death of Richard Harris. Radcliffe cant act. he has only miniscule talent. He was hired because he looked like harry potter and for no other reason. as were the rest. The Adults in the movies are better actors but the studio edict seems to be that are not allowed get in the way of the action. In book 5 they all shout alot and Mrs Weasley is revealed as being the kind of person who lays down the law and everyone toes the line. I dont know how much of that we will see but I reckon not much. I will be seeing this summer. and that is another thing, why not release these film christmas. This will be just another sequel in summer of sequels.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by Saluki

    I haven't been too hyped for this one. The new Death Eater's masks ARE awesome, but the fifth book, while good, doesn't lend itself to being much of a movie. This trailer, with all kinds of new bits not in the book, is likely going to prove me wrong. Book 6, however, really doesn't need to be changed much at all. Quite cinematic actually.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I want it in glorious Quicktime...

    by Edward_nygma!

  • April 23, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm going to say this...

    by skycrapper

    But the trailer makes the movie look better than the book (which definately needed some fat trimming). Should set up for a great movie 6 where the real shit hits the fan (without the V man present by the way). Can't wait to see Rickman sink his teeth into that one.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Where the spoodles is Ginny????????????

    by Jugs

    She's only the seventh daughter of the seventh what ever. Enough of Hermione and her thespic eyebrows.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Thespic Eyebrows?

    by skycrapper


  • April 23, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Kick Ass!

    by SkiBum

    That looks great! Loved the shot of Voldy on the train platform. Can't wait to see this!

  • April 23, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by Err


  • April 23, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    If you weren't excited about this movie before...

    by Novaman5000

    Hot damn. Fucking awesome trailer.

  • April 23, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Hang on....

    by emeraldboy

    Dumbledore meets his maker in book 6.

  • April 23, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    They should have begged Peter O'Toole

    by TimBenzedrine

    to take over the role of Dumbledore. This guy just doesn't have the screen presence to carry off the character. You either have it or you don't, and the current Dumbledore doesn't. I'd rather see Peter O'Toole drunk out his mind playing this part.

  • April 23, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I haven't read one of the books

    by Fecal Debris

    and I only saw the first movie with my young niece. Meh! Meh, I say! Harry Potter and His Discovery of The First Pubes in the Shower

  • April 23, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    regarding dumblydore

    by greyspecter

    (the french pronunciation). Dumbledore organizes the Order to counter Voldemort and allows the D.A. to perform. He only admits being behind the D.A. after the cat's out of the bad to save Harry. As he says to Fudge at the end of GoF, the only one he's against is Voldy, as long as the Ministry is also against the Dark Lord, they are on the same side. Dumbly never encourages insurrection overtly and aggressively; otherwise he would have banned Umbridge from the school and ignored those pesky Ordinances, right? Be interesting to see how the media angle is handled, the Prophet's bias against Harry and Dumbledore.

  • April 23, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Radcliffe was NOT cast because he "looks like Harry"...

    by Frijole

    Throw a dark mop top, glasses a scar and school robes on any kid with an angular face and a pale complexion and he's gonna "look like Harry Potter". Radcliffe may not be Freddy Highmore... but at least he's no Jake Lloyd. The kid's just fine in these movies.

  • April 23, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Sorry, can't get excited about this...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    The book it's based on was the weakest of the bunch, and the movies have all been lamer than the books themselves. If they couldn't make a spectacular film out of Book 4 (Goblet of Fire), which was possibly the best novel, this new movie — based on the weakest link in the Harry Potter series — certainly won't cut it.

  • April 23, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Radcliffe was NOT cast because he "looks like Harry"...

    by Frijole

    Throw a dark mop top, glasses a scar and school robes on any kid with an angular face and a pale complexion and he's gonna "look like Harry Potter". Radcliffe may not be Freddy Highmore... but at least he's no Jake Lloyd. The kid's just fine in these movies.

  • April 23, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Oops. Double post.

    by Frijole


  • April 23, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Pullman's books, Anchorite...

    by Mr Gorilla

    ...are a few degrees better than 'a stinking pile of pretentious poo'. Many people who've read it have found it very exciting as well as thought-provoking. The detail of the world in which The Golden Compass is set; the boy who has been severed from his daemon; the polar bear fight... these are wonderful scenes and I just hope the movie can do it justice.

  • April 23, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Goblet of fire sucked

    by disfigurehead

    From Harry's awful porn star mop to Voldemort. In the book Voldy is evil. In the movie he was just some guy in prosthetics running around looking stupid. The only saving thing was Mad Eye Moody.

  • April 23, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Explain how Goblet's Voldemort

    by Frijole

    was anything BUT evil??? Running around looking stupid? Where do you get that at all?

  • April 23, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Pullman#s books were way overrated

    by Lost Prophet

    they weren't as bad as anchorite makes out, but they were certainly not masterpieces. Each of them had great individual moments and an awful lot of shite- think about most of the amber spyglass, it really wasn't that great. <p>JK Rowling on the other hand seems to badly need an editor at the moment- the last 2 efforts have been bloated beyond belief. Mind you- it would take a fucking brave editor to suggest to her that she may need to redraft.

  • April 23, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    It will be downhill for Half-Blood Prince, I'm afraid

    by performingmonkey

    People went crazy for Half-Blood Prince but I didn't think it matched Order Of The Phoenix at all. Onscreen it certainly won't. Hardly anything happens in HBP, it's just like a build-up to the final book. They're gonna have to invent a lot in the film to give it more action, they'll have to make the whole Death Eaters in Hogwarts part much more involving and horrific, and considering everyone and his great aunt knows that Dumbledore dies even that won't be a special moment. The main plot is Dumbledore showing Harry parts of Voldemort's past through memories and revealing that Voldemort stored six parts of his soul in important items (one of them being the diary in Chamber Of Secrets). The one part they better keep is when Dumbledore shows Harry the memory of when he went to the orphanage to tell the young Voldemort that he was a wizard and accepted at Hogwarts, he finds out Voldemort has been bullying children and he says 'I can make them hurt' which is cool. I found myself bored with a lot of it though like the luck potion she decided to introduce, the 'romance' stuff which is like fanfic, the new teacher Slughorn, Malfoy being a right bastard. Her ideas were running out here.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    one last word

    by greyspecter

    sorry to keep harping, but I keep thinking of other points. If Dumbledore had really wanted to subvert or cross the Ministry, all he'd have had to do would be bat them out of the way, as powerful as he is. Why send harry and hermione to fly up on buckbeak to free Sirius when he could've knocked the guards out of the way? why let himself be slandered during OotP when he could have taken more proactive (see: barty crouch's methods) means to prove himself and drum up support against Voldemort? why let Slughorn hoard a valuable memory when he could have taken it from him, forcefully? He goes out of his way to obey the laws as much as possible, as long as they don't interfere with his vision of what must be done. Which leads to the whole "well, if we can break laws whenever we feel the need outweighs the legality then what good are laws and who decides who can break them and when?" argument. Voldemort also breaks laws that interfere with him, so the argument could be made that the only seperatation between him and Dumbledore are the ends they aim at since they're both willing to thumb their noses at authority to achieve them. just a thought.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Fred & George will own you...body & soul

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Can't wait for this one. My fave is "Prisoner" so far, and to be honest OOTP is not my favorite of the series (Umbridge dosen't really get what she deserves in the end) but this trailer looks smashing! Having just been to London it will be a gas to watch the wizards fly past the Eye of London, Tower Bridge, etc....just like in all my vacation pics! I did go see Daniel in "Eqqus" and was amazed. "Uncle Vernon", however, really was a discovery...that guy can frakkin act! And as a bonus, Jenny Agutter (aka Jessica/Logan's Run) had a part in the play...and equally bonus Daniel's girlfriend in the play dropped every stitch of clothing the good lord gave her...and that was very, very nice. Haven'y seen that much flesh onstage since "Oh, Calcutta". Yes, it's true, I've seen the "magic wand" and, in the straightest way I can possibly say, Dan has a nice package (but how about trimming the bush a little?). It was wierd seeing him give oral to his girlfriend....but seeing her tits removed any sense of gayness from the proceedings. Eqqusu comes to NYC next year after filming wraps on "HBP" and I really recommend you see it if you are able to. By the heart and sould now belong to Amsterdam. I have seen the promised land, kids, and it lies on the banks of the Amstel river. I'm going back spring of next year....anybody wanna tag along?

  • April 23, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by Kentucky Colonel

    Thespic Eyebrows...that's fuckin funny. Please, Herm, tone down the facial look like a prat. I keep wondering when you're gonna take off & fly around the way you keep flapping those caterpillars!

  • April 23, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Gambon is woefully miscast.

    by Cameron1

    Man's a fanfuckingtastic actor but he is not and never could be Dumbledore. Dumbledore has a stateliness and inner peace that Gambon can't or won't convey. Harris was perfect and O'Toole woulda been the best replacement. It does hurt the films quite a bit I feel. As for His Dark Materials, they are great ideas and apart from bits of book 3 I'd say Pullman is on an equal footing to Rowling, who's pretty good but not fantastic. Problem is so many people get offended or pissed off with his stance on religion that they don't notice how technically gifted he can be.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Defintely on your side, MrGorilla...

    by tucson a result, I fear how adaptation to film might hurt Pullman's books.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Kentucky Colonel

    by GOB Adama

    You left a little bit of gay in there, but that's cool. I accept you for who you are.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST


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  • April 23, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by Kentucky Colonel

    Harris was awesome (fucking death!) and Gambon is just too....I don't know....NOT RIGHT? When he grabs Harry and shoves him into the whatchamacallit after his name is spit out by the Goblet...just ruined it for me 1000%. Dumbledore would not have done that. He'd know if HP had been up to shenanigans. In that one moment Gambon lost me. Peter O'Toole would have been a casting coup...too bad somebody missed that one. Gambon had better lighten up and get a little twinkle in his eye and have somebody pull that 2x4 out of his ass. He's really the worst part (aside from Herm's caterpillars) of the last two movies. I wonder if we'll ever see Emma's other caterpillar, if you know what I mean....I say, probably...look at all those other girlies child actors gone bad (Dana Plato springs to mind...there was a nice bush).

  • April 23, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Regarding Mr. Gambon

    by GOB Adama

    The man is an excellent actor but he is not the Albus I read. I just don't think he "gets" the reality his character is in. That having been said, I find myself entertained by the sort of 'alternate' Dumbledore he is giving us. I mean, it's not like they will go back and change the books.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Hey GOB Adama....

    by Kentucky Colonel

    So say we all! And thanks for accepting me the way I am. Can't be any other way!

  • April 23, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Expectation vs acting choices

    by Kizeesh

    I'm interested that people didn't like Fiennes, personally I was really pleased that he didn't play it in the seriously hammy pantomime style the character has in GOF. <p> He was far more sinister and frightening acting like he was a true psychopath with a noseful of coke in him. I think it's going to be even better in the "Friday-night gunfight" style finale of OOTP. <p> As to Gambon, I think his style is actually growing on me. Granted Harris OWNED the role in every way in the first 2 films, Gambon has the slightly ulterior edge that comes across in the later books. <p> Swings and roundabouts I guess.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I like Fiennes, can't say I'm happy with the...

    by Cameron1

    makeup choice. But then I guess they can't make him too scary in what is essentially a family film. The graveyard was probably my favourite scene in GOF and that's largely down to how Fiennes played it. I wasn't a fan of GOF as a movie it jumped around way too much there were no quiet moments it ended up feeling like a sickeningly expensive listing of plot points. There was no heart, IMO.

  • April 23, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    these movies blow

    by wcoop893

    i guess it was a good trailer though? maybe

  • April 23, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Slightly optimistic

    by Horcrux

    I was honestly surprised at how good this trailer was, compared to the others. I'm not a huge fan of this book, as it was the only time in the whole series that I got slightly bored.... and my attention span isn't short by any stretch of the imagination. And I haven't been a huge fan of any of the previous films, but it looks like this film will be anything but boring and they might finally get a Harry Potter movie right. p.s. I agree with everyone who says Gambon is miscast. His Dumbledore is stuck in authoritative mode, when Dumbledore's default position in the books tends to be an almost childlike peacefulness (although he does have many authoritative moments)

  • April 23, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Natalia Tena as Tonks is the SEX

    by DOGSOUP

    She could clumsily fall on my dick any time.Heh, legal girls rock.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by mrwho

    I love Voldemort so far, cool and calculating villian with the occasional moodswing/outbreak (like how the book describes it). Can't wait for this

  • April 23, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by caltsoudas

    That Tonks was only in the movie for, like, two minutes.

  • April 23, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    not a fan of potter books or movies...

    by lionbiu

    ..the only movie I liked was PoA, which actually felt like a movie and what it lacked in structure it made up in poignance, beauty and pure craftmanship. HP4 was dull from beginning to end and I can't even talk about the first two without going into a temporay coma. Daniel is the british version of Keanu Reeves, he is compotent in certain roles...but that is all. The books are decent, but I just can't see the appeal...they are nancy drew mysteries with magic. There are a ton of fantasy novels with much more invention and imagination. The trailer looks good, but the book was terrible...Umbridge was the only interesting character and everything ran on too long. I am glad they edited the movie down to 2 hours and 20 minutes...they done what the editors should have done with the book.

  • April 23, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Kentucky Colonel

    by GOB Adama

    So say we all, Colonel... So say we all!

  • April 23, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I love the books

    by isildur29

    and I loved PoA. But the first 2 movies weren't good except for Richard Harris. The fourth one was a fucking mess. The ending was terrible---As they are walking out of a funeral "Think we'll ever have a normal year at Hogwarts?" Giggle Giggle roll credits--- The last chapter of book 4 was THE SECOND WAR BEGINS or something and I walked away from reading it ready for some shit to go down...they should've known the next movie was 18 months away and just ended it with some form of a teaser like Harry's pestering of Hagrid why he has no duty for the summer it would really allow the order to have less explanation BUT they fucked it up. On a side not I agree with everyone who doesn't like Michael Gambon as Dumbledore he ruined it for me with his terrible portrayal in the 4th one manhandling harry was a terrible scene

  • April 23, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Radcliffe CAN act, emeraldboy

    by Sagart1994

    Anyone who saw 'Equus' in London recently would be in no doubt as to his acting ability. Like most actors, all he needs is good, grown up material to flex his acting muscles.

  • April 23, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by finky089

    "I keep wondering when you're gonna take off & fly around the way you keep flapping those caterpillars!" <p> Ha ha- now THAT'S fuckin funny! Bravo, gents.

  • April 23, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Dropping loads on an awesome trailer!

    by crackerfarmboy

    Wow! That was pretty fucking sweet. It's nice to see the last few films have been far better than the boring first two. The books are still better though.

  • April 23, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    Voldy on the Train Platform. . .

    by Ingeld

    looked a little like a hitman from the mob. Are you sure Sirius Black is his Godfather and not Don Corleone? He is going to make Harry an offer he can't refuse. If not, badda bing, Buckbeak's head is in Dumbledore's bed.

  • April 23, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by polyh3dron


  • April 23, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    To: Obnoxious Buzz Killer

    by DOGSOUP

    I don't give a rat's ass shitting half eaten pages of the original edition of The Story of O. Natalia Tena's two minutes is probably worth more mastubatory mental image capturing than Emma Watson in her entire career even after playing Betty Dodson in the biopic when she's 32. Look pally-buddy-amigo-boy, why are you so threatened by some random string of words that proclaims on every single OotP TB that without a shadow of a doubt "NETALIA TENA AS TONKS IS THE SEX"? Are you gay enough that the thought of my entire face locked onto her vulva like a face hugger Alien makes you throw up a little in your mouth? Well here's my advice buddy-pally-amigo-boy, swallow that tablespoon of vomit and let people's sexual drooling over incredibly hot slightly gothy legal characters and actresses go without trying in vain to squash them like Emma Watson's hopes to be taken as a serious actress by Internet Geeks across the world.

  • April 23, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Uh, the Potter books ARE better than Pullman's series

    by Drath

    Because the Subtle Knife and in particular The Amber Spyglass weren't nearly as good as the Golden Compass and I will continue to see Rowling's series as the better one until I see how badly she messes up Book 7. At least so far she doesn't have her hero forget that the main villain killed people he loved. Everyone including Lyra acted like Lord Asriel was a good guy by book 3 and "the church" was the real evil, when he'd proven to be just as bad as the villainous church organization in the books. And Mrs. Coulter went from super-villain to martyress for no good reason (not one I found consistent with her character anyway). I also think it seriously failed to understand Christianity and was needlessly hostile to the faith as a result, but even disregarding that it was hopelessly disappointing how the characters and the mechanics of their universe turned out.

  • April 23, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST


    by caltsoudas

    Chill out. I'm just saying, that fat girl with the purple hair was barely in the movie. She only had like one line (stating her name) and then she was gone. Then she showed up again during the battle at the end.

  • April 23, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I sent an email of this trailer to Moriarty yesterday

    by MikeHoncho

    Would have been nice to get some recognition...

  • April 23, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah Honcho...

    by Frijole

    Sorry you didn't get the accolades you so RICHLY deserve for sending an AICNer a link to a trailer widely available online. You'll probably wanna throw your pillow in the dryer in the morning.

  • April 23, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I Truly...

    by Evil Chicken

    Can't wait for this movie.

  • April 23, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Fred and George rock!

    by leesheri

    So excited their scene will not be snipped. This is a much better trailer than the US one. Sheesh

  • April 23, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    Dumbledore just seems so much younger in the new ones

    by Novaman5000

    There's no gravitas!!! but seriously he just doesn't have the quiet wisdom harris had, i think he COULD have it, he just refuses to play it that way for some reason. I sort of blame cuaron, who was really set on doing whatever he wanted for part 3 (which was a great film, btw, but still, wouldn't have hurt to have gambon tone it down a bit). Now it's too late to demand a change from him. It doesn't hurt the movies in my opinion, but i think it would improve upon them if he was less energetic and winky and more "I know everything in the universe but i'm not telling".

  • April 23, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Ian McKellen as Dumbledore

    by leesheri

    would have been the best choice. I smell homophobia at WB. <BR> Though I read somewhere that in this movie Gambon acts more like Richard Harris. He was apparently trying to make the character his own, and not like Richard Harris. Was it the public outcry that brought about the change or did he actually pick up the books and realize what an ass Dumbledore was turning into in the movies?

  • April 24, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    this looks awesome

    by oisin5199

    I think I might try for the IMAX 3D on this one. Maybe I should have for Goblet, since I was so bored. PofA is certainly a high watermark for these films, but I almost hope it stays as a unique film experience thanks to Cuaron. I have confidence in Yates to make his own film. And I can't say enough how much I love seeing the broomsticks flying over the Thames near the real London, not just Hogwarts fantasy land.

  • April 24, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    To: Obnoxious Buzz Killer

    by DOGSOUP

    If the girl I'm making ejaculate into my mouth by stimulating her G-Spot repeatedly and with precision is fat, purple-haired, and only in the movie for two minutes then so be it, I'm still getting hot girljizz running down my gullet. Gee, I figured that next to the Emma Watson-Countdown Clock crowd, my sexual perversion towards an actual legally fuckable fantasy that would equate (ahemahem) TONKS BEING THE SEX would be tame to the point of boring. I don't know why it gets under your skin so much.

  • April 24, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST


    by drave117

    That trailer makes me happy in all the pants ever.

  • April 24, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    leesheri, McKellen

    by Mneth

    would have been great as Dumbledore, had it not been for the fact that McKellen in a beard is Gandalf. I liked Harris better as Dumbledore, Gambon plays him like a pissed off Santa.

  • April 24, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    That trailer was fucking balls!!!

    by ThatOpieGuy

    As someone who only recently read the books, and is anxiously awaiting the seventh, I am glad to see that they got Umbridge right. While I was disappointed to find out that the whole Ron "Weasly is our King" Quidditch subplot was abandoned for time, it made me smile to see Fred and George wreaking havoc in the trailer. I can only hope that the moment is as goofy-grin thrilling as it was in the book. I hope they make Umbridge's come-uppance more grievous than in the books (showing the centaurs graphically rending her limb from limb is one idea), and I can't wait to get a good look at the inside of the Ministry of Magic. And Harry's detention... Man, that is the image from the book that haunts me, and I hope they do it justice. I agree that Gambon dropped the ball with the harsh turn he took in GoF, and the storyline of OotP kind of requires him to take a harsher tone, and give the cold shoulder to Harry for most of the story, so I don't think people will be satisfied with him in this film, either. It is during HBP, and Dumbledore's private lessons with Harry, that Gambon will have an opportunity to really make Dumbledore softer more grandfatherly, like the Richard Harris incranation. Still, I think peiople are only being so harsh because they love the character so much. I'm willing to forgive the mis-steps of his shouty performance in GoF simply because the movie, and series as a whole, was so engaging as a whole. If they succeed in bringing back Trelawney, David Thewlis as Lupin, Oldman as Sirius Black, Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody, and all of the Weasleys, it will be like a reunion of all of my favorite charcters from every film so far, the same way the the book OotP was. So they have to chop a bit for time, and Richard Harris isn't available to play Dumbledore. We settle for the simple pleasures that we have come to expect from the books and films thus far. Good enough for me. The dark, action-oriented trend of the books and films continues, it would seem from the trailer, and I applaud it. That trailer got my heart racing! I'm going to watch it again. Oh... and Deathly Hallows can't get here fast enough. That book is going to own all of your asses! Um.... Okay, all of your asses are going to own that book. Same difference. July can't come here fast enough.

  • April 24, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Pissed of Santa..

    by Cameron1

    Haahahahahahahahahahahaha. Nice one.

  • April 24, 2007, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Christopher Nolan for Half Blood Prince!

    by Mr Gorilla

    HBP is so full of flashbacks - and Nolan is THE director who seems to be able to handle flashbacks in an exciting blockbuster-y way. Give the man a job!

  • April 24, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by Mneth

    Thats the best idea I´ve heard for a long time. But it will probably never happen. I think Nolan wants to be involved in writing the story, and its not very much to do with a HP-script.

  • April 24, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Now hold on about Gambon Vs Harris

    by Sepulchrave

    As a drunken Irishman who smokes, I have to say that Richard Harris was alwas a nicotine-stained old Father Jack who lived in hotels and looked as if he reeked of whiskey, even after he dried up. He spent his career playing weak, morally-compromised men (Cromwell, This Sporting Life) and bedding supermodels. He was the Keith Richards of the acting world. I always hated his stiff, over-robed movements and wheezing voice. Gambon may not be to everyone's taste but you can see that he's trying to avoid BEING GANDALF. You people are all describing the Dumbledore you want, which is Ian McKellen in LOTR. You can't have a wizard who is all powerful or the story has no suspense, you can't have him doing everything or what's the point of Harry at all? Or any of the kids; the kids HAVE to shoulder the responsibility; that's what made these books sell a trillion copies. They're books about kids for kids.

  • April 24, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST

    "They're books about kids for kids"

    by Mneth

    But the films aren't. I dont know much about Harris, but your description fits the image I have of him well. But I prefer his fatherly, mysterious Dumbledore before Gambons booming hothead.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    No Speulchrave, I want Dumbledore from the books.

    by Cameron1

    Harris was far far closer to that then what Gmabon does with the character.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    The Ending To The Seventh Book

    by Err

    Dumbledore ain't dead. Snape ain't bad. Voldemort kills Harry (destroying the 7th Horcrux - Harry's scar). Neville kills Voldemort (fulfilling the prophecy that only Harry or Neville could kill Voldemort).

  • April 24, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Yahoo has put up a brand new trailer in

    by emeraldboy

    quicktime. It Rocks.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    I dont if what your saying about Dumbledore is true. Maybe Dumbledore lives on a wizardy kind of spirit world. or something.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    uh, emeraldboy...

    by LegoKenobi (thx)

  • April 24, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    David Halberstam

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I botched his name, too. He wrote the seminal history of the 1950's, entitled "The Fifties". It's on my bookshelf, and should be on yours, too. He won the pulitzer at age 30 in his writings about how the US fucked up in VietNam. So long, yoe!

  • April 24, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Evil Hobbit

    <url></url><br> <br> It's even cooler then the international trailer. Love the dumbledore's army stuff, with the heroic orchestration of Hedwig's Theme.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Harris is DMD Gambon is trying to be Gandalf

    by jimbojones123

    Gambon read the wrong book. The Harry Shakedown was straight out of the LOTR movies where Gandalf beats up the Hobbits. THEY AREN'T THE SAME CHARACTER!

  • April 24, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by Err

    Dumbledore was not in his painting at the end of the sixth book. A bird flew away at his "funeral." Trust me, I'm more than willing to bet that Dumbledore isn't dead. Or if he is, he's coming back.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    And NOW in HD

    by Evil Hobbit

  • April 24, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Harry Potter movies are duller than a beige sunrise.

    by Pound Sand

    Can't stand these fucking movies.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    ....Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

    by jimbojones123

    I love magic spells....

  • April 24, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    He WAS in his painting...

    by Frijole

    He was sleeping. It specifically said so.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Oh man, that trailer on Yahoo IS awesome...

    by Frijole


  • April 24, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Albus... ***SPOILER*** (is it? really?)

    by GOB Adama dead. I hope that is not a surprise to anyone on this Talkback. He WAS in his portrait and he was snoozing, so we will still enjoy his wit and wisdom. Why he HAS to be dead: The same reason Harry's parents, Cedric Diggory and Sirius will remain dead... Cheating death is portrayed as bad (only Voldemort, Pettigrew and Crouch Jr. have done it) and it 'cheapens' the heroics. I'd be very disappointed if after all the moralizing about death 'not being so bad, really' if it turns into 'cheating death is bad, unless the person is popular and likeable'. It just does not fit. <p> </p> Now, on to half-assed predictions: 1) I like the idea of Neville getting Vodemort (mentioned above). Not sure if I expect it, but a neat idea. 2) Bill Weasley will be the new DAtDA Teacher. He's a trained magic item finder and curse breaker *cough* horcrux *cough* AND he's got a touch of werewolf now so he can mirror Remus from the 3rd book (this book is rumored to mirror PoA).

  • April 24, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute...

    by GOB Adama

    You mean movies are made as a business and NOT in a dream factory? No way! Anchorite, YOU are a liar! Your pants are truly on fire! :P

  • April 24, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by jimbojones123


  • April 24, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by Dorothys Taint Again

    there's your recognition

  • April 24, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    GOB Adama - DAMN YOUR SPOILERS!!!!!!1one won

    by Dorothys Taint Again

    Actually, i never understood the big deal about death in the "wizarding world" if everybody can just come back as a portrait. I mean, why haven't any of those Death Eater painted a Voldemort picture yet if they wanted to follow his orders again? Sure, Lucius Malfoy could have afforded a few art lessons if he wasn't gifted enough to make his own Picasso.

  • April 24, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Why do I know this much about Harry Privates Potter???

    by Dorothys Taint Again

  • April 24, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Um, Honcho...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... about forty people sent us that trailer on the day you said you did, and if you'll notice, I didn't post this story.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Gambon is GREAT You Guys Didn't Read It...

    by FlickChick

    And when I say you didn't read it, I mean you didn't comprehend what you read. Dumblebore was ALWAYS strong, quirky, and slightly batty to people who didn't really know him. Richard Harris didn't convey ANY OF THIS. Gambon did. I think you're all praising Harris because he's dead now. But seriously, what Gambon said at the end of Azkaban was more Dumbledore >>>>>> than ANYTHING Harris did.