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The new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is pretty outstanding!

Published at: Sept. 22, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Holy crap does the Deathly Hallows finale look epic. It really does feel as if this series has been escalating to this moment for years and so far the final two movies look to really be swinging for the fences. The more I see of them, the giddier I get. If the movies can have half the punch of Rowling's final book there's going to be a sharp spike in the stock prices of Kleenex. Here's the trailer, which premiered on Yahoo moments ago!

-Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    first!

    by jon pertwee

    to quote jake lloyd - YIPPEE!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    AMAZING

    by Fett8802

    and second

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Does look good

    by Baron_Moritani

    So far so good.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I liked the first trailer better

    by Greenleaf1

    Maybe because they got to cherry pick from both parts, but this trailer doesn't seem to work as well as the first one. Doesn't stop me from being super excited.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Bye bye cash cow!

    by Julius Dithers

    What else WB got to pimp? DC Entertainment? Hangover 2? An embarassment of riches....yeah, right.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Oh shit!

    by Bruce Thomas Wayne

    Looks awesome

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Scifi original

    by Toilet_Terror

    yuck.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Another one?

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Seven Harrys!

    by buffywrestling

    Laughing at the Harry in Hermoine's clothes :)

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    not a fan of the series

    by Bouncy X

    never have and never will read the books and while i've watched each movie as it played on tv, i havent been too impressed but that trailer is pretty kick-ass. i still wont see it in theaters but yeah, makes it look epic and unboring like the last two. but since its the same director who knows what the end product is like. i'm just disappoined that she made Snape a villain. the guy who from day 1 was screaming "look at me i'm evil" and it turns out he sorta is? wow..lol

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Someday...

    by Fletch Gannon

    I'm going to have to sit down and watch these movies.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    HOW ABOUT SOME CREDIT FOR POSTING IT HERE FIRST ASSWIPE!!!

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    I posted that shit here a few minutes after it premiered while you fucksticks were choosing the next behind-the-scene's production photo to waste our time with. How about a pic of Harry Knowles on the set of The Faculty with everyone wearing clothes pegs on their noses because of the smell.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    John Williams?

    by Atticus Finch

    Is he scoring the final films? Please?

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU DAVID YATES

    by D.Vader

    Why couldn't you have treated the last two movies the way it looks like you've treated the final two movies? <p> You asshole, everything in this looks EXACTLY as I imagined it while reading.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Except for that Dumbledore's ghost bullshit

    by D.Vader

    Its supposed to be Dumbledore's corpse. That would have been far cooler, far scarier, far less cheesy looking, and far cheaper than that stupid CGI bullshit.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    And will Yates cut out the final battles?

    by D.Vader

    Like he cut out the final battles in Part 5 and Part 6? <p> His record speaks out against him.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    GET HOWARD SHORE TO COMPOSE THE LAST TWO!!!

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    He's was my third favorite composer (behind Herrmann and Goldsmith) even before Lord of the Rings. I was just glad that he got the recognition that he deserved with those movies. My three favorite scores of his are David Cronenberg's Crash, Naked Lunch and The Fly with Tim Burton's Ed Wood following.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    John Williams is scoring Part Two, but not One.

    by Mahaloth

    Looks sweet.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    God I wish they'd introduced Sirius' magic mirror

    by D.Vader

    And I wish they had put Dobby back in the earlier films. Fucking nearsighted they were.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Thank God this crap is over

    by Phategod2

    Now They can focus on DC comics.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    As a rabid devourer of film and books..

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I learned long ago that concessions must be made, and that cinematic adaptations of books I've read & enjoyed will be different animals. I've pretty much enjoyed the HP films as films, especially 3 thru 6. <p> All that said....that looked pretty damn cool. I'm officially stoked.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    So, we're that much closer to this series being done?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Cool.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    D.Vader, STFU ABOUT THE FINAL BATTLE FROM HBP.....

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    I’m tired of hearing that shit. Firstly, I’m glad he removed the battle because it meant that moronic “liquid luck” subplot was cut down even further, Frankly, I hate the idea that Harry couldn’t have tricked Slughorn into revealing his secret and, once again, Harry had to, literally, rely on luck. Also, without the battle, Rowling wouldn’t have needed the liquid luck to explain how a bunch of children manage to survive a battle with Death Eaters. Thirdly, it just works better because it comes off as more of a hit-and-run, thus saving the epic battle for the final movie(s). The whole point of that ending was that Snape killed Dumbledore to save Draco’s soul, so the battle was redundant since NO ONE GOT KILLED.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Anybody who says...

    by Ribbons

    "Looks like a Syfy original movie blah blah blah" about anything that's NOT needs to have their Internet rights revoked.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Did the liquid luck play a factor?

    by D.Vader

    I don't recall. My problem with cutting out the final battle is A) its fucking awesome and cinematic and in my opinion works FAR better than what the movie gave us. <p> And you proved my point. Its a hit-and-run. EXACTLY. You hit and you run back the way you came in. The reason they couldn't do this in the book was because the Order of the Phoenix and the teachers cut off their exit. It became a retreat to get out of the castle so they could disapparate. <p> In the movie, they walk out the front door taking out one guard along the way? It just didn't jive for me. I would have MUCH rather seen the Death Eaters fighting to get out, seeing teachers and students desperately struggling against the Death Eaters, calling out to Harry for help. But Harry just passes them by, focused on getting to Snape. <p> For me, the battle ending works better. Both in the book, and the movie. Not having it in part 6 just felt like a cowardly way out.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    One more year and I don't have to hear about

    by RPLocke

    Dumbledore and shit anymore. And people think the SW prequels were bad?

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    November

    by xcornealiousx

    CANT WAIT!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Trailer for last one looked good too, but.....

    by BigTwinkie

    ..that one turned out kinda boring, didn't it? Same pacing problems that've plagued much of the series. Still, this was a great looking trailer! And the other 3D stuff they've done in this series has been actually spectacular, I'd say. Gives me hope.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Greenleaf, D Vader, Bouncy X

    by DrSherlockHouse

    Greenleaf, I gotta agree with you. While I do enjoy this trailer, I thought the first one showcasing both films was better. That said, the early reviews on this flick say that it completely nails it. For once, I think the splitting into two movies is going to benefit instead of just being a cash grabbing device. D Vader, correct me if I'm wrong, but in the book wasn't it Dumbledore as dust, like it is in the preview? Bouncy, just watch the films, or read the books. MUCH more to Snape than meets the eye.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    So John Williams?

    by ndally

    Anyone have any proof?

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Dr.Sherlock, I'd have to reread...

    by D.Vader

    But my memory says it was something made to look like Dumbledore's corpse. I think maybe it collapsed in dust after it rushed toward them?<p> If I'm wrong, I'll admit it, but I remember imagining a decayed, hollowed-out-eyed Dumbledore corpse flying at the trio out of a dark hallway. Awesome idea.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    These flicks are so forgettable.

    by MaxTheSilent

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

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  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Go ahead Ribbons

    by Toilet_Terror

    eat up the shit like a good little doggy. For a series of effects pictures about 'magic', they sure don't show much imagination in their conception or implementation. Yuck.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck. Ing. A.

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...looks awesome. And you jagoffs comparing this to the SW prequels? Fuck your own faces. This entire series has been epic, quality movie making. I'm certain when people look back at these eight movies they'll definitely regard them as classic.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Shivers down my spine watching that.

    by Gabba-UK

    That was fucking awesome!!!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Wow. Major LOTR rip off

    by RPLocke

    I was waiting for Gollum to pop up.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    John Williams on Part Two is unconfirmed...

    by Admonisher

    It is true, however, that the capable composer Alexandre Desplat is only signed for Part One at present. He's not Williams, but he's a step up from Doyle in my book, and a HUGE LEAP above Hooper. Desplat has also confirmed that he'll be making more prominent use of Williams' iconic main theme than previous composers have done. I hope he also taps into some more themes from Williams' rich vein of material.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Doyle had some GREAT theme in Goblet of Fire

    by D.Vader

    Just listen to "Harry in Winter". Its absolutely beautiful. As is Cedric's Death. <p> But yeah, Hooper sucks.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Daniel Radcliffe is a nice kid...

    by RandySavage

    He peaked in Azkaban and has since become an ever greater void of charisma. All the "cuteness" that landed him the role is long gone. Now Radcliffe is just a slightly-below-average actor, looks & talent-wise. <P> That's my major problem with these films - they rest squarely on the likability of the character Harry Potter. But Radcliffe's Potter performance is mostly him poorly harnessing inner angst, misery and unease. This trailer shows Radcliffe raising these irritating character traits to an entirely new level. <P> How can one like, or care about, such a character (and the actor who plays him)? Since caring about Potter is the keystone of the story, this entire franchise fails for me.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Is it okay to share that Snape killed Dumbledore yet?

    by jimbojones123

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Is this the one

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    that doesn't suck?

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Toilet_Terror

    by Ribbons

    First of all, I do like the Harry Potter franchise, "like a good little doggy," and I'm not going to back down from that just because of your appeal to ridicule. But my point wasn't that this looks SO awesome it blows your comparison to Syfy original programming out of the water, but that any studio with two cents to rub together blows Syfy original programming out of the water. People who use "looks like a Syfy movie" as an insult have either embraced the Internet's culture of hyperbole so completely that they don't know how to have a conversation anymore and need some time off, or they honestly don't understand the fundamental difference between a Syfy movie and an actual movie, which is even scarier. Either way, I don't want their opinion on stuff I like, or stuff I don't like, for that matter.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Alexandre Desplat is scoring part one

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    John Williams has dropped hints that he'd like to do part two, which I hope for. Desplat is a great composer (and ANYONE would be an improvement over that nobody who scored the last two movies), but Williams IS Harry Potter just like he WAS Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, ect.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I have seen your heart...and it's a LION!

    by Raymond Shaw

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Toilet_Terror

    by HansBubi

    You have much to learn. Accept Ribbons' wisdom, and you shall return to the path of enlightenment and common sense.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Final battle in HBP works better in book

    by Larry Sellers

    Not so much in the way they've interpreted it on screen. Long term, the most epic battle should be reserved for the last film.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Kinda late to say but.....

    by zyzy_b

    the look of voldemort honestly wasnt iconic enough

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    FUCK ME!!

    by ATARI

    That's the best trailer I have seen for a Harry Potter movie, ever!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Radcliff was great on EXTRAS

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    I don't get it.

    by Toilet_Terror

    Lots of shitty 'smoke' and 'energy' effects, badly designed flying shots, stupid looking CGI wide shots of buildings, and repetitive television-style photography with lots of medium close-ups. Really impressive. <p>I'm not that picky, this just plain sucks. Some of the previous pictures looked better.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Why two parts?

    by Dreamfasting

    I've followed this franchise for 6 films out of a sense of duty to fantasy, but I just can't muster any interest in "part 1" of a finale after the last movie felt like it was nothing but filler. I'm out.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    In Real 3D my ass!

    by Chesterfield Slacks

    Guess what? The studios in their infinite wisdom are doing the 'fix-it-in-post' 3D craptastic treatment (films were shot in 2D). Do your duty, folks and pay for the 2D version to stop these idiots from ruining cinema.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by chainsaw_shawn

    From what i read in the book IF they stick to the source material it gets violent and bloody. Please make it like lord of the rings. Please. People will die, show them dieing!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I WANT A HERMIONE, GINNY, TONKS, CHO, LUNA, FLEUR ORGY!!!

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    No fucking 5.1 with a 1080p download??

    by NzYme

    First off the trailer is fucking epic. Second...If your going to give me a 1080P download at least throw in the fucking 5.1 audio!!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Yes. Radcliffe was funny in Extras,

    by RandySavage

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    by Anime_Nut

    I'd add Pansy to that list. 20 galleons says she takes it up the arse.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    is it just me....

    by hegele

    or doesn't every new trailer for a new harry potter always start off with a mentor saying "these are dark times harry", or "dark days are ahead" or something just like that. And each one gets more and more desaturated, i wouldn't be surprised if part 2 was black and white with some hints of blue.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    It's funny how B&W movies are rarely made anymore...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...yet movies where they desaturate the color to the point where it's *almost* B&W are commonplace. Why not just go whole-hog and take out the few primary colors that DO make it into the movie?

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    the last movie sucked

    by nymetsfan2191

    im not gonna lie ive liked all the movies until the last one. i had never been more bored watching a harry potter film until seeing that one. hopefully this one will be a huge rebound

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    I've never masturbated to a woman worth $33 million before

    by conspiracy

    But I must say...I'm rubbing one out to Emma tonight.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Two wizards enter, one wizard leaves...

    by moviemaniac-7

    Nice to see how this has evolved from the first movie to this. Trailer looks outstanding. Except that snake thing. "I hate snakes, Jock!"

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Hey..I just noticed something...

    by conspiracy

    That ginger fuck is the only one of the three who even tries to fucking act. Of course if I was worth between 18-65 Million like those three lucky shits they'd be luck if I even bothered to have someone carry me to the catering line.</P><p>I bet Emma has a gold plated dong and douches with Crystal.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Hey..I just noticed something...

    by conspiracy

    That ginger fuck is the only one of the three who even tries to fucking act. Of course if I was worth between 18-65 Million like those three lucky shits they'd be luck if I even bothered to have someone carry me to the catering line.</P><p>I bet Emma has a gold plated dong and douches with Cristal.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    emma watson

    by DarthBlart

    yumma yumma yumma erectus

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Why two parts?

    by conspiracy

    You can either make ONE condensed film that grosses over $300 Million...or shoot an extra couple of weeks and make two. Do the fucking math.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Darthblart...Yummy indeed..

    by conspiracy

    I've heard that Emmas luscious vagina flows with such purity that her cunt dew is gathered daily and used by scientists looking for the cure for cancer and by Chanel as the key ingredient in the replacement for Chanel #5

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Yes, Emma Watson...

    by HansBubi

    ...think about her and satisfy yourself. You know you want to. She wants you to put your hands all over her lady-like body while she gets very close to you. The boys at Hogwarts can't please her like you can.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    The last was actually pretty good as a movie.

    by mistergreen

    'Half Blood Prince' I think. This looks like it's on par with the last one.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    I'm glad they included stuff...

    by Bootskin

    ..like Fleur's wedding, Olivander actually is IN this one (other than hiding under a bag on his head). People I know who hadn't read the book had no idea that was Olivander getting taken away in the beginning of HBP. They show up later to his ruined shop, but it wasn't clear that was what happened. Nice to see Scrimgouer making an appearance, although it's a movie too late. Nighy wasn't the person I first thought of for the role, but he's so damned awesome I'm excited for it. Hell, he's the reason I sat through "Love Actually"...and actually ended up enjoying it.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Not as OUTSTANDING as this...

    by Uncle Stan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFHBtu6Nb40

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Gotta disagree with the complaints on HBP

    by Sardonic

    I think it was the best one so far, excluding Azkaban. The only MAJOR thing I didn't like was the lack of Voldemort flashbacks, in particular the one where he visits his "family" (which was just plain creepy and screamed fucked up incest) and the one where he comes to Hogwarts trying to be a teacher. Half the point of HBP was to further develop Voldie, and all they did was the one where he's a kid. Otherwise, I thought it was great. The ending was a LITTLE anti-climactic, but it was sensible in the context of the series. Even when I read the book when it came out, I thought it was a little dumb to have this mini-Hogwarts fight, only to have the real one at the end of the final film. It kinda takes away from the mystique of the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    BLOCKBUSTER FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY!!!WOOHOO!!!

    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2010-09-23-blockbuster23_ST_N.htm<br> <br>I’m glad these cocksuckers are going under. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that when these motherfuckers started showing up that all the great mom and pop video shops went under, you know, the ones that had every Horror and exploitation film known to humanity. Blockbuster doesn’t even have a Horror section any more. FUCK BLOCKBUSTER!!!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Fell asleep during the last one

    by DrPain

    damn boring, I don't like Yates directing these films, he's two safe and by the numbers with no style of his own to contribute.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Best Trailer in the Series is....

    by DAfRk3iN

    This is pretty close, but the best trailer in the series is definitely the Half-Blood Prince teaser with Dumblebore meeting young Voldemort.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    That Looks Horrible

    by Media Messiah

    I can't stand Harry Potter. A case of extreme hype over substance!!!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Conspiracy: I Only Masturbate To Women Worth A Billion...

    by Media Messiah

    ...or more!!!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I still don't get it

    by cgih8r

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    What the heck do Kleenex prices have to do with Harry Potter?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    As an ex Star Wars fan..

    by CeejayNightwing

    Have to say these are far more watchable back to back as movies, way better made and entertaining and most importantly they grow and mature with their target audiences unlike any movie series in the history of film. Fanboys can yell SW all they like, the SW films are basically two good films and 4 laughingly bad spectacles. They actually regress in intelligence as they go along! These last two HP movies are gonna be epic both on screen and with their box office returns. As for the bookworms complaining about the end of the awesome last movie, a film has to work around visuals and having a mini fight at Hogwarts only to repeat the event in the last movie is not a clever visual piece. That's as lame as having a Death Star battle and then another one two films later!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    CeejayNightwing

    by RPLocke

    But Star Wars was far more impressive, because there was no book about it first.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    HBP battle in movie was better

    by andrew coleman

    In the book the villains look like fucking pussies. The final battle did not make them threatening at all. The movie cleaned that up. You're suppose to feel as if the kids now stand no fucking chance. Sorry movie did it better. I love the haters on here I read their posts and shake my head and go "They are saying all of this but they will still see the movie".

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Harry Potter and the Lazy Digital Colour Correction

    by BiggusDickus

    'Teal and orange' again, eh? Yawn.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Chamber Potter and the Sorceror's Bone.

    by Dennis_Moore

    John Rey Neiber and Peter Gross/Peter Snejberg's run on Books of Magic was superior.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    I love those who bitch "I don't have to hear about it now?"

    by TheSeeker7

    Could you be lamer, geeks? Yes, we see how uber-cool you are because you're so above the childish and gay Harry Potter series. Because of course, the concept of Potter has literally been shoved down your throat for the last decade, you don't have to actually go out of your way to REALLY experience any of it (I'm talking beyond just seeing headlines about it on a website, and TV ads during breaks from your favorite show). It's really the stupidest complaint I've ever heard, no matter what property it's attached to. "Thank god, I don't ever have to hear about this anymore??" You never HAD to hear about it to begin with, douchebag.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    dunno know why I'm bothering, but ...

    by HongKongCavalier

    What was "wrong" (for lack of a better word) about HBP the movie was the way Dumbledore's death was handled. In the book, the funeral was perfectly described as the kind a reader would expect for a character like Dumbledore. The movie may as well have had the credits roling.<p></p> As far as the reason being monetary for splitting it into two parts ... I don't think so.<p></p> So much is explained in TDH that to put it into one movie would make it more memorable for what it omitted than for the story itself.<p></p> Something as simple as the reason why the name "Voldemort" is not to be used (yes. there's an actual "valid" reason) or what has been Snape's motivation for the entire series, all are explained in the book and I like that they're at least making the attempt to include it all in the final movie(s).<p></p> To the bashers I say, as usual, is your life so barren that you simply HAVE to post your contempt for something any chance you get? Nothing is going to be liked by everyone, but, speaking as someone who happens to like this particular series (book & movie), I can honestly say your bashing is at best pathetic and, in truth, irrelevant.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    by Crooooooow

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    looks fantastic!!

    by antonphd

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Yates cut the HBP battle because:

    by Novaman5000

    He said a battle at Hogwarts would feel redundant seeing as how the entire final act of the final film is THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS.<p> I think he'll make up for it with the fact that the last half o the last movie will be this battle. He's on record saying that it's going to be major...Helm's deep-esque length.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Potter is the Twilight for Fantasy Fans.

    by RPLocke

    Bor - ing.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST

    looking forward to it

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    have enjoyed the series, has been a bit of fun and pretty consistently well made movies, not brilliant by any stretch but very good

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    the Kleenex

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Think if you were looking at the upskirt photos of Emma Watson and imagining getting your wand into that, then the kleenex would be coming out

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Like a shitty version of Lord of the Rings

    by kwisatzhaderach

    for 5 year olds. Ugh.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    CeejayNightwing

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Erm, what?!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    I already have an Emma Watson calendar

    by oborostyle

    for 2011. It's a cheap one with photos taken from her at press conferences and movie premieres. Ahh yeah and the trailer is like totally awesome !

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST

    The Harry Potter Tell All Book

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Like to think in several years time one of the three main actors will come out with a tell all book about the sordid details that went on in the making of this series, <br />i.e. "We were going through puberty early on in the series, and into adventure and exploration in those early days Daniel, Emma and I played a bit of I will show you mine, if you show me yours and a bit of touching. But later in the series there was an orgy almost every other day, Emma liked to be the centre of attention and she loved a huge gangbang and regular bukkake sessions. Oli and James also loved getting her involved in what they liked to call a Phelps sandwhich"

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST

    why HBP(film) sucked

    by El Markos

    i actually really enjoyed hbp until the middle. then something horrible happened. they blew up the fucking burrow! now i get that they needed an extra action scene to break up all the relationship stuff going but seriously?! at least have the characters react in some way! one minute, rons house gets blown up and he's homeless. the next scene he's giving lavender brown a piggy back ride and laughing and having a good ol time. no one mentions the attack on the burrow ever again! at first i thought i was having some wierd fever dream but then i saw it again and they still blew up the burrow for no reason. also i find it hard to believe that the teachers of hogwarts would allow several death eaters to simply walk out of hogwarts unopposed. and they blew up hagrids house for no other reason than to be dicks. hagrids house got blown up b\c hagrid was fighting them! b\c hogwarts is the most protecting place in the wizarding world! also the love stuff with ginny was weak and forced. zero chemistry between the actors

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    also

    by El Markos

    i am a huge fan of the books and really want to be fan of the movies. but every time i'm deeply dissapointed. (with the exception of azkaban... that was the shit) and yes i'm hating on the movie that the talkback is for and yes i think the trailer is amazing and goddamnit yes wb has tricked me again and i'll go see deathly hallows. fuck

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Meh. Looks totally fucking boring.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    HP simply doesn't click with me. Maybe I'm too old... ^__^

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:09 a.m. CST

    you really gotta love it

    by HongKongCavalier

    even after all these years, so many people truly think: a) their opinion(s) on something as subjective as liking some form of art/entertainment will convince others to join in their opinion; and/or, b) it is their duty to join in a TB exclusively to inflict their negative perspective.<p></p> Well, for the uninformed, *ahem* ... it doesn't MATTER what you think [insert random reference to monkey feces and add the phrase "roodie-poo-candy-ass"]<p></p> Look, personally I thought "Lost" was a clusterfuck piece of shyte that was ended in the most cop-out of ways possible ... but that's me and I respect that there are other (many others) who feel differently and embrace the stance that "Lost was never about the mysticism; it was about the characters".<p></p> That's fine. Hooray you!<p></p> That still hasn't (nor will it ever) change MY stance that you cannot say something is solely about the characters and the scenarios those characters are placed in are entirely irrelevant. To ME, that's the definition of cop out. It's lazy storytelling.<p></P> However, I would never deny anyone the enjoyment & memories they have of Lost because ... bottom line ... it doesn't affect me in any way whatsoever and the only purpose served by me inflicting MY perspective on them would be to annoy them.<p></p> ... which, if memory serves, is the Internet definition of a "troll".<p></p> So, while you are, indeed, entitled to your opinion ... and no one should ever try to deny you that right ... is there really a reason to be a douche by pissing in someone else's Cheerios?<p></p> Discuss

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    HongKongCavalier, you got it all wrong.

    by Toilet_Terror

    This is MASS MEDIA. They're pissing in your eyes. It's perfectly acceptable to complain about it.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:38 a.m. CST

    nah TT (may I call you TT?)

    by HongKongCavalier

    It's not the complaining that I'm ... uhh ... complaining about (damn you!)<p></p> Sure the series IS pretty elementary once you strip away the tongue-twisting names and fluffy-bunny storylines, but for lightweight entertainment it's not that bad.<p></p> Truth be told, I would've never picked up the first book at all if my commute to work wasn't as long as it is ... but FFS, does EVERY movie HAVE to be a cinematic masterpiece (or even try to be?)<p></p> For real pissing in your eyes, try to understand why Hollywood has now taken to remaking B movies from the 70s and 80s. I mean, "I Spit On Your Grave"??? Really?? wtf ...

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:51 a.m. CST

    The last Harry Potter film was the best one for sure

    by Joely_Boy

    I loved it. And this franchise has completely surpassed LOTR by a million miles.<P> The LOTR films are so fuckin' melodramatic it's not funny. Pun intended.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Dobby sucks balls, though.

    by Joely_Boy

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Its hilarious seeing you fat nerds rip on it

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    Considering most of you losers who rip on it love one of the following movies: Avatar, Kick Ass, Scott Pilgrim, or that Karate Kid remake. I guarantee it...you virgins don't know shit. This will be great. Now go stand in line for whatever faggoty super hero movie is coming out next. Oh and heres a spoiler - the dude in the spandex wins.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Losing the Battle at the end of HBP

    by chinofjim

    I think this was an sensible decision artisically in the context of the overall arc of the film series. One of the problems withs the LOTR series is that by the end you have had so many big battles that by the time the armies of the west muster outside the Black Gate and there is another battle it all kind of washes over you and doesn't have the impact it ought to. Two Star Wars films having the same Death Star bang bang climax is another good example to illustrate why not having two Hogwarts battles is a good idea. A much bigger problem in my opinion was losing Dumbledores funeral, which was a beatifully written section of the book which really bought home the loss of this character. Overall I liked HBP movie. I would put it joint second with GOF behind POA. I liked the fact that it was such an intimate film that really took the opportunity to savour the Hogwarts school setting in a way the last few movies had moved away from. This seemed a nice idea given that we don't see Hogwarts in this manner again in the series

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    The Goblet of Fire had the best score

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    No question....absolutely beautiful music, especially the stuff surrounding the Yule Ball. John Williams ran out of gas on The Prisoner of Azkaban. With the exception of the Sirius Black harpsichord theme, everything else was cliched and tired.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Dobby won't be the Dobby from the Chamber of Secrets...

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    That was Chris Columbus' Dobby...I have faith that Dobby will be considerably better in this one, especially when you consider his role in the film. Also, he was a LOT better in the book than he was in the movie. He was corny as shit in the movie...he became Jar Jar Binks.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach, you're 100% retarded

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    its a shame people are as stupid as you are...im not even going to argue with you about Harry Potter being "lord of the rings for 5 year olds." youre just a stupid fucking troll. Now go watch gay ass hobbits singing and dancing and holding hands.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    JK Rowling is 10x more accomplished than Tolkien.

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    Oh I bet this will get the LOTR nerds riled up. But let's see you prove me wrong....JK Rowling turned an entire generation of children on to reading. She had preteens dragging their parents to bookstores at midnight to buy a book. No other author in the history of mankind has done that, and no other author ever will. Tolkien smoked weed and came up with some gay ass hobbits. That's all he did. He did nothing. No one gives a shit about Lord of the Rings anymore. You nerds need to get over it. Go back to ranting about how much the Star Wars prequels sucked. Isn't that what you live for now?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    HongKongCavalier, dont waste your breath on these nerds

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    AICN readers are fat nerds. That's a fact. They worship any piece of shit movie with super heroes in it...or anything with Stallone in it, even when all his movies end up at 30% on rottentomatoes.com. That's just how it is. It's not the people who write for this site...it's the morons in the talkbacks. They're just fucking retards, that's all. For the 15 virgins talking bad about Harry Potter in this talkback there are a few million to each of them who are dying to see this movie and will enjoy every second of it.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST

    "Punch of the final book"

    by onezeroone

    If you mean the punch you feel in the gut on realizing just how awful it was, then yeah, would be one helluva punch.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Awesome

    by ukmaxi

    Just noting down what people have said. @Bouncy X wait until these next two films are released ;). @D.Vader CGI bullshit? I am not sure what you mean by that, unless you mean the coffin opening? If so, calm down. Also David Yates said everything was going to be in the final two films from the books. And said the battle in film 6 was removed, because it didn't flow/transition too easily onto the next film. Which incorporated more battles than just 1. Since the finale was going to be action packed he was going to concentrate on the drama of the moment. Since it was grim anyway, he thought the funeral scene would be too much.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:04 a.m. CST

    I've enjoyed the series

    by belasco_house

    It's been quite popular, too. <p> Some people don't like it. I expect they watch other things instead. <p> I found book 7 a trudge, but the film(s) look quite action-packed

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Hey HKC

    by Toilet_Terror

    I agree. That's an example of industrial-strength excrement.<p>As a general fan of 'cool' movies though, this entire last decade has been pretty spotty. To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, I've never seen so many craftsmen wasted so badly.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Goblet of Fire Score

    by chinofjim

    I agree its a fantastic score. It's the most bombastic, but it suits the film which is really a series of big set pieces. The 'Harry in Winter' theme is stunning (I hope they reprise it at some point in the final two films) and the score reaches operatic grandeur at the rise of Voldemort/death of Cedric climax. I think however that Williams POA score is the best overall. He nails the dark yet playful quality of the film perfectly (Double Trouble), and the Buckbeat's Flight theme and Harry's family memories theme (Window to the past) are probably Williams best work for a decade or so. Hoopers scores for the last two films are just odd. On the one hand they work really well as underscore, but there isn't really one memorable theme to emerge from either film that can compete with Williams or Doyle's work. I don't have anything against Hoopers approach per se, but it doesn't feel to be the appropriate MO for this series of films given thatthe previous work done by Williams and Doyle provided such rich thematic musical indentity for the films

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    lightning

    by godhelpus

    that lightning at the end was awesome

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Last Act Battles/Novoman

    by Cameron1

    Agree that HBP should have included the Hogwarts raid that's in the book butit should have been more of a guerilla strike type deal. However I forgive that decision because it's not just the final act of the second half of Deathly hallows that will be a huge battle it's pretty much the ENTIRE film. Seriously, check out where the split in the films comes and you'll see that DH Part 2 is one giant epic seige and then 2 operatic battles. Full of win imo.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    the series will get remade in a few yrs !

    by jason john

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    MelGibsonsRacialTirade...

    by kells

    I can't decide if you're a hilarious sarcastic plant, or perhaps the most unread moron I have ever encountered online. Intriguing...

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    "I fell asleep during the last one"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Does anyone else think that people claiming to have "fallen asleep" while seeing a movie at the multiplex is a BULLSHIT statement? How on earth can ANYONE fall asleep in a movie theater considering how INSANELY jacked-up the sound effects are, not to mention crying babies, sniggering teenagers, ect.? Something tells me if I fell asleep in a theater, I'd wake up half-naked in the restroom with my wallet, cell phone and sneakers missing.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    I really did sleep a little on the last one, but

    by David Cloverfield

    it was not entirely the movie's fault. (Was really tired and got shit seats) It was in Imax, and I was able to sleep through the last third. If you lived in the city your entire life loud nosies don't really keep you awake I guess.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by CeejayNightwing

    Star Wars stopped being impressive with TESB, after that unarguably impressive movie we got a bunch of films driven by merchandise and digital film showcasing. There's nothing 'impressive' about using a name-brand to sell a bunch of movies that don't even have a complete story or script written before they already started planning the action set-pieces! This is why the story and performances in SW are largely laughable and way behind the HP movies on a worldwide scale in terms of box office appreciation and appraisal. Internationally, SW films barely make an average of $250-300 million, only two of the PT flicks made over $400 internationally. The HP movies consitantly avergage between $600 - 700 million around the world as well as around $300 domestically without the many re-releases and special editions the George Lucas clubhouse releases for its hope-driven cult followers!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach..er, what?

    by CeejayNightwing

    If you think Harry Potter is LOTR for 5 year olds, then you're even more clueless about both HP and LOTR than you can possibly imagine! The average 5 year-old would find the simplicities of the SW flicks a whole lot easier to digest and comprehend than the complexities and thematics explored in LOTR and Harry Potter. Granted you may have to explain what "Trade Routes" are (if you can) but even sitting through that bile of Prequel shit is better for a child who can barely write his own name than asking him to deal with the way more mature and expertly rendered HP and LOTR flicks.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    So How Come The Big Magic War Never Happened?

    by LaserPants

    Okay, maybe it happened in the last book, which I never read, because the previous book was SO FUCKING BORING and featured HUNDREDS of pages about NOTHING before the sort-of-fun ending. So, throughout the whole goddamn series, we were teased with this idea of an A W E S O M E magic war of good vs. evil. Uh, 7 dudes in a room with mirrors is NOT a war, it's a skirmish. LAME! I thought the first few books were clever kid lit books, but the latter books were interminable bookstops best used for kindling... unless you're a 13 year old girl, of course. Or gay.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Excellento.

    by Se7en

    It's gonna be a good time at the movies. Pity those who says 'meh'.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by Judge Briggs

    You said EXACTLY what I was thinking- Fuck. Yates up his stupid fucking ass for ruining the last 2 movies.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Conspi

    by Abominable Snowcone

    As always,you are Professional.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    With no Hobbit in site? I have your solution...

    by skycrapper

    Get HBO and watch Game of Thrones next. It will put your mind right.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    I have much enjoyed this series...

    by The Dark Nolan

    without reading the books, and I never will either. The trailer looks pretty sweet! I'll be seeing it. However, the trailer isn't "The Social Network" trailer, not by a long shot.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Looks the least boring of all the flicks

    by alienindisguise

    I just wish they weren't splitting them into 2 movies. The book had a ton of shit that wouldn't matter if it was filmed or not.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Looks outstanding

    by rogueleader66

    Come November, ass in seat.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Guys, this is important:

    by my liege

    What steps do I need to take in order to engage in consenting sexual intercourse with Emma Watson?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    RON HAS A POINT. IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU HARRY.

    by BringingSexyBack

    Let's hope Voldemort ends his incessant whining once and for all.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    MY LIEGE

    by BringingSexyBack

    You point at Emma's cunny and say "Accio!"

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    emma watson

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    is really quite a little hottie. I wouldnt mind spreading some love butter all over that cute lil brits tits and ass.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    potter

    by mrsheldrake

    God, how I have tried to give a shit about this story. I have seen all the movies up til now, and will probably see this one, but the truth is it bores me into a stupor. All the ideas have been done better a hundred times in other movies, it always has the feel of much-ado-about-nothing, it struggles with its own format, and it is gassy beyond words. I haven't read the books, because I don't have the time and am not interested enough to make the time, and that's probably the source of the problem--my friends assure me the books are fun. The movies are not fun. They are more like a cultural duty, painfully performed.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I really have no problem with the HP films

    by southafricanguy

    but I have never been able get into them. I have watched them all so far, but for me they all start to blend togehter and none of the films seem to have a distinct indentity of their own. Also, I find that the story is seriously dragged out, so often the films seem to just spin their wheels narrativly speaking. I could nt believe how the last HP film almost did nt advance the main story at all and seemed to be just one long (and boring for that matter) buildup to Dumbledore dying. And am I alone in being amazed that the film is called the half blood prince, but we never find out what that is, or why its important? Isnt that a pretty big fail in storytelling? I dunno, the HP films too often feel like a BBC mini series (which isnt a bad thing in and of itself), but its not all that cinematic, and theres way too much repetition for me...

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    but there a lot of you that love these films

    by southafricanguy

    and obviously have a great time with them. I hope these last two really deliver the way you guys want them to...

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by my liege

    Yeah, in HBP, Snape says that he is the HBP, but at no point in the movie did Snape even know that that was any kind of mystery. Also, BringingSexyBack, that may just work but I still need to figure out a way to maneuver myself into that position.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Liege...exactly dude, and who the hell is sup

    by southafricanguy

    rised that Snape turns out to be bad, even though its so damn obvious he isnt really, and is obviously working for Dumbledore the whole time? Anyone?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    where is the hp theme park..

    by emeraldboy

    florida. so much for harry potter being great for british movie industry. the books managed to suck the life out of the british publishing inudstry. they really hated harry potter. JK is very happy. for obvious reasons. Emma Watson says Harry potter is not like the twilight movies. we are not trying to sell sex. good point!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    emma watson now looks like

    by emeraldboy

    a young rosemary baby's mia farrow.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    steve kloves...

    by emeraldboy

    on the orderers of WB. really butchered the books. or maybe they werent all that great, what with all that paddingitis jk put into them. These books and its author dont hold a candle to George RR martin.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by BiggusDickus

    Winter is Coming.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Chris Columbus...

    by SifoDyasJr.

    ...may have delivered the two weakest installments of the series, but I give him enormous credit for discovering this cast of young actors--not just the main stars but the supporting characters as well. I'm so glad they didn't recast halfway through the series as was originally rumored.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I agree with EL MARKOS

    by Tigger Tales

    Haven't REALLY enjoyed a HP film with the exception of Azkaban. Goblet was probably the 2nd best out of the bunch. Then the first two. Phoenix and HBP SUCKED.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    terribly boring series

    by SirBiatchReturns

    but all the best for those who will watch it. I could care less.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Ukmaxi

    by D.Vader

    Im speaking specifically about the CGI dumbledore ghost that comes out down the hallway. You see remnants of it in this trailer but see it full blown in the last one.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Bill Fuckin' Nighy!!!!

    by BarryConvex

    It's about time he showed up in one of these films! He's highly underrated actor who'll be another great addition to an already solid cast.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    That looks freaking EPIC

    by Acappellaman

    I can't wait for these last two movies. They're going to ROCK.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Yay Dobby's back! And I actually mean that

    by Tacom

    I liked the CHAMBER OF SECRETS.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    At least it doesn't show Harry kissing the ginger

    by FeralAngel

    Again: Should have been Harry and Hermione. ANYHOO....thank god this series is almost over. Let's all have a party when it ends, or maybe a march, ripping off Stewart's Return To Sanity publicity grab. To this day, I still can't re-read any of Rowling's books, they suck so bad, with the exception of Prisoner of Azkaban, in which she kind of re-introduces every element and does a hell of a lot better job of it than she did in the first book. But it still ain't no Hobbit. AS for the film, meh, they all look too old now to be running around waving magic sticks. Don't know if I'll see the last 2 films or not. Meh.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Williams was not losing steam with Azkaban

    by D.Vader

    Its one of his finest scores in the past ten years. Lots of great themes in that one.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Hey Toilet_Terror

    by FeralAngel

    If you think the movies are unmagical, try reading the books. Rowling handles magic like Obama handles the economy, except that Obama uses prettier words.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    The usernames here are killing me again

    by FeralAngel

    "Abominable Snowcone", "Laser Pants", "MelGibsonsRacialTirade", I mean SHIT. I'm busting a gut and nicotining my undies over those. God I'm immature...

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I love these movies

    by Mr Gorilla

    And have done since the third one. If only other series kept the quality up like this one, and so clearly kept trying to make the movies better. Yates may get bashed, but audiences seem to respond to him. And as Matrix, Narnia & countless other franchises prove, you really can take a nosedive - there's no such thing as a guarantee to print money. Anyway, I was a little bumped by Order of the Phoenix - it just wasn't as FUN as its predecessors - but Half-Blood Prince was up there with Azkaban and (for me) Goblet. Bravo all concerned. I can't wait to see this.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    THIS LOOKS FUCKING EPIC!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    THE MARKETING HAS WORKED ON ME!

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Re: Julius Dithers

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Yeah, WB is well on it's way to Chapter 11 after the curtain goes down on HP. Batman is only worth a BILLION dollars, after all. Superman and GL, if handled properly could be worth close to that also. WHAT. A. DOUCHE.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy...hmm...I don't see it...but...

    by conspiracy

    I think you are on the right track. I'd love to see Emma in any film where the plot revolved around getting her character inseminated on screen in NC-17 glory by Satan.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    This looks just fucking excellent!

    by sam jacksons wig

    Yes- I like Harry Potter, both the books and the movies- with respect growing for each celluliod outing since POA. <br><br> No, I'm not a kid, nor am I a teenager or even in my 20's (mores the pity) but in my late thirties.....but I can still see the absolute joy in each of these films taken for the pure hokum they are. <br><br> This trailer has done the job it should have; it has made the wait for Potter affictionados unbearable. Roll on November, fuck the haters and queue the next $billion movie to follow Toy Story 3.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Boring Films.

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    conspiracy..

    by emeraldboy

    she went off and got a pixie crop hair cut. www.emmawatson.com and the resemblence between her and the young mia farrow is uncanny. gamine is the word.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    At last this interminably dull series comes to a close...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    And about time, too. Each film is exactly the same - an inert, overly-talky Scooby Doo mystery set in a castle. The last one was so boring and lacking in any kind of dramatic interest that they actually had to add an action scene not in the book in order to pep up its lethargic narrative. The appeal of these movies completely eludes me.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Kneel before Conductor Zod!!!

    by Boiiinng

    I mean come on?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    CHOPPAH, COME HOME!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    [sobs]

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Turd - the appeal

    by Mr Gorilla

    It's to do with CHARACTERS. I love the movies although I would concede that the stories don't always hold water. But JK seems to love those kids so much, and the films to too, and clearly the audiences do too. And to be honest, if you couldn't see that the performances & characters of Brendan Gleeson, Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent in the last three films were quite something, then, maybe you should go back to whatever you like - what is it, Ozu or Michael Bay?

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    HP

    by redkamel

    I always found HP fairly predictable and not that interesting. Lots of other fantasy books are far more engrossing. But then again, it is a childrens book and the book has a lot of silly/fun words in it and self importance (always an important part of fantasy novels). Unfortunately, it never seemed too good in any other areas. <p> Ill never forget how after I heard about how voldemort was resurrected with Harry blood, my brother and I predicted (jokingly) to a bunch of tweens that Voldemort would be able to kill Harry because he has Harrys blood (this was part of a ruse to convince them we had advance copies of the book). Lo and behold it was true and we got in a shit ton of trouble for "ruining the story" even though we had never read ANY of the books.

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Happy Potter Six - Thank God It's almost over

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 23, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Hey cool!

    by CT1

    Another movie for Harry to sleep through!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    if only

    by El Markos

    they could make the movies half as good as they make those trailers. all the harry potter trailers have been fuckin aces. i've enjoyed all the trailers more than the movie it was about(exception azkaban)

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    R P Locke

    by Mr Gorilla

    The thing is, these movies consistently get both fantastic box office AND great reviews. And when that happens, don't you think you should pay attention?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by sam jacksons wig

    Don't get into a conversation with RP Locke on these things. I have done it myself before and it's just not worth it. He's trolling....leave it at that with him. No-one cares and no-one takes him seriously.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    hey Sam J

    by Mr Gorilla

    Thanks - I'll remember that advice! Looks as though he's left for day. What's funny is that I'm a GROWN MAN and still here I find myself defending these movies - what the heck? I think the real reason I keep doing so is that I believe that the INTENTION behind the films is very honourable, I really think they want to make the best possible films. So when I read 'Yates is a hack' I think, 'what? where has he ever done hack-work? State of Play? Sex Traffic?'. When I see people slagging off the acting, I think 'what? Scorsese just went on record saying that he's have no problem casting Grint!' And so on...