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A Sneak Peek At HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2!

Published at: March 20, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Nordling here.

If you've read the final HARRY POTTER book and saw PART 1, you know that the story hasn't even gotten started yet.  The second film is going to be so full of great moments and action that I imagine once the opening credits roll it will be a nonstop ride to the finish.  I can't wait to see the Battle of Hogwarts and how David Yates films some of my favorite moments in the series.  Until then, here's a small taste of what we can expect:

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 opens July 15, 2011.  

Nordling, out.

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  • March 20, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    post %

    by HornyForHarry

  • March 20, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Can't wait.

    by bdc777

    This has been the most consistently good franchise I think I've ever seen.

  • March 20, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Part 1 was one long deleted scene

    by Jaster

    Honestly I don't even remember what happened after the evil guys attacked the wizard camp....and that was in like the first 5 minutes! Blah blah blah, tent, tent, tent, run through the woods, blah blah blah, roll credits. *YAAAAAAWN*

  • March 20, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    i want to snuggle..

    by nolan bautista

    ..in Hermiones fine pubic hair..

  • March 20, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Looking good...

    by PorkChopXpress

    I liked the first part for what it was, but it was pretty dull overall, being just a "set up" for part 2. This is looking exciting...eager to see it all wrap up. The end of an era.

  • March 20, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    No new footage here. Waiting for the new trailer.

    by Mahaloth

    When is it?

  • March 20, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Your mom is dull.

    by enoodle123

    Beeeyotch.

  • March 20, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    All the movies suck

    by Majority

    The book were good. I've been disappointed with every movie they made.

  • March 20, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Is it too late to bring back John Williams?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I'm fucking sick of only hearing the opening bars of "Hedwig's Theme" like, twice per movie. Alexandre Desplat is a great composer, but his Deadly Hallows score was bafflingly dull.

  • March 20, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    I've been wondering where Part 2 footage has been...

    by Blood_Bubbles_in_Bathwater

    And I'm ashamed to say I'm starting to find Emma Watson pretty sexually attractive, and I'm like ten years older than her.

  • March 20, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    aintitslownews.com

    by GrapeFruit

  • March 20, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Are the still messing around in the wilderness?

    by iceman199

    Because that was like 90 percent of the first movie. Yawn.

  • IF he includes those favorite moments. Bastard is known to completely excise those moments.

  • March 20, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    3 is still the best

    by D.Vader

    It has the right mix of fun magic (which the later films ignore) and drama.

  • March 20, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    And round and round we go

    by D.Vader

    With all the same comments we've heard and made before!

  • March 20, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Brainy you know you're talking about Order of the Phoenix, right?

    by D.Vader

    Not Azkaban.

  • March 20, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    3rd biggest movie ever?

    by bohdi71

    This movie will make a billion dollars worldwide easy...

  • March 20, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Still don't agree with the idea of splitting the book into 2 movies

    by seasider

    They could've easily put it together in one 3 1/2 hour epic movie. Deathly Hallows in my opinion is a book that probably could've used some trimming.

  • March 20, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Does Bonham-Carter get gang banged in this one?

    by S-Mart shopper

    Ejaculamus!

  • March 20, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    yes, AZKABAN was the best of the films so far...

    by Tigger Tales

  • March 20, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    (but to be fair, I have not seen DEATHLY HALLOWS vol 1)

    by Tigger Tales

  • March 20, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    all this footage

    by proevad

    was in the first trailer. boooo hissss boooo. wanted to see something new.

  • March 20, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    s-mart shopper

    by proevad

    hehehe. will be stealing that. ty

  • March 21, 2011, midnight CST

    These films have been dull since the third film.

    by Marat

    Seriously, rubbish. Lol. The casting has been for the most part as well

  • March 21, 2011, 12:27 a.m. CST

    D.Vader- "and round and round we go"

    by BlackBauer0320

    Spot on. Every talkback for these last couple movies has been the same. "Azkaban is the best." "Azkaban sucks!!" "The whole last movie was in a tent, so fucking boring" "They soooooooooooo didn't need to make 2 movies" "Looks good, can't wait to see how the action scenes are!" And most importantly... "Man I'm older than Emma Watson but I (shockingly) STILL wanna bang her" Count me in the ultimate and "penultimate" categories.

  • March 21, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    braindrain

    by IceTitan

    lol "whoops no wait you're right, it's the other one i hate, this is the one i really enjoy.." Totally know what you mean though, it's especially confusing when people start calling them by number instead of title. I liked order of the phoenix because we actually got to see some badass magic vs magic. The sound in the Dumbledore vs Voldemort scene was stellar.

  • March 21, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST

    by the way...

    by BlackBauer0320

    How is it that there's no new footage from this and its only 4 months away? Maybe they're going to play it a little more close to the chest with it being the grand finale and all? Doubtful, but very surprised we haven't gotten a new trailer.

  • March 21, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST

    This movie really is going to be intense.

    by pushthebuttonmax

    They got all the exposition out of the way in Part 1. Fasten your seat belts.

  • March 21, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Oh and lets just set the record straight.

    by pushthebuttonmax

    The 5th movie is a piece of shit. Seriously. It's got this washed out, empty blue hue. It's devoid of life, and to be honest, magic. It's boring. The music is terrible. How Yates improved so much for the next two movies I'll never know, but thank God he got his shit together. 6 was fantastic, and 7 Part 1 was no slouch either.

  • March 21, 2011, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Azkaban was my favorite, but I think I may have liked DH pt1 more.

    by Frank Conniff

    I still think Cuaron did a better job directing than Yates has done, though. Why would being ten years older than Emma Watson have any impact on whether or not you wanted to have sex with her? All men want to have sex with women in their late teens/early twenties if they are mentally sound (The men, I mean; the women can be crazy. In fact it is preferable).

  • March 21, 2011, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Prisoner of Azkaban was the WORST, by far.

    by Mel

    It was. From the start of the movie its a complete contradiction as Harry is practicing magic in his bedroom - and then 15 minutes later he's explaining to the MINISTER OF MAGIC that it's illegal for him to use magic (yet he had no problem doing so at the start). Then you've a shrunken head full of awful one-liners who cant even count backwards properly (nice writing). Or how about the awful overdubbed animal voices and then a bunch of 13 year olds breaking into a freaking PILLOW FIGHT. WTF? And why is it that everytime someone rides Buckbeak they have to give off a Han Solo cowboy yell? Its one thing to do a cliche once...but to do it twice in one movie? Fucking HACK work. Or how about the goofy jazz record Lupin puts on during dementor murder practice? completely awful. Theres also Dudley doing Chevy Chase prat falls when Marge is ballooning up. Is this slapstick comedy now? Or how about Neville doing the old cliche where you get knocked down and you pop up and say "I'm ok"....more awful cliches from the Mexican with no vision. Oh but wait...he has vision. he took out all the color and put Hermione in tight jeans. WHAT A GOD DAMN VISIONARY!!!! Fuck that movie. Its shit.

  • March 21, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Oh, one more I thought of...

    by Mel

    when Wormtail transfigures and gets stuck in the door...making sure his missing figure it 2 inches away from the camera so you know exactly who he is. Why even put the missing finger into the plot if you're just going to make is so ridiculous?

  • March 21, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    love the books and movies

    by JaredP

    part 2 of deathly hallows might be the best one of all

  • March 21, 2011, 1:46 a.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledyouanigger

    by pushthebuttonmax

    I had no idea 13 was too old for a pillow fight...

  • March 21, 2011, 1:47 a.m. CST

    POA

    by BlackBauer0320

    While I tend to agree with a lot of the cringe-inducing moments you point out, most of those are small bits that are overshadowed by a well-executed time travel storyline (tough to do), a brilliant introuction of the dementors, and the most iconic scene in the series (still?) when Harry realizes he must save Sirius with his Patronus.

  • March 21, 2011, 3:05 a.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Kindly shut the FUCK up .... That rant gave me a fucking headache. Does Cuaron owe you something? Money?, A blow job? ....

  • March 21, 2011, 3:15 a.m. CST

    The sooner Emma Watson starts making "adult" movies

    by IWantCheese

    the better place the world shall be.

  • March 21, 2011, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Snape (Spoilerish)

    by alan_poon

    They've totally underused the character through the whole series and now that he has a massive part to play the impact won't be anywhere near as emotional.

  • March 21, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    "Ejaculamus"

    by J Miggidy

    Hahahahahahhahahaha!!!!!

  • March 21, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    I was worried this might be underwhelming,

    by CreasyBear

    but the actors and producers seem to think it's great! Whew!

  • March 21, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    FAIL on all those who didn't think 4th movie was the best!

    by nobunaga209

    Fourth film and book are raw because that's when the ish started getting real....i.e. killing off characters, etc.

  • March 21, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    The Best Part of Every Trailer

    by Err

    Is the theme music as the title appears.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Get your tongue out of Alfonso Cuaron's asshole!

    by bat725

    The pacing in that movie is terrible. Goblet of Fire is the best IMHO. But, ain't it cool to say that Azkaban is the best? Yeah, and Blade Runner is the best sci-fi movie of all time. Fucking film snobs.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Minority vote for...

    by OliverCrane

    Chamber of Secrets. Great gritty, haunted atmosphere. Felt more like a horror film than many of the actual genre flicks produced post millenium

  • March 21, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Ok, heres some NEW comments!

    by gooseud

    1. 7.1 was the closest to the book. Its easy to forget now, but people said the same thing about the book: "Why so much time in the tents?? boo hoo", when of course the answer is that the author was trying to show that there are no easy answers or magic bullets. Saving the world is HARD, and there are no magical ghost armies waiting to sweep in and save the day. 2. The fact that 7.1 was so good, and so spot on, was stunning considering how awful Half Blood Prince was, far and away the worst of the movies. Not that this in unanticipated, seeing as 6 is a virtually unfilmable book. Still, it was awful in comparison to the book, I cant even count the number of flaws, mistakes, and missed chances. 3. The other reason 7.1 suddenly jumped in quality hugely? The total removal of Gambon's sweaty, manic, 3 day crack binge "yes, I've never even cracked the cover of any of the books" Dumbledore. Yes, Dumbledore played all those scenes having never read a page of the books, and not knowing the revelations of book 7. Astonishing, I know.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Order of the Phoenix

    by gooseud

    always was going to suck. I mean, the movie sucked, but thats to be expected, there was always going to be no way to cut that 900 page monster into anything filmable (and once again, sabotaged by Gambon's lack of knowledge of the character, which made the final confrontation 10% as cool as it should have been). The far greater sin is screwing up book 4, which SHOULD have been taylor made for a great movie and instead ended up a CGI fest crap sandwich.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Yates's handling of Snape is disgraceful

    by D.Vader

    He should he ashamed for how much he's fucked that up.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Say what you want about Goblet of Fire...

    by D.Vader

    But when Harry touches that portkey and ends up in the graveyard, everything that follows is amazing.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    To be clear:

    by pushthebuttonmax

    When I talk about the quality of the movies, I simply mean from a cinematic standpoint. I have been a huge fan of the books from day 1, but I couldn't care less if they make minor changes. I hate that they wasted Snape's character as well, but that's a whole different matter for me.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Deathly Hallows part I had massive problems

    by D.Vader

    Which is strange, because the type of problems they are haven't really been prevalent in previous films. I'm talking about incidents and important plot points that pop up and are COMPLETELY disregarded by the characters and director. In any other movie, this would be considered a massive plot hole (and be sure, these problems ARE still massive plot holes, but most seem to overlook them). The first one is when Harry's wand shoots fire out at Voldemort during the beginning battle. Yes, that's explained later on in the book (and will most likely be explained in Part II... at least, it *better*). The issue is that NO ONE looks at this moment as being strange. No one questions why the wand would behave so strangely. Not Harry, not even Voldemort. The problem with that is this: if the characters don't think this is a strange mystery, than it becomes meaningless. Its fine to not explain the issue in Part I (bc you're going to answer it in Part II), but you HAVE to have the characters admit they don't have an answer. Otherwise, it just looks like a Deus Ex Machina meant to get Harry out of a sticky situation. The second time this crops up (by my memory), is the completely unexplained shard of magic mirror that Harry looks into from time to time throughout the film. What the hell is this? Where did it come from? We've NEVER seen it in previous movies. If you've read the books, you know what it is. If you've read the books, you KNOW Yates should have included it in previous films (but his predilection for ignoring details from the books that have payoffs later prevents him from doing so). But he didn't. And as it stands, Harry suddenly has an important prop that has never been seen before. He constantly looks at it, no one ever questions him about it. There's NEVER any discussion about it. And then by the end, it is what saves him and the others. Without ANY explanation. That's piss-poor writing.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Reminded of the X-Men arcade game

    by hamjam

    HAHAHAHAHA HARRY POTTER WELCOME TO DIE

  • March 21, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Stupid 3D

    by Davaldod

    I don't want to see 'Harry Potter' in ridiculous 3D! Anyway, it's a conversion; it was NOT shot in stereo!

  • March 21, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    This series only feels like it's taking forever to end, right?

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    I shouldn't gripe about this, since I never was the demographic for either the movies or books. But my favorite bartender grew up reading the books, and she's so excited to see the finale. God I am old (as most of you who frequent this site are, too).

  • March 21, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    Putting it bluntly all of these movies have been... just bad

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    I'm talking SW Prequel level bad. None of these movies are worth re-watching. The only good thing to come out of this has been the three young actors, seeing them grow up over the last decade. Each is a truly good actor, and I hope to see each of them continue in acting. Otherwise, I hope they can retire for the rest of their lives because, considering how lame and flat-out boring this movie series has turned out to be, they earned it.

  • March 21, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by BlackBauer0320

    Agreed (again) that from the Portkey on, GOF is outstanding and extremely well-visualized. Unfortunately much of the movie leading up to that feels disjointed and rushed. I didn't find ANY of the triwizard cup tasks to be exciting. And the Yule Ball scene is so wacky and out of place that it may be the worst scene of the series. I find myself talking about scenes from the movies more often than the full movies themselves, which I guess speaks a lot about the quality of the overall product. None of the movies have been outstanding as a whole, to me, they've always come down to which ones have the most scenes that I enjoy. I think that's why Deathly Hallows is my favorite at this point. There are several parts of it that I thoroughly enjoy. That's not to say that Yates hasn't screwed the pooch on several plot points, but at this point, I think you have to take the movies for what they are, enjoy what you can, and realize that nothing is going to change about that which is already made.

  • March 21, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    prof. pop-cult

    by proevad

    When I was giving your mother the jolly roger last night, I couldn't help but think---an asshole has come out of this twat. Really turned me off.

  • March 21, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Literally...nothing happened in part 1.

    by knowthyself

    HP is the most stretched out series. There was no need for seven books or seven movies to tell this three book story.

  • March 21, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Also..the search for Horucruxes should have been...

    by knowthyself

    ...happening since book two or three. That Rowling left this for an entire book really kind of baffles me considering the journey to find them would have been very exciting. Instead she throws out this idea in book 6. It's like if in LOTR they only introduced destroying the one ring in the third book.

  • March 21, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    I disagree completely knowthyself

    by D.Vader

    Making the search for the Horcruxes known in Book 3 would be a detriment to the storytelling, which as it stands is a series of different and new mysteries with an overarching story that grows larger and larger with each new entry. Putting the horcruxes up front before Voldemort comes back, before the Wizarding World refuses to believe its possible he's back, before it slowly starts succumbing to his evil influence... well it really screws up all the pacing. Besides, its a great surprise later to learn that we've seen horcruxes before, like the snake and the locket. Its what good finales do, tying up everything that came before it. I'd hate to see a Potter series where the entire thing was about finding horcruxes instead of just surviving school and the evils that come with it. And your LOTR comment is completely off. Destroying the Ring is the main impetus of the story in LOTR. Destroying Voldemort, NOT the Horcruxes, becomes the impetus in Harry Potter.

  • March 21, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    finally !!!! I"m excited for this one

    by corplhicks

    looks good ! I pray it's not infantile at ALL-- no stupidity, just serious and action packed with emotional drama ! No stupid crap. PLEASE !

  • March 21, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    The dragon looks great.

    by disfigurehead

  • March 21, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Never read the books, love the movie series...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...And especially love the sound of fanboy wailing. Looking forward to this.

  • March 21, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I agree D.Vader

    by J.B.M.A.

    Many of your comments ring true with me. Personally I found the seventh film to be a crushing bore. Not because the characters spend too much time talking or putting up tents, but because the whole thing feels like one huge loose-end tying excercise. All the directors - and screenwriter(s) have excised material from the books they didn't think was important. Sadly it turns out that quite a lot of it WAS. The result is that these final movies have to spend tedious amounts of time performing revisionist magic on the rest of the series. Even Rowlings final tome was yawnsome in parts (and I'm a massive Potter fan). And somehow an increasingly dark storyline MUST equal gloomy, production design; quite why The Burrow - supposedly the cosy 'home-from-home' that Harry longs for has been transformed into a bleak tower in the midst of a marsh, is beyond me. Whatever Columbus got wrong he new not to go emo on the the art department for no applicable reason. The fourth film is by FAR the most fun, and given the telephone directory length of the book, has been most judiciously edited screenplay for the screen.

  • March 21, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    But I must say the animated part was fabulous

    by J.B.M.A.

    Stunning in fact.

  • March 21, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Never to be duplicated

    by Blanket-Man

    Say what you will, good or bad, about the series, but the fact that WB has somehow managed to grind out all 8 of these with virtually the same cast over a 10-year period is just extraordinary to me. Having the children and their characters grow into adults in sort-of real time, which could've been increasingly awkward, has just been a lot of fun to watch (and not just Pervy Fun, re: Ms. Watson). I doubt we'll see anything like this series again. Can't wait for DH2!

  • March 21, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Part 1 was a mess of a movie.

    by K-Gin

    I did like the part where they were in the ministry...but everything else seemed slapped together. The Drama with Ron was utterly pointless. Harry conveniently finding the sword " when he needed it" before there was any indication he needed it. Overall this series has been pretty weak with a few of the movies being okay. I personally enjoyed the one prior to part 1 the most.

  • March 21, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    yep..the animated part was a highlight too!

    by K-Gin

    so 2 things were quite enjoyable for me in part 1. Thanks j.b.m.a for the reminder.

  • March 21, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Don't like hearing Dan and Ralph delivering those lines...

    by performingmonkey

    Reading the book it feels like it has so much power than when they are saying these final climactic lines. Dan has literally one way of delivering a line and has had since he was 11 years old! Ralph Fiennes was good in Goblet of Fire but I've not liked him as Voldemort since then. He was scarier in Chris Columbus's film FFS when Ian Hart played him (as back of Quirrel's head). David Yates seems to think just putting the book onscreen with earn him kudos. Alfonso Cuaron knew otherwise. He's the only great director the series had and, what do you know, he made the best film. Prisoner of Azkaban is the one everyone will look back on and enjoy as a great piece of cinema. All the others are simply 'oh, it's a Harry Potter movie'. There's gonna be no tension in Deathly Hallows part 2, it's gonna feel like ROTJ except with worse battles/duels.

  • March 21, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Braindrain

    by J.B.M.A.

    I honestly don't know how you can say that given that Voldermort's return to power occurs in the fourth film - a massive turning point in the series and the beginning of the wider story arc that pulls on the remaining books and films like a lead weight. The Goblet of Fire is the last purely thrilling of the novels before the reader is forced to trawl through the teenage angst and the the political/facist allegories that crop up so much in books five, six and seven. The final three in the series may carry a darker, more 'adult' tone but they are much less fun and considerably more linear as they are forced into rushing towards a suddenly visible finishing line.

  • March 21, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    No Love for Chamber of Secrets?

    by Ryan

    I still like the 2nd movie, it stays pretty faithful, Richard Harris is still Dumbledore (he actually seems like he gave a crap about the part), and Kenneth Branagh was pitch-perfect "hamboney" as Lockhart.

  • March 21, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Radcliffe still sounds prepubescent

    by tiggr009

    Seriously, I hope he's been saving his pennies over the last decade as he's not going to make another film after the HP series. No one is going to take him seriously with a voice like that. Having said that, George Lucas might miscast him as Han and Leia's angst-driven son in Ep VII.

  • March 21, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Braindrain

    by J.B.M.A.

    Your answer doesn't seem to address the point in question. You opinioned that Goblet is not an important film in the overall scheme of the Potterverse - but if for nothing else, the return of Lord Voldermort, Harry's 'immunity' to him and the surprise of the 'Priori Incantatem' wand connection are critical to how the the future story develops. It isn't a 'teaser' of anything. But it also keeps the sense of wonder that the early books have before The War takes over.

  • March 21, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Angelfan15

    by J.B.M.A.

    Don't worry - I loved 'Chamber'. It's always slated for Columbus' rather pedestrian direction, but its wonderfully entertaining, particularly if you are a fan of the books. Funny too, which is something the first film really missed. I think that he had the hardest time with the child actors as well - by the time Cuaron had them they were old enough to really put some pizazz into their roles. The kids physical changes between films two and three are almost comical. I love Cuarons direction, but couldn't get on with the reworking of Hogwarts in terms of it's geography and overall 'look'. Some of it is beautiful - but some of it art dept wankery. I hate Hagrid's hut suddenly being half way down a cliff at the lakeside edge of the castle - it just feels wrong when you've read about it being 'across the lawn' so many times in the books. And Cuaron will do silly things for a nice shot - why is Harry playing Quidditch from about a mile above the pitch? It looks bloody SILLY. Terrible screenplay too, given that he had the strongest - and in relation to the some of others, shortest book to adapt. Regardless of it's quality, it's a poor relation to the novel. The curse of the bookfan vs a moviefan!

  • March 22, 2011, 6:59 a.m. CST

    The fight in Goblet is just a teaser

    by chinofjim

    Completely disagree with this. This confrontation is the centre and turning point of the overall narrative and for Harry's character. It is the climax of the story building over the first three films of Harry's longing for his parents that he never had, and at the same time the moment that he experiences real pain and loss. That is a really powerful moment, and it is wonderfully realised in the film. It has an almost operatic intensity but does not over do it and has a real emotional impact

  • March 22, 2011, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Exactly chinifjim

    by J.B.M.A.

    Incidentally braindrain have you read the books? I'm not asking in a pejorative sense, but it does inevitably effect how one sees the series. For example most book fans found 'Half Blood Prince' to be rather underwhelming. I really enjoyed it, but it does sacrifice a lot of plot about Voldemort's past in favour of teenage lovestory. The death scene was oddly unmoving though.

  • March 22, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    bat725

    by shodan6672

    I wasn't aware that recognizing the third, and obviously best, film in the series was being a film "snob". Stop being such a twat.