Feel Free to Lose Your Mind With the First ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ Trailer

By  · Published on April 27th, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is going to have to be a lot of things to a lot of people. It will need to be explosive but thoughtful, dramatic but lighthearted, focused and fearless.

The movie has its work cut out for it, but as for the trailer, it does every single thing right.

Check it out for yourself:

What else is there to say that this trailer hasn’t already said?

It feels like the production is giving the middle finger to anyone even thinking of rebooting the franchise in a few years.

Everything looked stunning, and it’s been a while since I read the book, but I don’t seem to remember Harry doing a tandem base jump with Voldemort and without a parachute. Is that something new? Maybe a fake-out scene that won’t actually be in the movie? Maybe part of the last, big squaring off?

What did you think?

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