You've read the books. You've watched the movies. Finally, the end is here. The first part of it anyways. ;)
coming November 19, 2010
There has been a lot of chatter over whether 'year 7' really needs to be split in to two parts. I'm really not sure either way. If you look strictly at the book and try to divide it up, it seems like you'd end up with one whole movie of Harry, Ron and Hermione camping, with the little bit that happens prior to that to start with. And then the second movie would be all the other stuff. The action. Having now seen the trailers I'm still unsure. There is so much in Deathly Hallows that I can understand why it might be a good idea but... But.
We've lived through 3hrs+ movies already during this series, and Lord of the Rings, which you really can't say isn't as involved and action filled as the Harry Potters, didn't end up split into more than just the three movies to match the 3 books. So is it really necessary? Or is this just another way that Warner Bros. can make more money from the HP franchise? I guess I can't really make any hard and fast decision, or any decision at all, until I've seen the first movie. And probably the second too.
But alas, the end is near. With just over a week till Deathly Hallows - Part 1 is released tickets are already selling fast! Die hards are pulling out their costumes and Pottermania is already exploding into the stores. Book sales for the entire series, and the individual books, will probably rise again too. But what happens when D.H. - Part 2 releases next July and the whole Harry Potter world comes to a close? Honestly makes a person wonder what comes next... (food for thought!!)
Anyways, here's a sneak peek at a combined trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 & 2. I found this on YouTube but there are also the trailers for the individual parts as well. I don't think WB has issued an 'official' trailer for part two yet, but I think I saw a couple 'unofficial' ones on there. So take a peek and enjoy!