By Brendan Loy
I guess this trailer came out about two weeks ago, but I hadn’t seen it until now:
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!
Clearly, they’ve taken some major liberties with the Battle of Hogwarts. And you know what? I’m fine with that. As long as the on-screen version stays true to the very broad outlines of the meta-plot, and is awesome, that’s all that really matters. And it looks like it will, indeed, be awesome.
Also, note the fleeting glimpse of Molly Weasley casting a spell producing a jet of green light (Avada Kedavra??) at the 2:11 mark. That is totally a deliberate visual cue to those Potter fans who, like me, are looking forward above all — even moreso than the final climax of Voldemort’s death — to her “NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!” moment.
17 days!!! WOO!!!
P.S. This interview with the actor who plays Neville Longbottom is pretty great too. Go Neville! Kill the snake!
P.P.S. Off the top of my head, things I’m looking forward to most about the movie (subject to change as I think of more things):
1) “NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH!”
2) Neville killing Nagini
3) McGonagall as war general
4) Voldemort & the Death Eaters doing lots of cool evil sh*t
5) Harry killing Voldemort
6) The Hogwarts suits of armor, etc. come to life!
7) Neville as Dumbledore’s Army leader
8) The dragon in Gringotts
9) Snape’s true colors revealed
843) Daniel Radcliffe attempting to act
Sorry, was that mean? Okay, okay, he’s gotten a lot better. But still. The scenes where he has to do heavy emotional lifting are never my favorites.