A Glimpse of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’


Only at the MTV Movie Awards would “Twilight: New Moon” beat “Avatar” for best picture and Channing Tatum land a nomination for his acting. But however ridiculous cinema’s craziest awards show may have been at times, it was all worth it to catch a glimpse at “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

In Part I of the final installment of the “Harry Potter” series, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) begin their quest for the remaining horcruxes, those objects containing pieces of Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) soul that must be destroyed before the evilest of wizards himself can be defeated. Without Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) to guide them, the trio really are on their own.

Voldemort’s power has seeped into Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic, so nowhere is safe. The gang evades death eaters and copes with the loss of loved ones, and the weight of the task ahead of them threatens to tear them apart. The fate of the wizarding world is in their hands as the unanswered questions from the previous installments come to a head.

How is it possible for so much epicness to be packed into less than a minute? This trailer is pitch-perfect, especially for fans of the books. It teases some of the book’s most intense scenes without giving away too much. It leaves you desperate for more. As much of a guilty pleasure as “Twilight” is for me, the MTV “Eclipse” sneak peek that followed the “Deathly Hallows” teaser doesn’t hold a candle to the magic of Potter.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I” apparates to theaters Nov. 19, 2010, while “Part II” arrives July 15, 2011.

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