In just slightly more than a month, “Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part 1” finally hits theaters. But in the meantime, a few new posters have surfaced to tide fans over.
In Part 1, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) are on the run. They opt not to return for their seventh year at Hogwarts, instead choosing to hunt down Voldemort’s horcruxes and destroy them before he destroys their world.
Four of the posters capture the desperation and the intensity of the trio’s mission, and they do it beautifully. Close-ups of the trio show the complete opposite of the fresh-faced first years of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Now 17, they are battered, weary and more determined than ever. The tagline “nowhere is safe” depicts a world filled with more fear than any 17-year-old should have to endure.
Another poster shows an image from Part 2 that seems to be based on one of the first posters for “Sorcerer’s Stone.” The original poster featured wide-eyed first years crossing the lake in boats, staring up in awe at Hogwarts for the first time. The new poster shows the castle from a similar angle, but this time Hogwarts is burning and crumbling to the ground, and the only thing visible in the lake is the castle’s fiery reflection.
In recent interviews, the actors have described “Deathly Hallows” as a war movie, and if the poster is any indication, it’s an accurate term. The first poster read “The magic begins.” Now, the tagline is “It all ends here.” Given the connection to the “Sorcerer’s Stone” poster, this poster for both parts of the story is especially breathtaking.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” opens Nov. 19 with Part 1 and concludes July 15 with Part 2.
What do you think? Do these posters make you more excited for the movie? How do you think “Deathly Hallows” will stack up against the past “Potter” films? Sound off in the comments section.
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