Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer

July 30, 2008 at 2:12 am 2 comments

When I heard there would be a teaser for the newest installment of the “Harry Potter” film series attached to “The Dark Knight” in IMAX, I was intrigued to get a glimpse of the film. There are butt-tons of eager fans awaiting this movie, and it made so much since to get a preview before the most hyped movie of the summer.

Well, then I saw the trailer, a 15-second black screen that served more as an auditory movie poster than an actual trailer, i.e. lamecakes hardcore. I can understand wanting to keep the film underwraps and maintaining  a certain level of secrecy, even though everyone on the face of the planet (I’m assuming there’s not a soul left who has not thumbed through J.K. Rowling’s classic series) knows whats going to happen. But C’mon. If you promise a preview, give me a little more than the flash of the logo everyone’s seen since the first film was released.

It took a couple of weeks, but they have finally leaked a real trailer for the film, and you know what? It’s pretty cool. I bet it would have been even more kickass in IMAX than the grainy resolution of YouTube. Oh well.

Whew — I love that really quick cut of Voldemort during lil’ Tom Riddle’s screen time. That’s just a real good editing job.

This is at least a good sign. I really want to be impressed with one of these movies, but so far, I’ve just been let down, especially by the last one. I know a lot of people liked that flick, but the acting was horrid, cheesy and ultimately hard to watch, but that’s not my biggest concern. No matter how stunning the next few movies (possibly three, as I’ve heard they’re making two flicks out of the last book), they’ll never live up to the novels.

I’ve come in to each movie with the expectations set by the books and my vision of Harry Potter. The books allow you to have this insane creative experience where you’re in control of everything — you can visualize what Dobby looks like or how intense the final battle is, but when you’re presented with someone else’s interpretation, you lose so much of that wonder and excitement. There’s no way that Harry’s epic showdown with He Who Must Not Be Named or the championship Quidditch match can possibly look as cool on screen as it does in your own head, without the earthly limitations of production costs and that pesky little problem that broomsticks don’t actually fly.

Anyway, “Wizard People, Dear Readers” is way better that all the HP movies combined.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Harry Potter  |  July 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    You have “lamecakes” and “butt-tons” in the same post…this is officially my favorite post yet.

  • 2. Leonard Lollypop  |  July 31, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Did you know if you take out the hyphen in “butt-tons,” you pretty much end up with just “buttons”? So, Andrew, how many buttons make up a butt-ton?


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