A new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 featurette has been released, and it is fantastic. It cleverly opens with powerful scenes from the earlier movies, and then punctuates the glimpses of the new film with interviews with director David Yates, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). This featurette focuses on the large scale of the film, and how powerful a finale it will be. With the film’s release only a few weeks away, this featurette is eye-catching, engaging, and should definitely peak interest. No matter how you felt about the first six films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is looking like it will be quite a ride. For the featurette and more, hit after the jump.
This is a great featurette because the actors do a great job portraying the emotional power the end of the saga contains for both the audience and themselves personally. It also successfully plays off the the phenomenon aspect of Harry Potter, as well as its large-scale, which is reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. David Yates, who directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, seems to be bringing back the same rich cinematography that had Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince nominated for an Oscar. As an avid Harry Potter fan, I am extremely excited to see great actors like Bill Nighy (Pirate Radio) enter the Potter-world, as well as the return of Dobby! The films have gotten better and better of the years, and Deathly Hallows is looking like it will continue that trend. I, like many others, will be standing in line with happy anticipation, come November 18th, to see the midnight showing.