Later this month, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Gallows”, the long awaited finale to the Harry Potter series, will unfold n theaters around the world. The story progresses and the ultimate battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort is moving ever closer. Are you waiting for the final chapter to unfold?
The premise of the story is the three friends are off on a mission to locate the Horcruxes, the source of Voldemort’s immortality and destruction. This time, the trio has neither help from Hogwarts’ professors nor any protection from their beloved Dumbledore. The friends must rely on each other and the stress of the situation builds tension throughout the story.
Voldemort’s Death Eaters have been sent to find Harry Potter and return him to the dark lord alive. The Death Eaters take control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts and begin arresting anyone they please in an effort to locate “the chosen one.”
While on his journey, Harry discovers a story so old, it has nearly been forgotten, the legend of the deathly hallows. Harry realizes that if Voldemort gains control of it, his power will be undefeatable.
Trailers show all sorts of action and the special effects we’ve come to expect from any HP film. There are some interesting scenes, including at least one of Harry and Ginny in an embrace and according to Rupert Grint in an interview with Parade Magazine, a scene in which the three of them age dramatically, leaving his character, Ron, looking something like The Donald.
Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione have come a long way since their first adventure “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in 2001. The three were between 10 and 11 years old when they filmed the first installment and are now all in their 20’s. Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have each taken on roles outside the world of Hogwarts. One can assume that the end brings both a sense of release and sadness, a bittersweet moment in their lives.
I, for one, am eagerly awaiting “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. Stephen Fry, on a nearby set filming Sherlock Holmes 2, was able to take some behind the scenes photographs which he shared on Twitter until, reportedly, studio officials made him remove the snaps. One reportedly showed Hogwarts in ruins while another showed Harry Potters home on Privet Drive in a state of overgrown neglect. The sight of a demolished Hogwarts is both titillating and devastating.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Part 1 opens November 19, 2010. Look for Part 2 July 15, 2011.
Sources: Parade Magazine, Ace Show Biz, The Guardian and IMDB