Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer: When 'The End' is 'To Be Continued'


The Harry Potter franchise may be in its final stages, but it's about to attempt a heavily scrutinized gambit: the late-in-the-game extension of a series by splitting its final chapter in two. (It's a strategy so seemingly win-win -- please the fans who want everything included, and please the studio bean-counters who never want this exciting money train to stop -- that the Twilight franchise may employ the same thing.) How does the newly released teaser for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sell it?

By having it both ways, of course! The clip touts the gotta-see-it factor of a franchise-ender, but skimps on most of the stuff that actually does end the franchise (Voldemort, Snape, and Hogwarts). For that, you'll have to wait for the Part Two teaser, which will no doubt be released alongside Part One, due in almost a year. It's the beginning of the end, all right -- it's just not the end of the end.

VERDICT: But who are we kidding? Sold.


  • Denny says:

    Considering the last book is twice as long (and half as good) as it should be, I think this is a bad idea. But I'll wait until I see the movies - who knows, maybe they'll pull it off.

  • Andrew says:

    I can't wait to see this! I love the movies, and know this is gonna be epic. I wish it wasn't split into 2 parts but it'll be alright.
    Can't wait to see how it ends.

  • this movie is going to be the newest hit and since i am the biggest potter fan ever i will be the judge of how good it is.plus i think it will be totally awsome
    i have watched all the trailers and so far it looks like one of the best harry potter movies ever!!!!