It’s only one more week until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is released, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the end of the Potter saga. Lucky for us, Warner Bros has decided to ease the wait with some new clips from the final film. While the clips are great, we can’t help to get a little nostalgic- we won’t be able to break new Harry Potter news for much longer. Enjoy it while it lasts!
The Gringotts Break-In
This first clip comes from the trio’s foray into Gringotts Bank. Harry, Ron and Hermione break in to Death Eater and Voldemort fangirl Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault to search for the Hufflepuff horcrux, but instead stumble into a trap. Nerd Trivia- This is the scene that is recreated on the UK children’s covers of The Deathly Hallows.
Harry Potter and the Gratuitous Shirtless Scene.
Through some exposition and dramatic camera spinning, Harry reveals to his friends that Voldemort is aware of their horcrux hunt, and that the remaining Ravenclaw horcrux is at Hogwarts. He reveals to his audience that Daniel Radcliffe does not have a bad body. Hooray for equal-opportunity fan service!
Neville Longbottom, Ultimate BAMF
I’m fairly certain that this scene, where Neville Longbottom taunts a group of death eaters unable to make it past the Hogwarts wards, isn’t originally in the book. But I am entirely in favor of it, because more screen time for Neville can only be a good thing. Neville Longbottom is so badass, he uses Nagini's blood as soy sauce.
Draco and The Prat Pack
In this clip, we get our first look at the Ravenclaw Diadem, one of Voldemort’s final horcruxes. (Why he hid it in the equivalent of Hogwarts’ junk drawer is beyond me.) We also get to see Draco Malfoy and his upgraded henchmen- he’s switched out Crabbe for the far more handsome Blaise Zabini. While Goyle advises Draco “don’t be a prat!”, we know it cannot be. Draco is prat down to his very prat-like bones.
Scene Were Ron Looks Like An Idiot #137
In this scene, the trio has tracked the Ravenclaw horcrux to the room of requirement, but Draco’s lackey Goyle unleashes some magical wildfire. You’d think that the room of requirement would be able to whip up some fire extinguishers, but no such luck.
Harry and the Headmaster
In this clip, we get our first good look at death-eater occupied Hogwarts. And, like all good villains, the first thing they upon taking over was to change the lighting in the Great Hall into something suitably grim. This scene progresses differently than in the books, where McGonagall and Snape duel in the halls of the castle, but this set-up seems far more dramatic. I hope they manage to keep the part where Snape flings himself out of a window, leaving (seriously) a “Snape-shaped hole” behind.
The Deathly Hallows
John Hurt returns in this film as Ollivander, the wand maker who Voldemort had kidnapped in order to learn the location of the immensely powerful Elder Wand. He also explains the purposes of the other two Deathly Hallows, for those who forgot about the gorgeously animated version of the fairy tale in the last film. Fortunately for the good guys, there’s more to wielding a Deathly Hallow than there originally appears.
In this dramatic scene, Harry ventures into the Forbidden Forest in order to confront Voldemort, who has threatened the lives of his friends. Well, he threatens Harry’s friends at least twice a week, but this time he’s got an army at Hogwarts to back it up. Can Harry Potter defeat the Dark Lord, and save Hogwarts? How will Harry get out of this one? I guess you’ll have to wait until next Friday to see. Or just read the book already.