Goosebumps. Goosebumps! If you haven’t been on the ride all along - if you haven’t been a fan of JK Rowling’s increasingly intelligent and well-written stories, and if the films left you cold - the final trailer for the Harry Potter series is probably just so much sturm und drang. But if you’ve been on board (especially if you’ve read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), this is the goods. There are moments in this trailer that gave me goosebumps, and moments that kind of threatened to choke me up*.
I know some of you guys don’t understand why I’m such a supporter of this series, and I suspect you haven’t read the books. I’ll be the first to admit that the movies - while they’re great - pale in comparison to the source material, but this one… it looks epic. I was let down by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (as I knew I had to be; I didn’t like the first half of the book), but Part 2 promises to stick the landing.
*SPOILER: It’s the part with the ghosts of Harry’s mom and Sirius Black. In the book this is such a perfect, beautiful and sad moment that I’m carrying the literary baggage into the trailer. I just hope the movie earns a quarter of that.