Saturday, December 06, 2008

New "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Trailer

A new trailer for the sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, has been released. I like this one a lot more than the first -- everything from the presentation of the story, to the humor (the interactions between Ron and Harry, and Hermione and Harry, are hilarious and well-done), to the effects (the smokiness of the memories is beautifully done, and looks even better in motion than it does in the frame below), to the almost-triumphant and engaging new rendition of the main theme at the end. I'm looking forward to this film a lot more after this trailer than I was before.

As has been the progression with the series, this film looks even darker (both in content and in color palette) than the its predecessors.

-- Mild SPOILER ALERT for those who haven't read the books --

There are a number of scenes included in the trailer, some of them short enough that one has to go frame-by-frame to really appreciate them. Especially of note (for awesomeness) is the Inferi scene:

And . . . could this be . . . ?

On a side note, does anyone know what these smokey things are? It's been a year and a half since I last read the book, so I may just be forgetting, but they're pictured a number of times throughout the trailer:

I'd love to hear your thoughts, so leave them in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Upon further searching around the interwobs, it appears that the smokey things destroying the bridge are in one of the opening scenes of the film, which show the destruction of a Muggle bridge by Voldemort's forces -- something mentioned in the book, but not dwelt upon.