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“Harry Potter” footage teased during MTV Movie Awards

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Enough of this “Twilight” nonsense. Let’s move on to a relevant cinematic franchise: “Harry Potter,” which teased footage from its eagerly anticipated, two-part finale during last night’s MTV Movie Awards.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is directed by David Yates, who helmed the last two “Potter” adaptations, “Order of the Phoenix” and “The Half-Blood Prince.” Part One will be in theaters this Thanksgiving (Nov. 19, to be specific), and it was footage from this opening salvo that premiered during the awards show last night.

You can see the clip online at HPANA.com, an aggregator of Potter happenings on the Web.

In the 53-second clip, we get better glances at Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, and shots of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they avoid dark forces in the real world. There’s suggestion of the conflicts that will rip apart Harry, Ron and Hermione, with Radcliffe selling some of the anguish his young wizard will have to endure in this first part. And there’s some running.

Will Part One only be a lot of running? Those who’ve read J.K. Rowling’s book know there’s a lot of fleeing before we get to any real conflict, and Part Two (due in theaters July 15, 2011) should be the slam-bang conclusion fans are hoping for. But there’s great emotional work to be done in this first segment, and I believe by now, these talented actors are up for the heavy lifting.

For more on Warner’s Harry Potter films, visit the studio’s official site.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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  • July 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    I just watched the trailer and it looks absolutely amazing. I can’t wait for the first part to arrive in theatres in November.

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