The end of the "Harry Potter" franchise comes to one kind of end on July 15, but it all ended in a different way on Sunday night (June 5), when an exclusive clip from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" that aired during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
Part of the seen should already be familiar since it appears in the first "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" full-length trailer that came out last year: Harry Potter walks through the Forbidden Forest to be killed by Voldemort. "The boy who lives," He Who Must Not Be Named says, "come to die." But that was merely a tease for the full clip that fans saw during the Movie Awards, where "Part 1" was up for six Golden Popcorns.
Voldemort's head turns as the scene reveals that Harry is walking toward him. Hagrid, in chains being held by Voldemort's Death Eaters, yells out for Harry to stop, but it is too late. After He Who Must Not Be Names says that familiar line, "The boy who lives ... come to die," he casts the most unforgivable spell in the wizarding world, Avada Kedavra, at Harry.
Arguably the coolest part of the clip comes at its end, when a long shot of the confrontation shows the killing curse coming out from Voldemort's wand and hitting Harry square in the chest. The clip ends there, and then transitions into another one of the most-anticipated scenes in the film (don't worry "Potter" newbies, we won't spoil it).
For fans, it was a welcome surprise to see Hagrid, who has been notably absent from the previously released "Potter" trailers and TV spots, as will as to see the first of the movie's many showdowns between villain and hero.
There's plenty of excitement to look forward to once "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" hits theaters July 15, from Harry, Ron and Hermione's break-in at Gringotts to the showdown in the Room of Requirement to the reveal of Snape's big secret. But at the center of this story is the conflict between Voldemort and Harry. It's fitting that the last exclusive "Potter" clip that will ever be aired at the MTV Movie Awards highlights that relationship and everything that comes along with it.
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