“Harry Potter” fans have been slammed with trailer after trailer, photo after photo, poster after poster, but it’s all finally barreling to a close: the final “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” trailer has arrived, and you know what that means — it’s all about to end.
Well, it isn’t all about to end — you still have the Harry Potter World Cup to look forward to, and it seems that J.K. Rowling has some magic tricks up her sleeve in the form of Pottermore — but still, this is the final “Potter” trailer… and it certainly delivers one heck of an exclamation mark on one of the most storied fantasy franchises of all time.
To mark the occasion, MTV News’ deputy managing editor Eric Ditzian and I got together and recorded a commentary track for the final “Harry Potter” trailer of all time. Click the video below to watch.
We identified a whole host of behind-the-scenes facts and Easter Eggs for your perusal, including an obligatory tip of the hat to Gary Oldman’s fantastic mustache. I won’t spoil the specifics of everything else that we covered — you’ll have to watch the video to hear our extended comments — but I do want to go back to one word that we kept using over and over throughout our commentary… “epic.”
Epic. It’s a word that’s often overused, but when it comes to “Deathly Hallows” and this trailer specifically, it barely does justice to the massive scope of the “Potter” legacy’s final chapter. There’s a lot going on in this last round. A lot. You might think that this trailer (and some of the previous ones) have spoiled all the good stuff for you — believe me, they haven’t. Not by a long shot. There’s so much more that could be spoiled, so many surprises and sucker-punches that remain firmly intact, that when you do see “Deathly Hallows” in its entirety, trust me… “epic” is the word you’ll be singing over and over again for the rest of the summer.
And with that, I hope you enjoy the trailer commentary, folks. Make sure to head to the comments section and go on Twitter to let us know what you think!