My blog is getting a bit sporadic, so I wanted to try and do something on a weekly basis. I'm going to post a trailer breakdown every Thursday. It will mostly be trailers for movies that are coming soon, occasionally I might take an older trailer just for fun. I'll break it down with what I thought worked, what I think might not, and I'll bring it home with how excited I am to see it.
What better trailer to start with than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
What works: The entire trailer feels more epic than any other Potter film. As it should be, DH1 had a somber feeling for most of the film, this one won't have any. From the looks of it, it will be nonstop action throughout. Just what Potter needs to go out with a bang. I liked how the trailer showed a lot of different characters and not just our trio. (Lots of Snape love!) Everyone plays a role in the battle of Hogwarts, it's good to see them get a little love.
The Prince's Tale: Aka Snape's memories, aka one of the most interesting parts in the book. I like that a few clips of it made the trailer, even though I read they are adding something that wasn't in the book I could hardly care less. I loved that chapter and I'm dying to know more.
What might not: "Complete the journey in 3D." No, can you please pull out of 3D last minute again and make EVERYBODY happy? This is not a film for 3D, HP is going to make a ton of money at the box office anyways, so adding the extra surcharge is just greedy and unneeded. 3D should be left to animated films, stop trying to bring it into live action. It never works.