We are happy to announce
that we now have full details
on the Harry Potter 8 film
footage that was shown at
convention on Friday.
the material we share
has TONS OF SPOILERS!
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The footage opens with Voldemort whispering: “Harry… bring him to me.”
Then Harry, Hermione, and Ron are in a room talking to the now-rescued
wand-maker Mr. Ollivander (played by John Hurt), who tells him:
“He’s after you Mr. Potter. You really don’t stand a chance.”
Harry replies defiantly: “I suppose I’ll have to kill him, before he finds me, then.”
Then there was footage of a battle with a white dragon, and Hermione cries,
“We can’t just stand here. Who’s got an idea?” “Don’t ask us,” Ron squeaks.
“You’re the brilliant one!” “I’ve got something, but it’s mad,” she says,
and before she can explain it she dives through a stone archway,
and onto the back of the dragon.
The screen then cuts to the hills outside of Hogwarts Castle,
now controlled by Snape and the other Death Eaters.
“We need to get into Hogwarts tonight,” Harry says, but Hermione panics:
“We can’t do that. We have to plan. We’ve got to figure it out.”
Ron decides they should just charge in, fearless.
“Hermione, when have any of our plans ever actually worked?
We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose!”
Here, the footage takes an intensely depressing turn.
The camera scans over a hallway full of bodies,
scattered and broken with blood smearing the floor.
Voldemort’s eerie bodily-less voice proclaims:
“You have allowed your friends to die for you, rather than face me yourself.
Join me in The Forbidden Forest and confront your fate.”
Cutting to the forest, Harry finds the images of those Voldemort meant,
the people who have given their lives for him: His mother, father, Sirius Black…
“Why are you here, all of you?” he demands. “We never left,” his mother whispers.
“You’ll stay with me?” Harry’s voice is fearful, while the ghosts are soothing and calm.
“Always,” his mother says. “Until the end,” adds his father, which sounds,
(at least, to me,) as ominous as it is reassuring.
Then, Harry faces Voldemort unarmed, ready to sacrifice himself.
“Harry Potter, the boy who lived… come to die,” Voldemort gloats,
before the almost disappointingly easy slaying. Potter dies without a fight.
J.K. Rowling’s vision of the afterlife is a white void of nothingness,
and Harry finds himself facing his mentor, the late headmaster Albus Dumbledore,
who had been struck down by Severus Snape; “You brave, brave man… ”
“You are the true master of death, Harry,” Dumbledore tells him.
In the next clip, he is facing Severus Snape in the Great Hall of Hogwarts,
challenging him as thousands of students look on. “How dare you stand where he stood!”
Potter screams. “Tell them how it happened that night. How you looked him in the eye,
a man who TRUSTED you, and KILLED him!”
More battle-releated chaos unfolds, as the two armies clash on the grounds of Hogwarts.
“Let’s finish this the way we started,” Potter tells Voldemort, grabbing him,
as they both tumble over a cliff as Potter’s voice echoes: “… together…"