Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
“It all ends.” So says the latest round of advertising for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which hits theaters July 15. The phrase obviously has several interpretations: the end of the Potter story, the final Potter movie, etc. But the one thing that “It all ends” apparently doesn’t mean is the end of the posters Warner Brothers is putting out to publicize the film. Four more have just come online and, I’ll admit it, like most of the other posters released, these are very attractive. But, really, did we need four more? Is this movie not going to make $400 million domestic and well over $1 billion internationally? I think it can do that in its sleep without a shred of advertising.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has begun screening so we’ll surely start to hear reviews soon but, until then, check out these new posters which – with the film being released in just over a week – could be the final ones, after the jump.
Pretty, right? No doubt. The one thing that none of the posters – these and previously released ones – have really focused on is the fact that the film is in 3D. It’ll be the first Potter film in full 3D and though people seem to like the 3D in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Warner Bros. has yet to really kill it with a live action 3D movie. (Though, I must admit, if given the choice between Green Lantern in 2D or 3D, I’d choose 3D. Campbell did some cool visual stuff with that film.) On the other hand, the 3D sequence in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was stellar and that was years ago, so there’s certainly hope that this conversion won’t tarnish a series that, over the course of seven previous movies, didn’t need 3D to make billions and billions of dollars.