Despite the highs and lows that the Harry Potter series has taken, despite the different imaginings of different directors, despite all the hype being built up for this one final film and all the critics arguing over which film is the best and why this new film will be this or that; when I hear John Williams subtle yet strong theme seep onto the screen, no matter what anyone has said, or even what I’ve said, I can’t help get chills down my spine. The finale for Harry Potter has been a long time coming, this is a story that we’ve lived with for a decade, with seven films down and only one left to go.

After it all, while watching this latest trailer I can’t help but be filled with the same sense of awe and wonder that I can still recall back in 2001 when I saw the first trailer for the first film. Wow…

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There’s no doubt that the special effects in this film will in fact be THE BEST we see this year. There’s just no way around it. They’ve mastered the art and paired it with an amazing cinematographer Eduardo Serra, stunning sets and probably some of the best production design ever seen  — this trailer shows us that once again they will conquer. The 3-D is still up for debate, but there’s no doubt that you will be visually astounded by this film and that ILM will be winning another Oscar.

I spoke with David Yates over the phone last year for Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows where he assured me that this film would in fact be the action half to the previously more dramatic and plot building film…

David Yates: I am very, very fond of Part 1, it’s much more melancholic and haunted and intense than Part 2, which is more of an action film. There’s much more spectacle and battled and dragons and things. I’m still working on Part 2. I’m excited about both of them for different reasons… I’m very excited about just getting to the end of the story and the big action stuff which is quite fun for an audience.

I for one can’t wait to see the action come July 17th!

What do you think?