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This second trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” is simply stunning and it’s an excellent example of why we highly anticipate and watch movies. Think about the themes displayed here as you watch.

 

This trailer gives me the chills. It’s very well done. Seeing loved ones long gone? Eternal life? Good versus overwhelming evil? Laying down one’s life for a greater cause? The final battle? There is a reason this trailer has the effect it does and it’s not merely because of the special effects and the music but the storylines presented. That’s where the chills come from. That’s a story I want to be a part of. That’s a story that will get me out of bed in the morning. That’s a war worth fighting. Even if you detest the Harry Potter franchise, you should appreciate why so many gravitate towards it.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (Ephesians 6:10-13)

Think about one other reason why you probably like this trailer. For us Harry Potter fans, we know how it ends! Does that remove the tension or the effect? Not in the least, but it brings hope that taints all of this series. You would not watch if you thought Voldemort would win.

Enjoy the trailer and enjoy the movie when it comes out on July 15th but do not be deceived. Artists can only stray so far from the metanarrative themes of the gospel and from truth before it gets pretty boring and empty. Don’t just be stoked to see the movie; in Christ you have the choice to actually live it.

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