Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2 to End a Beautiful Relationship

Warner Brothers releases a raft of "action" posters for the July 15th film

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint

And now, the end is near, Harry Potter faces his final curtain...

For Potter fans, the end of the 14-year media saga (books and films) really IS almost over, with no books forthcoming from J.K. Rowling's magical brain, and the eighth and final film in the top-grossing series in film history, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2, due to arrive -- laden with mixed feelings for fans and cast alike -- in theaters on July 15.

Incidentally, there are seven books in the series, which began with the hopeful publication of Harry Potter and the Philosphopher's Stone in the UK on June 29, 1997; but in an admirable lunge at verisimilitude, or in an effort to generate more revenues, or both, the final book has been split into two films.

With the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resorts' Islands of Adventure theme park last summer, the Potter milieu will live on in real time, but it's a closed loop - the story will have been told; the books imagined, written, published, and read; the films made and viewed; and NO SURPRISES will remain.

As befitting the culmination of such an epic saga, Deathly Hallows Pt 2 centers on the final, ultimate, mega, meta, hellzapoppin confrontation between Harry and the Forces of Good, and Voldemort and his deatheating Forces of Bad. At this point, either you are down with the system or you aren't, so it's pointless to go into much more plot elucidation, but suffice it to say that there will be horcruxes and either Harry or Voldemort will buy the ultimate farm.

We will attend perforce with sphincters clenched in anticipation and revel in what should be a glorious finale, but we will also be sad. There WILL be weeping by various people for various reasons, but it will all be real.

Warner Brothers has just released a number of "action" posters for the film involving a lot of wand brandishing - bask here in their collected glory.



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