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New Half-Blood Prince Trailer Running in Japan, New Stills of Snape on the Tower, Greyback, Draco and More

HBP Film
Posted by: sue
January 18, 2009, 10:36 AM

Thanks to Pottermania for letting us know about a trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that is running in Japan, that contains many new images from the upcoming film. You can see new stills of this trailer via this link, including a remarkable look at Snape on the Astronomy tower,  wand at hand, gesturing to Harry to remain silent right before those pivotal events with Dumbledore,  as well as a dramatic photo of Greyback dragging a victim, while the Death Eaters are creating havoc in Diagon Alley. UPDATE: At the request of Pottermania, we must ask you to view all of the remaining photos including ones of Draco, Luna in the Lion hat and more via their website. Please note: These stills are heavily watermarked and in some instances are blurry. We do not know if when this trailer will be released or online and will update with more when we can. Thanks T!

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Love Luna’s Lion hat!!

But give away the entire plot of the movies, whydoncha WB?! We see slughorn giving the memory (so no will he, won’t he mystery there), and Snape shushing Harry on the tower (well, I guess that settles the Snape debate right there!).

Posted by Pottershrink on January 19, 2009, 12:33 AM report to moderator

I have read what others have said about the Snape shushing being OK, but I still have a problem with it, because it goes against character. No way would Harry not be up there in the thick of things, defending Dumbledore, particulary in the wake of his guilt after feeding DD the potion in the cave!

This is doubly true if the person shushing him is Snape. He doesn’t trust Snape at all at this stage, and has just found out about Snape being the one who reported the prophecy to Voldemort, and therefore was responsible for his parents being murdered!

Also, HBP Harry is still hot-headed, ruled by emotions he has yet to learn to master. No way would he stand still while others acted! One of the major points about the post-Dobby’s death scene in DH, where Harry sits up all nights thinking “Hallows or Horcruxes?” is this is when he grows up and learns to submit emotion to reason.

Posted by pottershrink on January 19, 2009, 12:45 AM report to moderator

i thought the same exact thing
cuz its all cool-funky-looking :)
thanks leaky i’m so excited
yaaaaay for the new year, more potter

(i wanna c the trailer though)

Posted by reginaaa:) on January 19, 2009, 01:37 AM report to moderator
Julie Webster

They seriously have better taken out that shot of Snape shushing Harry because that is possibly the most incongruous thing EVER!

Incorrect character, incorrect to the plot, incorrect to suspense, incorrect to the entire series!

Posted by Julie Webster on January 19, 2009, 01:53 AM report to moderator

Why is Snape telling Harry to hush???? I hope they don’t ruin that scene for the people who don’t know what happens, and give the whole “GOOD OR BAD” debate away. Very sad if they did in fact ruin the scene of the century.

Posted by Cigaro on January 19, 2009, 02:10 AM report to moderator

AIM: xlxcigaroxlx Would anybody mind IMing me, to help me understand why they did the “shh” thing with Snape, because it infuriates me.

Posted by Cigaro on January 19, 2009, 02:14 AM report to moderator

I just don’t understand. How in the freaking universe does Snape shh-ing Harry communicate to the audience whether he’s good or he’s evil? A shh is a shh. You can’t read his intentions from it. Whether the audience thinks he means “shh, it’s ok. I’m supossed to kill Dumbledore”, or “shh, I’m gonna kill Dumbledore cause I’m Voldemort’s man, screw you Potter!” is entirely up for the non book reading audience to decide. They can debate all they want! There is no ruination, purposeful or accidental. Please people!!

Posted by YodatheHobbit on January 19, 2009, 02:26 AM report to moderator

I’m totally in disagreement with that photo of Snape shushing Harry. For one it’s totally out of character for Snape and two IT’S TOTALLY OUT OF CHARACTER FOR SNAPE. Okay maybe in context in maybe okay, but still….it’s sooo out of character, I mean come on! Oh and another point, Snape supposidly didn’t even know Harry was there when he went to kill Dumbledore, so there, HAHa!

Posted by Snape_Fanatic1 on January 19, 2009, 03:30 AM report to moderator

Then how about we just say, it not happening in the book should keep it from happening in the movie and laugh at your failed explanation.

Posted by Cigaro on January 19, 2009, 03:32 AM report to moderator

I love the divine magic advert :p

Posted by Jordan on January 19, 2009, 05:22 AM report to moderator

Those complaining about the Snape/Harry thing are complete morons. In context of what happens in the movie, from test screening reports, it’s a positive change. If you want word for word from the books then only read them and leave the rest of us to enjoy the movie adaptions as well.

Posted by Scully on January 19, 2009, 05:34 AM report to moderator
Leo Castro

OMG!! IT’s just Snape "shhh"ing. what is the big deal?? It’s not ruining the plot or anything. Why are you all whinging about it???

Posted by Leo Castro on January 19, 2009, 06:50 AM report to moderator

I say that all the time and the morons dont LISTEN! And really people what are you doing again??? Say it with me- ASSUMING! These are picture stills, they wont give out the whole fricken movie besides there is a difference between seeing some still in a picture and watching a full moving scene so you know whats going on. Besides like the above said you guys only think that it will give it away because we are the book and movie going audience. But who is playing Snape- his name is Alan Rickman one of the most talented actors in the world, and I doubt the way he says “shh”, is going to give the fate of Snape away.

Posted by BellaSnape on January 19, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator

I really don’t have a problem with the shushing but it is sort of an overt instance of snape actually protecting harry. Though he could say something about the dark lord wanting to kill harry himself and that was why he protected him at this moment, which is similar to what he says in the book. I also don’t think that it give it away that snape is good because snape still kills dumbledore. If someone is just a movie fan they won’t know the reasons behind why snape killed dumbledore until the end of DH part 2. I would think they would have to decide that snape is evil because he killed dumbledore regardless of his protecting harry.

Posted by decarus on January 19, 2009, 10:41 AM report to moderator

Those are some really cool pics

Posted by Pressha on January 19, 2009, 12:41 PM report to moderator
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