With the overabundance of shimmering vampires and fluffy werewolves, it's easy to forget that there's another teen fantasy coming our way, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Since Part One is not hitting screens until November of 2010, the media push hasn't started yet, and we have to satisfy ourselves with low-res shots. There was the blurry scan back in March, which showed pretty much nothing, but now we're getting a little more -- a peek at Harry and Hagrid zooming along in Sirius' old motorbike with the side car, courtesy of Oclumencia (where there are a slew of angles and perspectives of the scene).
Stop reading now if you don't want to know about plot points in Deathly Hallows.
As we know, that motorbike ride is a pretty important part of the book's first moments, where the action really kicks into high gear. The Dursley's home had been Harry's protection from the Death Eaters, but this magic help will expire in a few days on Harry's 17th birthday, so the Polyjuice plan comes into action. This is the moment when youth is completely broken from Harry as he loses the protection of his safe but hated childhood home, along with the lives of both Mad Eye Moody and Hedwig -- not to mention George's serious injury.
I've got to say, seeing the film slowly come together fills me both with excitement and dread. It'll be nice to finally make it to the end of Harry Potter's adventures after all of these years, but man, it's an emotional rollercoaster overflowing with the deaths of many of the Potter universe's favorite characters. Is it wrong of me to hope that the big screen might change some of their fates?