If the newest poster for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” looks a little familiar, it’s because you’ve seen it, oh, a few dozen times before.
The poster is dominated by profile shots of Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) staring each other down, with a wand between them (held by the Dark Lord, judging by the length of the fingernails). The tagline: “It all ends,” with the movie’s release date, July 15.
Look, we’re excited about the final “Potter” movie — like, really excited. But this poster doesn’t really do a whole lot for us because it’s such an overused visual. A few minutes of searching gave us similar head-to-head posters for the likes of “Lone Wolf McQuade,” “Enemy Mine” and “Freddy vs. Jason.” We’re not sure if this is the kind of company Harry and Co. want to be keeping.
The conclusion of “Deathly Hallows” is going to be huge, and one slight misstep in marketing four months out isn’t going to change that one bit. But we were kind of hoping for a little more than a standard action-movie look for the one-sheet.
What do you think of the latest poster?