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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

September 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM

The “Harry Potter” trailer — and, will you watch it in 3D?

So, the new trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” came out this week, full of extremely scary snake action (maybe that’s just me), a Harry-and-Ron fight moment, Hermione in a cute red dress, a weirdly glam Harry double in a blue cardigan, the merest glimpse of Ginny, and virtually no indication that our heroes went camping for an enormous chunk of the book. In other words, it looks like a rollicking good time, as most of the recent “Potter” movies have been, and I’m very much looking forward to its November opening. I don’t usually put trailers on this blog, but I’m going to put this one up today, so that you can all get as freaked out by the snake as I was, and so you can then answer a question for me:

OK. You’ve probably heard that this is the first of the “Potter” movies to be released in 3D. This was a post-production decision (rather than actually shooting the film in 3D, like “Avatar,” which would take much longer and cost much more), and while the Potter filmmakers have said in interviews that the conversion will be of good quality, you have to wonder — why do this? Were the previous films any less thrilling for being in 2D? Do you watch the trailer and think, hmm, if only that were 3D? Are you willing to pay extra to see this movie, in particular, in 3D? (It’ll be released in 2D, as well as both flavors of 3D: vanilla and IMAX.) Let’s take a poll . . .

How do you plan to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?survey software

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