Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Okay, be warned right now...there are spoilers in this post!! So if you haven't read the books or want to form your own opinion about the movie: STOP RIGHT HERE!! Okay? Good.

My overall opinion was that it was great. I don't know if I could ever say that a Harry Potter movie was bad, I just love them so much. I wouldn't say this was my favorite, but I really need to see it more than once to catch everything I missed and decide on that. I had been rereading the books like I always do each summer (does anyone else do that? It just feels right) and was hoping I'd make it thru book 6 before the movie, but I didn't...I'm only on the end of book 5. That might be a good thing though, because I don't remember every thing that they skipped or messed up at the moment.

From the very beginning I felt it was odd...I liked the little train station scene but didn't feel it was really right. It's supposed to open with a scene at the Dursleys each book and we never even got to see Dudley!! I love the Burrow, so any extra scenes there are great in my opinion. However, the whole Deatheater/fire thing was completely dumb and a waste of time. What was the point?? All it did was show Helena Bonham Carter's pregnant belly! ;)

I thought Draco's character was very well could feel the panic and hysteria building up in him throughout. And I loved his suits...even though in the books they are almost never out of their wizard robes. It really made you feel sorry for him (and his mom) that he had such a gawd-awful dad.

Ron's love triangle with Lavender, Hermione and Rimelda (sp?) was great...he does some wonderful facial expressions esp. when he takes the love potion. When he was sitting staring at the moon and asked Harry if he could introduce Ron to Rimelda that was so funny/cute.

The part where Harry takes the Felix Felices (is that right? the Good Luck charm) was probably my favorite part of the movie. He was just so funny when he was copying Slughorn and sitting in Hagrid's cabin (did anyone else notice that Hagrid seemed to have grown in this movie?? And his furniture too? Harry's feet were dangling in the chair!)

I did not like the younger Tom Riddles at all...they weren't creepy enough and the older one, while he did look like the younger boy in this movie, looked nothing like the Tom Riddle we saw in the previous movie(s). I had read somewhere that that boy was too old now, but surely they could have found someone closer to him??

The ending...ugh. I did not like it at all. Even my sister, who hasn't read any of the books, felt like it wasn't right. They were just like "oh, Dumbledore's dead? Okay, guess I'll have to kill Old Voldy by myself then". It was supposed to be a horrible shock and so sad for everyone that this great wizard was suddenly dead. And they really should have shown his funeral. It didn't feel sad to me at all. Hermione was the only one who actually shed some tears...haven't these actors ever heard of eye drops?

Anyway, that's what I think. So there you have it. =) So...when does the next one come out? lol.

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