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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Deathly Hallows Part One - My Review Reply with quote

Here is my review:
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw it this past Sunday with my sister and son. It was ok.

I also have to mention that I have not read the books. That might contribute to why I was somewhat ... well ... bored at points. The running away of the three seemed like a lot of ... camping (cool how BIG inside the tent was.) Camping in forests, camping on the mountain, camping ...

It was interesting how the Horcrux affected the wearers ... and very reminiscent of wearing the "one ring."

I also thought Harry's wand breaking seemed very ... incidental. But it 'felt' like it should be important.

All in all it was my least favorite Potter film, but I'd still rate it a B-
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry, they seem like they're camping in the book too Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madadeva wrote:
I saw it this past Sunday with my sister and son. It was ok.

I also have to mention that I have not read the books. That might contribute to why I was somewhat ... well ... bored at points. The running away of the three seemed like a lot of ... camping (cool how BIG inside the tent was.) Camping in forests, camping on the mountain, camping ...

It was interesting how the Horcrux affected the wearers ... and very reminiscent of wearing the "one ring."



All in all it was my least favorite Potter film, but I'd still rate it a B-

I saw it last Saturday and in General enjoyed it bit I do agree with you it slowed down a bit half way through , mind you i would like a tent like that lol Wink
I was happy with the scene were Ron rescues Harry and the effects of the horcrux when opened better than I imagened in the book , but taught the kinda naked harry and hermoine a bit (oh that a bit much ) mind you we went to any early showing and the cinema was full of kids , the two whom were sitting next to me and the missus started to make out Rolling Eyes during the movie nearly gave them a slap lol
Apart from the main 2 actors everyone one ele just has bit parts must be frustrating for them . HP7 goes to the DARK side cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Madadeva wrote:
I saw it this past Sunday with my sister and son. It was ok.

I also have to mention that I have not read the books. That might contribute to why I was somewhat ... well ... bored at points. The running away of the three seemed like a lot of ... camping (cool how BIG inside the tent was.) Camping in forests, camping on the mountain, camping ...

It was interesting how the Horcrux affected the wearers ... and very reminiscent of wearing the "one ring."



All in all it was my least favorite Potter film, but I'd still rate it a B-

I saw it last Saturday and in General enjoyed it bit I do agree with you it slowed down a bit half way through , mind you i would like a tent like that lol Wink
I was happy with the scene were Ron rescues Harry and the effects of the horcrux when opened better than I imagened in the book , but taught the kinda naked harry and hermoine a bit (oh that a bit much ) mind you we went to any early showing and the cinema was full of kids , the two whom were sitting next to me and the missus started to make out Rolling Eyes during the movie nearly gave them a slap lol
Apart from the main 3 actors everyone one else just has bit parts must be frustrating for them . HP7 goes to the DARK side cool

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

I personally thought this was one of the best films so far, and I think I put it down to the fact that its in 2 parts. Thats always been my main problem with these films, they've cut out or changed so much of the story in the first 6 that it was quite nice to actually watch it with next to no differences to the book. There were still some obvious changes, like the way they were caught by the snatchers and Voldemort not actually arriving at Godrics Hollow, but on the whole I think they kept it pretty true to the book. If i had my way each film would be about 6 hours long Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ur-Lord Jymwah wrote:
Hi all,

I personally thought this was one of the best films so far, and I think I put it down to the fact that its in 2 parts. Thats always been my main problem with these films, they've cut out or changed so much of the story in the first 6 that it was quite nice to actually watch it with next to no differences to the book. There were still some obvious changes, like the way they were caught by the snatchers and Voldemort not actually arriving at Godrics Hollow, but on the whole I think they kept it pretty true to the book. If i had my way each film would be about 6 hours long Very Happy

Voldermort not in Godrics hollow was noticable and also I cant remember but was the potrait of Black not in Hermoines bag Question Im sure I didnt hear mention of it that was important in the book .
Thats what annoyed me in the other films especially "Half blood Prince" they didnt keep to the book BTW sorry for double post earlier in this thread Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah its things like the painting that really annoy me, that is a key part of the plot in how the doe finds them in the first place. That's why i prefered this film to the rest. 1-6 had so much missing or changed it felt different. Almost wrong. But I still love them, dont get ME wrong Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice review Zahir. Actually made me less dubious about going to watch this one.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I waited until I saw the film before opening this thread. Your review is spot on, Zahir. I think this is also my second favorite film now, next to PoA. At least, tied for second with SS/PS. I will always cherish that first eye-opening view of Rowling's wizarding world in the first film.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I loved the first two films as well, when I first saw them. I still enjoy them, but they're a little too candyshop to really take seriously. That's why PoA really stands tall, it violently broke from that, and from there it just got darker and darker. The above applies to the books as well, I guess.
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Yeah, POA has been the best movie so far. And HBP the worst.

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My only quibble with PoA, other than what was cut out which is a given considering the medium, was the choice to have the students wear regular clothes rather than robes most of the time they were at Hogwarts. I like the robes differentiating between the muggle world and when the students are in school.

But, that is more a stylistic quibble. Otherwise I loved the dark overtones of PoA. For a film adaptation of the book, I still think it is the best. I wish Cuarón had directed at least one more of the films, especially HBP.

I'll reserve final judgment on my part of where I rank this adaptation of DH for after I have seen both parts. I do know that I already like the signs I have seen of Neville's backbone in part one.
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