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Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter 7

The movie was dark, hopeless, scary, unsettling, and emotional, but it was also a whole lot of fun. We enjoyed the movie's version of the trio's break-in of the Ministry of Magic even more than the book version. It's tough for us to like anything better than the book version, so that's saying something. It was pretty true to the book though, so that's good. We think everything they made up added to the story and humor.

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe have all FINALLY learned how to act, espectially Rupert. The costumes are good, the visuals are impressive (3D is so not needed), and there were enough laughs to keep it from being a real downer.

Downsides: 1) It ends. (It ends like the first Lord of the Rings movie, halfway through the story.) The ending is not going to feel like an ending, and you are going to leave annoyed and unsatisfied if you don't understand why it needs to be two movies. Also, predictably, it gets draggy in the middle when the trio is wandering around looking for Horcruxes. This can't be helped, even in the book.

2) If you don't know what happened in previous books, you will be lost. If you aren't a fan, this isn't where you should start. If you're not into Harry Potter, you're breathing all our air. Your loss.

Grade for Fans: A+

Grade for Newbies: C

Our ranking of the movies from best to worst: 7, 6, 4, 3, 5, 1, 2


  1. I agree with everything you said. If you're not already a HP fan, you're not going to like it. If you are, it's exciting to see the books in another form. It's sad, dark, depressing, and fully of angst... which mirrors the books.

    I appreciate the shortening of some of it because, while I loved the detail of the book, it was a bit slower. The ministry scene was better. I did NOT like the Wormtail ending. What the heck is that about? Other than that, A+ too!

  2. That's true. They skipped the Wormtail thing. Cheap. But we understand that there was already so much packed into that movie. All the details, scores of characters, scenes, and emotions. Was there really time to stop and confrton Wormtail? The movies didn't even specify that he owed Harry a debt, did they? Did they mention that in the third movie?

    Also, they didn't have Harry say Voldemort's name and get them all caught by the snatchers. Not good for a movie franchise to have a moronic hero, we guess, haha.