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Ayselipera
November 20th, 2010, 08:19 AM
As some of you might or might not know Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part one) just came out recently. Which is the first part of the last Harry Potter book.

So has anyone gone to see it yet? Did you enjoy the movie? If you've read the books does this movie at all compare? If you haven't seen it yet are you eventually going to see it? Is there anything that you are really hoping they include or is there something that you wish they included if you've already seen it? Do you plan on seeing part two of the Deathly Hallows come July? Is there anything else you'd like to say about the movie?

LordDarkrai
November 20th, 2010, 09:23 AM
I still have to see it and I thinking of going next week after Black Friday to see it. I'm interested in seeing part 2 next year.

Shiny Gardevoir
November 20th, 2010, 10:05 AM
I watched it for the sake of getting incentives XD.
Anyway, I was kind of lost at some point caused I haven't seen Half-Blood Prince. Effects and all graphics stuff were great, though the story got annoying at some point...
Still, I wasn't exactly expecting some funny parts, but there were some :P.

WonderGirl
November 20th, 2010, 10:21 AM
I'm going to watch it next weekend and I can't wait! I mean I don't understand a thing in Harry Potter xD But I still want to watch it :P I saw on TV how all the people of English went gaga over it. I also saw a trailer. I can't believe Harry Potter is coming to an end since the last one will be released in June 2011 if I'm not wrong. HP has been here forever.

Stratos99
November 20th, 2010, 10:50 AM
Absolutely. ****ing. Psyched.

Between my friend who caught the midnight showing and the trailers there's no way I can put this movie off any longer. It helps that I'm a huge Harry Potter fan as well.

Ash317
November 20th, 2010, 11:54 AM
I'm pretty excited to see this. Is it in 3d? I thought I read that they were planning on doing a 3d version and that seems to be all the rage now. The trailer is awesome for sure...

Ayselipera
November 20th, 2010, 12:00 PM
I can't believe Harry Potter is coming to an end since the last one will be released in June 2011 if I'm not wrong. HP has been here forever.

I'm pretty sure it's coming out July 2011 not June 2011. IMDb has the specific date July 15, 2011 for the U.S. release. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201607/)

I'm pretty excited to see this. Is it in 3d? I thought I read that they were planning on doing a 3d version and that seems to be all the rage now. The trailer is awesome for sure...

I read that they were originally going to have a 3D version, but it was going to be of poor quality due to the small length of time they had to turn the film into 3D. So they scrapped the idea altogether. I'm actually happy they cared more about the quality then the overwhelming hype for a 3D version.

ShreyasPokemon
November 20th, 2010, 12:14 PM
I still did not see it, but at the moment, I am crazy about the movie and I wont get to see it till Sunday ;-;

Jake♫
November 20th, 2010, 12:37 PM
I went to the midnight premier two nights ago. It. is. AMAZING! Ughhh, my friend and I literally had to sit on the floor in the lobby out of sheer excitement after it. July is too far away for part two =/

PlatinumDude
November 20th, 2010, 03:27 PM
I saw the movie yesterday. It turned out better than I thought. But the moments involving Nagini were too startling for me.

King Goodra
November 21st, 2010, 07:59 AM
FINALLY someone posts a thread for Harry Potter. I was beginning to lose faith in the community.

I went to the premiere. I can't say that I was in love with the movie, but it was still amazing none the less! I recognize that this movie was essential and more so of the movie that deals more with the plot being revealed a great deal. It just makes me more excited for the last movie to come out. I'm upset that Harry Potter is ending, though. JK Rowling said that she could write five more books on it, but she doesn't think she will. I wish she did, though that may harm the franchise more than help, but I'm being greedy and I don't want to face the end of it. Even though it has to be done some time.

-Scourge-
November 21st, 2010, 10:15 AM
Oh yeah, this movie looks amazing.
I won't go see it in theaters but I will see it when comes out on DVD.

Esper
November 21st, 2010, 03:11 PM
I was dragged to the midnight showing by a friend so my recollection of the movie isn't as good as it could have been if I'd not been half asleep, but I thought it was great. I only read the book when it first came out so it wasn't fresh in my mind and I couldn't really tell how much was changed for the movie, but it all flowed together well and there were no slow or boring or awkward* parts. The acting was great, too. One of my favorite parts was how they did the story of the Deathly Hollows. I wasn't expecting them to change styles for that, but it worked really well. I hope part II will be as good as this was.

*except for
Harry's spontaneous dance with Hermione. What. I don't remember that being in the book. Half the audience burst out laughing.

TRIFORCE89
November 21st, 2010, 03:36 PM
I saw it last night.

It's a strong film series. They're all pretty well made. Yeah, they don't always match the books 100%, but that doesn't make them bad movies for me. Just different.

When I first watch PoA, I hated it. It was my favourite of the series then and I was really looking forward to it. And a lot was left out and I was disappointed. But, as film on its own I think it's aged the best of the earlier films.

Currently, OotP is my least favourite film in the series (and my least favourite book in the series too XD).

I'm not quite sure how I feel about Deathly Hallows Part 1 yet. I think of all the ones released thus far, this one is the most difficult to follow if you haven't seen the previous films or read the books. All the others have been pretty good at being stand alone films. This one, not so much.

I'm fine with the book being split in two. I don't know if I like how it was handled. But, I think that's because I've read the book and I know how it ends. So, I wasn't really left going "Oooh, what's going to happen next?". But, again, I think that's entirely because I've read the book.

Still looking forward to the next/last one though.

Anyway, I enjoyed the movie. I miss the old days when it all felt more magical and less doom and gloom but not much they can do about that. That said though, I enjoyed the book (or at least the half covered in the film) far more. So... the problem probably isn't content, but how it was presented from a technical stand point. Good acting and cinematography though.

I enjoyed the dance scene in the tend. Sure it was goofy, but it was supposed to be. Goofing around to keep their spirits. I don't really care if it wasn't in the book. Wasn't really happy with how Ron's worst fears were depicted. It was a bit much.


So, as you can see I'm all over the place here lol

Ayselipera
November 23rd, 2010, 08:42 PM
FINALLY someone posts a thread for Harry Potter. I was beginning to lose faith in the community.

I went to the premiere. I can't say that I was in love with the movie, but it was still amazing none the less! I recognize that this movie was essential and more so of the movie that deals more with the plot being revealed a great deal. It just makes me more excited for the last movie to come out. I'm upset that Harry Potter is ending, though. JK Rowling said that she could write five more books on it, but she doesn't think she will. I wish she did, though that may harm the franchise more than help, but I'm being greedy and I don't want to face the end of it. Even though it has to be done some time.

I read the same thing too and at first I was excited, but then afterwards I realized that could end up ruining the whole series. Plus I have this horribly cliché feeling that the next villain would be 'Voldemort's secret child that avenges their father' sort of thing. Anyways I think the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies here. It ended on a good note and it's probably best to leave it where it's at.

When I first watch PoA, I hated it. It was my favourite of the series then and I was really looking forward to it. And a lot was left out and I was disappointed. But, as film on its own I think it's aged the best of the earlier films.


I relate so much to this! Before The Half Blood Prince came out Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite book. When I saw the movie I was disappointed because so much had been changed around and left out. It was especially disappointing since the first two movies followed closely to the original stories and were filled with direct quotes from the books. There was a change in director though when the third movie was shot and as you can see his style was much different. With all that said though it has ended up being one of my favorites out of all the movies. Although Chamber of Secrets is still my absolute favorite.

Anyways it looks like everyone has pretty good things to say about the movie which is great! I was going to see it the day after it came out, but little things keep arising here and there so I haven't been able to see it just yet. I'm hoping by at least Friday and if not I don't even know. D: I have to see it soon especially with all the positive things I've been hearing about it here and everywhere else.

Prometheus
November 24th, 2010, 08:09 AM
I read the book watched the movie and I'm not glad.

moments.
November 24th, 2010, 03:28 PM
I've read all the books and seen all the movies [I saw Deathly Hallows at midnight but we'll get to that]
I can see why people say they hate the films because they aren't replicas of the books, but I must say, that being a film nerd and aspiring screen writer, I can truly appreciate each movie for what it is, not what it isn't. If the film strays from the book, I say, that wasn't expected, but it was very well done (if it was).

I will admit I'm not a die hard, HP fan, but I am a huge fan of the films.

Onto Deathly Hallows now! I saw it at the midnight screening and loved it so much! When it ended I was like, "NO!" I easily could've sat there and watched another 2 and a half hours of film, even if it ended up being over 5 hours. The plot was highly engaging, it was beautifully shot and there was a good balance between action and other factors.

My only irk was an evident lack of comedy, and while I know the movie is very dark and not made to be comic or anything, I think a few more moments would've added to the film.

All in all, it is a fantastic movie and recommended to anyone who has seen all the other movies/read the books. For those who haven't, don't see this movie. You will be very confused and lost throughout the whole film as it relies heavily on the past stories for plot.

Tyrantrum
November 25th, 2010, 12:11 PM
I saw it last Friday. I. Loved. It. I can't wait for part two, but I don't want to wait until July! D:

Sean
November 25th, 2010, 12:17 PM
I really, really, really, need to see this already.. ;_; I'm a big HP fan.
Probably will go over weekend.

Talli
November 25th, 2010, 12:20 PM
Will be going on saturday with my Sister and nieces. I still have to finish read the book first.

Mukkamoto
November 25th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Saw the movie a few days ago :) and well happy that i did! Great movie imo, probably the best out of the franchise yet, well directed, great action and all building up to a great final film :) Can't wait for part II to come ;o

seeker
November 28th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Post subject to spoilers, you've been warned, in small print n~n
Seen this last week, I was also tempted to write a review on it and post it here, however I feel that not having read the book would fracture the consistency of the analysis. With that said, I'm quite a large fan of the movies, and have yet to have not enjoyed one. This was no exception. However, with the latter statements, I feel that it was most certainly a film you would not enjoy had you not seen prior films, in saying that, not a great number of people who haven't been following the previous installments would have gone to see it anyway. The interesting this is, I found the film to be quite visual in a different way. Without the usual Hogwarts grounds making much of an appearance, it gave way to more challenges to the director of photography. We seen a lot more environment and less set work or man made environments. This was the work of the new director of photography.

I did notice however, that there was a contradiction. When Ron destroyed the Horcrux, he stated that there was only "three to go", however, there was 8 in total, 4 of which had been destroyed, so there was still 4 left. I decided to google it to see was I missing something, but it turns out that they made a mistake in that regard. Rookie error in my opinion.

There was also a flash back to when Voldemort killed Harry's parents. However, Voldemort was shown as his broken self, which doesn't make sense as he was still human at this point, rather than the snake like figure we see in the film. Also in Godric's Hollow, none of the characters (Harry, Hermione etc.) had their breath showing, despite the snow on the ground and the obvious low temperatures.

There are several little plot holes and continuity mistakes in the film, but by large I enjoyed it quite a lot. I've been informed that the second half should be a lot more action based. I did also miss Hogwarts however, I miss the fact that they were students so it kind of brought my emotions to a stand stead when I seen they were all alone. Some heartbreaking scenes such as Hermione having to leave her parents and the death of Hedwig & Dobbie, the film felt a lot more serious and emotional this time around. However, necessary due to Dumbledore dying in the previous film.

I eagerly away the second film to be true, I rather hope that John Williams composes the soundtrack, though that's wishful thinking to be true. All in all I'd give it high marks, a little over 4 stars. Worth the watch if you're any way a fan of the HP fanatic.

Fever
November 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
I went and saw it on opening night.
I liked it, I think the darker the films have been getting, the more I am liking them.
My favourite character right from the start has been Voldemort, but then I always support the bad guy in all these sorts of things, its just the way I operate.
I havent liked alot of the movies though, they havent stuck to the books and that killed it a little bit for me. Which is why I think they have decided to make the last book into 2 movies. There's so much to include from the book, and they want to do it all and finish the series really well and thats a good thing.

Personally, I loved the parts of the movie with Nagini, did anyone else notice that Nagini was the only one to actually really eat anything (more or less) for the whole movie?

Kelp
November 28th, 2010, 05:14 PM
I wasn't particularly satisfied with it. It didn't feel like it was a complete Harry Potter movie (obviously), but it was missing a lot of the characters, and they didn't even peek their heads into Hogwarts.

Oh well, needless to say, I'm excited for part two. =)

RED BARON
December 1st, 2010, 10:33 PM
Haven't watched it yet but I plan to!

Mew~
December 2nd, 2010, 11:34 AM
I saw it the first day it came out in IMAX! Im a really big fan, im read all the books and got all the DVD's out so far.
I had to have a blood test in the morning so I missed a bit of school and with my mum being so nice, after she let my older brother take me to watch it 1pm show (Missed a whole day of school, said I was ill xD)

I did really enjoy the book. I was really suprised at where they finnished, it's like three quaters the way though the book, I wonder if they are going to be focusing alot of the battle of hogwarts. I thought the Harry and Hermione dance scene was cute.

Did anyone find it weird at the part where harry opens the locket for ron and theres an illusion of Harry and Hermione makin' out naked xD

Destiny
December 5th, 2010, 07:58 AM
"What am I gonna do? My wife's all alone downstairs!"
"Ron, you don't have a wife."

Galukxy
December 5th, 2010, 08:03 AM
"What am I gonna do? My wife's all alone downstairs!"
"Ron, you don't have a wife."

I laughed so hard at that x3

I watched the movie about a week ago and I laughed, cried and enjoyed this movie a lot. I can't wait to see the next part to this movie.

Eagledelt
December 5th, 2010, 11:16 AM
I have already seen the movie and loved it! Can't wait for the big finale *-*

otaku-dono
December 5th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Saw it last night. THIS is what I've been wanting from the last three HP movies: sticking to the books. I guess you get that freedom when you do it in two parts, and also you can't really chop anything out of this one. There were a few things I disliked about it though: the awkward and unnecessary dance scene; the fact that all of these people that Harry has actually met before he has needed to meet for the first time since they've been cut from the other movies; Dobby's cameo in Grimmald Place; and the fact that they burned down the Burrow in the last film and now it's back again. Also tbh the way they changed the plan in the beginning made no sense whatsoever. I did think the way they presented The Tale of the Three Brothers was quite awesome.

Overall I think it thoroughly deserves the 8/10 it has atm on imdb.