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Monday, July 16, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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7 responses to “Monday, July 16, 2007”

  1. Does anyone else find the cover illustration for DH bad? Or am I just losing my mind?

    Snape dies, Draco dies, Dumbledore comes back, kids reading fiction dies….alas.

    I like the scar/horcrux theory! Anyone going to read the end first?

  2. pixie says:

    Oh I thought the movie was great! Of course it wasn’t perfect but I don’t know to many movies that have made it to #5 and where still good!

    I wished they had spent more time explaining the prophesy, and after harry was laying on the ground its all CLIP he’s back at school all fine. I can’t remmeber what happened in the book but I would have liked a little transition. I also would have liked a little bit more of the personal story behing ron’s dad and how the mom was all freaked out and more about how harry thought he WAS being controled by voldemort, but with all that said I still LIKED IT!! I was happy with it, I can always go back and read the book for more fun which is better anyway! The movie is just icing to me :)

  3. Pam says:

    I enjoyed the movie — I think it helped not to have read the book since the summer it came out. My son, who is re-reading the series this summer and has a memory for details, was a bit disappointed.

    I’m wondering whether I’ll be able to NOT peek at the end. And, since I won’t get my paws on a book until the teenagers have finished with them, I may know the end whether I want to or not. (I can justify the purchase of two copies — but 4?)

  4. CC says:

    I’m with you, Bonne–I’d give it a C+ for effort, but the director deviated from Rowling way too often, to ill effect! Sad to say, but true–they are letting him direct #6 as well! But maybe if enough mixed reviews come in, he’ll get “expelliarmused”…

  5. Seanna Lea says:

    I really enjoyed the movie. I really feel like the director was trying to show us what was going on rather than telling us (by moving certain bits of action to Sirius etc.). I loved the intensity of the movie and felt like it was a much better attempt than Azkhaban (which is the one I liked the least).

  6. Bonne Marie says:

    I enjoyed it too! But it just didn’t blow me away.

    Some of the scenes were really spectacular — anything in the Ministry of Magic was superb — Imelda Staunton’s performance as Umbridge was fabulous —

    But her scenes were too many & went on too long. I wish there would’ve been more Snape/Harry lessons with more complex flashbacks to the original teen-age James & Sirius & Snape. [Never too much Alan Rickman for this babe.]

    Overall, the pacing was really off and shot set-ups were not by a master, but by someone, IMHO, who is used to painting on the less than sublte small screen.

    And please, somebody, fix Ralph’s makeup!

  7. carrie says:

    Excellent movie review! I haven’t seen it yet, but they do try to pack a lot into the movies. It must be difficult, with the size of the books. And I think it’s funny the attorney sat on the Harry Potter book on the flight – lol!

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