Wednesday, July 20, 2011

VIP Movie Review

Things have been a little busy around here because we've had family staying with us, but I wanted to get out a little post about the movie we went to go see on Monday night. Its was exciting, but also a bittersweet goodbye to a series (both books and movies) that I have grown up with. Of course I'm referring to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2. I was very impressed, I didn't cry at all the whole night. (I'll admit, I'm not much of a crier anyway). Before pt 1 last year I listened to the audiobook right before I went to see the movie, but this time I decided I wanted to judge the movie solely on its own, so I didn't reread the last half of the book. Its been probably four years or so since I read it, so I don't remember specific details, which worked out well I think.

I think the movie was great. What a bland statement, eh?  Lets see, the parts I loved: McGonagall's "I've always wanted to use that spell" line, Neville, Lune yelling at Harry for his attention, Ron charging the boys for attacking Hermione, Ron knowing parseltounge because Harry talks in his sleep,and Snape. I have never been a fan of Snape, not even the first time I read through the book and discovered his secret. But Mr. Rickman played the character so well, and those flashbacks were so emotional that you couldn't help but feel for his character. Some of the things I wasn't overly impressed with: Ginny's character. After the last movie I felt they were (and rightly so) leading up toher  almost be on the same level as the trio, but while Neville shined, she sort of faded. As one of my favorite characters I was disappointed she didn't have a bigger role. Also I would have liked to see the duel between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix emphasized more. Really though, I thought the movie was great and will rewatch several times over the next months.

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