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07-19-2009, 03:52 AM
I'm taking a day off from thinking about weight loss??? I was disappointed by the new movie...too much snogging, not enough action!!!! What did everone else think???

07-19-2009, 08:22 AM
I thought it was great. It was the first movie where I actually felt that Daniel Radcliff's performance was authentic, and even Hermione didn't annoy me too much. The book is better of course in every conceivable way but I liked the darkness and especially the scene in the cave, I think they captured the essence of that very well.

By the way, they're teenagers at this point. All they can think about is crushes and adolescent love, it's the development of these characters and not unlike anything that happens in real life.

07-19-2009, 03:52 PM
wanna. i was surprised that most of the reviews were pretty good... we saw it at midnight on opening wife already saw it again and said she liked it a little more the second you said, the books are time i wont reread the books right before the movies...the cool thing for us is that all 3 of my daughters and my wife and a bunch of friends all went together...have a great week

07-19-2009, 08:16 PM
I have never seen or read any Harry Potter...but Angie has...she and my step-d went friday...I asked how was it? She just said...good...dark...but good. She did mention something about them being older too...whatever that meant.

David way to share the day with family and friends!

07-19-2009, 09:27 PM
She did mention something about them being older too...whatever that meant.

It means she's got the hots for Daniel Radcliffe. :s: You better start behaving yourself EZ. :lol:

07-19-2009, 09:48 PM
my wife and daughter saw equiis in new york...they saw harry potter was funny because my wife bought my daughter opera glasses, but thought they might look like perverts with binoculars

07-19-2009, 09:49 PM
i recommend that everyone whos not into it get the 1st book and read a few chapters...youll know by then if youre a sure you can get lots of used copies

07-19-2009, 10:12 PM
I was disappointed, too. I felt it was the most inaccurate in that a lot of important things were omitted that play a large part in the seventh installment (e.g., the history of the Gaunts). I was, however, extremely impressed with Tom Felton's performance. I really hope the next two movies are much better.

07-19-2009, 10:20 PM
I liked it. As I recall, book 6 was where the romance really picked up in the books as fitting that in was sort of necessary to sticking to the books. The only issue (the same one I had with book 6) is that there is really no story resolution...all the books leave SOME loose ends, but book 6 left ALL loose ends.

07-19-2009, 11:34 PM
After seeing Daniel Radcliffe naked in Equus on Broadway....the movie seemed soooooo...wrong for him.Just my honest opinion.Loved him on broadway though.

07-20-2009, 09:49 AM
I was dissappointed with the movie as well. I've read (and reread) all the books and I understand movies cannot incorporate all the aspects and tend to leave out stuff. But, in movie #6, they left out a whole lot and changed stuff they didn't need to. Especially, the end (how it happens). Also, this movie/book is the foundation in many aspects for Deathly Hallows and that's what they were supposed to capture. And, I agree, they focused a lot on romance and snogging where they should have focused more on Harry's journey and a sudden change in course for him and everyone else. Yes, the book picks up on romance in #6 but JK never digressed from the main story despite hormones running amuck.

Maybe, watching it the second time might make it better. We went to watch the midnight show as well.

07-27-2009, 01:35 AM
As a fan of the books, it sucked. I have to say it was extremely disappointing. Other friends who are fans and my husband all thought the same. They added a few pointless scenes that added absolutely NOTHING to the story line and weren't in the book at all plus they left out the entire ending. Sure, they killed off "You know who" (not spoiling for anyone reading this who hasn't read the book). But the entire school "fight", plus no funeral? I thought, while reading the book, that I would leave the theatre in tears. The funeral was when I cried while reading.

What a shame. They better pull their bit up a notch for the last two movies!!

07-27-2009, 02:52 AM
I was disappointed. Oh, the quality of the acting and the effects were good. But I wonder how they're going to recover from the inaccuracies and things left out?

07-27-2009, 02:55 AM
I am betting that movie 7 is going to start with the funeral. They left themselves open for it, anyway.

07-27-2009, 05:13 AM
I am not a hardcore Harry Potter fan; I've never read any of the books and only seen the last three movies. Half Blood Prince was my favorite of those three though. I thought it was quite good. Order of the Phoenix was the worst, I found it really anti-climactic. HBP left me wanting to see the next movie RIGHT NOW! hehe

07-27-2009, 05:34 AM
i thought the changed ending was good, the book ending was really poorly written. In books 6 and 7 Rowling seemed not to have been edited at all, and the series suffered greatly for it. Book 7 especially, terrible pacing.

07-27-2009, 01:29 PM
I agree with the person who said that the new scenes they added did nothing for the film. Especially the opening scene. Give me a break. The book opening was SO MUCH BETTER.

Too much fluff for me..I mean, book 6 had its fluff and light moments, but it was also incredibly dark. The movie didnt seem to capture those moments as well, in my opinion. Lucky!Harry was pretty funny though..

I knew there wasnt going to be a funeral in the movie, so I was ok with that, but I was anticipating a much more emotional scene than what we got...I mean, it was sad, but I didnt I thought I might :lol:

I can even understand not even having a battle at the castle. Since I assume they are going to go ALL OUT for the 7th one, it kinda makes sense not to include two battles. And I simply can't wait for that 7th one..I only hope they can live up to the expectactions fans have...

They've got their work cut out for the 7th movie part 1. I mean, Harry doesnt even know what the horcruxes might be, because they totally skipped those scenes from the book...

07-28-2009, 09:21 AM
as always the books are better than the movies but i was a tad dissapointed with this movie. this was my favorite book and while I think it was a decent movie, there was something missing. i don't know if it was the action or more of the storythat wasn't there. its been a while since i've read the books but i just remember there being a bigger build up to the end ( i dont want to say it just in case someone hasn't seen it) and it ended up leaving me feeling a little empty cause its wasn't what i though it would be

Miss Mallee
07-28-2009, 12:57 PM
I saw this movie opening night at the drive in; I did think it was okay, I loved the darkness around the whole movie. But I felt there was also something missing. I thought that they should have kept the beginning with Harry under the cloak closer to the book. I was disappointed at that part. Also, in the movie, Harry wasn't frozen in place for the fight scene. He was just standing there, not knowing what to do. I do agree that I need to see it again. I loved Tom Felton in it, I think they're making him a bit more realistic; showing a different side to him than the book. I think before I say it was horrible or amazing, I'd have to watch it again without anyone passed out beside me.

08-03-2009, 02:13 AM
newfette, i decided NOT to reread the last book before the next 2 movies...i think thats part of what ruined this one for me...the less i remember the better

08-03-2009, 11:09 AM
I was disappointed, too. I felt it was the most inaccurate in that a lot of important things were omitted that play a large part in the seventh installment (e.g., the history of the Gaunts). I was, however, extremely impressed with Tom Felton's performance. I really hope the next two movies are much better.

i completely agree

08-03-2009, 01:32 PM
i really enjoyed the movie.
then again after having been so disappointed in the past by the movies being such horrible abominations... i went into it thinking that i might hate it, and was surprised i did not.
i think you have to hold the movies and books separately or you will hate the movies because they just aren't as good.
I thought it was fun and I enjoyed it, but I am ready for them to wrap the series up.

08-03-2009, 05:49 PM
wow, i thought this thread had died, but maybe some people waited a little longer to see the movie