Open Thread: Tell Us What You Thought of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I!
November 19, 2010, 01:18 PM
It's out, and most of you have seen it by now (if the early box office numbers are any indication!) - so here's where you get to tell us what you thought about the first half of the epic finale. Share your thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I, below!
I went to see it yesterday with my mother, brother, 3 of my cousins and a family friend. my mom still hasn’t read DH (in the middle of HBP) so she was like ‘what the hell is going on?!’. my brother and 2 of my cousins (who haven’t read the books) thought it was really boring although they liked Dobby’s death scene (R.I.P) and the tale of the three brothers. When my mom was about to cry during Dobby’s death she and my brother looked at me and laughed since i was practically crying my heart out :( but they still thought it was a moving scene which is rare from my brother since he normally doesn’t get effected by anything! i was disappointed with the Malfoy Manor part since in the book it’s much more daunting and terrifying and WORMTAIL KILLS HIMSELF, THEY DON’T STUN HIM FROM BEHIND!!! i thought if that scene was written more like the book, it would have been MUCH better, with Ron screaming out Hermione’s name and crying, that was a really moving chapter and they just ruined it! :((
before the break, it was really slow but then it caught up and the pace of things became much more faster and much less boring. LOVED everyone’s acting. Rupert especially was AMAZING during the fight!!! during the whole movie actually!!! and Dan has really outdone himself, i could really see that he put his best into this one. Emma was also amazing! :D and i LOVED Xenophilius, he was SO AMAZING!!! although i’m still really bummed out about the stuff they left out and how much stuff was left unexplained :(( but all in all, the movie wasn’t at all bad, i think it’s the perfect beginning to the even more perfect (i hope) ending. Now part 2 is what i’m REALLY looking forward too!!!!!!!! :D:D:D
I went to see it on the 19th with my best friend, her mom, and my little brother, but haven’t gotten around to posting about it until now (obviously). Like most of you, I really liked the movie. And I was proud of Dan and Emma because their acting was less than spectacular up til about the sixth movie. Go back and watch Goblet of Fire, that will refresh your memory! Anyway, they’ve definitely improved and you can see it. I am really disappointed by a few things. I’ll just say the ones that are beyond the critical plot points.
1 – Not having the scene with Dudley. Since the Dursleys have appeared in so many of the movies, it would have provided closure even to people who haven’t read the books. That part was great in the books, too.
2 – I seem to be one of the only people who are bothered by this, but Scabior saying Greyback’s lines seemed pointless! Greyback was one of the things I was most excited about in this, because what we did see of him in the sixth one was good and his voice is just awesome. Nothing against Scabior, but Greyback’s supposed to be the creep that says things to and about Hermione, as leader of the Snatchers.
3 – Dean!!!!! I like that Dean’s part in the book better expresses what people who can’t prove their blood status have to do. In a Hogwarts student perspective, unlike the Ministry workers.
4 – Dobby. His scene was drawn out, and the fact that I have always found him annoying probably plays into this, but I thought that was a bit much.
Great movie in all. I was especially tearful when Dobby died. It was a depressing moment. I found that one of my favorite scenes was when Harry and Hermione were dancing. It was a nice way to lighten up the moment. I think that a very sad and terrible moment was when Hedwig flew to Harry to protect him and she got A.Ked. If they were aiming for Harry, they are very stupid. Anyways, I cried a little. That owl meant the world to me. She made me relize that my favorite animal was then and now is forever an owl. 1991-1997. R.I.P. Hedwig. You will not be forgotten.