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PotterCast 229: Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review

Posted by: Rosi
November 22, 2010, 08:51 PM

+A brand new episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is now available; Melissa, John and Frankie had a chance to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and they sat down together to talk about what they loved and what they loved to nit pick about here on episode 229! This episode was edited by Andrew Garner, Thanks Andrew!

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163 Points

Yay!! i’ve been waiting for this!!

Posted by ::Elfie:: on November 22, 2010, 09:01 PM report to moderator
41 Points

When I downloaded the podcast it said it was a review of Part 2. I can’t decide whether I am disappointed or relieved that it’s part 1.

Posted by Steve K on November 22, 2010, 09:31 PM report to moderator
1194 Points

Last plug here for our Sabretooth Movie review but would love to hear all of your thoughts in the comments.

Posted by HufflepuffSam on November 22, 2010, 09:58 PM report to moderator
2200 Points

I’ve been dying to hear your thoughts! wow I sound like a loser lol

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on November 22, 2010, 10:08 PM report to moderator
1183 Points

me too, me too. extremely eager. :D

Posted by hermy007 on November 22, 2010, 10:17 PM report to moderator

Me too!

Posted by YodatheHobbit on November 22, 2010, 10:24 PM report to moderator
33 Points

Hey guys! Thought you might want to know that on iTunes it says that it is the review of Part 2, not 1. Thanks! I LOVE POTTERCAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by TheThirdBrother on November 22, 2010, 10:34 PM report to moderator
186 Points

Podcast was a bit all over the place, maybe set up what you’ll speak about in order next time, and give the sleepy guy some coffee. As for the question you guys had about the sword, the snatcher actually says " We found it in her bag when we searched them". So they obviously went through Hermione’s bag.

Posted by Liderc on November 22, 2010, 10:36 PM report to moderator
79 Points

listening to this makes me ACHE to see the movie again! thank god i’m seeing it again in a few days. and i think that, although they couldve built the elder wand up more, by ending the entire movie with that massive explosion/spell coming from the wand REALLY left me on edge, even though i obviously know what will happen, and i think that those last few seconds kind of show the grand significance of the wand. i mean, the entire epicness of the movie concluded with that so i think people will understand its importance.

Posted by sarahkaz on November 22, 2010, 10:54 PM report to moderator
140 Points

What I love and I’m surprised y’all did not mention it is when they panned our for about 7 seconds while Hermione is laying on the growing after being tortured to show the finest little hair landing on her coat from Bellatrix. I gave seen it twice and I dis not notice it until the second time.

Posted by doughboy6390 on November 22, 2010, 11:25 PM report to moderator
428 Points

I’d just like to chime in that I used to love Leaky until I also felt you started bashing the actors sometimes. The Bonnie hate in particular is a turn off. She was 16 when she made HBP. It was the first time they actually gave her a decent role and it was being Harry’s LI. Don’t you think that’d be a little hard to live up to? It doesn’t help that Kloves completely rewrote her character and the relationship with Harry. Lay off her a little, would you?

I thought she improved a lot in DH. What was so bad about her in DH? I thought she did pretty good. I had issues with the angle of the kiss, but that’s not her problem, that’s the filmmakers for choosing an odd way to film it.

I think I’m officially done with Leaky. :(

Posted by rosalie on November 22, 2010, 11:54 PM report to moderator

Agreed Rosalie. You guys seem to expect canon Ginny and canon Harry and Ginny relationship. They way they set up the Harry and Ginny relationship in HBP film that’s not going to happen. Bonnie and Dan can do only so much with what they get for their scenes together.

Dude, Bonnie doesn’t write the scripts so the awkwardness with her zipped up dress and the angle of the kiss shot is not her fault. If less you’re suggesting Bonnie is a script writer and director of the films now. O_o

Posted by Kgose on November 23, 2010, 12:02 AM report to moderator
2200 Points

Leaky is expressing their opinion on the movie, are they not allowed to do that? If it bothers you so much no ones forcing you to listen. The Bonnie kissing scenes are awkward, all other scenes with her I don’t have a problem with. And so what if she’s 16? I’m sure everyone has kissed someone by then. Blame does lie partly with the direction but Leaky is expressing there opinion. I’m happy they are nit picking the film compared to just saying the loved it and everything was perfect. Also when do they bash the actors? Leaky gives more respect to the cast than any news media out there.

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on November 23, 2010, 12:11 AM report to moderator
186 Points

The nit picking is good, it’s important to critique these films and not just blatantly love them, I commend leaky on bringing up the awkwardness of Ginny/harry’s kiss and her zip scene, they were definitely awkward.

Posted by Liderc on November 23, 2010, 12:17 AM report to moderator
2200 Points

Thank you Liderc, I understand the fans are passionate but Pottercast can’t please everyone with their opinion. If they say they love the film people get on them about how they just say it was perfect and don’t bring up issues with the film, then when they do nit pick people say they are being mean. It’s criticism, they aren’t saying Bonnie is a bad actress they just say the scenes could have been better.

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on November 23, 2010, 12:24 AM report to moderator
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