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MTV Discusses "What's Worked Best" in the Harry Potter Movies

Posted by: Mel
June 14, 2010, 11:17 PM

As readers will recall, the filming of "Deathly Hallows" wrapped two days ago, inspiring sadness in a few of the actors who worked on the films. Today, MTV commented on what they believe the best elements of the six movies that have already been released are, as well as the moments they think will resonate most in "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Deathly Hallows: Part 2." For "Goblet of Fire" MTV discusses Voldemort:

"Voldemort had made several appearances in a variety of forms in 'Harry Potter' in the first three films, but it wasn't until 'Goblet of Fire' that he actually regained a corporeal form (and killed off Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory, in the process!). The perfect casting of Ralph Fiennes, the intimidating character design and the actor's chill-inducing use of the Avada Kedavra curse made Voldemort a villain worth hating."

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5439 Points

I’m not sure on this oneā€¦

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on June 15, 2010, 04:11 AM report to moderator
56 Points

i really hate it when robert pattinson is always connected when harry potter is mentioned…. who cares about his role!? it was not that much… and he didn’t contibuted anything for harry potter to win any award…. twas a good thing his role ended on that same book… and i should mention, his character was not even harry’s friend or anything…. malfoy’s was way better and he should be always recognized like the trio…. and no one would be better for the role of voldemort other than fiennes…. he’s scary even with just his presence….

Posted by margareth_6teengal on June 15, 2010, 06:03 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

Yes, these all are remarkable elements of HP, but I agree that Malfoy’s contribution is underestimated. And something should have been said about the decorators’ work, about the whole magic ambience created in the movies. The Dementors – big PLUS! And of course, the Trio. They are the best. If there would have been an Oscar nomination ‘best friendship picturing’ it should have been given to Dan, Rupert and Emma. And not only once, but every year! :)

Posted by Pollytomat on June 15, 2010, 07:04 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

Yes, Voldemort was very good BUT SO WAS EVERYONE ELSE!!!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 15, 2010, 07:51 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

I couldn’t begin to start listing where all films shine…There are so many great moments. The original casting, and then brilliant re-casting of Dumbledore, The usage of Scottish scenery, and the meticulous details that went into the set, costumes, and props.

All characters played their roles admirably! The star-studded cast is enough to gawk at for days…

If I had to go back and change one thing about the films, it would be including an enormous amount of uncut footage in a collector’s edition, which I guess they offer with the two special editions. I just hope we see something EXTRA special after the last installments come out. Exciting / sad / amazing.

Posted by Smitch on June 15, 2010, 07:59 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

That was a pretty lame MTV article :) Leave it to Empire Magazine to do the awesome stuff, please :)
No offence to anyone btw :)

1252 Points

Nice article. Although, I have to disagree with the offhand comment that “Sirius’ death was botched.” I thought it was done very true to the book, and emotionally portrayed as well. But overall, I would tend to agree with their assessment and add that the scene they mentioned in DH2 is one that I most looking forward to/dreading!

Posted by Princess Leia on June 15, 2010, 09:12 AM report to moderator
1189 Points

in the article when referring to the deaths of Hedwig and Dobby it says, "Both deaths happen early on in the seventh book, and thus will be in “Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” "…which means we will definately see Malfoy Manor, possibly Shell Cottage, and, depending where it is cut, possibly Gringotts. :) yay!

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on June 15, 2010, 09:37 AM report to moderator
1740 Points

I agree also, Voldemort made guest appearences in the first three movie, but in an eerie way. But what made the Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix awesome was when Voldemort actually fought in the movies.

44 Points

I don’t know if i fully agree with that statement but i do think one of the lines from GoF that stands out most to me is in the graveyard when he says " I want you to look at me when i kill you; I want to see the lights leave your eyes"! to me that was spoken just perfectly for that moment of the film.

Posted by ashowers36 on June 15, 2010, 09:49 AM report to moderator
3777 Points

haha im glad that mtv wanted pattinson dead as much as me

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on June 15, 2010, 10:51 AM report to moderator
234 Points

Fiennes is brilliant as Voldemort.
and i do agree to Paul Nepinak………

Posted by tjerriam on June 15, 2010, 10:58 AM report to moderator
234 Points

Fiennes is brilliant as Voldemort.
and i do agree to Paul Nepinak and margareth_6teengal

Posted by tjerriam on June 15, 2010, 11:00 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

Harry Potter would have certainly fallen flat on its ass is it wasn’t for Radcliffe, Grint and Watson. Thank you thank you thank you Chris Colombus for that one. What an amazing stroke of good fortune

Voldemort was terryfying when he first comes out of the cauldron, the special effects were stunning for that moment, and the sound effects aswell- incredible introduction to the arch nemisis.

I loved this list especially when it said that the series triumphs greatly outweighs its failures. For all the complaining we do, they could have been a hell of a lot worse. Thank you WB: you did a fantastic job and we really appreciate your work, it was so important to us over the past 10 years

Posted by KiwiMcI on June 15, 2010, 11:09 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

lol well I have to agree with everyone that commented about LV killing Robert Pattinson L O L way to go MTV.
But yeah, there is way more to HP than Robert Pattinson … even tho he was killed in GOF lol

Posted by Moose_Starr on June 15, 2010, 12:09 PM report to moderator
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