Friday, November 19, 2010
The movie was good. The acting was phenomenal and director David Yates is pretty much an awesome dude, but I wasn’t blown away. And I expected to be. I intentionally did not reread the book prior to seeing the move because I didn’t want to feel any disappointment at things that were left out, but I still felt it.
At times, I felt the movie was too sluggish (but I suppose the book is too) and not enough was being explained. Some little things that I was looking forward to seeing were left out and the climactic scene that I wanted, no, needed, to make me cry, did not. I was close, but the scene felt rushed to me and the tears did not come.
All that aside, the opening action scene is perfect. It’s funny and exciting and more than I had expected. The romantic tension between Ron and Hermione was done very well, though one scene was a bit odd (you’ll know when you see it because, uhh, really not how I had imagined that happening). The comedy breaks in at the precise and most necessary moments as well, which is good to lighten an otherwise very dark movie. The action scenes were also done well and the Malfoy Manor scene almost lived up to my expectations – there’s a certain death that did not occur that I’m none too pleased about because IT WAS IMPORTANT, at least to me. And the “Three Brothers” story was done in a kind of incredible way. Totally unexpected, but I really loved how it was shown.
So Deathly Hallows was not my favorite movie in the series, but I am seeing it again on Saturday and maybe I’ll enjoy it more when I’m wide awake. Who knows? For now, Half Blood Prince and/or Goblet of Fire remain my faves in the series.
Anyway, I have faith that part 2 will be filled with epicness and action and darkness and death (yes, more death) and an awesome Mrs. Weasley scene. I wish it was July already…
P.S. I adore Dobby like woah! Always have, always will. Same goes for Ron, the ginger that stole my heart. And Hermione, yeah, she was pretty much awesome in this one.