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No HP7 pt 2 reviews yet?!?

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    So have any of you on the other side of the pond seen Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part 2 yet? I am going to see it right from work on Friday. Didn't it open in England last week?
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    I hope to see it this weekend! I'm very excited.
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    It only premiered last week, released on Friday. We're going to the 8pm show :wiggle:
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    I'm going on Friday at noon. Can't wait!!
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    Well just back from the midnight showing.

    I'll be very interested to see what everyone else thinks!

    More so than just about any other movies of books that I've ever seen, the Harry Potter films have shown me how difficult it is to transfer great books to the screen. I LOVE the books and think the films are "just ok".

    So, my review of the final instalment would be that, "just ok". I can't even begin to find the words to say how much better the book was. In fairness, they could never get all of the book in the movie but it felt like it skipped from major plot point to major plot point and so much of the subtle detail was missed.

    Anyway, if you loved the other movies you'll love this one and it's action from the first minute unlike part 1 :)

    End of an era really! feels like we've lived with the Harry Potter stories for so many years now
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    It will be the end of an era for me, Daniel in particular has grown up with the books/films and we're going to see it today on his 17th Birthday. A bits sentimental today :sorry:
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    Thanks for the review. I have rarely seen a movie that can compare equally to it's book.

    Nonetheless, I have enjoyed the Harry movies, some more than others.

    Keeping my fingers crossed to see it tomorrow.
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    Thanks for the review Keith. It is very difficult to be successful in making a book into a movie but I think they have done a great job with HP. I would put it just a notch below Lord of the Rings.

    Here is how I would rate the HP movies to date (without having seen HP7pt2)

    1. Order of the Phoenix
    2. Goblet of Fire
    3. Deathly Hallows pt 1
    4. Prisoner of Azakban
    5. Half Blood Prince
    6. Chamber of Secrets
    7. Sorcerer's Stone
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    see I think they did brilliantly with lord of the rings. The feel of the whole thing was right. The Harry potter movies in general have been a let down for me and some of the main actors really can't act to save their lives :p Fair play to Daniel Radcliffe who has come into his own but the others, shudder.

    I do think they did a great job with the castle, the lake, the great hall etc.
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    Oh I agree. I think LoTR was one of the best adaptations done. I just think more highly of the Potter movies than you but I don't think they're as good as LoTR.
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    yep... perhaps one day I'll rewatch the potters and appreciate them more
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    I enjoyed it and now they're done I think I'll read the books. Not sure that after all this time, excitement the ending was enough.
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    The books are brilliant. I may be an old grump :) but I cant criticise the books, I love them. There's SO much more in the last book than in the movie and I felt a lot more after reading the book than I did after watching the movie
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    WE saw the movie earlier today.

    I absolutely love Snape and the one scene with him was SO WELL DONE. But, then again I LOVE Alan Rickman and he can do no wrong in the acting world.

    It was a good movie but the books are way better. But that's generally the case with all books made into movies.
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    yeah he was great for sure, as usual.

    I felt the others were weak relative to the other films. Perhaps it was because they had so few actual lines in general. helena bonham carter is usually AMAZING but in this one kinda just normal :/ Julie walters with that wonderful scene defending her daughter but just not really selling it this time. Yet in the books those scenes are so vividly described.

    It's definitely made me want to reread the books
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    Alan Rickman is truly an amazing actor. I adore him in the robin hood movie, I laugh every time he says, "and cancel christmas too." :lol:

    I'm not sure if I was expecting too much or was upset to see the series end, but I felt kinda disappointed. :unsure:

    There definitely wasn't a lot of talking in the movie (I totally agree Keith), which seems kinda odd for a 2+ hour movie, which was also ending a series. The visuals are always fantastic though. And whoever came up with that original score to the potter theme should be given an award (if they haven't yet).

    I wasn't overly impressed with Ralph Fiennes in this portion of the series. Seemed way over the top. The grinning in the speech scene seemed too much. And I normally love Ralph. He played Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights and was fabulous. :yes:

    Am I just being picky...eh, who knows. Either way, I'll buy the dvds and watch all during a harry weekend.

    My favorite movies though were the early ones I believe.
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    It wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be. I was just overjoyed that Snape had been vindicated! Maybe I can get some Snape souveniers at Universal now.
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    Oh, oh, me too, me too! :yes:
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    I was surprised the film was so short (2hr 10min) for everything that still needed to be told. While I still loved the movie I felt it wasn't as "human interest" as the others.

    A friend of mine saw t-shirts people were wearing at her theater that read, "Trust Snape".
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