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26 July 2009 @ 03:26 pm
Harry Potter HBP  

A completely and totally nonspoileriffic review of the film:

"Enh."

Ambivilated enh, but still kind of enh.

Well, not a LOT more, just a bit more.

This movie was deceptive.  It was "enh" almost the entire way through (for me at least) and then, suddenly, it was PHENOMENALLY STUNNING OH HOLY CRAP THE EMOTION AND THE HUMANITY.  So when I left the theater, I really felt like I'd just seen something great.

While simultaneously knowing that I hadn't.

Which was a very weird feeling.

There were just a lot of things from the book that I wanted in the film, and a lot of scripting decisions that were VERY strange.

But if you want a better review than that, do go and read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Fifteen Minutes (totally spoileriffic), which expresses my thoughts on the film EXACTLY and far better than I could have.  Not only that, I but I laughed so hard I got the hiccups.
 
 
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Moonmoonchsr on July 27th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
I have mixed feelings on the movie... I liked it, but there was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much that was left out... I wish there was an extended edition of this!

BTW, I asked someone else this question, why did Snape say he was the HBP? I thought it was Tom Riddle...
Wiseacreewin on July 29th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Oh, no, it was most definitely Snape. His mother's name was Prince, and he was half-muggle, hence the name.

They explained more about it in the book.
Moonmoonchsr on July 29th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
I just re-read it.. and my bad.

Although, Tom Riddle was one too.. I did miss all of his history in the movie!
The sole survivor of a 35 minute delayviolin on July 28th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
I've read none of the books, and haven't seen the immediately previous film. However, while I enjoyed HBP reasonably enough...

Nothing happened.

Plus, I've never been a fan of the way each movie introduces a new deus ex machina at the beginning that will be the key later on. Maybe in the books these items have been mentioned before their impending necessity. But in the movies, it's "Harry, your father set this aside for you when you were born. It's a bottled unicorn fart. Heretofore unmentioned, a bottled unicorn fart will induce a 23 minute coma." Later: "If only we could get that guard to stop paying attention for exactly 23 minutes...."