07-15-2009 03:42 AM #31
Just got back, it was fantastic. It really is close to the best of the series, i would have to see it again in a more focused environment to really say if i liked it more than Prisoner(easily my favorite film) but it was definitely up there with it. I would even go to say this is probably my favorite film of the year so far, only other close contender is Up. It had a great tone throughout the film and i was never bored. It balanced really lighthearted and funny romcom esque jokes throughout while always keeping an air of seriousness that explodes at the end when we get a feeling for what is coming in Deathly Hollows. I dont want to spoil too much now so ill im going to say is go see it if you are even the least bit interested, and dont be put of by the PG rating like i was at first. I feel like the MPAA has really lightened up recently which is kind of good and bad, this definitely isnt a step back to the PG Chris Columbus family fare of the first two films, some of the violence may even give OotP a run for its money(Harry/Malfoy fight = brutal) but you may want to be weary of taking really young kids to see it...
Oh and it broke the theaters record for one night were i saw it. Over 4000 tickets sold at $10 each, with $40K under their belt in one night im sure that theater is happy. The place was packed, i had to sit in the very front row. Could this beat out Transformers 2?
07-15-2009 05:33 AM #32
Gotta wait until Sunday to see this....argghh...super excited though. Non iMax, but at least it will be a digital theater!Intel i5 2500k (@4.7Ghz) + XFX Radeon 7970 3GB RAM! + 16GB DDR3 RAM (STEAM/Origin: Nealon_Greene)
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07-15-2009 08:46 AM #33
I'm going on Friday, nice to see the good reviews
I think this is the only potter book I read more than once so I'm looking forward to it.
07-15-2009 09:49 AM #34
saw it this morning at 12:50 and it was a really good. I thought it was better than 5! Go see itSony Bravia XBR4 52 LCD"
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07-15-2009 10:50 AM #35
I must say I will need to see it again to get a full impression, but I'm SLIGHTLY disappointed. Still a great film, but I think I also felt the book was less impressive IMO than the other books.
I think the ending wasn't developed enough w/ the big "invasion" climax. Just felt incomplete or inconsequential besides you-know-what. Found the flashbacks actually pretty interesting though. Wish they maybe even had more of those devloping tom's mom and dad and family like they did in the books.
Slughorn was played REALLY well though. I mean I always like their star teacher they introduce every year it seems, but Broadbent was amazing in that role. Such quirkiness but such DEEP sadness and regret lay behind his eyes during the whole movie. Found it actually very sad but extremely well acted.
I personally also just find the Harry/Ginny relationship poorly devloped. I mean sure she had a crush on him like what? a few years ago? And they mentioned it for a hot second. And Harry has NEVER shown interest in Ginny (at least in the films, but i even thought it was poorly developed in the books). I mean during Order of the Pheonix sure her role was SLIGHTLY beefed up, but he never even gave her a "knowing" look at any point that whole film. And they maybe have 1 "akward romantic" side look at eachother near the beginning of the film, and all of a sudden he's head over heels about her? I just thought it was poorly developed and didn't believe Harry having an infatuation with her. I mean with Cho Chang, at least he had a big crush on her that was OBVIOUS most of Goblet of Fire, and then it developed further in Order of the Pheonix. Ginny didn't have any developement like that IMO in the films
End rant, may have more to add later though lol
Here's a review which sums up my feelings VERY VERY well from Aint it Cool News:
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07-15-2009 11:23 AM #36Member
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Um...in order they set up A LOT of Ginny/Harry moments hinting @ book/movie 6.
07-15-2009 11:40 AM #37
Went to the Midnight opening w/ 20 pp. it was packed. I dressed up as Dobby the house elf. Wore a Pillowcase and nothing else
But I thought the movie was not as good as the 5th. There just wasnt enough action nor was there a big climax like in previous films. I know the book is the same way but we have to wait 4 more years.... ugh.
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Ugh, I dunno how you guys can like Goblet the most.
What do you mean 4 years?
HP7 part 1 comes out in 1 year and 3 months.
HP7 part 2 comes out in a little less than 2 years
07-15-2009 12:55 PM #40
I was looking at RT Community reviews and was absolutely shocked at how low it was, around 65% when i checked. Hopefully that will raise once all of the die hards calm down. Im a giant fan of the books, but i fully understand the changes and whats left out make the film, obviously they cant get all 700 odd pages of detail in but they have done a damn fine job i think.
most of this has to do with things in the book and not in the film, or very small parts in the film so it shouldnt spoil too much of the film but ill wrap it anyway.
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07-15-2009 02:25 PM #42
22 million is an absolutely staggering number. However, since HP is normally frontloaded, it probably won't match TF2's 5 day opener. I expect it will take the #2 opening day thoughDon't Reach, Young Blood
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Wow tht is some ASS Kicking Opening.i have all the HP collection of Movies+Book's.
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07-15-2009 05:50 PM #45
Im not a Potter fan and I I only read the first book and I thought this was kinda boring, it was bad but it wasnt great also.
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