Yes, I can review this movie and give anything away.
The first point on this movie is that I feel it is the closest to the written material of any of the movies. I just started reading the book again and some of the lines said in the book were even use in the movies. I was very impressed that the screen writers could do that well.
I also thought it was great that the same actors from the very first show were still in their roles. From the time they were young children until they became young adults these actors have been the center of the movies. Now they can carry it. These shows have always had an all star cast of fine actors. From Richard Harris as the first Dumbledore, to Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort. These stars are now in more supporting roles as the younger actors found their roles and made them their own.
I was worried that splitting this story into two movies. While I knew it would be necessary if the complete story would be told. The other books have bits and pieces that can be skipped. The last book has very little of that. It is far more than a 2 to 3 hour movie can handle. Let me just say the split was in the best possible spot.
So what else can I say without giving anything away? The Harry Potter movie was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. 2 and 1/2 hours of movie enjoyment. A good story, wonderful acting and good ending. Now when does next one come out?
4 thoughts on “Harry Potter Movie — no spoilers”
I don’t think we have ever seen a franchise in which the audience witnesses the main characters played by the same three performers grow from pre-teen to adult age. I must say the three have done a remarkable job going from the wide-eyed curious youngsters to the mature characters out to save the world. And of course there are going to be a few minor details omitted but I agree wholeheartedly. I said “BRING ON PART 2!” It would be fun to do a double feature in July. A seven feature in one sitting would be insane so I will settle for 2.
Or an eight feature.
That would make for a long sitting, that’s for sure. Eight movies would total 20-24 hours with no breaks! 😯
Glad you enjoyed the movie, and thanks for the no spoilers – you know me, I was going to stay far away from this blog post had you not said no spoilers. Maybe I will get to part one of Deathly Hallows in the theater, maybe I won’t – not really top on my priority list right now. I was going to give in and just see it BEFORE I read the book, but now time (and money – trying to save for FL) is an issue. I am quite certain that they will bring part one back before part two comes out – now scheduled in July 2011. We will just wait and see what happens from here!