Post # 17
@MsBrooklynA: what little boy? in the epilogue Teddy was 19 or 20 years old. When I see it again I’ll look closer, but I didn’t see anyone who I thought was meant to be him.
@In the media: that’s true, I hadn’t thought about it being a sort of rehashing of the way they had Quirrel die. I suppose that makes sense, but still wasn’t as it was in the book, but hey. I was very happy overall.
Post # 18
@In the media: Agree with everything! And it definitely caught me by surprise that there were so many good one-liners in there that had the whole theater laughing!
I think once I go back and watch it a couple more times (which I will), the missing pieces will bother me less. I suppose I have to give credit to the filmakers because it’s an extremely difficult movie to do because people go in with all sorts of expectations. It must be very tough to create something that everyone will be satisfied with.
Post # 19
lol, I also have to add, everyone clapped and cheered at the end of the movie! Like it was a live performance! LOL!
Post # 20
I really wish they had included more from the book. I know it would take time, but really, the movie was only 130 minutes which is shorter than any of the other movies (152, 161, 141, 157, 138, 153, 146 minutes respectively according to IMDB).
It really bugged me that all of a sudden Harry knew that the dead Lupin had a kid.
I do need to see it again, I saw it with a really loud and obnoxious audience who laughed at almost everything and it kind of ruined my experience 🙁
Post # 21
Just went and saw it and I loved it, though there are a few things that are really bugging me.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the fight between Harry and Voldemort at the end and the film did not do it justice. At all. It was really not what I wanted it to be and I am disappointed. It would have been so much better in the great hall with everyone watching and with Harry going through the elder wand-ownership scenario while fighting him.
We were laughing when we got out because after Voldemort dies, Harry just walks into the great hall and everyone is acting like they knew he was dead. How did they know if no one was watching or Harry didn’t declare it. It was just weird.
And I also thought it strange that they didn’t show him fixing his own wand before destroying the elder wand.
I did absolutely love the penseive scene, though. Alan Rickman was amazing! Crying my eyes out.
And Neville Longbottom is a stud. Period.
Post # 22
Ooooh, also, and this might be nit picky, but I don’t care, doesn’t Harry say “I am about to die” in the book, not “I am ready to die” ?
I just really really loved this book and the entire ending was so perfect. I just really wanted it be how I saw it in my head. I know it wouldn’t translate in it’s entirety to film, but little stuff like this makes me sad. I just feel like the words JK chose were for a reason.
Post # 23
i personally, wasn’t impressed with the movie. maybe it’s because i didn’t feel the same emotions i felt when i was reading the book. who knows. it was a good movie, just didn’t leave a lasting impression for me.
@pinky44: i agree with you. it wasn’t like i pictured it in my head! and i, too, don’t like the words being different.
Post # 24
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I can’t believe they never mentioned that Remus and Tonks had a baby. Lucky we knew, but really… how silly!
Otherwise, I thought it stayed fairly well followed. Was a bit disappointed by how ‘MEH’ Voldy’s death was. I wanted something dramatic, not just a poof/crack/dead.
Post # 25
@pinky44: I think you’re right about the words Harry said to the snitch. I was wondering it too.
And I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. Damn, Neville got fiiiiine.
Post # 26
I really really enjoy this movie. I know they left stuff out, diminished some of the books “sparkle” but in all honesty, you can NEVER capture what the book means and felt like to the reader in a movie. The reader creates a whole separate and special experience. Something that can never be touched.
But I must say, I really LOVED this scene better than the books scene. 😉
Post # 28
I loved it, but I, too, was bit disappointed by the ending scene with Harry and Voldy. My favorite part of the book was when Harry slipped away during the snake chopping and then re-appeared in the great hall in front of everyone and Im a bit sad that it didnt turn out like that in the movie. Still an epic film and I cant wait to see it again!!
Post # 29
@jaguar: They actually did mention the baby once. I think Remus did after he was dead and Harry was saying he was upset that Remus and Tonks died for him. It was a split second thing though. I didn’t like how they just smooshed the baby in there.
I also didn’t like how Voldemort turned into dust at the end. I think it would have been hilarious to see him just fall over.
And the ending was so freaky, they all looked so weird except for Emma Watson who looked exactly the same. They did pick some cute kids fo them though!
But Alan Rickman’s acting was awesome and I loved that they put the “Not my daughter bitch!” in there!
Post # 30
I don’t think anyone else has mentioned this yet, but the one change I really felt was unnecessary and took something away was not seeing Fred die. They skipped the whole bit about Percy showing up and all that. Even if they’d had to ignore the Percy part for time, it wouldn’t of taken longer than a few minutes to give Fred a proper death scene.
Post # 31
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@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Yep, I know Remus and Harry spoke of it while he was dead – but really? They should’ve indulged Tonks being pregnant more in the first film. All you got was that half-assed ‘Remus and I…’ and then getting cut off.
The older kids was hilarious. It was hard to take it seriously with the make-up but I’m glad they used the characters and not older actors. 🙂
Also…. I was a bit sad they never explained the Percy thing.