Spoilery – if you haven’t read HPDH, then don’t click ‘more.’ Just a warning.
These are the two things that are bothering me. Everything else I loved. Snape’s story was just spot on. McGonagall = kick-ass superstar. Everyone got their one perfect moment (except for someone who I’ll be mentioning below…) and how everything came together, oh, just absolutely could not have been better. It made me laugh, it made me cry (a few times), it made me gasp…only two things kept it from being absolutely perfect. And they are:
Okay. I don’t have a lot to say right now because I think it’s still all sort of sinking in, and I kind of feel like keeping it to myself for a while, but…it’s just about as perfect as I could have hoped for. Well done, Jo. Well done.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
My rating: A+
So. Apparently, the entire book has officially (well, technically, very UN-officially, but you know what I mean) hit the Internet. I was going to curtail my Internetting starting on Friday because of time zones, etc., but it looks like I’m down to just e-mail from now until I finish the book.
Which means that the next post here will be…OMFG POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (But I’ll be good and use the ‘more’ function, so I don’t inadvertently spoil anybody…) See you some time on Saturday! :)
Do you ever wonder what you’ve forgotten to make room for the really stupid trivia that you know?
For example, because I know that the dark wizard that Dumbledore disposed of before all this Voldemort nonsense was named Grindelwald, I forgot the word arbitrary.
I wonder what else I’ve forgotten… Well, as long as it’s not the…round thing we use to…dig…food, I’ll be okay. ;)
And speaking of Homer Simpson, who wants to bet me that the Simpsons movie actually has nothing to do with the trailers they’ve been showing us?
Summer movie tally = 4-1-3.
Yes, my summer movie tally is like soccer…and hockey, I think. There can be ties.
…which will occur next Friday.
So…back from seeing Le Potter. I have mixed feelings, which I always do because I think about all the people who are seeing these films, but haven’t read the books and that just seems so wrong because while the films are pretty good, I can’t imagine coming to them without all the knowledge of the story that they leave out. How do they fill in all the missing pieces that may not affect the plot (although some of them do) but make it such an exciting place to be and make the characters who they really are. Basically the things that are awesome in the movie are awesome in the book, but so many things that are awesome in the book are not awesome (or non-existent) in the movie. Usually I’m able to make a distinction between the film and the book, as though they were two totally unrelated things, but I had a hard time remembering to do that with this one, for some reason.
Some non-spoilery things:
- Helena Bonham-Carter WINS at awesomecrazy.
- Actually, so does Ralph Fiennes. Plus he fills out a skinny black suit just fine. Seriously, if he had a nose, I’d have a hard time resisting the dark side.
- Dan Radcliffe is not a good actor. I know it’s practically sacrilege to say it, but he was cute in the first two, now he’s just getting further and further away from the Harry in my head. It’s almost embarassing to watch him. I know it’s kind of harsh, but he has the millions of dollars that says I’m wrong, so I don’t feel so bad.
- Much love for Rupert Grint and the kid who plays Neville (Matthew…something?). Also? Luna rocks my socks. And I can’t believe she just came in at the open casting call they held – I think she’s just someone who was a fan of the books and was like ‘I understand Luna. Let me try.’ Awesome.
- I wanted more McGonagall because she all but throws down with Umbridge in the book. I wanted to hear her say that she would help Harry become an auror if it was the last thing she did!
- Alan Rickman is AWESOME. But we already knew that, didn’t we? ;)
- No big Quidditch death match! Really, I just wanted more Weasley twins for they are the awesomest of the awesome in the book. Their big exit into the sunset was good, but not nearly as satisfying as it is in the book.
- I hate cuddly!Grawp. That is NOT ON.
So I guess basically…READ THE BOOK! And now for some spoilery things (just one for now, but I may think of other things…)
ETA: Some more spoilery things below:
Okay. Back from Transformers. Oh dear. My friend from work that I went to see it with said she thought she actually felt dumber. I just felt like I needed to take a shower. Although, I guess technically it was our fault for expecting too much – when the third opening credit is ‘In Association with HASBRO’ you can’t really accuse the movie of false advertising…
Summer movie tally = 4-3
And now for the rant – I’m using the “more” feature as there may be…spoilers…not that this is really the type of movie that you care about spoilers for, but still…