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Mon, Jul. 16th, 2007 08:39 am
My review of the OotP movie in lists

Alright, so if any of you listened to my phone post(s) from a few days ago, you'll know I saw OotP.
I loved the movie, I thought it was the best so far but there were some parts that turned me off. A quick list because I'm too tired to really do a lengthly thing...



Pros
+Dan and company's acting have gotten much better. Dan was able to portray rage and angst without SCREAMING. Emma's eyebrows weren't dancing off her face and Rupert was better too.
+Kitten plates. Though the kittens lightened the detention scene a bit (not good), I loved those meowing plates!
+Umbridge...Stauton was absolutely amazing! Frills and sugary sweetness but sooo evil!
+Luna! OMG, she was brilliant at Luna! Soo adorable!! KJGBJLDGB!!!
+Sirius\Lupin lookofsexmoment before they see Harry in the beginning
+Harry's relationship with Sirius was so bittersweet. I started to cry a little in the Tapestry scene.
+Wolfhound!Padfoot. I'm so glad they got rid of CGI!Padfoot and got a real dog, awesome!
+Patronus scene!!
+Moody, yay Gleeson!Moody! :D
+Weasley Twins and their awesome escape. It could have been better (portable swamp ftw) but it was well done.
+The small Neville\Luna scenes, so cute!
+NEVILLE!!! *hugs him* He's my favorite Gryffindor in that year after Harry. I hope he doesn't die..I think he will though and I will cry hard if he does :\
+Molly being all loving to Harry...the photo promo pic for that scene makes me squee :D
+Lucius Malfoy. You're a bad man sir but you are very easy on the eyes and ears.
+The Kiss, it was hot watching it.
+The lack of CAPSLOCK!HARRY. I mentioned I thought Dan's acting improved but I am just so happy at the lack of emo!Harry. Well, he's still an emo, brooding and angsty kid, but he has a right to be! At least he isn't screaming at anybody, even if he's still very angry.
+Dudley's bling
+Professor McGonangal! She wasn't in it nearly enough for me but her scenes were great. I love her character and I adore Dame Maggie Smith.
+The Possession, is it terribly sad that I found him hot in that scene? It was a bit weird but still, I liked it.
+Occlumency, I liked the memories zooming by. Snape in the Mirror of Erised with ickle!Harry was just funny\adorable. Ickle Harry!!!
+The movie overall ;)

Cons
-Arabella Figg...not batty enough!
-DUMBLEDORE!!!! Again, he was too forceful...Dumbledore is old and sage and quiet...not in your face!
-Kretcher..not enough of him, too funny and not sinister enough.
-No Mrs. Black (oh my mistress, the shame!)
-Centaurs scene...but the "I'm sorry Professor but I must not tell lies" from Harry was great!
-The Kiss, it was too played out (yes, it's a plus and negative for me)
-Grawp\Hermy lurve. It was cute but I think I'd prefer the screaming in terror and thinking Umbitch is right about Hagrid Hermione! It was funny though...but still.
-Draco Malfoy, not enough the guy! It's like Firepit!Sirius all over again, they're cram him into the sixth movie when they should have built him up even more the movie before. Meh.
-Not enough Remus!
-The Death Eaters. Did they get taught by the Flying Nun or something? What was up with them flying!? Was that supposed to be Apparition or something? Sorry, no.
-The Dumbles\Voldie fight. What was up with the Priori Incantatum like thing giong on? NO, just..NO!!! The water was pretty cool though...and Voldie getting uncut by the exploding glass was a neat special effect.
-Lack of P. McGonagall. She was in it, just not enough for me. I was looking forward to the scene where she defends Hagrid and gets blasted, I wanted that scene! I thought I'd get it too since I've seen behind the scenes photos of her in a wheelchair holding a Daily Prophet. Maybe it'll be on the dvd?
-No Firenze. Sad.
-Snape's worst memory. Okay, no, I hated how they did it! What was it, five seconds? I can live without the Pensieve being used (though I was looking forward to Snape throwing things at Harry) but the scene was just bad. Harry looks like an adorable dork but James just looks like an idiot (I guess he was, but he was supposed to be a smooth ladies man). Sirius looked like an idiot, I hardly saw Remus or Peter and I didn't see Lily at all..much less hear her! You were supposed to learn that James was an asshat and Lily was more compassionate but that they didn't get along at first! It could have been longer and Lily should have talked. Deleted scene maybe?
-THE DEATH SCENE! WTF!?!?!? He gets killed by the Avada Kedavra curse and then falls in the Veil in a scene that lasts all of five seconds!? GSGJLISHBJLGSHRJL!!!!!! NO!!! I was preparing to cry during that scene, I didnt'! It was too rediculous to cry, ugh!

I might add more after I see it again (Thursday maybe). I'll also get to look at it from a different angle after getting the first viewing out of the way.
This post took a few days to finish, been too busy to sit down and just finish it.

Ben just left for Math Camp, I won't see him until October, woe! At least there's text messaging, phones, and AIM.

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lunadeath02
lunadeath02
Luna
Mon, Jul. 16th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)

My god, you hit all the cons that I had with the movie! What was up with the way Bellatrix killed Sirius? It was supposed to be a RED jet of light and then Sirius falling through a veil (a CLOTH one!) slowly before Harry's eyes. And there was no sound when Remus tried to hold Harry (although it was sad), and then when Harry did "crucio!" it wasn't Bella that said "You have to mean it, Harry" it was Voldemort (although that scene was done well).

Yes, I could go on about it, but I'll save it for when I do my own review of the movie. ^^;

PS, I wanted to see Harry watching his mum! There IS a picture of that on the internet. Why'd they cut that??!!!!11


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z3nyatta
z3nyatta
Val
Mon, Jul. 16th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)

Agree agree...Mrs. Figg was NOT right. She was too timid. I think they forgot to put Harry's scar on him sometimes too. I liked the way they did the Patronus charm SO much more this time. And I adored the thestrals.


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Tue, Jul. 17th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)

Aargh! Spoilers! Tch, there's no point me going to see the film now, my life is ruined ;-)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Jul. 18th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)

Oh noes! I'm sure your kids will drag you anyway ;p

I'm home!


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Wed, Jul. 18th, 2007 07:56 am (UTC)

good trip back I hope?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Jul. 18th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)

Oh my goodness, okay so we took the coastal route part ways. It took over a hour to get to the coastal route in the first place. We stayed overnight in the city of Eureka which is just over the Cali border.
We wanted to take a route to the north Cali coast real quickly but we did a wrong turn. Well we headed up at the coast but not the right part...it was sooo worth it though. We saw a flock of vultures...and....

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Oh my goodness, okay so we took the coastal route part ways. It took over a hour to get to the coastal route in the first place. We stayed overnight in the city of Eureka which is just over the Cali border.
We wanted to take a route to the north Cali coast real quickly but we did a wrong turn. Well we headed up at the coast but not the right part...it was sooo worth it though. We saw a flock of vultures...and....<a href="<img src="http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k308/witherwings7/Vacations/Oregon%20July%202007/2007_july_17---fawn.jpg">">THEM!!!</a>

We saw a doe earlier that bounded into the forest when I got out (as quitely as I could) of the car. We think it was the mama, poor little things. I hope they met up with the mother!

We drove through some lovely redwood forests :)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Jul. 18th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)

I broke the internet :)

here we go


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Wed, Jul. 18th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)

Bambi! :-D
I've seen deer a couple of times at Kielder Forrest/Lake but never got close enough to photograph them....


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Jul. 18th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)

They were right in front of the car, just wandering around the road looking for their mom. They eventually got to the side of the road and bounded away, they weren't scared of us.
I got lots of photos of the little things!


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