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Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« on: December 05, 2010, 10:32:01 PM »

Lightening may strike me for saying this, but I was disappointed.  I felt the split of the book into 2 movies slowed the first movie's pacing.  I am all for prolonging the HP experience, but after being frustrated after story lines and characters (I really wish Peeves had been in the movies) were cut in prior movies, the page for page tracking of the book feels belabored in this most recent movie.  I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts.
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Re: Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 08:13:46 AM »

I actually liked this movie far more than any of the others.  I felt like it actually did justice to the scope of the book, took the time to develop the characters, showed the actors' maturity in their roles, and was fairly coherent.  I never felt like it was belabored at all.  In fact, this was the first movie that I actually liked.
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Re: Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 12:21:41 PM »

I feel like a horrible hypocrite, because I haven't even seen this movie. I was really excited about the idea of the movie, as there were parts of the book that I felt were unnecessarily drawn out. (A lot of them camping, for example.) Having heard that this movie was mostly that... I opted out. (Okay, that, and, well, my friends had already gone, and I didn't want to go alone!) I'll probably watch it before the next movie, as that I'm very excited about. (Despite my dislike of Gambon as Dumbledore.) I think I'm getting crotchety in my old age!
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Re: Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 12:25:11 PM »

Ping - I'd be open to going to see it again in the theater with you.  I really liked it a lot (and I don't like Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, either; bonus:  he's not really in this movie).  PM me if you want to go.
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Re: Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 01:46:05 PM »

Just a short response, but I wanted to chime in that I really loved the movie.  I'm honestly an AWFUL critic for HP movies though, because I would truthfully gobble up anything they toss out :)
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Re: Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 02:39:48 PM »

Sirius Black, the Other White Critic? :D

Hmm, I wonder if the movie is still in any local theaters. I missed a big chunk of January to a stomach virus. (Not recommended, despite its excellence in the weight-loss area!)
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