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Seriously Disappointed in all films.
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (DVD)
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Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (DVD)
Advantages: There will be no more. the older actors were good.
Disadvantages: most of it. Couldn't stick to the storyline properly. just a money-making scheme
beware, this contains a few spoilers so don't read unless you're willing to find our bits you may not want to know
I don't understand how lovers of the books rave so much about these movies?!
There are so many flaws that don't need to be in it, where things have been taken out that are vital in creating the atmosphere or the need for emotion. Where extra unnecessary things are put in for the use of special effects that I personally find to detract from the storyline.
Don't get me wrong, I do love the books and I do know that there are some plot holes in Rowling's actual writing.
The acting of Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson is not something I find to be believable in many of the films, but in the final one they have got better. Rupert Grint has just got exceptionally better and better throughout the course of each movie. Where, Watson's character Hermione, is the rope that binds the trio together , I found that the actual acting of Grint made it bearable to be watched; he bought the character or Ron Weasley to life through his perfect way of creating humour, emotion and seriousness in different ways.
Whereas one of the few times when Hermione and Harry were bought together was when they were about to kiss in the first part of The Deathly Hallows. However, this ruined the scene for me as it was nowhere supposed to happen, Harry even says it himself "I love her like a sister", whey the HELL would they kiss?
In all of the films, I found that they adults were by far the best actors, as they should be when they were huge stars in other films too. However, I found that in the final film , there was something lacking in all of their performances. Except Alan Rickman's portrayal of Severus Snape. Rickman is known to play the bad guys in many films, and in this one he doesn't fail. He pulls of the role of the sneering, disgusted, nasty teacher perfectly.
The character of Neville Longbottom, played by Matthew Lewis, really grew in this final movie, it gave a great tribute to the character that Neville had become in the novels. The only thing I had a problem with was where they had added something about him being "mad for Luna", why not make something like that implied, rather than trying to force comedy in at bits where it was meant to be panicky.
The thing that most ticked me off about the final film was that Harry and Voldermort were able to suddenly feel the horcruxes being destroyed.
1) This didn't happen in the book!
2) This didn't happen in the other films leading up to it!
3) It didn't happen in the book because he wasn't supposed to know that his horcruxes had been destroyed, feeling that much pain, he would have noticed and searched to make sure nothing had happened to the parts of his soul!
As for creating emotion, don't get me wrong, I love a good cry to a book or a movie, and I have cried many a time whilst reading (and re-reading) the Harry Potter books, but in this final film I felt nothing, except the amusement at Ron at some of the things he says. But the main parts of the book that gave anyone reason to cry; Fred Weasley's death, the way Hagrid felt at carrying the dead Harry to everyone, the noticing of the deaths of Lupin and Tonks, the scene with Harry and Dumbledore (and a few others I can't think of now), were all skipped over or missed out. Instead to be replaced by scenes just to show off the use of the computer , for example, where Voldemort and Harry are flying through the sky pulling each other's faces off after Harry said "Let's finish it how it started, together!", or when Hermione and Ron are practically dancing around the snake, when they didn't need to be, as it was a main part for the character of Neville to actually kill the snake. It would have been a lot more dramatic if it happened as it did in the book; Neville killing snake at same time as Harry jumping out of Hagrids arms (rather than doing a pathetic roll like he accidentally fell) and then Harry covering Neville with the cloak.
Also, in my personal opinion, it was a major plot flaw not to show the significance of all of Voldermort's spells just missing everyone because the dying of Harry meant that he had cast the protection spell over them all like his mother had done to him all those year ago.
I'm sorely disappointed in all of the films, bits were missed where they shouldn't have been, and added where they shouldn't have been. I'm also sorely disappointed in Rowling for allowing such changes to be made; shouldn't she have seen just how significant some of the points were?
I think instead of making the novels into films, they should have been made into a once-a-week television series like Charmed, where bits aren't missed out and people can see the characters grow like they were seen to do in the books.
As for the end where they needed to age the youngsters by 19 years, the only person who looked older was Ginny Weasley, the others were somehow made to look shorter than they had in the past but nothing else indicated their aging except their clothes, except Ron who I think was made to have a bald patch but I'm not entirely sure if I'm remembering that correctly.
I wouldn't recommend these films to anybody else, where as I would definitely recommend the books.
I will always remember watching them, just purely for the disappointment I had in watching them.
as for the others by the same director part, I havent seen other films by that director, so I can't comment.
Summary: really dislied them