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View Poll Results: How many Horcruxes would you give the Half-Blood Prince movie?
1 horcrux 36 5.31%
2 horcruxes 28 4.13%
3 horcruxes 108 15.93%
4 horcruxes 173 25.52%
5 horcruxes 333 49.12%
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:17 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I really enjoyed this movie. Rupert Grint was very funny. Tom Felton was great as the tortured soul. And Emma Watson was wonderful as the jilted friend/girlfriend.
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I liked it! ... when totally ignoring the book's plot, but using background knowledge from the book to fill in gaps (credit to Erin for that statement! xD)...

As in, missing out the minute-long explanation on inferi could be made sense of, cause they're creepy bodies in the water (though including it would have a slight bit of humour, "there's no need to call me sir, professor". But missing out Dumbledore's 6 horcrux suggestions... that'll be weird to anyone who's not read the book cause Harry'll be mostly pulling them out of thin air in DH.

But. It was a good movie. I loved Bellatrix's short but eccentric moments, she's like a hyper little kid. Neville coulda had a bit more screen time, even if he was just in the herbology greenhouse whilst Slughorn was trying to get some cuttings. Slughorn in general rocked! Tom Felton did Draco realll well, too. Especially in the Sectumsempra scene. And Young Riddle, spot on!

Oh, on a last thing (maybe xD), the Harry/Ginny shipping started way early.

Lotsa stuff that'll get them in the end just cause of deviations. Like, the Elder wand being on Dumbledore's desk? I guess that allows them to leave out the White Tomb.

I just think they wrote the plot with what happens in DH in mind, and not soley HBP. They added in lots of humour, but forgot to add in the original humour (U-NO-POO!!), but overall it was much more a (as they said) romantic comedy than it should have been. Calm before the storm, maybe...?

Hopefully, they can make up for stuff that's been left out in DH I and DH II. They'll have so much more time, and it's not like the book is thaaaaat much longer.
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I can't believe how much we agree about David Yates. I really want to Netflix his State of Play series and I can't wait to see what he does with The Giver.
I know...it's sort of freaky. Brain-twins, .

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The apparation lessons. Harry and Draco's first confrontation happened in the filst lesson. I think these scenes should have been here in the film because ... well - they made sense in the book, and they all had some form of meaning.
This I would've liked to have seen, particularly since apparition was used frequently in the film. It also would've been nice to see Snape actually teaching, just to reinforce why people booed when his appointment was announced.

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Harry never broke it off with her at the end of the film 'to protect her' so straight away they screwed the last two films up.
That was such a stupid part of the books, though. I'm glad it's gone.

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One thing I did feel was choppy ... or not choppy ... but jumpy and confusing is when Dumledore sees young Tom Riddle for the first time and he's standing up and then sitting down and then we see a lot of random shots and then Dumbledore is talking to him. I was like ... WTF just happened?
That struck me too. What I think happened was Yates was a bit over cautious about how heavy that scene could have felt, in terms of feeding the audience information. He knows their interest lies mostly in Harry and his journey, so he quickly wanted to get back to that, maybe?

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Voldemort take Morfin's ring, or the Slytherin Locket and Hufflepuff's cup, forshadowing the upcoming Horcruxes.
Fyi, the cup thing was filmed. They even cast an older Riddle for it. So we may see that on the DVD.

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But I assume there was a problem with the actors availablity.
Nah, he just got too old. That's what happens when you cast a guy in his mid 20s as a 16 year old (I'm looking at you, Columbus).

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I liked in the book when Dumbledore wasn't angry or scared with Draco but offerd to help him and his family.
Fyi, a huge chunk of that dialogue doesn't even feature in the UK edition of the book.

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They didn’t feel like showing Tonks all sad and stuff.
It's not really relevant but on top of that, it's a pretty poor move for her character which Natalia Tena was none too happy about. Tonks goes from being a strong (if clumsy) auror to a mopey lovestruck teenager. Yuck.
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ok, I think the movie movie was good, I don't think it was great, but it was enjoyable. I read the book, and i liked it, but i know a movie and a book are different. But I think it must be the similar as possible.
Now, Im going to say my thoughts about the film. The movie was good, but my problems are:

The quidditch, I don't really like that much that scene, it was boring and short. I think that the time they taked with that scene, they could have put something about the HBP.

The HBP, well, what can i say about that. I forgot about him.

Harry/Ginny, I don't really liked that much their chemistry.Wait what chemistry?!, Bonnie's acting don't like that much in this movie. And kiss was soo bored.

I don't know... well, i know that part was important but i don't really like the slughorn house scene. Don't know why?! but my mom fell asleep in that part. And i was starting to get bored.

The fight at the end, ok I know, no repetition in this one and in the last one, but i don't know they just could made a little fight outside with members of the OoTP or some members from DA. But No. I was like What?!!

Things i like:

The opening, I thought it was great! LOVED IT!

The views are Amazing! The ambient, the mountains, everything was fantastic.

The comedy was great.

The Katie Bell cursed was shocking.

Evanna was great!

The Burrow scene, I really like it! Cuz, I think that's the only part where there's a lil bit of action and it feels like chills, was great. Even though wasn't in the book.

The Hospital scene I think that was my favorite scene!!

Lavender was GREAT!! In my opinion she was the new great thing in this film, i was laughing in all her scenes.Sorry for this, but i wished that were more of her in the film!! haha!

Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy was excellent!

Cormac, haha! i love when he throw up in Snape!!

Finally the cave scene, loved that scene, wished it were longer, but it was frightening when the inferies came.

The special effects great!

So, I think the movie is like my third favorite or so.

My Favorite is Prisoner of Azcaban
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Best by far! so dramatic
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I have posted this before, but I'm going to post it again--

If you haven't seen the movie, then perhaps you should stop reading at this point--

However, if you have given up on the movies, like I should have after Prisoner of Azkaban, then by all means keep on reading. Here's my rant on why I didn't like the movie so much--

1. The beginning - why the hell did it start with Harry and Dumbledore at the MoM having a photoshoot. That's so not where OotP left off, so it was the most random beginning to any movie.

2. I get that they wanted to add a big dramatic scene of the muggles/wizards being caught up in the war and the bridge being torn apart. The Millennium Bridge is pretty prominent and well recognized and visually it was pretty cool, but at least do a follow up (not in the Daily Prophet), how 'bout we stick with the book and use the actual Minister!

3. Quidditch - I love Quidditch. It's amazing to watch and it's a neat story. But, the tryouts taken from OotP was a bit annoying. If you're going to keep Quidditch out of one of the books, then it doesn't make that much sense to make a big deal of it in this one. It took up space and took away from more important things from the story.

4. Tom Riddle - You have got to be kidding me??? The bulk of HBP is going in depth with Voldemort and how her became so evil, even before he was even born. How could they cut out the scenes of the House of Gaunt. It's one of the most interesting of scenes and really helps establish the beginning of an evil. Also, when Voldemort asks for a job at Hogwarts has it's significance to and it's that last moment that you see Voldemort with the slightest bit of humanity. Though little orphan Voldemort, played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin was excellent. This young talent made your skin crawl. He definitely stepped it up and you could see a bit of Uncle Ralph shine through. He definitely hard a dark quality about him. The Slughorn scene with Tom was just average. I liked the teenage Tom in Chamber of Secrets much better.

5. Stop changing the look of the pensieve! First Harry goes in and it's like he's part of the scene. Not he just sticks his head in for a long period of time (you'd think he'd drown!) and it's all smokey looking. Stick with one look. It gets annoying after awhile.

6. Was it any more obvious that Harry is a horcrux? All during DH I kept going back and forth...is he or isn't he? I liked the suspense, but deep down inside I had a feeling he was. So, when Dumbledore is talking about the ring and then Harry goes to touch it...Harry gets all these Voldie flashbacks and then did the neck twitch thing and then the ring goes all spinny. I think that totally gave away that they were connected and clearly meaning that he was connected to Voldie soulfully.

7. Harry/Ginny - Um...WTF? Could there be any less chemistry. I think the actors could have pulled it off if they stuck with the book, but the writing was just bad with it. It's like this big pivotal moment that you don't really see coming, but there's this big build between the two of them. I think the flirting with the waitress at the beginning took away from it. And there were hardly any moments where it was just Harry and Ginny to establish he was starting to like her. It felt very forced, with Hermione constantly bringing it up to the point where it was annoying. Also, they really bond more over the book because she knows what it's like to be possessed by a book and how it can have power over you. Ginny never really showed concern about Harry and the potions book, like in the actual HBP book. And then to top it off Ron is okay with it, but not until the end. In the book, it creates a bit of tension, but it smooths out in the end. But, kind of sets the tone of H/G's relationship.

8. Lavender/Ron/Hermione - I liked Lavender, I think Jessie Cave did a pretty decent job. I just think there were a lot more funnier moments and lines in the book between those two. I just didn't like how they didn't set it up for why Ron was really doing it. Hermione had Viktor, Harry had Cho, it was time for Ron to get a little snogging. I liked the reference to Viktor in HBP as well. It creates more jealousy. I think Emma Watson pulled off the jealousy well for the most part, but again it felt a bit to forced and at times over the top. Plus, when she took Cormac to Slug's party, how the hell would it make Ron jealous. I think there should have been a moment where Ron saw them leaving the common room together or something to show a bit of jealousy with Ron.

9. Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes - well this scene was practically ruined since GoF. The fact that it never established that Harry was their benefactor... it just fell short. It was a bit of a calm before the storm moment, but again it was a useless scene that took away from the bulk of the story. There could have been a lot more funny moments like "Why Are You Worrying About You-Know-Who?You SHOULD Be Worrying About U-NO-POO -- the Constipation Sensation That's Gripping the Nation!" Everything I loved about that scene in the book was completely stripped down.

10. Tom Felton = Best Performance in the Entire Movie. I felt like he really took Malfoy to a defeated state. You could see that he was torn throughout the movie, but I think the writing fell flat between him and Dumbledore. He showed some great emotion, I just felt like if they stuck closer to the book it would have been loads better. It was just annoying that Harry wasn't more upset with what Draco was doing, to the point where he was obsessed and that took away from him getting the memory from Slughorn.

11. Bellatrix/Death Eaters/Narcissa - So, for people who didn't read the book they're going to be like, "Who's that hairy guy hanging with the Death Eaters?" Well that would be Fenrir Greyback, the most dreaded werewolf, who bit Lupin, but they never really established who he was, just a hairy guy. And just cause you play a werewolf doesn't mean you transform to kind of look like one in human form! I mean look at Lupin! What the hell was with Narcissa's hair?!? The blonde/black look was a no go in my book. She looked hideous! She's a bleach blonde, and the Malfoys are this bleach blonde little family. I can just say thank goodness Helen McCrory didn't play Bellatrix. Helena Bonham-Carter can hardly do no wrong, but I felt like she could have been a bit more crazy like in OotP. I like how she took on the role as Draco's mentor, but that was about it. Also, at the end of the book, there's this big fight scene between Aurors and Death Eaters and that was not there at all. The Death Eaters just walked freely about doing there thing and nothing seemed to happen. I kind of figured from the moment Harry drank all the Liquid Luck that it wasn't going to happen, but I guess they left it out so a battle at Hogwarts will seem more dramatic in DH. And why the hell did they need to burn down Hagrid's Hut? More randomness!

12. Snape - He is one of the most important characters in this book, hence the title "Half-Blood Prince." First of all, they didn't really go into all the research of who the HBP was. It was annoying, I mean it is in the title and it's kind of a big deal. Also, that little hush hush moment between Harry and Snape, before he goes off and kills Dumbledore was just so incredibly awkward. No one is supposed to know Harry is there. It took away from the shock that he was the one to kill Dumbledore. Also, Dumbledore should have been begging a bit more. When I read it I was like OMG, Dumbledore is begging for his life and it shows. Maybe it was Michael Gambon's fault on this, but it's really important in DH! Also, when Harry goes after Snape and the whole "Fight back, you coward!" It should be followed by one of the greatest lines in the book, "DON'T CALL ME A COWARD!" But no, let's just cast a spell that knocks him off his feet and leave. And the fact that Snape revealed that he was the HBP, just didn't have a dramatic effect like it should have.

13. Why did they add the scene where the Death Eaters attacked the Weasleys over the holidays? It was completely pointless. It made no sense. What were they trying to achieve with that scene? It also felt weird that Arthur told Harry about the cabinet...hello, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, shouldn't that have confiscated it! It was just a bit to obvious to what was about to come. The only thing that was somewhat significant they kind of/sort of established Tonks and Lupin had a relationship...which brings be to:

14. Lupin/Tonks, my favorite couple, but not in the movie! It was never firm they had a relationship. And it felt really weird that Tonks calls Lupin "sweetheart." In the book, Tonks' hair isn't a vibrant shade of pink and you know something is going on, but you think it's because she was morning Sirius. It's not until the end (in one of the BEST scenes of HBP, the Hospital scene), where you realize that they are in love and despite what has happened love can prevail in the most difficult of times. They have this chemistry and fire between one another and it just wasn't there. I am incredibly disappointed. And it's not until Dumbledore's funeral that you know if fact that they are going to be together.

15. Dumbledore's Funeral - WHY?!?!? WHY?!?!? It's such a vital scene and would have made such a greater impact on the ending. It was weird enough with the all wands in the sky moment, but why didn't they add it. It shows what a great man he was and what he meant to the wizarding community. Also, he's the first Headmaster to ever have been buried there and with his wand! It doesn't just sit in his office. Not only doesn't it show what a tremendous wizard he was, but there were other elements to that chapter as well. I was expected to get maybe a little teary-eyes, but no. It was just not as dramatic that was necessary. It showed Tonks and Lupin were definitely a couple and led to their relationship would go further in DH. Also, the scene with Harry and Ginny was really really important. I guess it wouldn't be that relevant cause they didn't really go in depth with relationship in the movie, but it's just so moving that Harry says he has to leave her to protect her. It just would have been such a greater ending to the movie, rather than have the trio have their (now tradtional ending) moment alone.

This is just a few of the many problems wrong with the movie, but I thought I would share. I'm sure I will think of more the more I dwell on it. I was incredibly disappointed, but I guess that should have been expected. I'm going to go and read all the books to redeem Harry Potter and truly remind me of why I love it so much! I hope you enjoyed my little rant, whether you agree with it or not, feel free to comment!


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Old 07-24-2009, 05:07 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The movie is good for entertainment and contains a lot of sense of humor, but i think that it lefts out of important things, and especially in the beginning in the movie , what the heck??? Harry was in the restaurant and watching newspaper then starring at the bartender. OMG! thats so offtrack and disgusting!!!! I think that at least, i think that they should not deviant too much away from the original story.
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You all are thinking, "UGH! THEY LEFT SOOOOOOOOO MUCH OUT OF THE BOOK!" Yeah, they did. Because it isn't the book. It's the movie, a different expirence. It's meant to be entertaining in a different way. Y'all gottastop being so critical. :rollseyes:
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I gave this movie a 2. I was very disappointed. I actually found the movie kind of boring, which is sad because i was soooooo excited to see it, and it made me feel like DH is going to be a let down. The chemistry/kiss between harry and ginny was TERRIBLE, there was definatly more chemistry between him and cho. And when dumbledore died, for me, harry didn't seem so devistated like he did when cedric and sirius died. The movie was overall just ok. Usually i go and see the HP movies 2 times in the theaters but not this one, i dont think i could make it thru it a second time.
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I give it a 4. I like Tom Felton's role in this movie. But why is The Burrow getting burn? I rather they put scene that are in the book than create new scence. And it's a pity that they didn't film the part where the Order and some of the DA fighting the Death Eaters in Hogwarts.
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Reading all these comments and comparisons make me feel like traitor since I gave the movie five out of five. But then I started thinking, why wouldn't I? I absolutely fell in love with the movie, I loved Tom Felton's acting, I loved Rupert Grint's acting even more, plus the movie actually gives me shivers.

Okay, I do know that it's not 120% loyal to the book. It's disappointing, but yet again it's not. It may be sad that all our favorite scenes weren't there, but hey, how could've they fitted all that into 2,5 hour movie? And the things said about those odd scenes they've added... Well, I see it this way: even if you have read the books, the movie can give something new or even surprise you. And I have to say: If you think Potters' differ from the books, try "Slumdog Millionaire". Now there's a bright, shiny contrast between the book and the movie... (:
perfectly said! i totally agree with you 100%! i especially liked how they actually shot scenes in the room of requirement. it gave people, if they didn't read the book, more clues to the solution. but if you read the book it's almost like a new story but based off the orginal book. i loved it!
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I gave this movie a 2. I was very disappointed. I actually found the movie kind of boring, which is sad because i was soooooo excited to see it, and it made me feel like DH is going to be a let down. The chemistry/kiss between harry and ginny was TERRIBLE, there was definatly more chemistry between him and cho. And when dumbledore died, for me, harry didn't seem so devistated like he did when cedric and sirius died. The movie was overall just ok. Usually i go and see the HP movies 2 times in the theaters but not this one, i dont think i could make it thru it a second time.
Agreed. I gave it a 3 though. I was shaking with excitement to see it, and I came out disappointed I saw it again, thinking I might like it the second time, but i felt utterly bored and hoping for it to finish. I understand they can't include everything, but instead of blowing up the Burrow (where will Bill and Fleur get married now?) they could have included a scene from the book. I'm hoping because the DH movie is in 2 parts they will include all the things from the book. We can only wait and hope!
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well din't get to watch the movie had exams till 22 and now its a strike here .just can't wait anymore..
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I have watched the movie twice, both on the day it came out, and a week later. Both times, the movie did not dissapoint me. I felt that the storyline was pretty close to the novel, and that David Yates' vision was very well shown. I do, however, have several points to address about the storyline and the overall adaptation of the novel into a screenplay.

1. The beginning? TOTALLY fell through. Why, oh why, did they use a scene from the last movie?! They should have started the movie off like they did in the novel, with the chapter "The Other Minister"! I WANTED to see Fudge dust off his bowler hat, and leave, especially after the way he behaved towards Harry in the last movie. And I was looking forward to seeing who they would cast in order to play Scrimgeour. I think that they should have had several scenes in which Scrimgeour tries to recruit Harry to work for the Ministry, like he did in the book.

2. The flirting scene with the waitress? Unneccessary, but funny. I LOVED it when Harry smells his breath, after the waitress tells him when her shift ends. But I thought that Dumbledore just appearing on the platform was a bit much. I mean, how can he just Apparate into a place that's full of Muggles? And the way he was dressed was quite peculiar, so he would have attracted more than his fair share of strange looks. But, overall, the opening was good. Micheal Gambon's performance, though? Not so much. Dumbledore totally fell through in this movie. I was quite dissapointed.

3. The scene with Bellatrix and Snape and the Unbreakable Vow? AMAZING!!! Loved it, but I, too, am glad that Helen McCrory did not get cast to play Bellatrix. Helena Bonham Carter is an amazing actress, she fills the role spectacularly well. Her whispers send shivers down my spine! Wormtail was also a good presence, even if only for several seconds. And we're shown where Snape resides over the summer, and the place was appropriately dusty, unkept and cold-just like its owner.

4. Harry/Ginny chemistry? Non-existant, in my opinion. I haven't liked Bonnie Wright since the second movie, when her emotions added nothing whatsoever to the overall story. Here, there is no chemistry between the pair, although both actors try very hard to get their message across.

5. Jessie Cave? AMAZING! The scene in the train, with the mist on the window? HILARIOUS!!! I laughed so hard! And then, when Hermione walks by, that too was full of emotion and pent-up anger. Brilliantly played, and Won-Won did a wonderful acting job too!

All I can come up with for the moment, but there IS more to my review, so I'll be posting soon!
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If I didn't know the book almost by heart, I would have loved the film. But there were many cuts, and my favourite scene in the whole story (the kiss) was diminished to almost nothing.
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But you didn't need Dumbledore's funeral! The feeling of Dumbledore's funeral was when the students and professors made the Dark Mark disappear. That was a satisfying and heartfelt ending enough to replace the funeral.However, I did miss the battle at the end. That should not have been cut. It was a bit too quiet after Dumbledore's death and when I read that in the book it seemed like a race to catch up to Snape, while in the movie, it was a little bit less.

I still loved the film. It's the best one of the series, no doubt. People just need to understand that the film medium and the book medium are told in different ways. Films are more visual, while books are more wordy and detailed.

For instance, the reason why they added the Burrow scene (which, actually, I felt didn't feel dangerous enough) was because in the book there was a lot of talk about bad things happening but we never got to see any of it. In the book this is all well and good because we can use our imaginations about what is happening outside Hogwarts but in a film we must see it visually!

Nothing that was cut from the book was sorely missed, for me, at least. Actually I would like to hear what you guys thought was cut that shouldn't have. I keep hearing a lot of empty comments about the film cutting out important parts of the book but none of those complaints are followed up with examples.
I agree with everything said here - I, too, missed the battle, but the producers and director have said that it was left out because of the epic battle in DH and they didn't want to be repetitive.
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+ Dumbledore is my favourite character in the entire HP series and despite what the majority of HP fans think, I love Gambon as Dumbledore. He is energetic and shows Dumbledore's youthful silliness despite him being well... old. I must say, he has given bad performances in some of the previous movies, no question, but he was utterly fantastic in this movie. I love the way Dumbledore was portrayed as so invincible because it really helped give a blow when he died. The humour that comes from Dumbledore in this movie is just what one should expect because he is so in the books.

+ Dumbledore's death was something I was really worried about. After the lameness that was Sirius' death I almost closed my eyes for it so as not to ruin the moment for me. However! It was fantastic and I could not be more pleased by it. When they all raised their wands it gave me the butterflies I get when I read the Battle of Hogwarts in DH - the whole unity of the school and stuff. The good side.

+ No funeral. I will admit I was kinda miffed at first, but now that I think about it - the White Tomb chapter is arguably the best in the entire book. I have such a vivid picture in my head of how that whole scene should look and be played out and it is not particularly something I want ruined. So I am kind of thankful that they missed that out and allowed me to keep it for myself -- the phoenix flying at the end was a good substitute, I think.

+ I hate Snape as a character, but you just gotta love Alan Rickman and his performance. I do not imagine Alan Rickman's Snape when I read the books, but he'll do : )

+ A lot of good acting this time around. Tom Felton, especially. Daniel Radcliffe was exceptionally natural as opposed to his normal robotic, stiff acting. Emma Watson had less eyebrows I suppose... still too... yeh. And Rupert excelled himself even more! But he was always pretty good.

+ I was always very excited when I heard Jim Broadbent would be playing Slughorn. He was the best choice and his portrayal of the character was bloody fantastic. Very much a scene stealer and a great addition to the cast! Kudos, Kudos, Kudos to him.

+ Luna was just friggin hilarious and as my second favourite character, I was mighty impressed.

+ I love that Flitwick got a wee 'funny' near the start of it all. I think it is his smallness that just makes it so funny... I still can't get over him doing that elbow thing in OOTP -- too funny!

+ Special effects were awesome! The fire!!! Oh man!

+ The first Burrow scene when they are all at the stairs -- HILARIOUS! That really started the movie for me. Awesome.

+ Lavender Brown was so funny, albeit not how I imagined her. Bit like Snape and Alan.

+ Quidditch was soooo realistic this time around! Very impressed!

+ Loved all the Ron/Hermione stuff.

+ Loved the talk of heartbreak between Harry and Hermione. Quite moving.

+ A lot of people really hated the Ginny/Harry kissing scene, claiming it too awkward. I must say I was surprised and kind of mesmorised by it in a good way. I really enjoyed it.

+ Helena Bonham Carter. My future wifey. Fantastic. As always.

+ Fenrir's terrifyingness! omg!

+ Lack of introductions. I loved that this movie ACTED like a sequel. It expected people to KNOW what things were or who people were without introducing them which I really did appreciate. However, I did feel myself thinking 'will people who havent read the books understand the importance of bla bla bla'.

+ Felix Felicis. Nuff Said.

+ Katie Bell being cursed.

+ Love Potion scene.

+ I liked the additional Burrow attack scene.

- The main thing for me was lack of ending. I needed my battle! But I didn't get. It made it seem as if they DE's being there was completely pointless... they arrive to just leave... yeh, hated that. I liked the Snape/Harry bit though... a lot of people DIDNT and wanted more. But that is how I always viewed it... it's how it was written in the books. Snape DOESNT really fight back in the books... I think people wanted more, though, due to the lack of fighting in the castle and I understand it for the movie but even just a small bit of resistance...

- I liked the inside of WWW. But I didn't like the outside... too... stupid? I suppose that might be the point. But I didn't like it.

- I didn't like the lack of explanation of inferi. Like, how are people who havent read the books supposed to know that they are actually corpses as opposed to lil gollums coming to nom on the Boy Who Lived?

- Not enough insight into horcruxes and what they could potentially be. No mention that the locket was Slytherins!

- The bit at the end with Harry and Hermione in the Astronomy tower. Ron was completely left out, when if anyone should be, it should be Hermione. She's the tag-along if anyone.

- Narcissa Malfoy. WTF were they thinking!? O_________O

- I expected them to do the unbreakable vow effects so much cooler... and it seemed rather bland and harmless...

- Ginny tying Harry's shoelaces. O_o

- Teen Riddle. He looked like the girl originally cast to play Pansy in the second movie.
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+ I hate Snape as a character, but you just gotta love Alan Rickman and his performance. I do not imagine Alan Rickman's Snape when I read the books, but he'll do : )
Those little pauses that he takes when he's talking are freaking awesome! I mean I can so picture Snape doing them.

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+ A lot of good acting this time around. Tom Felton, especially. Daniel Radcliffe was exceptionally natural as opposed to his normal robotic, stiff acting. Emma Watson had less eyebrows I suppose... still too... yeh. And Rupert excelled himself even more! But he was always pretty good.
Yeah Tom was on his A game in this movie. I mean we got to see the arrogance and the signature Malfoy swagger at the beginning of the movie, but when he looked up into the mirror and his eyes were puffy and red and I was like don't cry Draco! It was moving. Rupert was masterful. I can't say that I've ever liked Emma, but I think her best film was Philosopher's Stone

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+ I was always very excited when I heard Jim Broadbent would be playing Slughorn. He was the best choice and his portrayal of the character was bloody fantastic. Very much a scene stealer and a great addition to the cast! Kudos, Kudos, Kudos to him.
I was NEVER a Slughorn fan before this movie. I didn't dislike him I just didn't like him, but Broadbent breathed life into this man and I dare say he took the show if you ask me.

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+ Luna was just friggin hilarious and as my second favourite character, I was mighty impressed.
I can't wait to see Luna in DH and if they cut her out of it I am going to have a heart attack!


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+ Special effects were awesome! The fire!!! Oh man!
That was a great scene in the movie as well as the dark mark scene


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+ Quidditch was soooo realistic this time around! Very impressed!
Glad they brought it back. McLaggen was awesome! I have to say I liked him better than Diggory *runs and hides from the Pattison fains*


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+ Felix Felicis. Nuff Said.
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- The main thing for me was lack of ending. I needed my battle! But I didn't get. It made it seem as if they DE's being there was completely pointless... they arrive to just leave... yeh, hated that. I liked the Snape/Harry bit though... a lot of people DIDNT and wanted more. But that is how I always viewed it... it's how it was written in the books. Snape DOESNT really fight back in the books... I think people wanted more, though, due to the lack of fighting in the castle and I understand it for the movie but even just a small bit of resistance...
This movie felt like a filler movie. It felt like they just had to do it because the books were in this order. I mean its not a stand alone movie. Its like is there wasn't a OoTP this movie wouldn't make any kind of sense, and these movies shouldn't be playing sequels to each other. Each movie should be a stand alone movie that fit together to paint an entire picture for you. I did think the DE scene in the school was pointless. They didn't do anything. I mean Snape was the way that was doing all the action. And then its like oh they realized that the DEs didn't have anything to do so they let Bella trash the Great Hall, which I think was a good scene when they went back a filmed the empty still Great Hall, it was chilling. Still wished we could have gotten a little bit of a fight scene.

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- I liked the inside of WWW. But I didn't like the outside... too... stupid? I suppose that might be the point. But I didn't like it.
Nope it was stupid and F&G are cool not stupid. I hope they redo it for the last films. It was like PeeWee Herman's playhouse.

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- Not enough insight into horcruxes and what they could potentially be. No mention that the locket was Slytherins!
They didn't go into any of the background stuff, but something tells me they are saving it for the first half of DH, at least I hope so because they are crucial points. I mean you can't explain how Harry is a horcrux without explaining them all. It will just be weird and confusing.

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- The bit at the end with Harry and Hermione in the Astronomy tower. Ron was completely left out, when if anyone should be, it should be Hermione. She's the tag-along if anyone.
Yes I am hating how the movies seem to make more of Harry and Hermione's relationship more so than Ron's. When Harry confides in Ron more than Hermione. They are turning Ron into a sidekick of Harry and Hermione when he is the best friend and she is the sidekick.

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- Narcissa Malfoy. WTF were they thinking!? O_________O
Thats what I was thinking. I was like um...why does she have black hair? When int eh books JK made a point of saying the entire family had white blond hair? And I expected her to be more...I dunno like she was in the books, shaking off Bella just flat out determined to get to Snape. This felt like a walk in the park for me.

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- I expected them to do the unbreakable vow effects so much cooler... and it seemed rather bland and harmless...
I have to disagree I could see the concentration on Cissy's and Snapes face. I could feel the seriousness of the vows he was making to her, and then the glowing outline of the lines on their hands was ominous to me.


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- Teen Riddle. He looked like the girl originally cast to play Pansy in the second movie.
I think the first Tom they cast first was too forceful and in your face for this movie. We needed to see how Tom was able to charm everyone and I think the first time just had too heavy of a hand for this. This actor had the cute baby face and the pudgy cheeks, but still had a cold fury simmering below the surface. I think he was beautiful, the kid Tom Riddle was just flat out creepy, nothing like what the previews promised he would be.
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I loved it. It was the best by far. Though I was mad they tweaked H/G's kiss scene and put out the Quidditch final. I really wanted to see that part! Well, it was still good! 5 HORCRUXES! Tom Felton rocked in it. Rupert rocked even more! It was good.
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I think this was the best of all of the movies so far. We shall see when Deathly Hallows comes out to theaters.

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I .<3 this film, i don't think its half as bad as what people are saying
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i loved the movie except that they took out the battle seen at the end you know the one that takes place at hogwarts that i was really disappionted at but over all i loved the movie
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I gave it a 5 rating even though there were some things that really bothered me. I thought that even though a lot was left out, and a lot was added, the added stuff made it better for me.

The very beginning I absolutely loved. (NO not the Harry/Waitress scene! Which I DID NOT like at all.) The part where Harry and Dumbledore are leaving the MoM. I don't know why but it just gave me goosebumps, and I thought it was a very clever transition.

Back to the Harry/Waitress part, I really wish they hadn't put that bit in... I thought it was totally uncharacteristic of Harry. And I didnt really think she was that pretty... I mean she was pretty, but not that pretty.

I aboslutely loved Slughorn's house scene, it was one of my favorites. And probablly one of the ones that stuck closest to the book. And as Harry and Dumbledore were leaving I felt really sad for Slughorn, his expression looked so depressed that they were going.

All the parts where Slughorn talked about Lilly I really liked. It made me sad though . But the Felix scene where Slughorn talked about the fish.. Was that in the books? I can't remember.. it sounds familiar. Either way I liked it. OH and the music that went along with it.. "Slughorn's Confession" on the soundtrack I believe, I loved. Sweet and sad

I saw a lot of people complaining how they burnt down Hagrid's Hut.. if I do remember correctly, I think his hut does get set on fire in the book. Or is it the 7th book I'm thinking of? Which reminds me of how much I enjoyed Bellatrix in this movie. Helena is perfect for the part!

The Ginny/Harry kiss... I was sad it was not the same as the book. I already knew it wasn't going to be the same before seeing the movie. It seems instead of Harry kissing Ginny after a quidditch match, it was Lavender kissing Ron.

The Felix potions scene was another favorite. I LOVED how they made Hermione's hair get bigger and poofier as the scene went on. (Because that was in the books) Really, I think that whole scene was quite close to how it was in the books, though of course not perfectly.

I really liked the Cormac/Hermione parts in the movie. Even though it was not so in the books, I really enjoyed how they had Cormac giving her looks and making her uncomfortable. Not to mention he was EXTREMELY good looking! I have a major crush on him.

The scene that I think shouldn't have been added was (like most people) the Burrow attack. I know that they added it to make the audience realize that these are dark times, but really they could have had death eaters attack and BURN DOWN some other place. I would have been okay with the scene if they wouldnt have set the Burrow on fire! I mean aren't they going to need the Burrow in the next movie? Or can magic fix ashes? And then.. when you see them all back at school they aren't all sad that Ron's house was set on fire. And I doubt the Weasley's have house insurance! I don't know.. maybe magic can fix a house that was set on fire.

The thing that bugged me the most was the battle scene that never happened. I know why they didn't have it and all that stuff blah blah blah. Who cares if it's repetative! How they had it in the movie didn't really make sense. I mean it builds up for Draco to fix the cabinet and make sure the Death Eaters can get through, but what's the point if they didn't do anything? According to the movie, Draco didn't even need to fix it. If there was no battle, why would he need the Death Eaters to get in? Maybe for support or the chance that there would be fighting? It just doesn't make sense to me.

My absolute favorite scene was the Harry/Felix parts! I thought it was one of the funniest things in the movies ever! I have never laughed that much in a Harry Potter movie before, and it was quite refreshing. I was very surprised and happy to see that they put in Aragog's funeral, even though it wasn't completely true to the books.. but I won't nitpick. The speech Slughorn gave was good too, especially with Fang howling along. And the music was excellent.

My review is getting pretty long, so I'm just going to list off some other things.

-Tom Felton's performance was SO GOOD!
-Both of the young Tom Riddles were creepy and gave me chills. And also very good acting.
-I don't like how they didn't have Harry and Dumbledore inside the pensive memories because that's it was in the books.
-I wish the cave scene was longer. The inferi hand grab almost made me pee my pants.
-I wish there would have been more birds in the Hermione/Ron bird attack scene. I always pictured at least 10 of them. I don't know why...
-I loved how you could tell Snape is actually good. (of course reading the books helped you pick up on the subtle scenes with him and Dumbledore)
-I really liked the comedy quidditch, as they call it.
-I'm glad they actually left in the Sectumsempra spell, and Dumbledore falling off the tower. I was expecting both not to be in the movie, with the PG rating.
-LOVED the Ron/Love potion scene.
-LOVED the Slug Club Party, and the whole Cormac throwing up on Snape even though that wasn't in the books.
-One more thing, I'm kind of upset with Hermione's hair. It's gotten SO blonde and it's supposed to be brown, and it's ridiculous of how good it looked in some scenes. But in others it was pretty Hermione-ish. Like the scene where she wanted to see whose potions book it was that Harry had.

Ok well.. there is so much more I can say but I feel I've written enough.
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