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acliff
23-11-2005, 11:54 PM
It was as good as could be expected, with older actors doing a sterling job, a surprise sellout performance by Jarvis Cocker and the kiddies still not acting as well as they should. Everything was very pretty, from the landscape, Hogwarts and the scenery. It was interesting seeing and hearing the only oriental girl that I know of with a Scottish accent, shame she was nowhere near as pretty as was implied in the book. Fleur however was most satisfactory.

What are your thoughts and opinions?

Asudai
24-11-2005, 08:01 AM
My post from the recent movies thread...

I also saw the new Harry Potter movie this weekend. I DO read the books, and I actually liked this one! This is where the book series is starting to grow up, I was worried that they wouldn't want to reflect that too much in the movies... I was wrong =P

After the first two movies I wasn't impressed, the third one I thought was a step in the right direction, and I think this one is the best of them all, it definately leaves a lot of stuff out but it's gonna happen. I'm satisfied with it, which I'm sure is exactly what J.K. Rowling was hoping for in making this movie, my approval =P


Going back to see it again next weekend though, had a couple jackasses sitting behind me who had to do commentary throughout the whole movie, and people who didn't know to turn off cell phones.... grrr:mad:


and to add, now that I think back on it, and since I've started rereading the book(yes i'm a dork) it seems they have left out a lot of things that make the HP world Magical. I could understand cutting the quidditch match short, but when the whole maze sequence took about 5 minutes and didn't include a whole lot of anything, just some moving bushes and a foot race, I was a little dissapointed. I understand there is a lot of content to cover, but everything just felt short and to the point. Almost like they were cramming it down our throats, and not giving us time to enjoy one scene before the next one flashed up.... which is fine for 8 year olds with 20 minute attention spans, but obviously this franchise is growing up. I know I personally could have set for another half an hour =P

Even though it doesn't sound like it, I still enjoyed the movie. the above bitching was just me picking it apart now that i've had time to think about it

::Edit:: Just wanted to say "Woohooo! I'm finally a member, and not just a newcomer!" /dance /dance

Ardnax
24-11-2005, 02:35 PM
I really enjoyed this movie. I was surprised by Daniel Radcliffe's performance since I usually think that his acting sucks but actually he was pretty good in this movie.
Emma Watson was great as always! She's a really talented young girl, only one year younger than me. I think she'll be an amazing actress some day.
Rupert Grint did an amazing job as always. Though Ron was a little annoying through the whole movie but he was in the book aswell so it's cool.
Krum was way hotter than he was supposed to be, Cedric was ugly compared to him.
The special effects were amazing and I have to say that I was a little scared of the dragon. I knew what was going to happen but still I was sitting at the edge of my seat. I think the movie should be longer, about six hours maybe? :kidding:
But it gets 5/5 from me, the best of the films so far.

Lizzie Bennet
24-11-2005, 02:51 PM
I was disappointed. I could not help myself in comparing it to the book. They just cut out too much. It was also too light. This movie was supposed to be so dark from beginning to end. All in all it was a disappointment.

chewwie
26-11-2005, 06:56 PM
I really enjoyed this film! Thought it was well done, we all know the actors aernt the best, but they all done good. I think Emma Watson (Herminone) was good, getting quite attractive (one year younger than me :)) and could be an up and coming Keira Knightley. The CGI were great which made the film enjoyable for me! I say this to all my friends, but my favourite bits are when they are just doing stuff around HW and there is no real story line in play. I also like the relationships portrayed and hope JKR will eventually put Harry and Hermione together, as i believe that is what most people would like to see! What do you think???

Asudai
26-11-2005, 08:14 PM
i think you should read the books =P

Ardnax
26-11-2005, 08:35 PM
Yes, you should really read book six :p then you'll know who ends up together

Asudai
26-11-2005, 08:58 PM
Well, I would suggest 1-5 first =P 5 especially since there has yet to be a movie, but really all of them are worth the time

chewwie
27-11-2005, 07:47 AM
Lol thanks for the advice! I have read books 1 to 5 and am about a third way through the most recent! I heard rumours about hermione with someone, but NOT harry :(

Asudai
27-11-2005, 05:10 PM
shhhhhh.. no spoilers! :read:

jeff--
27-11-2005, 05:25 PM
I thought the movie was very well done considering the length of the book, but I thought that some of the plot changes/removals were unnecessary.

Ranman
29-11-2005, 09:03 PM
I was surprised how good it was, I'm not a big HP fan
But I liked it

devine kk
30-11-2005, 08:20 AM
We are going at the weekend, just finished the book again, rather looking forward to it, well the kids are anyway. Does any one think it is too scary for a 6 year old.

Thanks

Ardnax
30-11-2005, 09:10 AM
I thought it was scary and I'm 16, but I'm a chicken. :icon_redf

chewwie
30-11-2005, 04:09 PM
I thought it was kind of scary and im 18, so a 6 year old might just get a couple of nightmares; nothing a cup of hot choc and the tweenies can't deal with!

devine kk
30-11-2005, 08:06 PM
I thought it was kind of scary and im 18, so a 6 year old might just get a couple of nightmares; nothing a cup of hot choc and the tweenies can't deal with!

He is long past the tweenies. He has even watched Lord of the rings III. before you all tut in disgust i was not in, he asked grandma who was baby sitting if he could watch a film in the playroom, she obliged and the rest is history. That had no effect with regards to nightmares, so it might be worth a risk.

chewwie
01-12-2005, 03:55 PM
Nah! It should be fine, im sure its not that bad for him, just the bit at the end might be a bit scary!

DefyingGravity
03-12-2005, 02:33 PM
I thought it was great. I think they kind of over-dramatized the thing between Hermione and Ron, though.

Pygmalion
05-12-2005, 09:32 AM
I thought it was good, but then I saw it with my friend.
We were having a blazing row over whether or not Fleur was hot.
I said she was, my friend didn't agree and spoilt her for the rest of the movie from the scene where Fleur's in swimmers. My friend pointed out that to be realistic, she should have had pubic sideburns visible at the crotch...

duckula
05-12-2005, 11:53 AM
Fleur is a classy lady, she magics that thing clean as a whistle.

Foeni
05-12-2005, 12:20 PM
Of course you don't get everyting with in the movie compared to the book. But HP4 took out way too much, and they changed to many things. I think it jumped too much, it didn't really catch their daily lives at the school.

Oh, and Fleur isn't hot, just good looking.

marine
05-12-2005, 08:05 PM
I saw it this weekend (I had to came back because the morning screening were complete), with a friend and her sibling. I liked it.

I still think that the 3rd movie was the best out of the 4 movies, but it was rather good. I agree that they did too much with the Ron/Hermione thing but it was rather funny, the end with Voldemort was scarier in the book (and when he "gets" out of the cauldron_before taking a human form_ he looks like Gollum).
There was a disagreement on whether or not the actress playing Fleur was striking enough, to what I respond that it's quite difficult to find a person as beautiful as what you imagine and I think that the actress did a good job. It was good but not as good as what I expected.

Renegade
06-12-2005, 03:40 AM
I saw it this weekend (I had to came back because the morning screening were complete), with a friend and her sibling. I liked it.

I still think that the 3rd movie was the best out of the 4 movies, but it was rather good. I agree that they did too much with the Ron/Hermione thing but it was rather funny, the end with Voldemort was scarier in the book (and when he "gets" out of the cauldron_before taking a human form_ he looks like Gollum).
There was a disagreement on whether or not the actress playing Fleur was striking enough, to what I respond that it's quite difficult to find a person as beautiful as what you imagine and I think that the actress did a good job. It was good but not as good as what I expected.

I finally saw it and I agree with marine, the 3rd was the best. If I had to rank them all according to preference, I'd say it'd be 3,1,4,2. The 4th was good (great special FX and what not) but I think it didn't capture the essence of the kids' daily lives. I guess it's only fair since the book was fairly large but meh, I don't know, the 3rd was better in my opinion.