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« Reply #200 on: 07-18-2011 04:03 »

lol, you're right tnuk.  Female athletes often leave the job and then go live in the 1920's.  I'll make sure to spread that around.
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« Reply #201 on: 07-18-2011 04:09 »

lol, you're right tnuk.  Female athletes often leave the job and then go live in the 1920's.  I'll make sure to spread that around.
That wasn't what I said, nor is it what I meant to imply. I apologise if my post gave the wrong impression. That hairstyle may simply have been chosen as a possibility for being in vogue at the time.

Think about it... Harry was born in 1981. He leaves school at 17, in 1998. Nineteen years later, we see the epilogue. That's 2017. We're currently in 2011, so the filmmakers had a little bit of creative license as to what the fashionable witch of the future's hair might look like.
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« Reply #202 on: 07-18-2011 07:45 »
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I can think of quite a few sports correspondants in the UK who have awful, awful hair

Are you saying that Ginny Weasley is the Hazel Irvine of the Potterverse?

While we're on it:

HP7b

Firstly, I'd like to say that without Alfonso Quaron this series would never have been as good as it has, especially as the first two movies were so disappointing (I remember coming out of HP1 in a rage.... wondering where the hell that two hours of my life just went.)  From 3 onwards (and 3 is still the best Potter), it's been excellent, stirring stuff.

Secondly, I'd like to say Hello to Jason Isaacs.

Thirdly, HP7b was an excellent way to end it all, good turns from the three leads (who, in No.1 did not look like they were going to become the promising and mature actors that they have), however it's all the others, the great and good of British Thesps who've always had the back of this franchise, and they get it again.  Rickman was fantastic, the aforementioned Jason Isaacs does stirling work in his small time on-screen, conveying Lucius' fall from 1st Lieutenant to Voldemort, to cowardly shadow with aplomb.  I always find David Thewliss extremely watchable, and even Emma Thompson for her one and only scene is always great.

Was also very happy with the running-time, at 130 minutes, I didn't seem too long and drawn out (unlike that of HP7a, in which they spent far too much time be-tented)....

All in all, excellent.  I thought.
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« Reply #203 on: 07-18-2011 18:06 »

HP7B

Is there really a point in me giving a long review, even if I say this is teh worst movie ever it is probably not going to stop is making more money that some countries GDP. Fortuantly it is a good movie and I really enjoyed it.

A few niggles but only one that actually bothered me


Still fun movie
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« Reply #204 on: 07-18-2011 23:20 »

It seems to be a bit of artistic licence, much like they did with the effects of Apparition.

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« Reply #205 on: 07-19-2011 10:18 »
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The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made
Make that 51.
You must have Netflix too.  I totally agree.

e: Ah, I see I'm 3 pages behind.

Watched Airplane II: The Sequel yesterday.  Pleasantly surprised at how funny it was, and that Shatner was in it.

B+/5
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« Reply #206 on: 07-19-2011 16:51 »

HP7.2

Neville should have killed Bellatrix (yes I know it doesn't play out that way in the book either), it is something that seriously bothers me. Other than that fantastic movie, will definitely be seeing it again.

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« Reply #207 on: 07-19-2011 17:27 »

The biggest change from the book was probably substituting
with

But that was because the actor for the 1st wasn't wanted back at the set after he was found with drugs and sentenced to 120 hours of community services.
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« Reply #208 on: 07-19-2011 21:41 »

Not to mention not being allowed in the movie as part of his probation. He was found growing drugs as well, as far as I'm aware, not just possessing them.

Either way, at least his not being in it got my favourite Slytherin a little bit of screen time big grin
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« Reply #209 on: 07-19-2011 22:51 »

HP7.2

Can't say I noticed any changes to be honest except making more of the final Potter/Voldy battle than in the book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Especially the epilogue because when "19 years later" came up I stood up, turned to Aimee and said (rather louder than necessary) "Right, I'll see you outside - this bit sucked!" then marched off and watched it from the corridor once I was out of sight.  flirt
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« Reply #210 on: 07-19-2011 23:01 »

Happy Potter 7 part 2 at the IMAX

First I would like the state that I am not a big Harry Potter fan. I only saw the First Harry potter movie that was made and it was hella boring. With that being said here's my review:

It was better than the first movie I saw. The 3d was ok not great. The movie it self wasn't bad, it wasn't good. Just kinda there. Did they have to say Harry Potter must die over 9,000 times? I kinda got the point after the first time. It could be because I didn't see part 1 or not being a big Harry Potter fan but who knows?

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« Reply #211 on: 07-19-2011 23:17 »
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I can't actually understand your decision to go and see it.

HP7.2 addendum

This film, with its big pensieve scene, made me slightly annoyed at the decision in film 6 to trim the Voldemort-related memories to a mere two and omitting the large discussion of what the horcruxes might be. Sort of makes the discovery of them appear somewhat haphazard. If you're happy to do big chunks of back story now what stopped you two films ago?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #212 on: 07-20-2011 05:13 »

HP7.2

Especially the epilogue because when "19 years later" came up I stood up, turned to Aimee and said (rather louder than necessary) "Right, I'll see you outside - this bit sucked!" then marched off and watched it from the corridor once I was out of sight.  flirt

The epilogue was the only thing I read when the first book came out (now I'm  reading the entire thing to make everyone stop bitching at me), and I hated it. I think it reads like fan fiction written by a twelve year old, and I should know I wrote horrible fan fiction at 12. But I thought it was done extremely well in the movie.
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« Reply #213 on: 07-22-2011 17:39 »
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« Reply #214 on: 07-22-2011 18:49 »

HP7.2

Especially the epilogue because when "19 years later" came up I stood up, turned to Aimee and said (rather louder than necessary) "Right, I'll see you outside - this bit sucked!" then marched off and watched it from the corridor once I was out of sight.  flirt

The epilogue was the only thing I read when the first book came out (now I'm  reading the entire thing to make everyone stop bitching at me), and I hated it. I think it reads like fan fiction written by a twelve year old, and I should know I wrote horrible fan fiction at 12. But I thought it was done extremely well in the movie.

The problem with the epilogue is that it's complete fanservice. If she hadn't written it, and written it the way she had, people would still have found something to complain about. If she hadn't included it at all everyone would have been moaning about "Oh but we dunno what happens to them! How many kids do they have!"

You can't win with people.
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« Reply #215 on: 07-22-2011 18:53 »

Open endings are often better than full endings
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« Reply #216 on: 07-22-2011 18:56 »

But like I said:

You can't win with people.

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« Reply #217 on: 07-22-2011 18:57 »

Obviously. The more people you have to please, the more people you have that complain.

Everyone wants something else after all.
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« Reply #218 on: 07-22-2011 19:17 »

What with the ending being fanservice, it would be entirely plausible to think of everything after Harry repairs his wand and seals the Elder Wand away as non-canon.

Harry probably spent the rest of his life fending off attacks from dark wizards who wanted to claim the Elder Wand as theirs, and was possibly even killed by one of them.

There's a whole dark and paranoid alternate future there for fanfic writers to explore.
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #219 on: 07-22-2011 20:11 »

Haven't you BEEN on fanfiction.net? Most of the stuff on there is just as much bullshit as the ending that JK wrote. As much as I love to see my favourite book characters go on to be happy ever after, it's annoying to see how predictable it was.

But there IS a whole 19 years of stuff to fill. Harry could have had all kinds of adventures in between knocking Ginny up!

I'm getting offtopic now and I haven't seen any movies recently... so... yeah.
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« Reply #220 on: 07-22-2011 22:33 »

Harry doesn't bang Hermione?  What a loser.
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« Reply #221 on: 07-22-2011 22:41 »

You'd think Harry would be a total pimp since he's so famous and has a celebrity status in the wizarding world. I will never get why Harry and Hermione didn't hook up. As a younger girl I totally thought they would. Fast forward a few books and color me disgruntled when JK wrote her paired with Ron and Harry with Ginny. I cannot wait until I see the ending to this movie. I just HAVE the see how the fanfiction-y ending plays out.
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« Reply #222 on: 07-22-2011 22:59 »

Harry explored Ginny's Chamber of Secrets
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« Reply #223 on: 07-23-2011 04:30 »

Please, Ron and Hermy had been promised to each other since a quarter of the way through Philosopher's Stone.
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« Reply #224 on: 07-23-2011 04:40 »

I will never get why Harry and Hermione didn't hook up. As a younger girl I totally thought they would.

Read the bit in Goblet of Fire where it's just Harry and Hermione while Ron is off being a git. They have absolutely nothing in common; without Ron, they really don't get along with each other. This becomes more apparent as the series goes on, culminating in the decided coldness between the two when left alone in Deathly Hallows.

Not that Harry and Ginny get along any better, of course. Maybe I would have an opinion about them if I actually saw any interaction between them at all.

Harry/Luna 4ever!!1! love
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« Reply #225 on: 07-23-2011 05:46 »
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Rango

I liked this better than I thought I would. Made more for adults than kids. The ending wasn't that great.

B

Rio
 
Sucked birdie turds! Turned it off after 20 mins. The people are unfunny and not likeable like most Blue Sky movies.

Fail

Cyberbu\\y  A made for tv turd

Most overacting ever! I can't turn off the dam internet! noes!!!!!!!!!1111111111
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« Reply #226 on: 07-23-2011 23:54 »

I will never get why Harry and Hermione didn't hook up. As a younger girl I totally thought they would.

Read the bit in Goblet of Fire where it's just Harry and Hermione while Ron is off being a git. They have absolutely nothing in common; without Ron, they really don't get along with each other. This becomes more apparent as the series goes on, culminating in the decided coldness between the two when left alone in Deathly Hallows.

Not that Harry and Ginny get along any better, of course. Maybe I would have an opinion about them if I actually saw any interaction between them at all.

Harry/Luna 4ever!!1! love
Hey, back off. I was like twelve when I read those. It's easy for a preteen to make up their own pairings.


Harry Potter the Seventh Part 1
I finally watched this today... I'm behind the times here. It felt a bit draggish in some places but it kept me interested the entire time. I hadn't re-read the book since it came out so I was lost in places but I remembered enough to put pieces together. I liked how they did the ending; no "TO BE CONTINUED!!11!" in sight. Subtlety definitely was a good approach there. Not much else to say about it except that it was loads better than the last two Potters IMO. Can't wait to see part two soon.

6/7 horcruxes
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« Reply #227 on: 07-24-2011 00:21 »

Harry Potter 7.2

9/10 I realy enjoyed this movie but I still think number 5 is the best in the list.
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« Reply #228 on: 07-24-2011 12:16 »

I thought it was weird seeing all the kids dressed in grown up make up.  They didn't actually look like adults and then wtf?  Also, apparently they all live in muggle land?  That makes sense?
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« Reply #229 on: 07-24-2011 13:08 »

Harry Potter 7.2

9/10 I realy enjoyed this movie but I still think number 5 is the best in the list.

Number 5 is the single worst book adaptation ever. They missed out everything important.

Number 3 is my favourite, with 7.2 coming in a close second.
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« Reply #230 on: 07-24-2011 17:15 »

Number 3 is my favourite.

No.3 is the best one, other opinions are available, this one is the correct one.
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« Reply #231 on: 07-24-2011 18:07 »

Hey, back off. I was like twelve when I read those. It's easy for a preteen to make up their own pairings.

It's easy for anybody of any age to make up their own pairings. big grin
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« Reply #232 on: 07-24-2011 18:16 »

They have absolutely nothing in common; without Ron, they really don't get along with each other.

Kinda like Leela and Bender in "Law and Oracle" laff
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« Reply #233 on: 07-24-2011 19:22 »

Number 3 is my favourite.

No.3 is the best one, other opinions are available, this one is the correct one.

I've only seen 1-5 (and only read 1-4) but I agree that 3 was the best of those I saw.

Which is interesting because at the time of it's release it seemed to be hated by Potter fans for changing so much from the book. Everyone I knew who saw it thought it sucked compared to the first two...which really boggled my mind because the first two were terrible.
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« Reply #234 on: 07-24-2011 19:51 »

Chamber Of Secrets was a massive improvement over the first though.
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« Reply #235 on: 07-24-2011 20:03 »

Yes, the 1st was (book and film) by far the worst.
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« Reply #236 on: 07-24-2011 20:48 »

Quite the opposite of The Dark Tower

Let's hope they don't destroy The Dark Tower with bad movies. Nothing would instantly irk millions of people more.
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« Reply #237 on: 07-24-2011 20:58 »

Yes, the 1st was (book and film) by far the worst.

Number 5 removed one of the most important elements (the development of Sirius' and Harry's relationship) and screwed up one of the pivotal moments in the series (Snape's Worst Memory). Sirius' death was absolutely ruined. I cried buckets over the book, and I never, ever recovered, but in the movie I was like "Well why should I care, they basically cut out the entire growing relationship between the two." The first book is not the best, the second isn't as good though, and rates last on my list. The third book is by far the best, and contains my favourite chapter ever written: "Cat, Rat and Dog" and the chapter following.

Of course, opinions vary, but... yeah.
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« Reply #238 on: 07-24-2011 23:44 »

Quite the opposite of The Dark Tower

Let's hope they don't destroy The Dark Tower with bad movies. Nothing would instantly irk millions of people more.

Indeed. If they manage to do the series justice, I will be the happiest nerd ever.
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« Reply #239 on: 07-25-2011 00:36 »

Number 3 is my favourite.

No.3 is the best one, other opinions are available, this one is the correct one.

I concur.
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