Sunday, November 21, 2010

...About Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

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Having fallen asleep while watching the Half-Blood Prince, I went to watch this one with an open heart and mind bearing no expectations.

I have to say, I'm quite impressed with this one. It stayed true to the book as much as it could. I didn't go "Hey they didn't put the part where...!" There are some scenes that weren't exactly potrayed in the book that were actually given an individual scene in the movie, which I think was a nice touch. Example, the part where Hermione wiped her parents memory, it only got mentioned in the book, not exactly pictured, but they had a scene of it in the movie. But obviously people who didn't read the book would have no idea what she did when she went "Obliviate".

In fact, if you didn't read the book, you would have no idea what most of the spells were! The action scenes were good, not as good as an action movie of course, but it was a good transition from book to screen.

I seriously think non-readers will have a hard time relating all the movies together. Some scenes were not portrayed in the movies because it did not seem vital, but turned out to be important further along the way in the later books. So yeah, some people will be lost.

When Dobby died, I don't think non-readers understood how attached Harry was to the house-elf, simply because it didn't show in the movie.

I wondered at which part the movie was going to end. I think it ended on a nice note, an appropriate scene.

All in all, it was definitely worth the watch. Go ahead and watch, this one is not a disappointment.


synical said...

People who haven't read the books shouldn't bother watching - it's too much working trying to explain these things. They should either read the books or the Wikipedia articles (at least).

I liked they shot the scene Hermione obliviates her parents' memories in the book.

Diyana said...

i like the Hermione scene too!! nice touch right?

i agree that non readers really shudn't bother. even if they've watched all the ones before, they still wouldn't get it.

Anonymous said...

hahaha.. chokie said. movie syok sendri. only readers would understand .. pity him haha


ArchDyeu said...

Thanks for making my stand of not to watch this movie even stronger, haha....

I actually lost interest in Harry Potter after the 4th movie.......

Diyana said...

molly: ahahahahahahah cakap kat die, too bad!

mystro: yeah, dun watch if you dunno d story.