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Harry Potter


#1

I’m converting to a fan! Yes, never in my life have I been so enthralled by the magic of cinema. J.K. Rowling is a master storyteller, really she’s like the new J.R. Tolkien. Usually most blockbuster films are devoid of character development and story, but this film had it all - I like how the director of this film allowed us to get to know the characters very well. Fine filmmaking. Though I’ll must admit, I hardly understood any of the wizard jargon or know anything about where they live or what’s it called, or what year it is… :stuck_out_tongue:



Oh well, still great.


#2

So have you seen the others? They’re all pretty damn good. I haven’t seen Half-Blood Prince this series (I’ve read the books but I’m strictly going by the movies with this statement) is one of the very few in cinema that truly evolves and moves forward with every sequel. While the third one is the best it’s amazing to watch how everything from the character to the actors portraying them to the darkness of the stories has grown and matured since the first one. I think I might re-watch the series before I finally go see Half-Blood Prince.


#3

The last and only Harry Potter film I saw before this one was Azkerban. I don’t remember a great deal of it, since I only saw it once many years ago. But I’m going to visit some of the films so I can understand the series better. I can see why the story has appeal for mass audiences, maybe it’s because so many films have started to look and feel the same - this one sets them apart and it entertains without using any lurid or formulaic methods, it had that same charm A New Hope had - well almost as good.


#4

Cool. The kid actors are very raw in the first film as it’s the first thing any of them have really done but don’t let that turn you off.



From what I’ve read about Half-Blood Prince is it almost requires a pre-existing knowledge of the books so the fact you liked it only having seen Azkaban makes me think you’ll like the rest as well.


#5

Azkaban. I didn’t even spell it right. Haha, I’m what they call a “noob”.



I think I’ll like the rest of the films. That Emma Watson sure is a looker. I think she’s 17 or 18, so it’s cool.


#6

Yeah, she’s totally legal now.


#7





Fantastic! :-*


#8

The only odd part of that is she’s still underage in more than half of the movies but now when I see her I think about images like that one. But it’s not pedophelia if I’m looking at the underage version and seeing the 18 year old version in my head, right?



Damn, I put the first one in the DVD player thinking I could get some writing done with the movie in the background but it’s becoming clear that’s not gonna happen.


#9

Errrr, haven’t seen her in her young days. But there’s nothing wrong with liking a grown woman. Lauren Bacall was only 19 years old when she started.


#10

Yeah, but she’s kinda the opposite. I see her when she’s nineteen and my brain just goes straight to an image of the creepy old lady she became.


#11

Ok, if you want to speak about HP, here it is:



Books I’ve read: The first one, the third and the forth.

Movies I’ve seen: All except the second one and the one that’s hitting theaters right now.



Be cool 8)


#12

Maybe you like that Granny stuff, Dex.





I’ve never read a Potter book. I’ll read the screenplays though.


#13

Books were interesting but now I grew up 8)







Really?







Yeah, guess so :stuck_out_tongue:


#14

Emma Watson is gorgeous, sadly she’d giving up acting after they wrap the last HP movies. Apparently she’s going to study at Brown. What a fool, I think she’s great, but each to their own i suppose.



I am such a Harry Potter nerd it’s not even funny. Bio, I urge you to read all the books and/or see all the movies. I’m not someone who usually enjoys sagas like LOTR or Twilight or Star Wars, but I fell in love with Harry Potter. And you’re right J.K. Rowling is one of the best writers I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time. Makes me feel like such a kid again, using my imagination when reading the books. Such a guilty pleasure.



Was so happy with Half-Blood Prince, it was everything I expected it to be, I laughed, I cried and I went back to see it again straight after. Such a fangirl right now it’s ridiculous. Just glad more people in this forum are HP fans, as most have such high opinions of films and filmmaking. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who holds HP to such high esteem.


#15

[quote=“cherrydarling”]
Emma Watson is gorgeous, sadly she’d giving up acting after they wrap the last HP movies. Apparently she’s going to study at Brown. What a fool, I think she’s great, but each to their own i suppose.



I am such a Harry Potter nerd it’s not even funny. Bio, I urge you to read all the books and/or see all the movies. I’m not someone who usually enjoys sagas like LOTR or Twilight or Star Wars, but I fell in love with Harry Potter. And you’re right J.K. Rowling is one of the best writers I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time. Makes me feel like such a kid again, using my imagination when reading the books. Such a guilty pleasure.



Was so happy with Half-Blood Prince, it was everything I expected it to be, I laughed, I cried and I went back to see it again straight after. Such a fangirl right now it’s ridiculous. Just glad more people in this forum are HP fans, as most have such high opinions of films and filmmaking. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who holds HP to such high esteem.
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Emma Watson is quiting acting?! Or just putting aside for a while?


#16

I’m guessing she’s just putting it aside. Kinda like Natalie Portman did when she went to college.


#17

I saw the new one last night. It would have been so much better if there weren’t a bunch of “too cool” high school fucktards in the theater that kept yelling out random shit, thinking they were being funny. There were a lot of other cunts in the theater that were pissing me off too. A really fat mouth-breather right behind me, a mom with a two-year-old kid right behind me (the kid kept asking questions and squirming around - stupid ass bitch expected a 2-year-old to sit through the movie… I hate her), and some bitches right behind me chewing their popcorn with their mouths open and kicking the seats in front of them.



I was so distracted through the whole thing. Now I’ll have to go see it again. During the day. When no one is there. I hate people so bad.


#18

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I was so distracted through the whole thing. Now I’ll have to go see it again. During the day. When no one is there. I hate people so bad.
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Yup. I kinda learned after the second one that it’s better to wait until the buzz has died down. I always go with my sisters but they’re headed to California for a week and instead of rushing to see it before they leave we’ve decided to wait til they come back. I’m hoping for a damn dear empty theater when we finally see it. As much as I want to see it right now, I’ve read the book so I know the story and I’ve got a week to myself to re-watch the first five now.



On the other hand my birthday is like a week away and a buddy of mine gave me shrooms to take on that day. Might go see it all on my own early that morning boomed out of my mind.


#19

I didn’t mention the gnarly thunderstorm that was going on outside during the movie… You could hear the rain/wind/thunder outside, over the movie. I was worried that my car wouldn’t be there when we got out. Here is a minute and a half view of the Voldemort clouds that were coming for us as we arrived for the Harry Potter movie. (fullscreen it and wait, you’ll see)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wXRlgI6fi4


[quote=“Dex”]


On the other hand my birthday is like a week away and a buddy of mine gave me shrooms to take on that day. Might go see it all on my own early that morning boomed out of my mind.
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YOU GO DUDE!!!



TBH, this movie seemed slower paced than the others, and it seemed like there was way more to the story than what they were getting across.


#20

WOW! I was watching it thinking: “Shit, that’s no big deal” then you turned the corner and I saw the actual sky and my jaw just dropped. For some reason we haven’t had much weather at all this summer. I think there’s been one semi-strong thunderstorm all season. The odd thing is it feels like we should have. We’ve had really hot days (mid- to high 90s) and sudden drops at night (mid to high 60s) without so much as a drop of rain. A couple of times it’s looked like we were about to get dumped on but nothing ever happens. Played volleyball until 11 tonight and we could see our breath the temps dropped so low but still nothing.



Anyway back on topic:

[quote]TBH, this movie seemed slower paced than the others, and it seemed like there was way more to the story than what they were getting across.[/quote]

Yeah, that’s what I’ve been hearing. But honestly the book sort of felt that way too. Trying not to spoil it for anyone else but the reveal of who the Half-Blood Prince is sort of felt glossed over in the book. This story is really just set up for the final battle and the pure awesomeness that is The Deathly Hollows.