|missizzy (missizzy) wrote,|
@ 2010-11-21 07:34:00
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Actually ended up seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, with my mother, which meant playing a game of Spot the Famous British Actors. She managed to identify the woman playing Mafalda Hopkirk, which I didn't, noted Ralph Fiennes often plays evil men, gave best-in-show marks to Helen Bonham Carter, who might not have had much screen time, but made what she had count(though equally small as his screen time was, I was even more impressed by Tom Felton), and described herself genuinely moved when Dobby died, even though there was no proper way to get his emotional important to Harry established when he'd been left out of the last four movies, so I guess Yates did a good job with that anyway.
For my part, I though the movie an exercise in supreme competence, in that it managed in incorporate everything it had to without making it feel rushed, though it must have annoyed Yates there was so much he couldn't cut, because the way the last book is structured; we have to visit Malfoy Manor and Harry has to somehow defeat Malfoy, we have to establish Voldemort's quest for the Hallows which isn't easy to do in a movie without disrupting the pacing, we have to give Ron provocation for leaving(the radio death toll voiceover was a pretty good way to do that, actually), and so on and so forth. Though I am a little troubled they cut out how infamous Grindlewald was, and the full implications of Dumbledore's association with him(no mention yet of Ariana either, but between Harry apparently not knowing of Aberforth already and the mention of their father having killed the three Muggles, I assume she's coming later) I thought it very clever ending with Voldemort raising the Elder Wand.
After getting home I made the mistake of going to FictionAlley for the first time in months to read more reviews. What reviews had been posted were filled with attitudes I'm afraid to say I've grown out of, and contained much ranting by Harry/Hermione shippers-that's another thing; I absolutely loved the relationship they have in the movie, all the more so because of its platonicism. I'm not getting too old for Harry Potter yet, but I'm might just be getting too old for fandom.