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ruREaDy2
07-17-2011, 02:20 PM
O.K. who's seen it and what did ya think?

I thought they did a good job with it. Tons of action and tons of drama. The only knock I have was it seemed much shorter than the prior HP films.

foxfire123
07-17-2011, 04:48 PM
I was the shortest of all of them I think, but they did a good job of wrapping things up and closing out the series IMO. Stayed very true to the book.

I went through a *lot* of kleenex, especially during the Snape scenes.

Eric_the_Red
07-17-2011, 06:04 PM
In an effort to retain my "World's Greatest Husband" award, over the last 2-3 weeks I watched every HP movie with my wife and then went and saw 7.B with her yesterday.

HP (at least the movies) are an okay series, but totally overhyped by the die-hard fans who can accept no criticism of the franchise. Is it good? Okay. But it isn't even close to LotR as far as a fantasy franchise.

I get the appeal, but sometimes the hype gets out of control. The 8 movies could have been reasonably condensed into about 5 and I would have enjoyed them just as much.

I know, I know..."read the books". That is what every Potterphile I know comes back with. My response? No. Of course the books are better. Every book is better than the movie. I just don't find anything about the HP series to be particularly original and worthy of the time it would take me to read them all.

That being said, we are going to Walt Disney World in December and are spending one day at Universal Island of Adventure to check out the Wizarding World. I'm sure we will have a great time, especially my wife. I'll knock back a butter beer or two and enjoy the rides. Just don't expect me to spend $30 for a stick (wand).

cinreds21
07-18-2011, 02:50 AM
Party pooper.


Ready, I really enjoyed it. I've read all the books and was very sad that it has ended. I haven't read Deathly Hallows since it came out in 2007 so I couldn't really remember everything that was the same/different from the book, but I think they did a great job overall with the final film. The only thing that was somewhat brutal was the epilogue. I wasn't overwhelmed despite how under wraps they were with it.

PickOff
07-18-2011, 05:44 PM
Looking forward to it; going this weekend. Did anyone see it in 3D IMAX?

Eric_the_Red
07-18-2011, 06:16 PM
Looking forward to it; going this weekend. Did anyone see it in 3D IMAX?

We did. I think the IMAX was a bigger plus than the 3D. But I find I am usually unimpressed with the whole 3D fad.

foxfire123
07-18-2011, 06:27 PM
We saw it in 3-d, and frankly I think the 2d would have been just as good and less $$$. I've been completely underwhelmed by the whole 3-d fad.

Joseph
07-18-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm with Eric the Red, this is such a disgustingly overhyped franchise. My 28 year old brother in law loves it, even though its a kids series. Yeah, I guess he was technically a kid when it started but, not so much anymore.

cinreds21
07-18-2011, 11:10 PM
I'm with Eric the Red, this is such a disgustingly overhyped franchise. My 28 year old brother in law loves it, even though its a kids series. Yeah, I guess he was technically a kid when it started but, not so much anymore.

So far from the truth.

Joseph
07-19-2011, 11:18 AM
Guess that depends on your point of view.

foxfire123
07-19-2011, 04:16 PM
All a matter of personal taste I guess. I've never seen the appeal of the LOTR series myself. but if we all liked the same things, the world would be a pretty damn boring place. :-)

marcshoe
07-19-2011, 11:20 PM
Saw it today. I thought it was a fitting end to the series. It was fast-moving, but most of the exposition had been taken care of already. I saw it in 3D, and thought it was worth it.

I think the 3D glasses were magic somehow. When I left the theater, I took them off, but the whole word seemed to still be in 3D! Amazing!

Hoosier Red
07-19-2011, 11:53 PM
I have been a big fan since shortly after the first movie came out. I attended probably the last 4-5 midnight book/movie releases. But I haven't gone to see it yet. It's sort of sad in a way, but I'm not ready for it to end.

RichRed
07-20-2011, 09:18 AM
I resisted the books for a long time, despite recommendations from friends, because I wasn't interested in what I thought was a children's fantasy story. I'm not normally into that sort of thing. But I took the plunge and read the first book, then devoured the rest of them. I think they're great.

The movies don't live up to the books (they never do) but I've still really enjoyed them. I liked the finale a lot but thought it fell just short of being great. Still, it's a fine ending to the series.

KittyDuran
07-20-2011, 03:06 PM
All a matter of personal taste I guess. I've never seen the appeal of the LOTR series myself. but if we all liked the same things, the world would be a pretty damn boring place. :-)

Same here. Only read the last book but love the movies. Enjoy the "English" and gothic feel.

Brutus
08-19-2011, 07:51 PM
I just got caught up. I thought the last movie was by far the best.

It should be noted that I had never read any of the books. In fact, until 2007, I'd never even seen any of the movies. I dismissed the Harry Potter series as being 'for teenagers' so to speak. At the urging of a friend, I watched the first four and then shortly after went and saw the Order of the Phoenix in theaters when it came out. I was pretty into the series, though I didn't see the Half-Blood Prince when it came out in 2009.

So finally in preparation for this final movie, I went back and started from scratch and then watched Half-Blood Prince and these last two Deathly Hallows movies. I truly believe it's more than just a kids' series after seeing the entire series on film. It seems much more pseudo intellectual storylines than just being for kids.

I'll probably wind up reading the books, but I was impressed with the movies despite my low expectations. I really thought the last hour of this last one was very powerful, though I agree with being underwhelmed on the epilogue.

Literati
09-18-2011, 10:55 PM
Anyone here on Pottermore?