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Title: Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 17, 2009, 05:10:43 PM
Didn't see a recent thread for this so..here we go :P

I saw Half-Blood Prince on Wednesday...Possibly the best Potter film yet, I highly recommend it.

Going to start reading the entire series from the beginning again, hopefully tonight  ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 17, 2009, 05:25:01 PM
I saw Half-Blood Prince on Wednesday...Possibly the best Potter film yet, I highly recommend it.
:yes: I agree. I hadn't read the book right before it though this time, hardly remembered the book at all actually, so I don't know what they changed. But I really liked it. The 2 1/2 hours went by so fast.
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Yonkey on July 17, 2009, 07:03:17 PM
I was thinking of seeing this movie but wasn't sure, since the few Harry Potter movies I've seen were way too childish.  Do you think someone that hasn't read the previous books (i.e. me :P) would enjoy the movie?
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 17, 2009, 11:49:28 PM
Yes. I don't know if you've seen the last movie or not, but I think they're leaning towards "non-childish" at this point. I mean, there is teen angst in this movie, but it leans VERY much towards humor. The drama and acting of the "kids" is getting VERY good as well. Anyway, my main point about if you saw the last movie, and if you liked it or not, is this is the same director, as will be the last two films. (Splitting the last book into 2 movies so as not to skip anything important from that book)
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Haids1987 on July 18, 2009, 02:04:38 AM
Gah.  Harry Potter rocks my socks off (I am sporting a Potter tattoo on my hip), but I'm one of those weirdos who is (personally, I'm not applying this to anyone else) against seeing the movies and loves the books.  For me, Rowling wrote books, not scripts.  Of course, I know a billion people who adore both.  I'm just strange, I guess.  :P
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Yonkey on July 18, 2009, 09:06:58 AM
I haven't seen the last movie.  Basically the two I saw were the Sorcerer's Stone & Prisoner of Azkaban... and those pretty much turned me off the entire series. :P

But, if this new one is dark and much more mature, then I think I will go see it! ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 18, 2009, 02:11:57 PM
I definitely want to see it. Wonder if I can convince Erik that we should go. Good thing he enjoys the books and movies. I didn't care for the first few, but I think I remember liking the last one a bit more.
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: atec123 on July 18, 2009, 08:27:25 PM
Yes. I don't know if you've seen the last movie or not, but I think they're leaning towards "non-childish" at this point. I mean, there is teen angst in this movie, but it leans VERY much towards humor. The drama and acting of the "kids" is getting VERY good as well. Anyway, my main point about if you saw the last movie, and if you liked it or not, is this is the same director, as will be the last two films. (Splitting the last book into 2 movies so as not to skip anything important from that book)
Yeah.  Saw the midnight premiere.  It was AMAZING!!  You're right about the humour, it was VERY funny!  I don't want to give too much away, but all I can say is you have to see it!  I am seeing it again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Yonkey on July 18, 2009, 09:19:16 PM
Just got back from seeing it, and yes, it was a pretty good movie.  There were a few references in it to previous films which I didn't really get, but otherwise it was pretty solid.  The only thing I really disliked was the very ending! Those of you that have seen it probably know exactly what I'm talking about. :P
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Haids1987 on July 19, 2009, 02:32:39 PM
Just got back from seeing it, and yes, it was a pretty good movie.  There were a few references in it to previous films which I didn't really get, but otherwise it was pretty solid.  The only thing I really disliked was the very ending! Those of you that have seen it probably know exactly what I'm talking about. :P
I warned everyone I know who went and saw this that they would HATE the ending.  Oh well.  It was for a good cause, right?
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Yonkey on July 19, 2009, 02:40:35 PM
Yeah, I guess so.  But when I saw that, I and several others in the theatre were like... "Gah!" :P
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 19, 2009, 05:27:50 PM
Eh? I'm not positive what you are referring to in the ending....Perhaps someone could fill me in on a PM?
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Haids1987 on July 20, 2009, 02:55:08 PM
You know...the ultimate SHOCK at the end.  The big unexpected part.
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 20, 2009, 04:14:12 PM
Yonk said the fact it's a cliffhanger. And I certainly don't remember any shock :P
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Haids1987 on July 20, 2009, 08:45:48 PM
 :wall:

I'll PM you.   ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Yonkey on July 20, 2009, 09:11:16 PM
Well, there was also the part before that, which was shocking and somewhat unexpected as well... but yeah, the cliffhanger was mainly what I was talking about. :P
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 20, 2009, 10:23:58 PM
I really need to go see this movie!
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: writerlove on July 21, 2009, 01:50:00 PM
I'm a fan of both the books and the movies. I enjoy both for what they are and don't get annoyed if they don't follow the book strictly. One thing they put in this movie I'm curious how it'll be explained in movie 7 but it's okay. Some things work better in cinema than others. I liked this movie. It wasn't my favorite but it was good. The romance was done really well. So awkward.
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 23, 2009, 01:01:29 PM
Gah.  Harry Potter rocks my socks off (I am sporting a Potter tattoo on my hip), but I'm one of those weirdos who is (personally, I'm not applying this to anyone else) against seeing the movies and loves the books.  For me, Rowling wrote books, not scripts.  Of course, I know a billion people who adore both.  I'm just strange, I guess.  :P

Actually Rowling had a lot of input with the scripts. She has the Veto power too. She also said that she understood that not everything could make it in the movie but that she and the script writer did their best to make the story true to the character if not always the story.

I still haven't see it yet myself but I will be watching it next week when it comes out in IMAX  :D

And yes I know the shocker you're talking about. (At least I think I do. I've read all the books.)
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Haids1987 on July 25, 2009, 01:22:03 PM
And yes I know the shocker you're talking about. (At least I think I do. I've read all the books.)
Awesome!  :)  I was wondering what I was saying that wasn't getting through.  :P
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 27, 2009, 08:56:44 AM
It's been a while since I've read the books, but I had someone update me on what the shocker was. I can't wait to see how they handled it.
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 28, 2009, 12:42:00 AM
And yes I know the shocker you're talking about. (At least I think I do. I've read all the books.)
Awesome!  :)  I was wondering what I was saying that wasn't getting through.  :P
Sorry I wasn't on the same page with you and Yonk. I know what THE shocker was but I think he meant the VEEEEERY ending, as in moments before the credits. SO CONFUSING.
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Yonkey on July 28, 2009, 07:12:08 PM
:P
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 30, 2009, 06:33:12 AM
And yes I know the shocker you're talking about. (At least I think I do. I've read all the books.)
Awesome!  :)  I was wondering what I was saying that wasn't getting through.  :P
Sorry I wasn't on the same page with you and Yonk. I know what THE shocker was but I think he meant the VEEEEERY ending, as in moments before the credits. SO CONFUSING.

I just watched it in IMAX yesterday. It was good and well balanced. Some of the story could have been better I think they left a bit too much out and some of the things the put in weren't explained as well as it should have been but I still liked it.

The very ending I'm thinking of was just a lead in to the next movie. I thought that was ok. Is that what you were talking about?
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: Haids1987 on August 02, 2009, 02:27:16 PM
Awesome!  :)  I was wondering what I was saying that wasn't getting through.  :P
Sorry I wasn't on the same page with you and Yonk. I know what THE shocker was but I think he meant the VEEEEERY ending, as in moments before the credits. SO CONFUSING.
It's cool, man.  I was just teasing.  :)
Title: Re: Harry Potter
Post by: atec123 on August 02, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
just saw it again.  I loved it, but I waqsn't nearly as pumped for it.  (the midnight premiere was very exiting)