Deathly Hallows (Part 2)

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Deathly Hallows
Went and saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) tonight.

Quite enjoyed it actually.  

For the most part it was very dark, with a few little bits of humour to lighten it slightly.  (Which is always a good reason for seeing a movie in 2D - you don't make the dark scenes even darker by wearing sunglasses!).  It's amazing how different all of the movies have been.

Some gorgeous special effects.  And I think I saw the bit of the set that I saw last year in the back lot of Leavesdon Studios.

Not much in the way of character development outside the few main characters.  Most of the other characters barely get a line or two each.  Neville and McGonagall had pretty cool roles though.

A few differences to the book, but pretty happy with the interpretation (although maybe if I'd only just read the book I'd think differently heh).

It finished up the same as the book - that is skipping ahead and seeing where a few people ended up, but not answering any of the questions of what the heck happened to everyone.  Interviews I read online when the book came out filled in some of the gaps, but might have been nice to include some of them in the movie.

So yeah, pretty good all up.  We got the DVD of part 1 tonight too, might have to watch it soon :)

3 Comments

Kirk said:

So, you recommend 2D over 3D? I've heard people who watched 3D say they love it, but I don't want the effects to be a distraction...

July 17, 2011 1:47 AM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

My biggest gripe with 3D is that it makes the picture too dark. It's like wearing sunglasses. And when there's so many dark and night scenes, it makes it even darker and more depressing. "Up" was ok in 3D because the colours were so bright to start with, but Avatar was just dull. Plus it gives Stu a headache. So yeah, we try to avoid where possible.

July 17, 2011 9:23 AM

   

Kirk said:

Ah well, I'm coming down with a cough, so probably won't be watching it for a little while, yet... at least since I've read the book, I don't have to worry about major spoilers in the meantime.

July 17, 2011 11:18 AM

   

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