Nine Quick Thoughts About Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

  1. Just the film again, and this film is very, very boring. Just so slow and mundane, as the trio spend hours wandering around a forest. It’s clear that this one is just nothing but set-up and getting the majority of the plot out of the way in time for the next one. But this film is just plain yawn-inducing.
  2. All three of the characters get really insufferable here, as the heavy handed teenage angst hits new levels of annoying.
  3. That being said, I did quite like the opening scenes of the Ministry’s “Churchill speech”, and Voldemort in Malfoy Manor. He’s so very good, Ralph Fiennes in that role, as he makes Voldemort into a very evil, easy to hate big bad, who mocks his own loyal henchmen and casually murders his enemies.
  4. The Ginny stuff, where she turns into a bit of a vamp, seems a bit out of left field, even if it’s the natural pairing with the Harry character.
  5. The Goblet of Fire subplot, where Ron turns on Harry out of jealously, gets rehashed very clumsily here, as part of the whole Ron/Hermione thing. It’s very unneeded. In GoF it was good, necessary even. Here, it’s overblown and stupid.
  6. The Nazi overtones are out in force, to an almost laughable extent.
  7. Maybe it’s just because he gets so much of the focus in the next one, but Snape is badly required to make this movie better. Rickman automatically raises the quality of just about anything.
  8. Oh God, why is Dobby in this movie? The stupid little Elf with the awful voice just kills the finale. It’s a measure of how much I dislike that character, who has no place in the more adult themed surroundings of the end of the series, that I cheered the conclusion.
  9. “Zip me up Harry”. Seriously, what the hell was that?
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2 Responses to Nine Quick Thoughts About Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

  1. Adam says:

    I haven’t seen all of the movies, but I agree that the first part of the 7th book was horribly slow and unneeded. I actually liked Dobby throughout the series, but again I haven’t seen the movies so I don’t know how annoying he is in those.

  2. Jeyna Grace says:

    I really dislike the first part of DH. It was boring. But the 2nd part did justice.

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