|Things used to be so cheery around here.|
Some may think it's childish to read a series following a boy wizard, but I would have to disagree and tell those who are reluctant to pick up any of the books, based off that particular assumption, to open their minds up a little. Yes it's a work of fiction, but I think the underlying messages, the relationships between the characters and the characters themselves are so well written that the reader can dive right in and find it believable. The books make an easy connection to some real life tragedies, real relationships and real people. Don't be afraid if there's some fantasy thrown into the mix, that's where the fun is, the mystery and the adventure...and not to get all psychological, but isn't that what life is about sometimes? So take a risk, even if it's as simple as picking up a book and reading it. Have some fun and let loose.
|Put down the drugs kids and read an effin' book.|
|It's like the more money we come across, the more problems we see|
The screening I went to, the room wasn't fully packed. That may have been due to several screenings on opening night and I just happened to go to the last one within a smaller town. I'm not complaining, as it's always a bit more comfy when the room isn't packed, but just surprised that it wasn't as busy as previous years. Once the previews ended, the whole audience hushed each other into silence and we all felt each others excitement :).
|Run to the hills, run for your lives!|
A story can be interpreted to film in many different ways and this is just one vision of that story crammed into a 2-3 hour timeline. I really appreciate the hard work and effort these talented individuals put into making this story come to life. If we were all so nit-picky about how that gets translated to film, then it really takes away that certain appreciation for the arts so many people tend to forget. And with that said, here's my take on the film, without giving away too much. WARNING: To those who do not want an inklet of info about this latest HP film, you probably don't want to read further if that's the case.
I have to say that this film was one of the most beautifully shot. Some of the scenes were breathtakingly gorgeous and would make for a good 2011 calendar.
|I do like myself a cool rock formation.|
David Yates did a tremendous job directing this film. The feelings and tone captured throughout the film were perfect. Yates definitely captured the darkness again. There were a few times I jumped out my seat, held onto my seat and a couple scenes that made me feel nervous and uneasy. If it wasn't for the PG-13 rating I'm sure this film would've included some imagery that would make it a whole heck of a lot darker.
|I can do everything you can do, but better and in heels!|
|You might want to look up from this one Hermione!|
|The look of panic on Ron's face really stirs up some nerves in this chase scene.|
|Insert "awww" here|
Overall the film met expectations. The acting was great. I think Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley, really outdone himself this time round. The costumes, make-up, visual effects, props, sets, lighting, music, sound, editing...everything was done beautifully. I found myself entertained and never bored throughout the entire film and loved every bit of it. I really can't wait for Part 2 which will be a bittersweet ending to the series. At least we don't have to wait a full year for the next release! Hope you enjoyed this little review and blog entry. Happy Sunday everyone!