Jul. 16th, 2009

orangerful: (Default)
OMG, I feel so out of touch. I went straight from work to the movie theater on Tuesday. Didn't get to check LJ at all and did a little bit of FB/Twitter while at work. Found out that I am apparently part Mogwai, and if I eat after midnight, my stomach turns into a Gremlin and attempts to kill me. I swear, I didn't have THAT much popcorn (I still have half a bag here) but I woke up on Wednesday morning with this horrible tightness in my abdomen. Suffered through it because I was scheduled to host two programs last night, so I stumbled home afterwards, ate just enough to survive, and passed out at 11pm.

So today is the first day I've sat here and gone through my LJ and my emails and such.

Going to type up my HBP thoughts in a moment...
orangerful: (hp balls // faeriesfolly)
Okay, I'm finally getting around to typing up my thoughts on the movie. I'll preface it by saying 1) this was 2 nights ago 2) it was frakkin' 12am-3am and after waking up at 7am I didn't have as much left in me as I had hoped 3) I haven't read this book since its initial release so I wouldn't call myself a "hardcore" fan.

So, with that out of the way, I will tell you, I think I currently rank my favorite HP films as #3, #1, #6 (though I haven't rewatched #4 or #5, even though I own them on DVD...)

I really enjoyed the movie, even with it's 2+ hours runtime. Like [livejournal.com profile] snarkel commented, it probably has some of the funniest moments in the series so far, but I think it also manages to pull off some of the darkest. [livejournal.com profile] destertale commented that Dumbledore was channeling Gandalf even more than usual. And I think the use of photoshop filters was probably abused, but I don't mind, I like my fantasy films with a bit of soft light/exclusion blending (PHOTOSHOP HERO!)

I think one of the things that works against the films is how soon they were made after the books. I almost wish it could be like the Lord of the Rings series, and that we could be far enough removed from the series to let the scriptwriter *ahem* fix some of the story elements to make them work a bit better on film. One of the reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes commented that the weakest part of the movie is the fact that there is no villian, no final battle. More of a final really tense moment.

spoilery thoughts for series, more play by play )
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aw man, the only theaters nearby that got (500) Days of Summer are in D.C. or Bethesda. That's like a 45 minute drive. Blah.

Maybe after Harry Potter madness dies down, Arundel Mills will pick it up. Sometimes they get random stuff...I mean, they have 24 theaters, what else are they gonna run?
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