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Old 07-16-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Saw Harry Potter last night and let me say that it didn't do the book justice. I don't want to give anything away for people that haven't seen it but I think if you have read the book you will be a little let down. Still a great movie but I think they could have done better.
It is extremely rare for any movie to ever be as good or better than the book. I can think of only one time that has happened - Last of the Mohicans.

I thought the movie was very entertaining and enjoyed it myself. Of course avid JK Rowling fans will find a few of the things the movie changed annoying, but all in all, the movie was really good.

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Old 07-16-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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That movie is on my "best movies ever filmed" list! And I agree - very nice adaptation. I even love the score from that film. Sadly, when I mention it to most folks, they haven't seen it - yet it was one of Spielberg's most brilliant pieces of work. Of course, it is 20 + years old now . . . but I try to watch it once a year!!!
WOW -

I never even considered seeing it before. I may rent it this weekend.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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I saw HBP yesterday too. I thought they did a pretty good job, although I'm not sure why they changed the ending part so much. It was much more dramatic in the book, and I don't think it was a time issue b/c that scene when the Death Eaters burned down the Burrow was totally random (and not in the book), so they could have left that out. I'm thinking they will start the next movie with Dumbledore's "ceremony"? (trying not to give too much away in case ppl haven't read the book).

The movies have all been lacking in detail b/c they are movies. They would have to be 6 hours long to be even close to the detail of the books. JK Rowling creates such a complete and fantastic magical world in the books that it is hard to convey in real life outside of the imagination.

Overall though I think it was right on par with the rest of the Potter movies. The actors are great, and this one was really witty and sort of fun for as dark as this part of the series is. The special effects are always amazing, the scenery beautiful, and the story poignant and engaging. I am planning on seeing it again in IMAX.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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"Marley and Me" is probably the best movie I have seen recently that compares to the book.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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I saw Harry Potter yesterday and I must say when compared to the other movies (I have not read the books) the ending was not good. It was kinda like having some fireworks and you just know they are going to be big, loud, and light up the sky. But when you actually set them ablaze all you get is a fizzle, crackle, pop, and barely a nightlight.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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Default the slug club

Am I the only parent that thought the Slug club was kinda creepy? The Slughorn Charactor seems kind of like a pedophile to me. He even kinda flirts with Tom Riddle a little in the memory. Hangs out with only young teens, and likes to collect children for his collection. WTH?
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Forever, have you read the books? He collects important people, and since he's a teacher in a school they happen to be kids. I don't think he's creepy, just strange...but it is a story about wizards, so...

out of curiosity, did you take your kids to see it? how old are they? i thought it would have been a bit scary and sad for children, but I'm not sure.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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Son came home this evening and said - let's go see Harry Potter - so we did. I felt the movie was well done and on par w/ the previous movies. I was not sure about the ending . . . but we did enjoy it.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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Forever, have you read the books? He collects important people, and since he's a teacher in a school they happen to be kids. I don't think he's creepy, just strange...but it is a story about wizards, so...

out of curiosity, did you take your kids to see it? how old are they? i thought it would have been a bit scary and sad for children, but I'm not sure.
Yeah, I listened to the Audio tape with my 7 year old, however, maybe thats what the book betrays him, but in the movie he just looks like a creepy pedophile, and acts much like Michael Jackson. Although, I must admit, I don't really think MJ was a pedophile, but its a darn close call.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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Does Charlotte have any "upscale" movie theatres that serve alcohol? I think Ballantyne Village does. Any others?
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