Personally, I left the HP stories after volume 4 (order of the Phoenix I believe, or was it the Chamber of Secrets), and to my memory I only saw the first 3 films. Last week, I decided to make the jump to the penultimate movie – and this without even cheating on Wikipedia to understand what I had missed (I have since cheated btw). As a movie, it was a bit belaboured with Harry&Co hiding out most of the time not really going after the Hoxacroxes or whatever those things they needed to destroy are called. The Ministry of Magic was very cool in a sort of Brazil/1984 kind of way. And the camera work was great – a bit of a Lord of the Rings throwback. Speaking of Lord of the Rings, there was also a bit of borrowing from the Ring with the nefarious psychological impact on the wearer of the amulet before it is finally destroyed by the miraculous and timely re-appearance of Ron. I suppose that either (a) I should have read the other books to appreciate the plot better or (b) I am just getting too damn old but honestly I am not all that encouraged for HPVIIP2 next summer. As I mentioned before, I did cheat via Wikipedia so I know that there will be a big battle of Hogworths…but perhaps Rowling got a bit confused on the soul shards thing because even having read the piece in Wikipedia, it sounds a bit far fetched…perhaps a real Harry fan will tell me that things are far clearer in the original books?
Search for articles
Popular Tags on this Blogart art expos being dad blogging boardwalk empire book reviews books breaking bad burgers californication china comics Dexter Expo Reviews expos expositions film reviews food france game of thrones gtd homeland iphone iPhone 3G japan jazz jesse pinkman justified Kids life life-in-france life-in-general mad men memories metallica miami movie reviews Movies museums Music music reviews nsfccdp paris postaday postaday2011 postaweek postaweek2011 productivity reading reviews rick grimes rock rock-n-roll running sons of anarchy star trek television television reviews television series television shows tips travel treme TV series TV shows VMware walking dead Walt walter white Web 2.0 web2.0 weeds windows work writing
mfinocchiaro on My Top 10 Ground-breaking Tele… agdmtn on My Top 10 Ground-breaking Tele… Erik Spierenburg on TV Series: Weeds S08 (2012)… mfinocchiaro on TV Series: Agent Carter S01 (2… David Froehling on TV Series: Agent Carter S01 (2…
- 88,828 hits