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17 July 2009 @ 09:43 pm
"How grand it must be to be the Chosen One"  
Just saw Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince...

If I don't compare the movie to the book, then for the most part, I loved it; except even without thinking of the book, I felt very underwhelmed by the ending scenes. The scene on top of the Astronomy tower, Dumbledore's death, the (non-existant) fight in Hogwarts... I expected much more from those. It should have been much more dramatic that it was :[ But I loved Draco (I thought that Tom Felton did a wonderful job), & Bellatrix & Luna, of course ♥ I wish they had left out the scene at the Burrow & made the ending truer to the book, & even though I understood why they cut out most of Dumbledore's memories, it leaves out so much of understanding why Voldemort chose the particular items he did for horcruxes, which might be a problem in the last film/s? But really, even though it obviously leaves out so much of the book, I thought it was quite good, just the ending could have been a lot better. I didn't even cry when Dumbledore died, even though I wept at the ending of the book.

{The books are always 1000x better than the films, even though the films do have lovely eyecandy ♥}

We saw the movie in gold class theatre, which was lovely; dinner bought to us on trays when we wanted it (I had salmon & sour cream on linseed bread, it was gorgeous!), & plenty of popcorn & reclining chairs! It was so comfortable. We're going to take Millie to see it next weekend, just regular theatre though :]

This weekend = lots & lots of study, & squeefests with the psychic twin during Tori's shows on both days ♥

you got you a fast horse darlin': tori livethebluebells on July 17th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
*nods* I read a review tonight that said basically what you wrote--pretty underwhelming compared to the book, too much focus on romance, etc. Still, I am so looking forward to seeing it. :) & OMG your dinner sounds so yummy!

I shall be reporting for "squeefest duty" tomorrow around midday. :D Interestingly, all the reviews at @ from people who went to today's show say that it was fantastic and she had heaps of energy. I'm hopeful that we will get to hear a boot!

Love you lots!
    scarlet's walk: tori performingkisstheviolets on July 17th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
I am still going to see it again lol - I promised Millie :D So it hasn't totally put me off - I just need to watch it AS a movie, and not try to compare it to the books. But I have that problem with all the HP movies.

Did you download the San Jose bootleg that has been uploaded at @? I am listening to it right now, she sounds AMAZING. Give = pure fucking love :D

Love you sooo much honey!! I will s(qu)ee you later today! :D xxx
you got you a fast horse darlin': tori squealthebluebells on July 19th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
I will s(qu)ee you later today! :D

I only just saw this HAHAHAHAH I LOVE IT! :D

riikkaflashbulbmemory on July 17th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
No theatres like that here! How much did it cost compared to regular theatre?
werewolf heart ☠ragdollstitches on July 17th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I think the last few films have become harder to stay truer to the books because of the lengthy material, compared to the first three which weren't so long. Just a thought!

The gold class theatre sounds lovely!
The Misadventurous Life Trials of Miss Maybellinecuriousalice on July 17th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
That sounds like the most wonderful movie experience EVER! They just need to add manicures, pedicures and a massage to make it even better! Ha-ha.
h a n n a hthisglasnost on July 17th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
I agree with you, i found the ending sad but underwhelming considering what it's like in the book, but i did enjoy the film overall.