The Big Horcrux Hunt

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 – I think I’m past the point where this series of films can really wow me, but I still enjoy it. I suppose the fact that they divided it into two gave them more of an opportunity to stick closely to the book, as opposed to some of the earlier movies that came across as just run-downs of highlights. What was particularly weird is that they apparently decided they needed to put in characters they’d left out of the earlier movies, like Bill Weasley and Mundungus Fletcher, and it was weird seeing them introduced as if they were new. Honestly, I kind of see this as poor preparation on the part of the filmmakers, but I guess they didn’t necessarily know what elements would be important later on. I remember reading something when Order of the Phoenix came out about how Rowling insisted they leave Kreacher in for the movie, although now that I know what role he played I’m actually not sure why she was insistent about him in particular.

The ending was also pretty abrupt, but I guess where they left it off made a certain amount of sense.

By the way, filmmakers, what was up with all the implied nudity? When they had the scene with all the duplicates of Harry changing their clothes, and later Harry himself taking off his clothes to retrieve the sword, I was whispering to Beth about Equus. Then they had that vision of Ron’s with Harry and Hermione both topless. You couldn’t see any of the naughty bits, of course, but still. Are they trying to compete with all the toplessness in the Twilight movies? Also, if Fleur is supposed to be some supernatural half-veela beauty, then how come the actress playing her isn’t really that attractive? I mean, she’s all right; I’m not trying to be insulting or anything, as much as it sounds like I am. She just comes across as kind of plain for someone who’s supposed to be a total hottie.

And is Helena Bonham Carter capable of playing any role other than a filthy psycho? Fortunately, that’s appropriate for Bellatrix Lestrange.

Anyway, when is Part 2 coming out?

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8 Responses to The Big Horcrux Hunt

    • Nathan says:

      I think my opinion of her might be colored somewhat by the fact the first movie I saw her in was Fight Club. I keep imagining her trying to have kinky sex with Voldemort.

  1. vilajunkie says:

    Oh wow! This is everything I think about the seventh movie and the movie series in general, even down to the not quite getting why Fleur Delacour’s actress isn’t all that glamorous as the character. I think she’s attractive in reality, but she’s not glamorous in the fourth movie and not much better in the current one. I think the filmmakers were intentionally toning down the glam factor with her character, because otherwise we’d have a Harry Potter version of Peter Jackson’s Galadriel (ethereal nonhuman blonde with lens flare action) except with a French accent. And on that note, I like Helena’s characters for the most part, I do think she’s a good actress but just happens to be typecast or has a limited range of roleplaying skills, but I can’t really understand what makes Hollywood media go crazy for her supposed physical beauty. Helena is nice to look at of course, but she’s not someone I find physically attractive and fantasize about.

    • Nathan says:

      I guess, but I think they could have made Fleur more glamorous without necessarily going the ethereal route. It’s just kind of weird that the filmmakers present Hermione as more traditionally attractive than Fleur, when Hermione isn’t even supposed to be all that much of a looker according to the descriptions in the books.

      • vilajunkie says:

        Heh, Hermione had buck teeth in the beginning of the series, even though both parents are dentists, so she immediately fixed them to look normal when she got her hands on a bone/teeth anti-growth medication given to her by Madame Pomfrey for fixing a curse put on her to have gigantic front teeth.

      • Nathan says:

        Didn’t she fix them for the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire?

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