Monday, November 29, 2010

Movie Review Monday - Harry Potter - No Spoilers

I love going to see holiday films with the fam. Every year on Thanksgiving we've gone to see a "family" show. This year we had to go a little early because Kara had surgery and wouldn't be able to go with us on Thanksgiving.

Anyway, we went to see HP. There were lots of good "moments" with superior graphics and even a few thrills and chills but...

Overall, I'd say it was slow and disappointing. It appeared that the producers were stretching the book out just in order to make two movies out of the story. It went on-and-on, when I turned to my husband and said, "these 'kids' are wizards and witches with amazing abilities, so why don't they simply transport themselves to another place when they need to get out of a jam now?"

The question goes unanswered except to say that without conflict there is NO story.

But, my biggest disappointment was the ending. There was no resolution to anything in this portion of the story. It was apparently meant to be a prequeal to the real story, or the second part of the book-which I hope will be so amazing it will make up for the money I feel I wasted on this show.

Anyway, that's just my opinion. If you see or have seen the show, let me know what you think.

5 comments:

David Batista said...

I saw it over the weekend. OMG, I was soooooo BORED!

Confession: I find almost all of the Potter movies boring. I've never read the books, so maybe I don't have the rose-colored glasses on or something. But, yeah, the films are dull. Yet this one . . . this one was coma-inducing.

I have a friend who keeps dragging me to them, and I keep hoping the next one will be better. Guess I'm still hoping . . .

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Hm. I've yet to see it, but I'm thinking renting now.

Kelly said...

I saw it and knew it would seem "unfinished" as it was a two parter. I do feel though that it needed to be split into two to tell the story effectively. So many details that still weren't included just like any book made into a movie. I did enjoy it, but I do think the next one will be better.

Marcia said...

I loved it. I do think all the movies are difficult for someone who hasn't read the books.

I went into it knowing it would be build-up to the "real" movie, and I'm so glad they didn't try to condense the entire 7th book into one movie, because they'd have shortchanged the end badly. I kind of see Part 1 as the "price we pay" to have a well-done Part 2, and I hope it turns out that way.

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