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15 July 2011 @ 04:46 am
The delusion is strong in this one.  
So I just got back from seeing Deathly Hallows Part 2. The last Harry Potter movie. End of an era, yadda yadda. My overall feeling? Disappointment tbh.

A lot of my feelings are just a reflection of those I had with the last book (the last half of the book I should say). Understandably. Only I think this movie has really brought them to fruition. The main issue I have is how little the deaths towards the end of DH actually provoke an emotion from me. The exception to this in the book is Fred's death, but in the movie that too felt rather hollow. Though maybe it's simply the place I'm in at the moment and I'll go back to it at a later date and feel the emotion I feel it's missing.

I honestly think I enjoyed the movie despite this. Which sounds weird really. I'm mostly disappointed with myself for letting one aspect, that was possibly completely personal, ruin the movie for me. It wasn't until towards the end that I felt anything but being caught up in a pretty thrilling ride. It was exciting throughout and it didn't seem overly drawn out, much of the amazing cast of characters were given their moment to shine and, overall, the acting by all was fantastic. Plus, McGonagall was a true HBIC. I should have adored it based on all those things. In some ways it was the best of the series.

This is the obligatory paragraph about a certain Potions Master, heh (I've been reading the Severus Snape series all along). Anyway, I realise that this is completely ridiculous to most, but it seems I have well and truly convinced myself that Snape is in fact not dead. Really. That is my head canon, and I don't see any contradictory evidence. Possibly because I don't want to see it. He's probably chilling in Italy or something living a nice quiet life. So there that is. His 'death scene' still made me sad but I did not need all the tissue my sister had prepared for me in anticipation of my breakdown, lol.

Oh so much denial.

Other issues the movie highlighted that I didn't like about the book:
- Slytherins are bad, m'kay. Really J.K? So weak, I can't even.
- the Lily thing. I sorta thought the movie did it better than the book? The only way I can stomach that storyline is if I see it as a love for a very dear friend and not (at least solely) a romantic thing. Friend thing? Touching. Otherwise? Creepy and cheap.
- Epilogue. Awful, awful, awful. I will never think it was okay.

As this is awfully negative I will end by saying that some of the shots of Snape were beautiful. Not in some kind of 'I'm lusting over him right now' kind of way, but truly beautiful.

Anyone else seen it/seeing it/couldn't care less?

Edit: Mary is nominated for an Emmy. I am happy for her, but I'd be lying if I said that I'm not bitter that she's nominated for that character of all things. I honestly do not think it's a strong role of her's. I'm a horrible fan.
Stine Irenebree_fan88 on July 15th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Did not read anything about the HP movie seeing as I have not seen it yet.... Hopefully I'll see it this Sunday or next week.

Anyways, hi and welcome back to livejournal, I guess :P

Was so good to see you again at the concert!!


skymadeofglass: Cyndi | Shining throughskymadeofglass on July 16th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome back :P

It really was great to see you again. It's a shame that we couldn't have a proper catch up due to the time. And I'm sorry for the Tina Fey dissing, lol.

Amazing concert, wasn't it? Cyndi made me a very happy person by singing Carey <3


btw, you still use MSN? I would love to talk to you some time.
Stine Irenebree_fan88 on July 16th, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)

Yeh, I know. But at least we got to see each other... Hopefully we can have a proper catch up soon. And no problem, not everybody can like her...

It was a brilliant concert. And yes, getting to hear Carey was very special. Loved it!

Well, I'm not on that much anymore coz not that many people are. But, just give me a heads up on here or something and I'll be on. I'd love to have a chat with you :)

vierasesine: starlight by sonnetevierasesine on July 15th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Epilogue. Awful, awful, awful. I will never think it was okay.

Exactly. I went to watch the film hoping they would've left it out, but alas, that was not the case.

IMO both parts felt a bit rushed, but I guess that was kind of forseeable, seeing how the book is a bit of a mammoth.
skymadeofglass: Kasumi | Master Thiefskymadeofglass on July 16th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
I was so disappointed when I found out they were filming it. So unnecessary.

Yeah, there really was no getting away with it considering the size. I still think some movies (HBP especially) truly misfired when including what was important to the story, but if you separate the movies from the books it's much easier to enjoy them for what they are. i just don't always succeed in doing so.
vierasesine: Odomvierasesine on July 16th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
truly misfired when including what was important to the story


Yeah, I try to think of them as separate entities as well, but sometimes - especially with things like specific scenes or sub plots that are really important to you - it can be somewhat difficult.
Sunnysunny_serenity on July 16th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. A lot of the deaths left me, meh. Like, THAT was IT? I can't really blame the film guys cos the source material really should have provided more impact. Anyway, it's done. Thanks for all the fish, Potter.
skymadeofglass: Liara | Biotic <3skymadeofglass on July 18th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
It slowly hitting me that it's done. I got a bit sad when I realised there's going to be no more casting announcements to pick apart and get annoyed with , etc. Such a silly thing to think about. I had my issues with the series, but I really will miss it, heh.

There's always fandom though. I don't see that dying anytime soon :) I think it's time I branch out a bit more.

(Your icon is seriously beautiful btw)

Goggalord4rk_h3lm37 on July 18th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
I went to see Winnie the Pooh instead.

It was wonderful.
skymadeofglass: Liara | Biotic <3skymadeofglass on July 24th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
I want to see that too. I'm sad that it's not doing so well, but it was kinda silly to put it up against HP.

Was there much Eeyore?
Goggalor: Emma – Gleed4rk_h3lm37 on July 29th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
Yes it was, although I didn't even realize Harry Potter was coming out around the same time. The poor performance of the film makes me worry over the future of 2D traditional animation.

The movie was rather balanced in terms of the characters, with Christopher Robin being the exception to that. Considering that much of the film revolves around the characters trying to find him, that's to be expected.

Also, John Cleese is the narrator. So there's that.