Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HP7...end is near...but not yet

it's been some time since I last stepped into a cinema...can't even recall the last one I watched...inception?

so on monday...after completing a halfer in Penang the day before (personal best...yeahoo!)...decided to go for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows...

few reasons:
1) i love GSC at Qb-Mall...the seat is so much more comfy compared to TGV Ipoh
2) since it was a monday afternoon...can beat the crowd and get the perfect seats
3) dun really have time to watch at Ipoh

honestly...after the HP6 disappointment...(the half blood prince was one of my fav...but the movie just couldn't build the story and tension up to the level achieved by the lengthy book)...don't really have much expectation...moreover it was directed by the same director who did HP5 and HP6...David Yates...which i personally think are the more boring HP movies

perhaps like most of us around my age...we just want to finish the story...see how it ends...
but then i get a little bit more excited when i knew it was done in 2 parts...which is a good thing...and so i hope they didn't repeat the same mistake they did with HP6

and this time around...it wasn't disappointing...in fact i find it entertaining

two and a half hours for part 1...just nice for the story to build...no rushing...less unexplained events

and the action was so much better...what one would expect from a fast-pace Hollywood action movie...just sit back and let the movie take you for an action-packed ride...although perhaps a little bit too fast for my eyes
again...i was so surprised to learn the director also did HP5 and HP6...so different

it also got a generally positive review from New York Times...

and then...of course...hermione is no longer a little girl...but a young lady...a hot one too...
when she appeared in that irresistible red dress...really want to jump into the screen...give her a hug and make out with her

after playing more or less the same thing for the last 6 movies...finally the trio were playing something different...more mature...and more emotion...well they are teenagers now...they should do better
oh did i mentioned how handsome harry was?
oh had ignored ron?...sorry mate

and the animated short story was so cool...(i hope i didn't spoil it for you)

the only problem is the many characters...if you just followed the movies without reading the books...i'm quite sure you can't remember whose who...especially when they all appeared at the same time

it's not really a major problem...you can still go with the flow and enjoy the rest of the movie...
but if you want to really enjoy without any blur...you may want to refresh your memory a bit by checking out this list...(the problem is that it is a list of all the characters...not only those appeared in this movie)

in a nutshell...i think this is one good HP movie...if they can maintain this...i think it's going to be a great finale
July 2011...I've got at least one movie to look forward to