Aug. 16, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST
Harry Potter is an OOOUTTLAAAWWWW!
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST
I ain't a massive fan of the books, but I did flip through the last one, and it gets pretty gruesome, which shocked me.
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST
in this film.
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST
Harry Potter versus Scott Pilgrim? Who'd kick whose ass? Discuss.
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST
The Films are never as good as the books. I have beeen annoyed by all the films. The books however are Brilliant.
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST
but ill like to see what the big fuss was all about when its done and i have a chance to watch em... i hope its not like Lord of the Rings (Im sorry, I hated that overdrawn hike with a eyeball as the main bad guy...wtfuckers)
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST
Looks about as exciting as the first one.
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST
"WINGARDIUM TAMPAX-OSA", Herminoie yelled. "Ew!" "Make it fast too!" Harry and Ron yelped at her from hiding behind a tree.
Aug. 16, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST
Seriously, the fucking OWL bites it in this movie. The fucking OWL fer crissakes!
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
So you can pick up where you left off.
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST
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Aug. 16, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST
evidently doesnt die, because the first pic is Harry letting him go. I had heard rumors that the owl doesnt die, which is yet another in a long line of storytelling mistakes. I'm looking forward to the impact of the deaths in book 7 being completely neutered and mitigated by the fact that most of the characters have barely been onscreen. Nothing like taking characters that everyone loves from the books and making them into a bunch of no-name Star Trek redshirts, thus completing mitigating the emotional impact of their deaths! Great choice guys!
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST
you know what I like about book 7? When that evil teacher is roughing up McGonagall and Harry gives him the Crucio treatment right in the face. No "dark side of the force" hand wringing over using the pain spell, no "Does this mean Harry is now evil for the rest of his life??" Anakin Skywalker BS, just BLAM, giving him what he had comin. Good stuff.
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST
has turned into such a beautiful young woman.
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST
Was filming the series before the books were even finished. Some things that were skipped over in the movies may have actually been prevalent in later books and yet it's too late to change it. I'm still going to watch the fuck out it though.
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST
I understand Rowling was giving guidance with the scripts, so that wouldn't happen. Though I wouldn't be surprised in the end if it does, there's a lot to get through.
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST
If I'm not mistaken, I think one of the reasons the last book is being split into two movies is so that missing characters and subplots (like Dobby and the Elf rights stuff) can be built back up enough to attain the emotional impact the books had.
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST
by Anything But Tangerines
WASTE OF A CLICK!!!!!
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST
Willy or Penis, and Harry Potter is a much better read
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST
was that from their escape from Malfoy Manor?
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST
Harry Potter movie roles for British actors are like lower back tattoos on hot chicks. <P> You guys can finish that one on your own.
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST
even though it could have been told in two movies.
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST
:::BOOK SPOILERS AHEAD:::I dearly hope the owl dies in the movie, but I think you're right- the deaths in the movie wont carry as much weight. In the book, when Hedwig dies- in that moment you know absolutely NO ONE will be safe. The only death in book 7 I think was completely telegraphed was Fred Weasley. I've been 100% positive since book 5 that one of the twins would die. Rowling made them so interdependent I'll bet she couldn't resist not to do it.<P> I just hope DH 1&2 are entertaining. The last two movies were a snooze-fest.
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST
The whole series in two movies? What do you want, illustrated cliffs notes?
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST
There has been a script snippet around since April, from a source that has leaked stuff before, that came out true. Harry does indeed let Hedwig go, but once they are attacked in the air, Hedwig returns to Harry to help him (how an owl can help is beyond me, but that's how it goes). Hedwig gets killed while trying to help Harry, and that's how the Death Eaters know that he is the real Harry (instead of the Expelliarmus stuff).
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST
FUCK YOU David Yates if you changed what's really SUPPOSED to happen. Fuck you for sure.
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST
by Anything But Tangerines
Voldemort is gonna KILL HARRY POTTER in this movie!!!!!!! WHOOO gives a shit about his fucking owl?!?!
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST
If that is truly the way it goes in the movie, that is a solid change of storyline. Having Hedwig be the way they figure out which Harry is which instead of him using the Expelliarmus spell is a switcheroo that definitely works.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9 p.m. CST
Because we are clearly better people than you. Miserable soulless bastard you are. WHy WOULDN'T you care about an owel. For shame. MUCH ahame on you. I fart in your general direction.<P> J/K<P> Really, I think we're all just dissecting possible differences. I doubt anyone is really that tweaked.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST
That scene better be spectacular.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST
With Harry on the floor. Holy shit, did they read the book? Its supposed to be a dark and creepy and terrifying moment, definitely NOT brightly lit like some circus tent.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST
It looks like the same color scheme I remember from that brief shot in the trailer with Nagini... But I guess it could be Lovegood's house?
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST
If they're willing to pussy out when it comes to the owl, who knows what else they're going to change. Fucking David Yates. What good is it to the story to let Hedwig go? There's no good reason except... to pussy out.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST
In the book anyway. In the movie I guess it'll be Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST
LOSES HIS VIRGINITY?!?!? TO HERIMONE!?!??! Wait, that didn't happen in the books? MISSED OPPORTUNITY!
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST
I totally forgot how they figured out who the real Harry was in the book, I think that whole opening sequence was a bit muddled. Hedwig swooping in for the day and then getting splattered by a Death Eater would be really good. Not all changes are bad, hell, Order of the Phoenix was a better movie than the book. (Half Blood Prince, very good movie but didn't lose all that much critical. Would have loved to have seen the Voldemort asks for his job scene, though.)
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST
Actually, when reading the books, I thought it was easy to pick out what was probably important foreshadowing. But the filmmakers behind these past few films just didn't care.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST
... to reveal the real Harry, that's pretty smart, even though the Expelliarmus thing IS what should give it away, since Voldemort instructed everyone that that's what Harry would do. The Enemy knows the hero and all his tricks.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST
Draco doesn't look too happy, does he? He's also the only DeathEater with his hands not on the table. I think they are going to make him much more sympathetic than he was in the books at the end.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST
...or whatever her name is, all get wasted in this film and shove Owl shit-covered wands up each other's snatches and then piss on Harry's face while he masturbates the corpse of Dumbledore, which magically cums on its own face. <BR><BR> What? Its better than the real ending...
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST
I don't remember him all that much in the book. I remember Crabbie and Goye light some shit up and one of 'em burns. Draco's, and Tom Felton's, moment in the spotlight is really Half Blood Prince.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST
I always imagined him looking like Peter O'Toole for some reason. I don't know why.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST
ha! I had the exact same visual.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST
I do hope that spoiler is real. Although Hedwig's death was a hit...it kind of sucked that it just happened. She got hit by a spell by accident. Her trying to help Harry, and then get killed, packs more emotional impact.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST
Seriously, nearly everything from the trailer was Part 2. They have to shift their focus somewhat to just promoting Part 1, because the (dumb audience that doesn't realize the big confrontation has to be in Part 2) will be expecting a Harry vs. Voldemort, or a big battle in Part 1.
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST
They look sterile and bright. They need a darker, moodier look. C'mon, people - at least try to take this seriously.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST
Looks like the first half of the book for me. (I think it ends when they get nabbed by the Death Eaters) Yeah, they need another trailer which'll focus on Part 1. It was basically all Part 2 super-epic-Voldemort in that trailer. But that's also why it was so awesome.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST
I'm guessing the pics are bright because they're pre-color grading and 3D. They gotta film that shit bright these days.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST
I'd tap that Granger though.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...looks like Harry is gonna start sawing his leg off in a few seconds.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST
Well, I would imagine Xenophilius Lovegood's place to be bright. And they get attacked during the day in that one. And about where the movie is gonna be split, it was revealed a few days ago by EW. ///SPOILER WHERE THE BOOK WILL BE SPLIT///It will be after Malfoy Manor, when Voldemort grabs the Elder Wand from Dumbledore's tomb///END SPOILER///
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST
Not the actress, the character. I have no idea why I can't tell what the hell the second to last pic is. WTF? I read these books. I'm sure you guys already said, so I'll go back and read. Just thought I'd update you all on my senility.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST
While the initial 2 films were actually pretty decent at "getting" the storyline, they were curiously lifeless affairs. While the third look set to buck the trend with better performances they screwed up the story, primarily The Shrieking Shack, I've not bothered seeing a Potter film in cinema since. Goblet of Fire was ho-hum, Order of the Phoenix was atrocious and while I've not seen Half-Blood Prince my wife assures me it's terrible what they did to to it.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST
I thought it worked the best as a stand alone movie.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST
I think these two films are being separated by FAR too much time - October and Xmas would have been much better, IMO - but I expect they'll be great.<p>The book was a terrific read, and it'll be nice to relive that with all the superb actors that have accumulated through the series. Should be a field day for Alan Rickman.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST
So, not over 25 or 35. Saved you the immense trouble of typing "imdb" or "wikipedia" into your browser, you're welcome. :)
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST
Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince SHOULD have been a field day for Alan Rickman, but Yates blew it and screwed him over. Unfortunately, he won't have much to do in the next two movies. And that's a shame.
Aug. 16, 2010, 11 p.m. CST
I agree that the films have'nt been as good as the books, nor have they adhered enough to the original stories well enough. But none of that makes me any less excited to see them. Especially since they did the smart thing and split the last book into 2 movies. Yeah yeah, it was a cash grab by Warner Bros, but at least it might work to the story's advantage this time.
Aug. 16, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST
I think I have seen all of the films. They are perfectly enjoyable, but nothing to right home about IMO. One day I will get around to the novels. <P> I always had this weird problem with wizards/sorcerers though... while they are waving their wand and saying the spell mumbo jumbo, the other guy could just shoot them in the head. Think about it: Eastwood's Man with No Name vs Harry Potter... Potter would be dead before he even had a chance to flick his stick I say.
Aug. 16, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST
Wizards in Harry Potter don't always have to say a spell or incantation before they use magic. Most of the time yes. You'll note in the fight between Voldemort & Dumbledore nary a word was spoken, I think it may depend on the strength or experience of the wizard in question
Aug. 16, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
gets me hard..
Aug. 16, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST
I've only read each book once, and they are so long, I hardly ever remember straight up details, only the gist ya know
Aug. 17, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST
Will someone please tell Hermione how to properly use her "plastic applicator"...
Aug. 17, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST
I guess Harry Potter doesn't have enough explosions for you mongoloids...you need to hear things blow up or your attention isn't kept.
Aug. 17, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST
Yeah I said it..and i stand by it. His movie had good stuff in it, but it also had the WORST stuff. Harry doing magic at the start was absurd. 2 movies later he is on trial for using magic outside of school. So much for continuity...also, the comedy in POA was incredibly childish. It was such an absurd abstract depart from all the others. The shrunken head was awful...I mean, really...a "why the long face?" joke? are you kidding me? just terrible comedy throughout...it stands out as the most different HP movie, not because it was the best, but because it wasnt even a HP movie at all...they're lucky they had great actors like Gary Oldman and David Thewlis hide the fact that the movie was terrible.
Aug. 17, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST
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Aug. 17, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST
Ahahahahaaaaaa....<p>"Harry doing magic at the start was absurd. 2 movies later he is on trial for using magic outside of school. So much for continuity..."<p> Yeah, never mind the fact that this was actually addressed in the movie and allowed by the Minister of magic bc he thought Harry was being stalked by Gary Oldman. Seriously? Heh.
Aug. 17, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST
The old wizards are just not believable enough. They are there to eff up the plot, or try and tell Harry to do something. At least in LOTR Gandalf was more of a plot mover.
Aug. 17, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST
No tricks, just points for searching. http://element.searchpluswin.com/refer/fortunesfool
Aug. 17, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST
Aug. 17, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST
They should have fired him quick and recast for Harry Potter 3. <p> It's not his fault, he's just a shit actor. The highest paid shit actor in history. No amount of money could teach this guy acting. Not even a voice transplant would improve his despicably wooden delivery. <p> I literally cannot prevent myself from sighing every time he turns up on the screen. It doesn't matter how many A-list RSC actors you surround him with. He'll never learn from them. He'll never improve. He's a plank, A potato of an actor. You know how Ron Weasley is always rolling his eyes. That's not characterisation, he's just waiting for Radcliffe to deliver an actual performance for the first time in history. For the first time in this inexplicably succesful series of movies. You could literally replace Radcliffe with a fist and paint eyes on it and replace all his dialogue with a man off-screen going "wagga wagga wagga" and not detract from the movie's success or accolades. <p> Emma Watson's a useless lump aswell. Fuck you, Harry Potter films, for failing so dramatically to fulfil your own potential. I hope George Lucas remasters you and fills you with cartoon robots. I hope Brett Ratner writes and directs a re-imagining of you. <p> I hope James cameron converts you into 3D and releases countless new editions of your DVDs with invrementally more depressing lists of extra features. <p> Radcliffe, I mean it son, it's not your fault, but you need to quit acting, quit drama, quit showbiz. None of us want to see your face moving or speaking. Not really. Even your fans, they're just confused. They'd secretly prefer you to be that spade-faced cunt from twilight. If you disappeared tomorrow. Just stopped appearing on telly and retired with your billions of pounds to a tax-haven in the caymans to fuck prostitutes, nobody would notice. The papers would stop caring, the children who enjoy your movies would assume you were dead. You'd probably be fondly remembered for your 'work' on completely ruining these films. You won't though, will you, you'll keep making films, keep braying like a goat through all your dialogue, Keep on accepting job after job to curl your lip around the words you've been given to say and keep your beady, too close together eyes fixed on the middle distance, as if you're emoting. Pretending you care about what you're saying or doing or portraying. Acting like an actor. You'll make films for another ten years before you start directing full-time, maybe producing your own crappy childrens show. I'll probably be listening to Radio four one afternoon in my late seventies, and be treated to your matured bleating as a continuity announcer, or a regular on the afternoon play, or the fucking beloved dirge which is 'The Archers'. <p> It's not your fault, Daniel. Firstly we must blame Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus for the abominable position they placed you in. We all know Haley Joel Osmend should have got the gig, but they though they could score him an oscar if he was free of this film series, so they gave it to you. Second, we HAVE to blame your parents for not realising what they were going to put you through, becoming the UK's most hated, over-rated performer, succeeding where Jade Goodey failed to survive your legacy and impress your talentlessness on the world for generations to come. Your parents really ought to have done the decent thing and forced you to concentrate on getting onto a city and guilds in business or computer studies, where you could have excelled and enjoyed a happy, mundane life, going to university, inexplicably losing your virginity to a drunken classmate and getting her pregnant, using the family connections to get a management position at a national rail contractor or something like that. Civil service perhaps. Maybe you could have sent your ill-conceived child to the Sylvia Young school... Maybe the ability to act can skip a generation. Maybe your children will be possessed of even a drop of charisma. <p> Lastly, because none of this is your fault, Daniel, since your parents signed you into a contract while you were a child, despite the lifetime of misery that would follow it. Lastly We have to hold responsible stupid girls. For it is undoubtedly stupid girls who, while moving into adulthood, have resisted the urge to put away childish things and read proper books for grown-ups like newspapers and popular science documentaries and crime novels. Stupid girls insist on clinging to the remnants of childhood like soft toys and fluffy pillows and shit children's literature. <p> Stupid girls are solely responsible for the massive market that the Harry Potter franchise has luxuriated in, from the novels, which they buy for each other, and for each other's children to the films, which they have ritualistically dragged their boyfriends to see with them for the last ten years, thus doubling the sales. Stupid boys who go along with this shit can't be blamed since they are trying to get a piece, and they can easily just undress the lamentably formulaic Emma Watson with their mind for two hours. These Stupid Girls are responsible for the travesty of cinema which is new moon, the abomination of christmas DVD sales which is MAMA MIA and for almost everything that's wrong with Western democracy and conflict-resolution policies. <p> I blame these people, in that order, Daniel, for your moon-faced success. You weren't to know that getting your cock out is not a 'brave' thing to do as an actor, but moreso a rite of passage. An inevitable conclusion. A cheap parlour trick to be applauded by your peers like the first time you realise you've shit in your potty and present it to your parents at a dinner party. Nobody chastises the little prince for fear of giving him issues in later life. Instead they coo and congralute and tell him what a clever boy he is for doing a shit and putting his hand in it. You've been led astray and decieved by every one of your millions of paying customers, Daniel. You've been hoodwinked into thinking that you are a man of worth, that you possess a single skill, that you have value. I will not lie to you, Daniel Radcliffe. You are a potato. <p> You, sir, are a humble potato and nothing more. <p> Give up, sir, go home. Concentrate on your music. Read a lot of books. Go travelling. Do anything but appear on my television. You are not welcome, no matter what Richard and Judy say. No matter how nicely Philip Schofield smiles at you. Don't listen to Jonathan Ross when he makes his avuncular cracks at your birthday party. Don't trust the cooing eyes of your teenaged hero-worshipping girlfriend. They are all liars, Daniel. You are not good at what you do. Far from it. You are as bad as it is possible to be at it. Cease and desist. Give up. Go away. <p> All the best, mynamesdan.
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Aug. 17, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST
I had completely forgotten about the aunt Marge scene. That just makes it even more ridiculous. i Was talking about Harry practicing lumos at the start of the movie. He's doing that...and then 15 minutes later he mentions how he's not allowed to use magic outside of school. That's some pretty flimsy filmmaking. I gave Alfonso more credit than that...wow, POA gets worse and worse.<BR><BR>Another thing that's weirdly out of place is Lupin putting on the jazz music during class. That was just weird and out of place. Also, overdubbing "that was wicked, Harry!" from the first film into the Buckbeak scene was really weird, too (the scene where Harry gets Neville's snitch back from Malfoy. exact same soundbyte). <BR><BR>Lastly, there are 2 seperate Buckbeak scenes which really annoy me. One with Harry riding him and doing the typical cowboy yells...and later Sirius is riding Buckbeak and he's doing the same stupid cowboy yells. It's such an incredibly lazy thing...to just copy crap you see in other movies. Everytime someone rides something exciting they need to do a cowboy yell. Alfonso is such a hack he accidentally did it twice in a single film.<BR><BR>Oh wait, there's one more....when Neville gets pulled down by the Monster Book of Monsters and he pops up in frame and says "I'm ok"...yeah, I haven't seen that old gag 1,000,000 times in movies, commercials, cartoons, etc.
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST
I can't stand that weird, fake-looking square grin he does. There's something wrong with an actor when they can't even grin convincingly.
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST
Honestly, if I hit him with my car, and got out of the car and looked to see if he was alright and it turned out he was dead and cold I would still suspect he was posturing. <p> His face looks like it was stapled on.
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST
...into his piles of money that you hate him that much. Either that or he is laughing heartily to himself and thinking how great it is that some pasty skinned 30 year old virgin took the time to write all that about him from the darkness of their momma's basement in Nowheresville, Ohio.
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST
I just want him to stop 'entertaining'. <p> ..and i'm 31.
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST
Dan, I salute anyone who puts that much effort into a post on here and you had me laughing my tits off! However after all that effort, frankly, I can only assume that you are a 20 something year old actor who was beaten to the part by Mr. Radcliffe.
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST
And stupid girlfriends have obliged me to see every crappy sequel. <p> They're the most pointless summaries of books ever committed to film. <p> These films have literally nothing to say.
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Aug. 17, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST
were the Time Turner and the Felix Felicis "Liquid Luck". Not the films fault however... Why do people INSIST on shoehorning rubbish time-travel into these stories, making it almost inconcievable that the enemy in the story wouldn't also easily be able to exploit such a cheap trick for themselves. In fact why doesn't everyone in the HPverse have a time-turner and just whooop themselves back a few minutes to correct something when things go wrong? Whats that? You going to tell me they are heavily controlled and restricted? Yah - thats why a 13 year old school girl is given one freely, just so she can make her lessons on time... [sigh]. As for just being able to drink "liquid luck" and have absolutely everything you do turn out right - WTF is that about? And why doesn't Voldemort and every Death Eater have a bottle of it just for emergencies? Because drinking too much of it is deadly? Thats fine - just keep one handy for those mortal danger scenarios, or those "this-absolutely-has-to-go-to-plan" occasions. Love the books (and films) but certain story elements did have me rolling my eyes a fair bit...
Aug. 17, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST
It is not often on these TB's that a person pours that much heart, soul and venom into a post; I could actually feel the loathing all the way here in California.</p><p>This Sir is a quality rage; a well thought out, singularly focused tome of pure bile and a true masterwork of a gifted TB'er. Just beautiful.
Aug. 17, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Oooooo, what an original insult! Now what, some timely "all your base" jokes? Jesus, get some new fucking material...
Aug. 17, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST
is who is in charge of costuming? It must be a dejected, bitter, blond old lesbian given the way Emma has been clothed in these films. Really, Watson, leaden acting or not, has some of the best legs in the business...has had since 15 or so...and yet in every film the woman is slathered in corduroy and puffy, bulky sweaters. No legs, no perky little tits...fucking unprofessional.</p><p>Really...do all English dress this poorly, or could they not afford better given the main 3's salary demands?
Aug. 17, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST
5am here in Cali...need more coffee...
Aug. 17, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST
...he might be proud to be a 30 year old virgin. And in other news; butt out, bitch. I wasn't talking to you.
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Aug. 17, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
Darth is Luke's father.<p> Apollo Creed dies.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
looks great with blood on her hands. I'm glad she's used to it, because that's what our first date will be like.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST
I quite enjoy most of the Harry Potter movies, but my hat's off to mynameisdan for that exquisite post. Accurate, well-written, stylish and fucking hilarious. <p> Well played, sir, well played indeed.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST
Any decent adaptation could have made this one slick 2:45 film. There was a ton of flab in the narrative (e.g., the whole "Indiana Potter and the Ministry of Magic" escapade, which gets Harry no further than where he'd have been had the real locket fell out of Dumbledore's pocket), and there is too much repetition. The copious "flashbacks" were ok on page, but I cannot see how they won't bog down the pace of the film badly on screen: and, let's face it, although they advance the story, they do not do much to advance the plots. Prince was pretty popular, so I'm betting that the return audience for DH1 will be pretty good. However, I'm thinking that the disappointment from the flabby "let's cram all of the book stuff into the film!" narrative will result in something between a Pirates 3 and Matrix 3 drop in the box office for pt. 2.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST
... that was hysterical, mynamesdan. I do not entirely agree: but I do not entirely disagree, either.
Aug. 17, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST
Aug. 17, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST
... with her va-jay-jay a little too hard there. Yummy.
Aug. 17, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST
I dated a girl into WICCA once...let me tell ya...broads who think they are witches inevitably like the rough stuff. Probably got bloody hands from sexually abusing poor Luna.
Aug. 17, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST
I dwell in an attic, and virginity is easily remedied via hiring prostitutes (Yes, plural. Why stop at one at a time?)
Aug. 17, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST
The rule is "seen practicing magic". Hence why practicing lumos by himself was fine. Also, later on, when magic is seen, they blame the nearest wizard, not the person who casts the spell. <p> On a related note, I also hated the PoA. :( I don't agree with your specific reasons, but it always felt a little "off" to me.
Aug. 17, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST
Sorry, Fareal's post gave me a Chappelle Show flashback. "HAVEN'T YOU SEE MY MOVIES?! JUICE? DO THE RIGHT THING?"
Aug. 17, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST
But that's not what the suits want. It seems they've fit most of the story in part 1 anyway, so what does that make part 2, a two hour action scene?? As for altering what happens in the books, sometimes it's definitely beneficial. e.g. one of the worst things about the last 2 books is Harry/Ginny, they already made it better in the Half-Blood Prince movie so they have chance to change it again here. I thought the end confrontation with Voldemort was ass in the book, sooo anti-climactic. That trailer shot of the two of them alone in that huge courtyard is already a hundred times better than what JK Rowling wrote. Btw does anyone else think Emma Watson would be sooo moany in bed? I mean the really annoying moaning where you just want the girl to stfu for two goddamned seconds please god?? Yep, she's definitely that type...and now she's cut her hair it would be like screwing a 12-year-old boy anyhow so...nope.
Aug. 17, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST
Brilliant, sir.<p>Brutal, yes, but utterly valid.
Aug. 17, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST
...a belated congratulations on riling up the po-faced Lost fans in that finale talkback. Very entertaining. You have won at the internets.
Aug. 17, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST
...barely a tingle actually" Luna Lovegood said flatly, staring up into the sky with her typical blank, distant stare as she lay there in the woods with Ginny, her milky white 14yr old legs still splayed, a whisp of blonde hair upon her pink mound. Luna reached over, picking up her textbook "Assholes, Talkbackers, Dorks and other assorted Muggles"; "...its ok...we have time...and besides...I'm sure someday some wizard will know the right spell" Ginny Weasley was stymied and let out a loud sigh as she slumped back onto the blanket. "I'm sure this should work...", she thought to herself,"...afterall it has always worked on me since 1st year." Her ginger brow furrowed as she thought again and again about the spell and it's effects on Luna..or rather the effect it was supposed to have on Luna. "I don't know what to tell you Luna...it's ALWAYS worked before...maybe it's a problem with my wand?"</p><p>"Of COURSE the problem is with your wand ...silly bim" a voice said from behind a tree, as Hermione Granger walked into view. Herminone giggled as she walked towards her younger friends, her steps amazingly assured considering the business attire and 5" stilletos she wore. "But...but Herminone...it has ALWAYS worked so well on me!" Ginny potested. "Ginny..."Hermione exclaimed, her eyes rolling at her friends naive musings,"...first...you HAVE to understand that not All witches are the same...that...SOME of us like things a little different..no matter what your mum tell you. And only part of it is your pathetic wand. Watch"</p><p>Walking to Luna Hermione bent down and removed the book from her hands..."Oh...Hermione...I didn't even know you here..." before Luna could finish speaking Hermione drew her hand back and with as much force as she could muster slammed her open palm hard into Lunas cheek. A smile crept across Hermiones face as tears of shock and confusion welled in Lunas eyes. Herminone rose...and placing one stilleto clad foot on either side of a still confused Luna stood above her, straddling her face. Lunas fair white cheek was crimson from the force of Hermiones slap, "H...Hermione...w.w.why did you do tha....". "Immoblius" Hermione screamed at Luna, her large thick wand flashing through the air. Luna froze..awake, aware, but unable to move on her own. "Bloody Hell Hermione what ARE you DOING!" Ginny screamed at her friend. "Instructing two clueless girls..THAT is what I am doing...and you WILL learn..."Hermione glared at Ginny, her wand pointed at her freckled face. "And..." Hermione said as she slowly began to squat down above Lunas tear streaked face,"...the first thing you need to learn is that sometimes....", she continued as she stroked Lunas hair before beginning to slowly unbutton her blouse, her breathing becoming heavier, faster, "...sometimes...it is more fun to put down the wands...and do things by hand", as she finished she ripped the top from Luna, revealing puffy, hot pink nipples. She looked at Ginny,licked her lips and whispered..."Lesson number one"
Aug. 17, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST
with her wand
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST
Crap, those two don't have any spark even in a STILL picture. Anyway, not much interested in these last 2 movies. Potter is so over for me. The last book had one or two good moments, but overall it was disappointing. Rowling killed off everyone who was interesting. Feh. I care more about the Narnia film than Deathly Hallows.
Aug. 17, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST
So very true! What an awful idea to paired her up with Harry! Poor Harry is forever stuck with the Wesley clan now!<p>Harry and Luna would've made a better couple, IMO!<p>And don't get me started on Ron and Hermione! That shit should never had happened either!<P>Would've been better if it was Draco and Hermione! Too much fanservice from Rowlings but it is her book!
Aug. 17, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST
Also the lazy adaptations. Order of the Phoenix was its worst offense. The book wasn't that great but what they took out was the good stuff. They should have waited until most of the book series was done so they could make a more cohesive movie series.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST
So if she ok with things, oh well!<p>Can't blame the actors they were casts and thats that!
Aug. 17, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST
It looks like they're combining all the styles from every film into this film. I don't exactly know that I mean by that, but I think I'm gonna like it!
Aug. 18, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
You know what I mean. <p> I married a redhead, you know. She could use a few more freckles, but what you gonna do?
Aug. 18, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST
I actually think she's very pretty, like a young redhead Laura Linney. I thought she was quite good in Half Blood prince, and think her character is actually perfect for Harry. In a household of all boys she had to be tough, and resourceful. Not some ditz like Luna. Also, since she's been manipulated by Voldemort she is one of the only people who can actually relate to Harry's pain/suffering
Aug. 18, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST
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Aug. 18, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST
and don't get me started on Ron..blehhhh!