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New HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 Poster!

Nordling, here.

This, my friends, is how it's done.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 opens July 15th, 2011.

Nordling, out.

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  • March 28, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    could it be????

    by DangerDave

    First?

  • March 28, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Is this the one where something finally happens?

    by knowthyself

  • March 28, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Almost close to first!

    by Sir Pirvan

    Fuckin' awesome!

  • March 28, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Hope this one's good

    by baronweazle

    Loved the book, but didn't care much for the fim(deathly hallows part 1). Pretty cool Poster though!

  • March 28, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Ralph Fiennes can't be much of a bad guy

    by kwisatzhaderach

    if he can't take out a wimpy speccy kid. These films are ridiculous, and the acting from the three main characters is atrocious.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    PHALLUS

    by DangerDave

  • March 28, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    xen11

    by mr teaspoon

    No, it isn't very good. I loved the first movie but everything else has been a bore, personally.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    this film will be great

    by mynamesdan

    if they chuck the script and someone teaches Daniel Radcliffe how to speak without sounding like a braying pony. Oh and how to 'act'.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    BONER TIME!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • March 28, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Two Wizards, One Goblet?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • March 28, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    xmen poster makers take note.

    by claxdog

    This is how a fucking poster is meant to look like.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    About Radcliffe's Acting...

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Agreed...when I watch him act it's like he's always terribly constipated. I love these films to be sure, but not for the acting.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Surcum vurrrr.

    by johnny_alpha

    That looks like the Enemy Mine poster.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    @knowthyself

    by nobunaga209

    contrary to popular belief "reading" is not just for dummies....who would've thunk it eh? pick up the books...guaranteed "something" happens or your money back...

  • March 28, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Excited and bummed about this all at once.

    by Playkins

    Can't believe this is the true end to the Potter saga... yeah, the books are out and I know how it ends, but the completion of the movies makes it feel like there's no new Potter left to look forward to.<P> I really wish Rowling would do a "Silmarillon" type book. Would be really interesting for the wizarding world.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    had they just been kissing?

    by nametaken

  • March 28, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Electric Co.

    by Eddie_Dane

    Didn't the Electric Company kid's show used to do that same bit?

  • March 28, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    TOTALLY!!

    by Amanda Kennedy

    she should really get into the beginning of the wozarding world... go all J.R.Tolkien on it!! i completely agree!!!

  • March 28, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Spoiler...

    by FlickaPoo

    The Potter kid wins by a nose.

  • March 28, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Hey kids , this is why cocaine is bad for you mmmkay?

    by alan_poon

  • March 28, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    re: have they ever explained why Voldemort has no nose?

    by pikazerox

    Self-modification. Magical, of course.

  • March 28, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Excellent Poster

    by Professor_Bedlam

    I will have to go and buy it now!

  • March 28, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Why he has no nose....

    by Craig2574

    It was explained in the books but not the films. When Voldemort creatd each Horcrux it took a little bit of his soul away each time of course including his apperance. So he created so many horcruxes it affect the way he looks.

  • March 28, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Enemy Mine?

    by -Halfscan-

    just sayin'

  • March 28, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I'll also add...

    by -Halfscan-

    the placement of the wand in the hand also gives the appearance of him flipping Harry off, which I approve of

  • March 28, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    "have they ever explained why Voldemort has no nose?"

    by buggerbugger

    Syphilis, contracted from Harry's mother. That's why Voldemort wants to kill him so bad.

  • March 28, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    "They do it all the time...Two big heads!"

    by Kamaji

    Makes one wonder what would have happened if Drew Struzan would have been allowed to do posters for all the films. Would he have made each end-part its own poster, or done a 'combiner' or sorts?

  • March 28, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    well

    by CT1

    at least it's not as bad as the recent spate of really horrid completely apathetic unimaginative FUCKING SHIT hi-x-men-first-class-im-looking-at-your-stupid-fucking-ass movie posters we've been getting lately. I understand it's only a small part of the entire beast that is a film production, but hey, ok guys you're right, first impressions don't REALLY matter, right, in fact they don't have the possibility of influencing the ENTIRE conception and perception we have of something in our mind, that then becomes an ENORMOUS insurmountable task of changing that now pre-conceived notion, so hey FUCKING COOL HERE'S A DISEMBODIED HEAD FLOATING ON A CROTCH FOR YOU OR HEY GREATS ITS THE AMAZING SPIDERCROTCH, lucky for your fucking evil asses these movies were already handled SOMEWHAT gracefully at one point, and you're now degrading selfishly for more and more money, regardless of who are what gets hurt or gets in the way. But nah fuck it thats great thats really great go enjoy your fucking bloated vin diesels and leave me out of this garbage. "Oh, he's the best, but he has no imagination." "Not like you." "Listen, if you're going to perform Inception, you NEED imagination." "Let me ask you something.. have you done it before?" "We tried it.. we got the idea in place.. we got the idea in place, but it didn't take." "You didn't plant it deep enough?" "Oh, it's not just about depth, you know.. you need the simplest version of the idea in order for it to grow naturally in your subject's mind, it's a very subtle art... so what is this idea that you need to plant?" "We need the heir of a major corporation to dissolve his father's empire." "Well you see right there, you have various political motivations and anti-monopolistic sentiments and so forth, but all of that stuff, it's um... it's really at the mercy of your subject's prejudice, you see. What you have to do is start at the absolute basic." "Which is what?" "The relationship with the father."

  • March 28, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Ha, props for the Enemy Mine reference

    by kidicarus

    Dead on.

  • March 28, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    idiots

    by logjam

    I love all the trolls on here trashing this series. Show me another 8-film series that features all three main roles growing together. Is it perfect? Nope. There's a few clunkers in there (most notably film 2). But there's some great moments too. For anyone to trash this series shows how myopic you damned trolls are. I can't wait for this last flick. The first part was tremendously entertaining.

  • March 28, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Voldemort has no nose! "How does he smell?"

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Awful.

  • March 28, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    logjam

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Haterz gon' hate!

  • March 28, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Fear the Hollywood Delusion!

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    Harry Potter, I have Never seen any of the movies, I have never read any of the books.... But I know who he is. I know what he looks like, I know he is a wizard of some kind . I even know his parents died... Why do I know that? (some people would ask) Because people can't shut the FUCK up about it!!.. My mom and sister idolizing This Tool of the Antichrist! makes me sick.. Yes that is right..... Hollywood is a tool of The Antichrist! Who happens to be Donald Trump( or possibly Gary Busey.) But most likely Donald Trump.. His goal is to instill upon you false Hopes and Dreams.. Most all the movies coming out from now on are Epics of False Hopes and Dreams.... which will all be tied together For the one movie with the most false hopes and dreams Ever to be created SUPERMAN!! Even Television, Viral marketing, Advertising, They all install you with false hope!! It would be awesome if we could land a Space shuttle on a moving asteroid and drill too 2,000 feat, send a nuke down the hole and blow the son of a bitch To kingdom come!!... But lets be real! The shuttle would be destroyed, the asteroid will hit the earth and a lot of people if not all people will be wiped off the plant As easy as we would erase a chalk board.(not saying that's gonna happen) it's just a example. The rich people, Governments, and Hollywood... That's right! Directors, Producers, Actors, Executives, ex...... All know of this, and have tickets to a under ground strong hold that will protect them. They most likely paid millions for there tickets, for them and their family.. (but they don't realize that this is not a movie and they will live to face a army of Gary Busey clones) Also having money is going to mean Dip shit after the world blows to hell and you are living on a apocalyptic world of fire and ice...... HAVE FUN!! Prepare your self's Not for HOPE! But the truth On 12,22,12 The world will face some kind of disaster, tragedy, on a scale never before seen by modern man.... and there will be no SUPERMAN....... there to save you. YOU WERE WARNED

  • March 28, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Enemy Mine that film was truly awesome!!!

    by baronweazle

    Or was it? Haven't seen it since I was about 12 years old. But it was one of those films I watched over and over as a kid, and I use to love it!

  • March 28, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Is it just me...?

    by LargoJr

    Or do these films portray harry Potter to be little more then some haphazard doofus who literally trips and falls thru each scene, only surviving thru sheer dumb luck or the sacrifices of others? I swear he's had each victory HANDED to him every scene. I imagine the films conclusion to be something like: [all the surviving characters holding down a limbless and almost dead Voldemort...} (all cheer in unison, almost cult-like) "Harry! You must kill him, you are the chosen one!"

  • March 28, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Enemy Mine!

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Agreed, there's more than a passing similarity. Perhaps Lou Gossett's finest role where he dosen't call someone Mayo-Naise. And yeah, Haters gotta Hate. I must admit I scoffed at the adults I used to work with who were reading Harry Potter at their desks. Then I met my wife-to-be and she prodded me into reading the first book, which took all of about 3 hours. I was hooked. So go ahead and hate, Haters. Listen to the new Brittney album while picking up the A&F padded bikini top for your 8 year old. The rest of us will be having quite a time. And as for my underground bunker...I'm not telling where it's at...but I have a few places to run to that are off the beaten path (and very sub-terrainian). Spelunkers, unite! GO UK WILDCATS! NCAA FINAL FOUR, YOE!!! Lastly, I never had a problem with the acting in the HP series. Hermy got over her flapping caterpillar eyebrows a few movies back, so it's all good. Plus....now with BOOBIES!

  • March 28, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    much rather have the friggin TRAILER!!

    by TheSeeker7

    What the hell, I read all this supposed news a couple weeks ago that it was to be attached to Battle:Los Angeles and Red Riding Hood, but was bogus info.

  • March 28, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Finally a good poster.

    by D.Vader

    Posters for movies 4-7 stunk on ice. Always the same damn character pose.

  • in order to show, I don't know, how clever and 'above it' they all are, I guess. Seriously, you go out of your way to log in and everything, make a post expressing how lame and dorky you think it all is? What's the point?

  • March 28, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Snarky2

    by mr_bellamy

    Every major character who died in the books has been confirmed to die in the films as well. That double Part I/Part II trailer released last summer showed the Hogwarts grounds littered with dead kiddies. And every interview I've seen from David Yates, the producers, and the cast usually contains the phrase "a hell of a lot of death". Count on them skimping on exposition and character development (at least compared to the books), but judging by the series-high level of PG-13 gore and torture in the last one and the latest sneak previews, it looks like they really are pulling out those proverbial stops. Should be gnarly.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Just finished this book...

    by brocknroll

    They split 'em in two for a reason and for a good reason. There are shocking surprises on the second half of the story. I won't reveal spoilers, but some of the plot points in this movie will really surprise you. I can't wait for the film. The next one will be much darker and violent than the earlier movies.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    oh and alan_poon -- regarding the remakes

    by TheSeeker7

    Obviously 5 years is a joke, but I have said recently to some friends that my over/under for how long it takes them to remake the entire movie series is 30 years. I could seriously see them doing it then.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    THE KARATE KID - ZOMBIE CUT

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Wax on, Brain Out!

  • March 28, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Hogwarts on fire was cooler

    by sith_rising

    I think I'll frame that one. This one reminds me of Freddy vs Jason.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter = insomnia cure

    by Unscripted

    The HP movies unfailingly put me to sleep. Like the extended-cut LotR films, but without half the literary chops. Nothing annoys me more than a character, event or sightem that is thrown in to please the readers, and since the second film, HP movies seem to be nothing but a fast-cut catalog of such things.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit, is that RED in the color scheme?

    by Drath

    Fuck me! They actually tried something NEW! I remember back when it looked like each poster/title would have a unique look and color scheme, then...then it all went silver with gray/blue clouds. Honestly the art of the advertising for this series has been one of the more colorless franchises ever. Nice to see a small change for the last one.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Re: braindrain, Star Wars Blu Rays

    by brocknroll

    Sorry dude, but the release date has been changed to Sept. 27th...http://www.thehdroom.com/news/Star-Wars-Blu-ray-Release-Date-Moved-Up-Over-a-Week/8158

  • March 28, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Remakes

    by mr_bellamy

    I think the people who talk about Harry Potter remakes in the near future (as in, anytime in our own lives) honestly don't fully understand the magnitude of its achievement and exactly how difficult it would be to repeat its success. I can't imagine any self-respecting producer who would be willing to invest the time and money into an eight film series that was already wildly successful the first time, and boasted state-of-the-art technology and a 99% continuous cast across EIGHT films. I can't imagine there being any interest in a Harry Potter series that didn't adapt every book, anything else would likely please no one and amount to mere indulgence on the part of the filmmakers. A more deeply thematic and character-driven adaptation is the only reason I could imagine having an interest in a remake series, but I can't imagine that being an especially marketable product...did I mention this series has EIGHT FILMS???

  • March 28, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    haha love the losers lying about not seeing Harry Potter

    by Andrew Coleman

    How pathetic are some of you? Trolling Harry Potter of all things? How bitter at life have you become? Oh I get it, some girl you thought was interested in you likes Harry Potter, then you found out she'd rather get run over by 50 buses before doing anything with you so now you're just a bitter shit. Well I love the Harry Potter movies even the first two which are for kids. They are solid fantasy movies and Deathly Hollow will rock your ass off.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter too violent and dark for kids...

    by brocknroll

    Ignore the Harry Potter haters. They probably think the Harry Potter series are for children. They are made for adults too because the series are very dark and too violent for kids to get into, in my opinion.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    IS HE FLIPPING HIM THE BIRD??

    by J-Dizzle

  • March 28, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Reboot Harry Potter please, but with more nudity.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Dying to see McGonagal show bush.

  • March 28, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Like the movies...but the books are a lot better

    by Mel

    I prefer the books because of all the details you get. I find the most uninteresting parts of the books when they're very plot heavy. i enjoy the casual scenes involving the "wizarding world." The quidditch world cup is a great lengthy scene in the book, but its very brief in the movie. thats just one example of many

  • March 28, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    OHHHHHHHHHH SNAP! THINGS JUST GOT REAL BOI! THINGS JUST GOT REAL!!!!

    by The Krypton Kid

    Sorry I lost my composure, but that's a pretty darn dramatic poster.

  • March 28, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Freddy vs Jason

    by TheSecondQuest

    Enemy Mine did it first but, just saying. http://www.hauntedshop.co.uk/images/dvdfvjno1.jpg

  • March 28, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    My dream for Potter would be a miniseries for each book

    by Playkins

    Come on, BBC! Even if the effects aren't as great as the films, a more faithful adaptation would be awesome, and hardly more difficult to do as a season of Robin Hood, for example.

  • March 28, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Not a bad poster per se...

    by Jaster

    A little cliche. This idea worked much better with the Lone Wolf McQuade poster. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_IGcPoXkEPio/SD_98Trlu4I/AAAAAAAAIVA/hFSvUM2iEJ4/lone_wolf_mcquade_poster_01.jpg

  • March 28, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    And yes, the last film was BORING AS FUCK!

    by Jaster

    I thought people were exagerrating until I saw it. Holy shit not a goddamn thing happens in a 2 1/2 hour fucking movie!

  • March 28, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    rise_of_fett

    by The Krypton Kid

    Perhaps it's the calm before the storm. Anyway, I think the aim of the film was emotional and mental tension and duress.

  • March 28, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    why no nose?

    by jameskpolk

    If I remember correctly, the character is "reborn" from the snake that holds a fragment of his soul. The idea is that he has taken on the characteristics of the snake.

  • March 28, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    The ultimate showdown between Teal and Tawny, begins--err,

    by Dennis_Moore

    I mean, RISES--wait!-- holy shit! is that crimson not tawny/amber?!

  • March 28, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Warcraft I/II posters were better

    by Yan Dut

    At least Orcs had noses. Pierced noses, but noses nonetheless. And they said "Zug Zug", which is infinitely more intelligent that what Voldemort has ever uttered. I should also mention Humans didn't have ridiculous eyeglasses. Geez, LASIK can't be done by magic?

  • March 28, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    I'll be one of those posters!

    by D.Vader

    David Yates sucks. Zing!

  • March 28, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Why no nose?

    by D.Vader

    The Dark Magic he was using was outwardly transforming him. He may have even been knowingly turning himself more snakelike since that's what he related with, the cold-blooded nature of the reptile. I believe during the flashbacks in Book VI, before he's outwardly Voldemort, he comes back to Hogwarts to get a job and is beginning to look snakey.

  • I pretend to love shit for some ass too, but thankfully no one I've fucked lately has been into Harry Potter. Well, not the books anyway. I've had to sit through those shitty movies though.

  • March 28, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    THE EVENT GETTING CANCELLED

    by Spielbergs Furious Racism

    IS NOT THE EVENT

  • I win zinger of this thread.

  • March 28, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I will only see this because my fiancee wants to see it.

    by D Ropaela

    I don't even care about seeing this through. Nothing about this movie can surprise me, and I'm not talking about the plot.

  • March 28, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Although of course I know how it ends.

    by D Ropaela

    It's just a slog at this point. I'll be surprised I don't pull a Harry-at-"Inception" snooze.

  • March 28, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Enemy Mine

    by Autodidact

    Enemy Mine is a great movie. One of the best sci-fi movies of the 80s in fact.

  • March 28, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    KY Colonel

    by cutest_of_borg

    I agree except... GO VCU!!!!

  • Did you actually click because you thought I was serious and going to make an argument for the early April Fool thread title I just posted ? hahaha jokes on you!

  • March 28, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    THE ONE WAND TO RULE THEM ALL!

    by Err

    I hope Andy Serkis returns as Golem.

  • March 28, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Ah, you Americans! This poster should read '15.7'

    by BiggusDickus

    ...unless it all ends at a quarter past seven, just in time for dinner...

  • March 28, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    First one boring, but needed

    by heather

    Really i don't get it, why do people take the time to bash a movie... yes, the books are a ton better. much more going on without all the drag, but really, the first one was just a necessary step in the story in order for the audience to understand how it will conclude. Without some of the boring stuff, if you did not read the book you would not understand wtf was going on. If you want an action movie, the 2nd part will not disappoint. An interview i read, the final battle is supposed to take up almost 45 minutes. they got most of the boring stuff out in part 1.

  • March 28, 2011, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Do we get to see Hermoine's muff in this one?

    by Cruzboy

    Well she's passed puberty and still has no boobs... gotta look at something.

  • March 28, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Not just Enemy Mine, but...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...about a thousand other posters for movies with two characters set up for some sort of epic "ultimate showdown" have the same "glowering at each other over the film's title" design. See also Demolition Man, among countless other examples.

  • March 29, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    I've seen these movies on disc, but it doesn't seem like

    by Dennis_Moore

    anything is happening. So you have to read the books for the plot? I'm somewhat averse as I worked in a bookstore during the initial popularity of the first three books and grew weary of stacking them.

  • March 29, 2011, 12:40 a.m. CST

    When do you think they will reboot this series?

    by Frank Conniff

    I am guessing 2022, if our North Korean overlords allow it that is.

  • March 29, 2011, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Don't Forget Tis Epic LOST Poster either

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    http://tinyurl.com/4rlov2f And, yes, I did this one!

  • March 29, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Dammnit. THIS

    by ToughGuyRizzo

  • March 29, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    This poster is incorrect.

    by Ray Gamma

    Technically it all ends at 7.15 only if you catch the 4.30pm performance. Thankyou, I'll be here all week. Try the lobster.

  • March 29, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    VOLDEMORT. WHAT AN ASSHOLE!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 29, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    KINDA LOOKS LIKE THE ALTERNATE POSTER FOR (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

    by BringingSexyBack

    Which I'm glad they didn't use.

  • In that one they throw in some boobies and few fucks and shits just to spice things up a bit for the international market.

  • March 29, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    There's nothing exciting about wand battles.

    by knowthyself

    Sorry.

  • March 29, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I know I'm in the minority on this website but...

    by Mr Gorilla

    ...God I love these movies, from Prisoner of Azkaban on. For the time being I can't really get as excited about any other blockbuster (Pixar aside, so many seem to be about American military imperialism in some form or other). I do realise that in terms of plot logic the movies are nonsense (ie. if you have a device that turns back time, as Hermione did in the third movie, er, wouldn't you want to use that again?), but I love the way they protray the main characters, I love the world, I love the way the effects are special but not in your face, I love the way the movies have steadily got more 'real' and exciting as the series has progressed...

  • March 29, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Re: Fear the Hollywood Delusion!

    by mooseman765

    So the world with end on 12/22/22. That means we have a roughly a year and nine months to go. Time to charge up the credit cards and not paying them back. What are they going to do, sue us. Ha! Ha! the world is going to end. Hey chicken little lighten up and go see a movie. Why are you posting on a "Movie web site!" you if you think movies are a tool of the devil, you freaking dolt. Aren't computers a tool of the devil, along running water, electricity, and books.

  • ..strangely long, no nose, squinty-ass eyes, enormous forehead...

  • ...starring Ron Jeremy as Professor Jumbodong and Alisha Klass as Spermione Stranger...

  • March 29, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Knowthyself- they're exciting in the books

    by D.Vader

    But David Yates reduced *all* of the wand battles in the movies (with the exception of the Dumbledore/Voldemort duel) to pointing wands in a direction and having a bunch of whiz-bangs be the result.

  • March 29, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    ray gamma at 5:29:26

    by BiggusDickus

    ...wins. That is all.

  • March 29, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    "They do it all the time...Two big heads!"

    by JAMF

    haha that quote always makes me laugh its so true.

  • March 29, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    They should put "Mercifully" before the tag line.

    by MiloDC

    Stories are suuuuuuuuuuuuuuch shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. ('Cept for Pris. of Az., Cuaron made that one work.) The great Ursula Le Guin summed up the Harry Potter stories best: "... stylistically ordinary, imaginatively derivative, and ethically rather mean-spirited." All this time, Harry Potter has been special only because we're told that he is. Kid really hasn't done anything, he's been propped up, helped along, rescued, and given fancy toys by greater characters. He's just there to give everything around him focus. Let's get this over with.

  • March 29, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    The battles are shit in the books

    by mr_bellamy

    Rowling is great with drama, characters and world-building, but her great weakness is definitely action. She just can't do it, anytime she tries it's unbelievably forced and/or corny (baby Death Eater, anyone?). But I didn't read the books and I don't watch these movies for action anyway. I'm looking forward to the Hogwarts battle not because I think it'll be great action, but because Yates has said that it's mostly going to be about following these characters, and that the action of the battle will be largely secondary. Which is what it should be. Anytime these movies tries to make action the main event, it just sucks horribly (the Quidditch games, "Azkaban"'s werewolf chase, "Goblet of Fire"'s dragon chase, "Half-Blood Prince"'s Burrow attack), and the only Harry Potter movie action scene I thought was exciting was the Ministry Break-In from the last one, mostly because it was (surprise surprise) focused largely on character moments.

  • March 29, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Sweet "War 2" Poster!

    by thecinemasnob

  • March 29, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Best BY FAR is Goblet of Fire

    by Jaster

    You know...cuz stuff actually HAPPENS! After that I liked Chamber of Secrets and the rest were mostly crap. That third one, the prisoner one, that one was ok I guess. But mostly they are overwrought, badly acted bullshit. The last couple of times I've gone back to the theater hoping for some of the energy and fun of Goblet only to be routinely dissapointed as bad actors dribble their dialogue all over the floor and try to look surprised or angry and just come off looking like they shit their pants. And there just isn't anything going on. One of them spends the entire running time disecting the question "What if Hogwarts had a new headmaster that was kind of a bitch?" Yeah, that's worthy of a theatrical film! And that last one very nearly put me to sleep. Those bad guy wizards attacked the good-guy's tents and that was kinda neat. Then the whole film just decided to kick back and go fishing for 2 hours.

  • March 29, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Freddy vs Jason

    by PaulKersey

    was the first thing that came to mind. Looks more like a horrorflick.

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