or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Arts & Crafts › Books, Music, and Media › Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie-- Here there be SPOILERS!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie-- Here there be SPOILERS! - Page 12

post #221 of 233
I love Jim Broadbent as SLughorn. That is exactly how i pictured him, especially the eyes. That's about all I can say.
post #222 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jokerama View Post
Yeah it makes no sense. And why is the worst director doing most of the movies.
My guess is he's the cheapest. He was the least well known and therefore they could offer him less money.
post #223 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
the whole holding up the wands... so 80's rock concert. didn't like it one bit!
I agree, it was awful!
post #224 of 233
I just went on saw it for the third time and I like it better each time. I think I expected too much the first time I saw it, because of expectations of the book. The more I see it, the more I notice and the more I love it! I can hardly wait for 7.
post #225 of 233
Ok, I finally saw it. Yes finally.

I was dissappointed, but also realized there was SO much information in the book that there was no way the movie could have followed it all. I felt like the movie raced along as it was trying to cover all the bases, there was so much material. I wish we had a few more of the Voldemort memories, but what can you do.

I don't think they did the potion drinking that well at. all. I expected alot more agony out of Dumbeldore. I mean I felt bad for Albus, but not the gut-wrenching horrific way I felt in the book. Also, I don't feel like he really begged Snape to kill him. In the book he was supposed to be pleading, but in the movie, he seemed to just ask with a little urgency.

I really wanted to see the fiery Ginny/Harry kiss. That little smooch did nothing for the buildup.

I wanted to see Snape fired up and telling how he's no coward.

And I'm bummed out by Slughorn. He was not the smooth, rotund talker, but a nervous nellie.

I like how Fred and George's Store looked! I was worried they would have cut it out.

I couldn't help thinking about Rolf and Captain Von Trapp in the scene where Malfoy was struggling to kill Dumbledore. Seriously, I almost expected nuns and nazis to show up rather than Death Eaters.




OH, I would love for them to get John Williams back on the score. I'm glad that they're putting in Bill and Fleur, because Bill is my 3rd Favorite Weasley (after the twins).
post #226 of 233
Just re-watched it last week. I was (and continue to be) relieved that the scene with Dumbledore and the potion was less excruciating in the movie than in the book. I was so dreading watching that scnene. I'm such a wuss about representations of pain in books or on screen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Teenytoona View Post

I couldn't help thinking about Rolf and Captain Von Trapp in the scene where Malfoy was struggling to kill Dumbledore. Seriously, I almost expected nuns and nazis to show up rather than Death Eaters.
:roflmao

I can totally see your point.

Now, the next time I watch Sound of Music, I'll be imagining death-eaters rampaging through the final scenes instead of the nuns and Nazis. Just imagine Bellatrix vs Maria! In a big musical number, of course....
post #227 of 233
I've read that the next Harry Potter film will actually be done in two parts. Has anyone else heard that? If so, maybe they'll include the background of Voldemort's family in the first half...I hope.
post #228 of 233
Thread Starter 
Yep, it's absolutely in two parts. The first will be out next November!
post #229 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teenytoona View Post
Also, I don't feel like he really begged Snape to kill him. In the book he was supposed to be pleading, but in the movie, he seemed to just ask with a little urgency.



Long time since I read #6, but I don't remember him pleading with Snape to kill him at all. In my recollection, we don't discover that he actually asked Snape to kill him until the end of the last book.

And FWIW (not just to be contrary with you, I promise ) I thought that one moment in the movie when Dumbledore's face almost twitches and he says "Severus ..." was really intensely done, particularly knowing what we know about his intent in saying it (not to ask to spare him, but to ask to kill him).
post #230 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teenytoona View Post
Also, I don't feel like he really begged Snape to kill him. In the book he was supposed to be pleading, but in the movie, he seemed to just ask with a little urgency.



Long time since I read #6, but I don't remember him pleading with Snape to kill him at all. In my recollection, we don't discover that he actually asked Snape to kill him until the end of the last book.

And FWIW (not just to be contrary with you, I promise ) I thought that one moment in the movie when Dumbledore's face almost twitches and he says "Severus ..." was really intensely done, particularly knowing what we know about his intent in saying it (not to ask to spare him, but to ask to kill him).

Gotta go into the kids' room and dig out the book from under the mess ...
post #231 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by BookGoddess View Post
I love Alan Rickman as Snape. So dark and brooding. I wish I was Lily. And his voice is something else. He could read me the phone book with that voice of his and I would be in heaven.
I agree. I love him. love him.
post #232 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_lissa View Post
I love Jim Broadbent as SLughorn. That is exactly how i pictured him, especially the eyes. That's about all I can say.
I agree.
post #233 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by merpk View Post
Long time since I read #6, but I don't remember him pleading with Snape to kill him at all. In my recollection, we don't discover that he actually asked Snape to kill him until the end of the last book.

And FWIW (not just to be contrary with you, I promise ) I thought that one moment in the movie when Dumbledore's face almost twitches and he says "Severus ..." was really intensely done, particularly knowing what we know about his intent in saying it (not to ask to spare him, but to ask to kill him).

Gotta go into the kids' room and dig out the book from under the mess ...
You're right, he doesn't beg Snape to kill him in the book. He just pleads with Severus - in a way that could mean "save me" or "do something." I don't feel he was really pleading the same way it was in the book.

I have to rewatch the movie... Maybe tomorrow night.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Books, Music, and Media
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Arts & Crafts › Books, Music, and Media › Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie-- Here there be SPOILERS!