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Baby Harry witnessed his mom die but was too young to comprehend it. He was still an innocent.

If he was anything like DD as a one-year-old, he was probably distracted by a crumb in the bedsheets and missed the whole thing. :p

 

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The difference between Lily and James Potter is that Snape had begged Voldemort to spare Lily.  James and Harry were already marked to die, and Voldemort gave Lily several chances to get out of the way and be spared, but she refused, therefore dying in place of Harry.  It's not that she died protecting Harry, but that she died instead of Harry.

Hmm. OK... that sorta makes sense, I guess?

 

I forgot to update before: I reread Deathly Hallows and yes, the Harry-as-Messiah thing was a bit clearer than I remembered. Sadly, I was struck anew by the poor quality of the writing. I was expecting to appreciate it more after the recent movie, but for the whole last half of the book I just kept thinking "PACING, woman, PACING!". There were a lot of potentially great moments that were ruined by clunkiness, I thought. And I still can't get het up over Hedwig's or Dobby's death (or Mad-Eye's). Fred, yes, but the rest leave me cold.

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Any objections to me bumping an older thread? I just saw this last night and wanted to comment.


I think what the movie lacked was the music. All of the other movies had music synced with what was going on. Music makes emotion. This one was just....silent. Seriously, I felt like I was watching a movie of the actors and actresses practicing for the movie. I cried when Dumbledore died in the movie. I cried when Sirius died in the movie. When Dobby died in the movie? I didn't shed a tear, but when I read it in the book? Oh goodness, I sobbed.


I know because the book was so long they couldn't include all the scenes, or even some of the connecting scenes...but they excluded several that I would have liked to see. Like Dudley maturing. Like WHY Harry had to leave Privet Drive.


All the other movies left me with the thought, "I can't wait to see that again! That was awesome!" But this one I want to see again, only to try and figure what the heck I missed. At first I thought I found it so dull because I had my attention on our new 2 1/2 week old son, and it was the first time we watched a movie around him, but the further in the movie it got, the more I doubted it was because of him, and more because the movie really was just that dull. Even the what would-be awesome scenes lacked. Like Ron destroying the Horcrux. Awesome graphics, but it lacked the emotion that the book explored so well. The eerie wondering feeling of where Luna really was? Meh. They failed to really put feeling behind that, too. Harry being attacked by Nagini - again, lacked the awesome, fearful emotion. I also would have liked to see better development behind Kreature. Hermione in the movie was very brisk with Kreature..she wasn't like that in the book. On the subject of Hermione.. How about when she was being tortured at Malfoy Manor in the book? No, it really wasn't explained, but the main focus was Ron's reaction. It was powerful. Ron's reaction in the movie was pathetic, I thought.


Well, I think that's all I have to say right now.. I know they were going for "dark", like the book was, but what they thought was dark, was actually bland. You can make some VERY dark movies simply by choosing the right music, and they sure as heck didn't have an issue with choosing the right music in any of the other movies except for this one.

post #163 of 164

Maybe others will agree with you, but I think that the movie seemed dull to you because you have a 2 1/2 week old son. A lovely beautiful distraction, but a distraction none the same for a quiet dark and subtle movie. Could they have made it dark with music absolutely but they went without and I think that it was wonderfully done. I think that while music can be dark it is difficult to convey the bleakness the characters felt with anything but silence. I would recommend enjoying your little one and watching this movie again right before part 2 comes out. :o)

post #164 of 164

You truly think that was why? How interesting..I didn't think I had my mind on him THAT much...hehe.. We'll be watching it again anyway when we get Part 2, so I'll have to check in again then. :)

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