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I think this will be easier in bulletpoints, as my thoughts are kind of scattered. I probs should've taken a notebook or something.

* I would like a nice little cottage by the sea. I expected Bill to be hotter though. I would've made that comment with my post on the last movie, only I think I forgot to make one. You'd think that Griphook would realise that the Sword of Gryffindor is going to vanish to go off and help Harry again. Adventures are way more fun than creepy little goblins, that's just facts.

* Bellatrix!Hermione was amusing. Random Death Eater!Ron was hot. I liked the coat. And the beard. I like Ron. But seriously, they had Bella's wand, why didn't she just hand it over. That makes no sense to me.

* Poor dragon! This is the point where I start to feel like my 3D glasses aren't working as awesomely as they should be, because shouldn't there be dragonflame coming at my head and stuff? Still, dragon flies free, and Griphook gets his just desserts (not actual desserts).

* What happened after that? It's all a bit blurry. I know there was a bit with Ron and Harry changing clothes, and Harry was unexpectedly hairy and Ron had adorable beginnings-of-love-handles, was that in this bit??? Oh yeah, the dragon dropped them off in a lake, and Harry had underwater Voldie flashes that told him to go to Hogwarts. I think that's what happened, but I can neither confirm or deny. It's not my fault, blame the cute love handles.

* Okay, so they go to Hogsmeade and meet Aberforth, the Jan Brady of the Dumbledore family, who has unresolved issues over Dumbles getting all the white knee socks, but whatevs, other Dumbledore guy, because here comes NEVILLE, YAY! Neville appears awesomely and continues on with the awesomeness throughout. Neville takes them to the Gryffindor barracks, where there is a touching reunion. Though seriously, Seamus's mother didn't want to send him to Hogwarts in 5th year because of crazy Harry, so wth why does she have no problem with him going there now? Same with everyone else, especially Ginny. This makes no sense to me and I can't remember if it was adequately explained in the book. Still, wth wizarding parents, don't send your kids to Death Eater school. It's not rocket surgery!

* So then Snape calls an assembly and is all like "yo, kidz, where's that wacky old H.Pot", and Harry jumps out all like "lolz, punked!" and then all the Order members burst in, and it's pretty awesome. I was moved. And Snape skedaddles, because he is also awesome. Then Voldie does this thing where he uses the PA system inside everyone's brain (or something) and is all like "hand over Harry, yo" in that creepy Voldie voice. Pansy Parkinson is like "well, there he is, let's hand him over", which frankly is just plain old common sense. If the creepy snake man was talking inside my brain, I would do what he said too. This is probably the main reason why I'm not a heroic boy wizard, I guess. Anyway, McGoogles (who is otherwise full of awesome), sends all the Slytherins to the dungeon. WTH, McGoogles, this is not practicing house tolerance! The majority of Slytherin are never seen again.

* So, Voldie hangs around and waits for everyone at Hogwarts to get their defences prepared, being the fair-minded and amiable ultimate evil that he is. McGoogles transfigures all the statues into like a statue army, which is pretty awesome. Harry runs around randomly trying to find a horcrux, until Luna is all like "yo, go talk to that Ravenclaw ghost who is full of angst and is going to start an angsty folk band with Aberforth Dumbledore and Draco Malfoy about how life is so unfair, she will surely point you in the right direction", which she does (after much angst), and Ron and Hermione get it on in the Chamber of Secrets (with not nearly enough nakedness on Ron's part). Ron can open the Chamber of Secrets because he's learned parseltongue from listening to Harry talk in his sleep - I swear to god that wasn't in the book, but was in a fanfic I read once. Needless to say, Ron talking parseltongue is kind of hot. Other stuff happens too, like Neville being awesome and Death Eaters breaking the hastily constructed wards and fighting all over Hogwarts and stuff.

* Harry goes to the Room of Requirement to find the pretty but evil tiara of Rowena Ravenclaw. Draco shows up to confess his love to Harry before it's too late, and Goyle and Blaise Zabini go along just for shits and giggles. There is mass confusion! Draco thinks he would look pretty in the tiara, Goyle wants to know where the hell Crabbe is and his angst is released in a giant dragon made of fire (rather than folk singing), and Ron and Hermione show up just in the nick of time, kind of. Goyle gets toasted, but Harry saves Blaise and Draco because he's a top bloke like that, and he thinks Draco really would look pretty in the tiara, once the horcrux is out of it.

* They unhorcrux the tiara. I think it's in this bit. There was this whole bit on a staircase, with Voldie and the snake, and Ron and Harry and Hermione and stuff, I dunno, but I had these really awesome chocolate covered raspberries and they were delicious. I wish I had them now. So then Voldie talks into everyone's brains again, and is like "All this killing works up a mighty hunger, I'm going to get a burger, brb" and all the Death Eaters go down to the Hogsmeade McDonalds. Harry goes to the Great Hall, where there are lots of dead people and it's very sad. Well, not as sad as in the book, but still sad. I forgot Remus and Tonks died. Did they die in the book? I totally didn't remember that. Sad Ron crying over dead Fred is very sad.

* Anyway, then Harry has more Voldie flashes. He's hanging out with Snape at some cool boathouse place that I totally don't remember either. So, our fearless trio go to find him and then stand outside while Voldie sets his snake on Snape. Voldie faffs off to get his burger and stuff, and the trio rush in to watch Snape die, which is kind of unhelpful of them, really. Dying Snape is very sad. Though, at this point Harry still thinks Snape killed Dumbles, so I don't know why he's getting all cuddly with him, shouldn't he be pleased?? Anyway, it's still sad.

* Harry goes off to Dumbledore's office to put Snape's dying tears into the pensieve. It seems a weird time to do it to me - oh I'm about to go off to be killed by Voldie, let's have a nice flashback scene - but that's probably just another reason why I'm not a heroic boy wizard. So, Harry gets a nice Snapey expositional montage that's quite moving and makes you wonder why Lily picked James when Snape is clearly 100 times more awesome. Oh, and says that Harry is a horcrux and all that kind of thing. Harry's mind is blown.

* Harry goes off to get de-horcruxed and meets Ron and Hermione on the stairs. He's like "yo, I'm a horcrux" and they are like "duh, everyone knew that". Hermione cries and hugs Harry a lot, because she hasn't done that enough in this movie so far, and Ron and Harry share a manly nod, because theirs is a manly love that transcends crying and hugging and stuff. It's quite moving.

* On his way to his being de-horcruxed and untimely doom, Harry opens up the snitch that Dumbles gave him, and inside is the resurrection stone. Totes didn't remember that from the book either. Anyway, out pops Lily, James, Sirius and Remus, and they talk about stuff that I don't remember because all I could think was wtf are you wearing James, you look like Austen Powers. I'm sure it was moving though.

* Meanwhile, Voldie is sick of waiting for Harry, so he starts playing angry birds on his phone. He's stuck on a really hard level and is too fair-minded and amiable to look up the solution on the internet, so he's a little annoyed when Harry interrupts him. He AKs Harry and gets on with more important things.

* Harry goes to Dead Person Kings Cross Station and chats with Dumbles, who doesn't really explain why Harry isn't fully dead. Or much else really. It would make more sense if Harry hadn't dropped the resurrection stone back at the bit with badly-dressed James. Whatevs, maybe it was explained and I just zoned out, but anyway, Harry comes back from Dead Person Land, and Narcissa tells Voldie that Harry is dead, but really he's just faking.

* Back at Hogwarts, Neville pulls the Sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat, and other people gather around to see the Death Eaters approach with fake dead!Harry. Voldie does this happy little "Harry is dead" dance and after that nobody takes him seriously. Harry jumps up all like "SURPRISE!", Neville kills the snake, the Malfoys bugger off and other stuff happens. Molly Weasley kills Bella, and Harry and Voldie have an epic duel of epicness. Then Voldie just dies. I'm pretty sure Harry didn't do anything in particular, unless I zoned out again?? What's up with that, Voldie? Maybe he got sick of Harry's jibber-jabber, or maybe his feelings were hurt? Maybe he's allergic to McDonalds, who knows. Voldie just sort of flakes off into ashes - which, incidentally is the only part where I felt the 3D glasses were really worth the extra $5.

* After Voldie spontaneously combusts, Harry wanders around Hogwarts looking at everyone's smiling faces but seeming a bit lonely. I guess he's had a chunk of Voldie living inside him so long he's bound to get a bit lonesome now he's gone. Anyway, Ron and Hermione wander in and the three of them have a pleasant stroll and expositiony chat, and then Harry snaps the Elder Wand because he is wise and stuff.

* 19 years later... digitally-aged Draco is freaking hilarious. Harry looks a little creepy, like the sort of guy who sits in the corner at work looking up porn and staring at the new girl's cleavage, you know the sort. Well, I guess he's earned a bit of porn after all that, so good luck to him. Middle-aged Ron, I'd still tap it. Anyway, Harry's kid is all paranoid about being sorted into Slytherin, and Harry's like "yo, slytherins are okay", so apparently McGoogles has resigned, because there'd be none of that Slytherin-loving going on under her nose. Everyone looks on fondly as their kids go off on the Hogwarts Express, but I bet as soon as the train leaves the station, they're all off to some swingers party. Because creepy hentai Harry has them all under his MIND CONTROL POWER!!!!!

* THE END!

* In conclusion, I liked it a lot. I think it was the best of the movies. The effects were really good, the sad/moving bits were sad/moving without being too cheesey and the awesome bits were really awesome. The actual Deathly Hallows were kind of pointless, but that's not the movies fault, and if I go see it again I definitely wouldn't waste my money on the 3D version. But I probably will go see it again, because it was good.



And then I went and bought a pair of trackies for $5 and they are warm and very comfy, and when I got home I had a parcel from my aunt. So, good day!!

What did everyone else think??? (Of the movie, obviously, not the trackies or the parcel from my aunt)

Date: 2011-07-13 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heo-sua.livejournal.com
I'm going to watch it tomorrow XD!!
Is the 3D not working?

Date: 2011-07-13 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
Yeah, it was working, it just didn't seem to be used as effectively as it could've been. There were a few parts where it was impressive, but not as much as I'd expected.

Date: 2011-07-14 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heo-sua.livejournal.com
I watched it. It was good though it was not up to my expectation. I think it seems to be less nerve-racking than part 1. But still, I think the threesome are really more matured in acting compared to the first parts. The 19 years later is hilarious. The make-up looks kinda lame. I mean, they don't look older at all so it's like children became parents of children. And also the memory of Snape, it is just....indescribable. Weird. But I totally love it. I want to have the whole 8 DVDs now. This series is really emotional to me. Oh, and that kiss of Ron and Hermione. Awwwwwwwww, I was so excited over it XD!!

Date: 2011-07-13 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandy-phoenix.livejournal.com
See, here is my problem. Some of what you describe did happen in the books but some of the stuff you describe (and stuff I've seen in commercials and such) totally DID NOT. Wth??? This is one of the best selling books/series EVAR and the screenwriters saw fit to CHANGE THE ENDING??? Not cool. However, I'm probably the worst possible person to ask for an opinion. I gave up on the movies after GoF and didn't see OotP, HBP, or DHpt1 at all. I haven't made any plans to see DHpt2, either. *is clearly a terrible fan* I have been filled with meh over the whole thing and it makes me sad. I miss the days when fandom was so much more active and fun and the movies didn't suck so hard. :(

*is pouty and generally an unpleasant fan to be around*

Date: 2011-07-13 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
I don't really remember much of book 7, tbh, I've only read it the once and that was several years ago now, so it seemed pretty faithful from what I remember - and the Harry killing Voldie bit may have had more to it, honestly I'm still a bit sick and so I was a little dozy by that point :P But I really liked the movie, I thought it captured the spirit of the book well, which is the main thing, I think, more than particular scenes and whatnot. But watching it did make me a bit nostalgic for the golden days of HP fandom!!

And, you know, $5 trackpants - totally worth leaving the house for!!

Date: 2011-07-13 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandy-phoenix.livejournal.com
I just reread book 7 about a month ago, just for giggles (which there are not too many to be found in that book, actually). At some point, I suppose I should see the final movies, if only for the fan continuity. I mean, I read the books, hung out on the sites where the cool kids were, went to a couple cons, wrote and read fic, went to midnight release parties (dressed up for one), and signed up for early notification for the new Pottermore site. I'm just missing the movies and then I'll have the complete set of fandom experiences, I suppose. :P

$5 track pants are worth nearly anything, I think. Though, if I put on snuggly track pants now, I'd melt to a grease spot and that would probably ruin the track pants anyway.

Date: 2011-07-13 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
I think that the movies get better as they go. I watched the whole lot of them over the past few days (sick in bed, on holidays, you know) and I remember being very annoyed by particular things when I first watched them, but not so much the later ones. It might just be that my care factor is much less now than it was, but I quite enjoyed them.

It is freezing here! It keeps raining on me! These are nice thick trackpants that will keep out the rain somewhat when I walk the dog!!

Date: 2011-07-13 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandy-phoenix.livejournal.com
I didn't mind the first two movies so much. The third started to irritate me because of the number of corners cut to get through the story. I felt like they sacrificed story in order to make more time for Quidditch. GoF was a huge ball of annoying for me, again because of the stuff that they left out so there would be more time for dragons chasing brooms. But, I am like that about movies made from books. Most of the time, I wish they wouldn't do it. There are exceptions, of course, where the movie is as good (and ever so rarely, better) than the book. For example, the A&E/BBC version of Pride and Prejudice was AWESOME. I really liked the Emma Thompson version of Sense and Sensibility. I also loved the LotR movies (but didn't care as much for the books, so go figure). I just really felt disappointed that so much emphasis was put on special effects to the detriment of actual story. I know this is totally a personal taste thing, though.

I LOVE warm, thick trackpants. I have several pair that I wear to take The Boy to school in the winter. When it is cold and barely past the buttcrack of dawn, I can't be bothered to get dressed up, not even to throw on a pair of jeans. Track pants, however, can be pulled on mid-yawn and if you add an equally snuggly, oversized sweatshirt, you have an outfit made of awesome (even if it is about as handsome as the inside of a rat's arse). I am all about comfort and convenience when I am cold and sleepy.

Date: 2011-07-14 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerrol.livejournal.com
Or you could wear fake jeans!!!!

Date: 2011-07-14 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
You can only buy fake jeans in tights form nowadays and it is not awesome.

...though I could wear them with my double parka. That is fashion ON fashion!

Date: 2011-07-14 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandy-phoenix.livejournal.com
OMG have you seen those freaky Pajama Jeans? ICK! http://www.pajamajeans.com

Date: 2011-07-14 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
I thought the first two wasted a lot of time and scenery and crap too. I think it was a good idea to split the last book into two movies, because there was more plot and less dilly-dallying. Well, there was dilly-dallying in the camping but it was plottish. The LotR movies were good because they cut out all of Tolkien's waffle. For me, I see movies and books as two separate entities, I never expect movies that are remakes to be terribly faithful, and I enjoy seeing how a story is told differently in a different form, so it just doesn't bother me.

I have basically been living in my trackpants over holidays, I sleep in them and walk the dog in them and only wear proper clothes if I have to see actual people XP

Date: 2011-07-14 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandy-phoenix.livejournal.com
Yeah, cutting Tolkien's waffle was a very fine thing and a big bonus in the movies. :P I'm sure viewing the book and movie as separate entities is a good way of looking at it. I just get frustrated because I get this picture in my mind when I read and the movies hardly ever come close so I feel less like they are retelling the story and more like they are rewriting it. *is terribly picky* Sometimes I can ignore it better than other times.

Hope you're feeling better today! <3

Date: 2011-07-14 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heo-sua.livejournal.com
Now I start to read your whole post.
1. I don't think that Griphook realize that. I don't even remember such detail in the final book anyway. And by the way, though Bill might not be so hot but he's nice. He and Fleur make a nice couple :D
2. That Death Eater of Ron does look so hot. But I was confused if that's another actor or it was Rupert with a change in make-up?? With Bellatrix's wand, Bellatrix is an arrogant and stubborn woman so that detail of not handling the wand may not be unreasonable, considering Voldemort is everywhere and who does not know Bellatrix?? Well, yeah, but wizard world and that appearance changing potion (oh, I forgot the name T^T!!)
3. And yeah, poor that dragon. I felt so sorry for him being treated like that. But at least, he's free now. And I didn't expect to see a bloody floor at Gringott after the escape.
4. It is actually them voluntarily jumping off the dragon. And they change clothes to avoid cold and, wow, Ron is so meaty.
5. I guess Seamus is there 'cause they need actors to fill the room :D The part with Ginny is pretty funny with the conversation between Seamus (I think so) and Ron. Haha
6. Sending Slytherine to the dungeon was weird to me too. I don't think McGonagall did that in the book?? And McGoogles. Haha, that's awesome XD!!
7. The parseltounge, the movie this time seems to try injecting some comedy here and there.
8. The Room of Requirement, did you dub it with fanfiction? :D
9. Yes, Tonks and Lupin did die in the book. I think their child has been raised by some others @_@!!
10. If Harry could save Draco, then it's possible for him to feel regret for Snape at that time and kinda come to "ease your pain" @_@!! But I remember they are meeting in the Roaring Shack with the entrance at the willow.
11. At that moment, when Harry went to headmaster room, he didn't know that he needs to sacrifice his life. Only knows after coming out of the memory flow.
12. The Death King Cross Station is not explained in the book either. It is kinda like you're in between.
13. While Voldemort and Harry are fighting, Neville kills the snake. That's why V just flies away.

Date: 2011-07-14 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
1. I remember from the book being described as handsome and cool a lot, so I thought the actor would be more traditionally good-looking.

2. It was hard to tell, but I think it was just Rupert Grint with a beard. I think because their cover was blown even though Hermione was polyjuiced into Bella, they should've just handed over the wand.

4. Meaty but cute.

5. I think Seamus was in the book too. I am assuming in the book there was some law about sending the kids there, but I can't really remember.

6. McGoogles... I think that's from Shoebox Project? Something awesome like that anyway, I can't take credit.

8. I don't get what you mean.

9. I vaguely remember.

10. I still think it was a bit of a fast turn-around.

11. I think that Harry would've went to meet Voldemort even if he hadn't known he was a horcrux, because he wouldn't have wanted anyone else to get killed. It just seemed a weird time to stop off, in the middle of all the fighting.

12. Yeah but Dumbledore did explain some stuff in the book, in the movie, not so much.

13. After Neville kills the snake, Harry and Voldie still duel for ages. I read somewhere that the killing curse bounces back off Harry to Voldemort or something, that's why he dies. I wasn't really paying attention at the time, so that's probably what happened.

Date: 2011-07-15 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heo-sua.livejournal.com
11. But that's how Harry found out in the book too....:D
13. That reminds me, so does the body of Voldemort himself contain a part of his soul? @_@!!

I'm going to break LJ with this huge comment...

Date: 2011-08-01 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitheart.livejournal.com
* Bill could’ve been hotter, but I thought Warwick Davis as Griphook was made of awesome!

* Bellatrix!Hermione was amusing. Random Death Eater!Ron was hot. I liked the coat. And the beard. I like Ron. But seriously, they had Bella's wand, why didn't she just hand it over. That makes no sense to me.
^All of this.

*Half-naked Harry and Ron is okay with me(!!!)

* Neville was fabulosity, Aberforth could’ve been a bit more fabulous. Barracks looked great, but yes, safety first, parents.

* THANK GOD PANSY’S LINE WAS STILL IN IT WTF. HATE that the Slytherins were sent away – I made noises in the cinema to reflect this. Few appreciated it.

* So, Voldie hangs around and waits for everyone at Hogwarts to get their defences prepared, being the fair-minded and amiable ultimate evil that he is. LMAO!!
"yo, go talk to that Ravenclaw ghost who is full of angst and is going to start an angsty folk band with Aberforth Dumbledore and Draco Malfoy about how life is so unfair I SEE THIS, YES!!
Ron can open the Chamber of Secrets because he's learned parseltongue from listening to Harry talk in his sleep - I swear to god that wasn't in the book, but was in a fanfic I read once.
^Because you know Steve Kloves is such a fucking asshat that he writes POOR, POOR fanfic in his spare time. You are so right – why change irrelevant details??
Also? That kiss lacked a HAGRID-LOAD of urgency and desperation. YARRRRGGHHHHHH.

* Harry goes to the Room of Requirement to find the pretty but evil tiara of Rowena Ravenclaw. Draco shows up to confess his love to Harry before it's too late, and Goyle and Blaise Zabini go along just for shits and giggles. There is mass confusion! Draco thinks he would look pretty in the tiara, Goyle wants to know where the hell Crabbe is and his angst is released in a giant dragon made of fire (rather than folk singing), and Ron and Hermione show up just in the nick of time, kind of. Goyle gets toasted, but Harry saves Blaise and Draco because he's a top bloke like that, and he thinks Draco really would look pretty in the tiara, once the horcrux is out of it.
^Have I told you lately that I love you? :D

*Remus and Tonks most definitely died in the books.

* Harry/Snape inconsistencies all over the shop, I’m afraid, book included. But SAD. COOL BOATHOUSE IS COOL.

* If Snape had just told him that he needed to witness the memories immediately, it wouldn’t have seemed like such a weird time to do it - DEATH! DESTRUCTION! TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE, WEEEEEE!!

* RON SHOULD HAVE HUGGED HARRY SO HARD JUST THEN. ANGRY!EL.

* Cried like a pathetic little kid during the Resurrection stone bit, omg.

* Voldemort playing Angry Birds is an enduring image that I shan’t forget too soon.
* UM, ANY THOUGHTS ON FREAKY VOLDEMORT BABY ALIEN UNDER THE CHAIR THING??

* I didn’t see it in 3D , but that sounds like a great moment. If Harry had actually said “Expelliarmus” out loud, that would have made sense. It’s stupid that he didn’t, seeing as they’d all been doing verbal spells the entire movie up till the point when you should actually KNOW WHAT SPELL HE IS CASTING I’M TALKING TO YOU, KLOVES. UGH.

* and then Harry snaps the Elder Wand because he is wise and stuff.
^This. And also, enough with the weep y hand-holding bullshit please - we get it, they’ve been through a lot together, sheesh.

* Louise thinks 19 years later Draco looks like a goat. Slightly tubby 40-year-old Ron is FREAKIN’ ADORABLE OMG LOVE. Did you notice his little beer gut?
Anyway, Harry's kid is all paranoid about being sorted into Slytherin, and Harry's like "yo, slytherins are okay", so apparently McGoogles has resigned, because there'd be none of that Slytherin-loving going on under her nose.
^Contradictory, much? This is JKR’s fault.

In short: see it again in regular person’s 2D, it’s still great. And as much as I’ve enjoyed criticising these movies the last ten years, they were very thoughtfully made, even if they didn’t get the details right. I’ll watch all eight on DVD and decide which is my favourite then.
Great job reviewing :)

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