Warner Bros’ Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part I:
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All I can say is WOW…
Great books. Average movies. But this trailer is AMAZING! So much win!
This film looks to be better than the book – but that’s damning with faint praise because the 7th book was a mess. Still, it will be nice to see a new Harry Potter film. It’s been quite a journey from the first to the last. I will miss it when it’s finally over.
0_o How can you say that? Deathly Hallows is the best book in the series. And it comes up first or second in most polls on fansites.
Do I have to announce SPOILERS? I mean, it’s Harry Potter. Anyway…
To each their own…but I agree with Carolyn. The 7th book to me was a total train wreck. In my opinion, the series peaked with Goblet of Fire. After that, the books seemed to move farther and farther beyond her control. She’d built this amazing world but so many character/themes/etc. weren’t properly paid off. I’d be curious to know how much feedback she took from editors and such once the books became a phenomenon (which would be around Goblet of Fire.)
How long were they stuck in that tent? Why did significant events (like Hermione and Ron destroying a horcrux) happen off the page? Sloppy and lazy writing. Compare the Battle of Hogwarts to the final battle in Lord of the Rings (which, don’t get me wrong, has its own issues)…but what Tolkein does succeed in doing is resolving character and story arcs. There’s the feeling that if one person had acted differently, the whole thing would fail. The Battle of Hogwarts is just jumbled and random. “The centaurs jump through the window…the house elves come from the kitchen…” Sloppy and lazy.
And don’t even get me started on the horrendous epilogue.
Wow…I am a total dork. But I hate that book so much…
You are NOT a ‘total dork’. ‘Sloppy and lazy writing’ is the only honest way to describe that book. Like I said, it was fit only for kindling or a door stop.
“How can you say that?”
I can say that because I read it. And it wasn’t an ordinary read either. I traveled to Edinburgh from the States and stood for 14 hours on the sidewalk outside Waterstones (in full Gryffindor Quidditch costume) to be the 12th person in line to get that book. I then returned to the Balmoral Hotel, sat down on my bed and read that book cover to cover in one sitting. And it sucked. I can that because I read it. It is so badly written it is fit only as a doorstop or kindling.
The sad truth is that Rowling is not a gifted writer – what she is instead is a gifted story teller. Because the story was so vivid and real in the beginning, “Philosopher’s Stone” is a classic which I will be buried with. The story was also real in books 2 through 5 – which was why those books survived their bloated size and meandering prose. But when the story ran out, disaster was the only possible result. That’s why “Half Blood Prince” disappointed – the tale died in that book (though it flickered for a moment in the Pensieve scenes). Forced to rely on Rowling’s mediocre literary skills, the book had no choice but to disappoint. Alas, “Deathly Hallows” did worse than disappoint – it appalled. Stripped of any tale at all (flickering or otherwise), it had no choice but to be what it was: a bloated, meandering, repetitive, unimaginative and boring mess. I wish it wasn’t so – but because I read it, I know it is.
Because the story was so vivid and real in the beginning, “Philosopher’s Stone” is a classic which I will be buried with.
The book JK rowling wrote was called The Sorcer’s Stone. i don’t think you read it or are a fan at all.
It’s called Philosopher’s Stone in England. They changed it to Sorcorer’s in America because they thought it would resinate or connect better better than “Philosopher’s” with the American people.
Sort of like how they say chips instead of fries.
This is bloody brilliant! And I say that as a bloke from a New Jersey trailer park.
Every time I see one of these films I regret it HUGELY afterwards, but they’re normally spread far enough apart so I forget just how bad they are by the time the next one comes along… fortunately this trailer reminded me.
HOLY SHIT!!! Looks better than “Return of the King.” Yes, it’s a trailer, but OMG!!!
An epic finale!! Right up there with LOTR!!
Looks great. Then again, the Trailer to Order of the Phoenix looked great to, and watching the movie two nights ago I have to say: what a disappointing mess.
I don’t doubt the passion of everybody involved in making the Potter films, but they rather feel like movies that have to be made, because they’re a corporate money train, then films somebody really wanted to make.
I agree. Order was an absolute bore. Half Blood Prince sucked a fat one too. I have hope after seeing this trailer, but IMO David Yates does not have a grasp of the material and is a two-speed director; slow and slower.
Mike Newell did the best out of the lot.
I know I’m in the minority here, but I’ll be so glad when the Harry Potter reign is over. The books and movies make megabucks but I’m just not interested. The last movie, I can’t even remember the name was so awful. I had to sit through two and a half hour movie where NOTHING HAPPENED! I’ll be sipping on a glass of wine by myself once the last movie has come and gone. hahahahah
before I read the comments I was thinking this looks like and is as boring as lord of the rings! and it was confirmed! you can’t tell the difference! The CGI is tired, the characters are tired, that lousy lighting is tired. As soon as Wimpy kid and twilight came out kids had other things to read. My kids fall asleep at Harry Potter films. Just a cash register at this point.
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