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14 July 2007 @ 02:52 am
'Arry Potter : OotP  
Just back from seeing the latest Harry Potter movie and thought I'd share with ya'll my very brief (and spoiler-free) impression before I rush off to bed. On the whole, it had the potential to be a good movie- a great movie, even. There are bits I adored, bits that almost made me squee, bits that made me gasp and cover my mouth. Overall though? I didn't find it all that good. Nowhere near as great as I was expecting. A bit rushed actually. And to be perfectly honest, I find myself pretty damn disappointed by the whole thing. But then, maybe my expectations were too high? Maybe all this Pottermania over the film/the impendingness of the last book has gotten me expecting great things when I should be expecting... well, something that isn't great (but not all that terrible)...? Hrmm.

What did everyone else think of it? 

I've been avoiding reading all reactions thus far, so if you've posted your thoughts on the movie, please drop me a link so I can play catch up!!

Also, harem_ent? Petunia's legs FTW! I'ma have nightmares despite the fact you were so right. O_O...
mood: contemplativecontemplative
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Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ The Angels have the Phonebcs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
They scared me because Harem was talking about how good they looked! O_O so I couldn't help but notice myself and promptly cringed at the realisation that I was checking out her legs. That outfit? FTW PETUNIA!?

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Campaspe: Original \\ Weirdocs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
::hides under rock::
Megan: Hmpf--Evil_Trishagauky_1976 on July 14th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
I celebrated Friday the 13th by seeing it. I enjoyed it but shouldn't have seen it with the school holiday crowd.

Overall, I found myself feeling exactly the same as you.
Campaspe: Perfume \\ the story of a murderercs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
I almost wish I'd seen it with the holiday croud, or even on opening night or something- maybe the hyped up atmosphere would have lifted my spirits a bit or something?

Alas. I mean it was alright for a movie, but... not what I wanted/expected at all.
jennso_severus on July 14th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Severus/Remuscs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
You share my brain on this one, methinks. Loads of good points to note, but as a whole not as awe inspiring as it could have been. Alas.

((I so wanted more young!Snape too :( even if it did mean seeing his worst memory!))
jenn: snape - cookie jarso_severus on July 14th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
i hope there is an extended cut of snape's worst memory on the dvd
celisnebulacelisnebula on July 14th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
If you were to ask my kid and his friends, it was "the best movie to date! (Even if Harry had to KISS A GIRL (yuck)!"

Me... I wasn't expecting too much, so I wasn't too disappointed. I just wonder how badly they're going to bungle Half Blood Prince, especially since in the movies Snape is seen as a pretty decent (good) guy.
Campaspe: Original \\ Inked Handcs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
I will be absolutely gutted if they ruin the next movie- I loved HBP because it was about Severus (I was one of the ones who just knew the Half Blood Prince had something to do with Severus! heh), and showed us how imaginative and wicked he can be, Harry's growing obsession with him also made me happy XD

As for the OotP movie, I'm still all a humming-and-haa-ing over it. My littlest sister wants me to take her, so I think a second viewing is inevitable. Maybe it'll improve with lowered expectations? :S
Joulez217: I hate Mathjoulez217 on July 14th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC)
Mate, I did a impulse and went and saw it last night as well. And I'm going again today! I'm a HP Freak I tell ya.

The whole, of the ending, I was sat with my hands over my mouth and at one point I had stopped breathing, I kid you not!

Several things disappointed me, one thing made me squee, and two things made me cry. (I'll give you a link to my review when I come back tonight, so I'm not spoilering everyone here)

Here's hoping book 7 isn't rushed as the OoTP
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ Starmancs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
If I'd liked the film, you can be assured I'd have been off to the pics tonight to watch it again, however...! My littlest sister wants to go see it tomorrow so I'll likely go again, fingers crossed it's better the second time round!

We'll need to swap bullet points of squee and angst soon. Lemme know when your post is up :D

Zomg! I will die if book seven is anything but awesome. Srsly! It had better be bigger than book six was too ;)
Joulez217: toship or not to shipjoulez217 on July 14th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Let me tell you, it is definitly better the second time around. I liked it a lot better the second time around. Although I'm still Seriously (oh come on you know I had to use the pun, let him RIP, bless his soul) annoyed that they changed The Prophecy!

And I heard that 7 is gonna be about the same length as 6!

(If you see it again, pay close attention to the photo of the Old Order that Sirius gives to Harry and check out Lupin's hair! heehee)
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on July 14th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
You know, that's exactly my impression! If it had just been a little bit longer and more spread out, it would have been so much better! But all in all, it wasn't too bad.

Ps. SEE! Her legs made me go all panty, and that seriously panics me, cos She's SCARY!
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on July 14th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
Pps. I'm liking your post icon...
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on July 14th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's not our p0rn lad is it?!?!?! Cos I know your other icon is...mmmmm
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Snupin Pr0ncs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
YS! It is our p0rn lad!! Though I found the icons quite accidentaly, still cannot find the actual clips they were taken from however :((
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on July 14th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oh the absence of porn WOE!!!!!! Keep searching! Ive been doing my best, but my Pc is shared by my mum, and she'd die and take me with her if she knew I was looking up gay porn!

I know one of Sev's "code" names is Tobias....not sure if that helps at all.
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Sev loves Remmycs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd like it ;)
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on July 14th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Phwoar! *rubs thighs*
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Smiling Severuscs_whitewolf on July 14th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
O_O... she frightens the hell out of me because she looks (and acts) scarily similar to my Aunt May :S OMG THIGHS!!! ::scratches out eyes::
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on July 14th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Now that is worrying!