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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Last Bus to Hogwarts

There could be minor spoilers.

Saw the new Harry Potter movie last night. My impressions:
  • Fun movie, once it got going.

  • It wasn't that much darker than the other two.

  • Some of the new design was nice. Some was tacky. Hogwarts felt smaller than in the last two movies, though I really like the more-mountainous setting.

  • Shame about the dress code.

  • It felt like there were things missing. They got all of the key items on the checklist, but couldn't linger on many of them. This movie has the feel of a longer movie that was snipped for running time.

  • If Michael Gambon had been cast as Dumbledore from the start, it would have been okay with me. But I missed Richard Harris. I'll get over it.

  • David Thewlis was just right as Professor Lupin.

  • Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint are growing as actors.

  • Being a British TV fan made some of the minor roles more fun to watch.

  • One Ringwriath costume can cover a whole platoon of Dementors.

I'll see this again, and look forward to the extended DVD.


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