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Third veiwing - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Jun. 19th, 2004 03:35 pm
Third veiwing

I went to see PoA for the third time yesterday with my best friend and her boyfriend.

You know what? It's a really good movie. For some reason, this time all my complaints seemed pretty trivial, and I just really enjoyed watching it.

I laughed--hard--at the funny moments. I even laughed at the goofy Ron moments. And I cried when Harry realized who his savior really was and cast the Patronus charm.

It's just a wonderful story, and really the film translation of it is 95% there. I am a happy fan.

Oh, and my best friend and her boyfriend both liked it, too. He hasn't read the books yet, but he said he thought the plot was comprehensible. My best friend had minor quibbles about things like the dementors flying, but she seemed to enjoy it as much as if not more than I did. Her view is colored by multiple readings of the books, but nearly untouched by fandom craziness (her only involvement being a slight bit of metalurking through me).

Anyway, I am now very much looking forward to the DVD, not only so that I can see the cut R/Hr hug, but also because I think multiple viewings of this movie are in order.

Joie

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gaidin_prime
gaidin_prime
Gaidin Prime
Sat, Jun. 19th, 2004 08:50 pm (UTC)

Whenever you next visit Orlando and if POA is still playing somewhere, we should go catch it. I haven't seen it since wahleecon. :(


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dtmoney
dtmoney
Dan
Sun, Jun. 20th, 2004 03:55 am (UTC)
meh

That new Dumbledore sucks.

SUCKS.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Jun. 20th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: meh

No way. He's way better than Richard Harris, who was a good actor in his prime, but too old/tired/sick to capture the whimsical wizard.

My only problems with Dumbledore were not the fault of the actor: I would have liked for his beard to have been whiter, and some of his lines were a little cheesy (that "For in dreams..." speech).


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dtmoney
dtmoney
Dan
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
Re: meh

What are you talkin' about?!?

I really disliked his slant on the character... I felt he spoke too quickly and didn't seem wizardy at all... Definitely lacking the air of complete control that Richard Harris seemed to have.


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budrfly4him
budrfly4him
budrfly4him
Mon, Jun. 28th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
Re: meh

No Way! He was perfect in his execution of the truly whimsical character of Dumbledore! Ok so I have a few qualms with his looks, he doesn't look quite as wizardly, but hit the mark with the Dumbledore I know and love from the books...


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ladyfiredove
ladyfiredove
Malli
Thu, Jul. 15th, 2004 01:57 am (UTC)
Re: meh

I agree! The new Dumbledore captured that amused, sometimes seemingly-bumbling air of the books' Dumbldore...but always with a knowing twinlke in his eyes. :)


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