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Did you get the top of your head sliced off?  No big deal, just hug it out

Did you get the top of your head sliced off?  No big deal, just hug it out



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A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth

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I watched Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 tonight

Thoughts and opinions abound!

Personally, I loved the film and thought it was the best in the series.  However, I have three major complaints:

  1. Harry telling Ron and Hermione that he was going to sacrifice himself.  First of all, HARRY WOULD NEVER say anything like that to them because a) this sacrifice is something he MUST do alone and he knows that if he revealed his plan, his two best friends would either stop him or go with him; and b) HE WOULD NEVER PUT RON AND HERMIONE THROUGH THAT, not after everything they have done for him, not after everything they have lost at this point in time.  So not only was it bad enough that he did this, but then Ron and Hermione didn’t even put up a fight and just let him go, which is the total opposite of what they would have done.  To me this was quite a drastic change and very out of character, not just for Harry but also for Ron and Hermione.  In relation to this, why is it that Hermione cries, hugs Harry and offers to go with him, but Harry’s soul mate Ron just fucking stands there (very reminiscent of the end of HBP, the movie)?  FOR FUCK’S SAKE, STEVE KLOVES, WHAT THE HELL DID RONALD WEASLEY EVER DO TO YOU?
  2. I find it ironic that one of the things that somewhat bugged me in the book is what I now miss and wish was in Part 2: Harry’s speech before fighting Voldemort.  Look, I understand the need for the added action (even though some of it was a bit ridiculous…come on, jumping off that ledge together and the weird face-melding?) but I feel like the showdown in the movie COMPLETELY missed the point that was hammered home in the book.  There was no talk of love, no talk of how Harry’s sacrifice enabled him to protect everyone, and he didn’t ask Voldemort to show remorse.  The reveal of how Snape was never Voldemort’s was underwhelming.  Also in regards to the fight, I hate how there were no witnesses.  By the way, did Harry even say “Expelliarmus!”?  I mean, COME ON.
  3. No death scenes for Fred/Lupin/Tonks.  I realize that in the book, Remus and Tonks were already dead when Harry sees them (like in the film), but Fred’s death was described and should have been played out on screen, especially when it was somewhat set up with that little moment between Fred and George.  Actually, I felt like the battle was short/rushed, even though I liked how it was portrayed onscreen.

What I especially loved:

  • McGonagall (she was perfect)
  • Neville (and in turn, Neville/Luna)
  • The shoutout to Seamus and his pyro ways
  • The kiss (so cute and in character!)
  • The Malfoys peacing out
  • "If we die for them, I’ll kill you, Harry!"  I was so pleasantly surprised that they kept this, it’s one of my favorite Ron lines in the whole series
  • Ronald, in general
  • Ronald speaking in Parseltongue (it was oddly hot…I think it’s because of Rupert’s voice)

Minor quibbles:

  • Harry and Helena Ravenclaw - good part, but went on too long
  • Harry snapping the Elder Wand like it ain’t no thang…oh yeah, and HE DIDN’T BOTHER FIXING HIS OWN BROKEN WAND FIRST, what!
  • Lily with brown eyes!  What the hell…it honestly doesn’t bother me that Harry’s eyes are kept blue in the films, but if you’re going to focus on how his eyes are so similar to his mother’s, then AT LEAST MAKE THEM THE SAME COLOR!
  • Why didn’t Pettigrew die?
  • No Dumbledore/Grindelwald/Ariana backstory (though I suppose it’s understandable why it’s cut out)
  • The horcruxes lack significance - the cup was just a cup (and not really established as an artifact of Helga Hufflepuff’s), the ring had no real meaning because of the lack of backstory, and there was more to the diadem than what was explained
  • Hermione coming up with the plan to jump on the dragon (she hates flying and it would be more in character for her to try to come up with a more rational plan)
  • Harry dropping/rolling out of Hagrid’s arms…I liked it better in the book, when he used the invisibility cloak
  • Not enough reaction to Voldemort’s death (if I think on this more, I may just “upgrade’ it to a major complaint)
  • Not enough reaction to Harry’s “death” (see above)
  • Nagini’s death was up to chance, since Harry didn’t explicitly instruct Neville to kill the snake; he just happened to be there to save the day (though of course Ron and Hermione knew why the snake had to be killed)
  • Hermione figuring out that Harry was a horcrux - look, I know she’s brilliant, but are you kidding me?  They barely know anything about horcruxes and yet she somehow puts it together that the killing curse rebounding caused a piece of Voldy’s soul to latch on to the only living thing in the room?  Not only that, but if she has this knowledge, why not tell Harry?  WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS ADDITION, OTHER THAN TO MAKE HERMIONE EVEN MORE PERFECT?
  • What’s the point of mentioning Teddy in the forest scene when Remus/Tonks never truly announced that they were expecting?

Lulzy, weird stuff:

  • Voldemort’s chuckle
  • Voldemort hugging Draco
  • Dumbledore looked like Gandalf
  • Snape’s hair and eye makeup



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thebeautyofsolitude:

~ HARRY POTTER AND DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II OFFICIAL POSTER

thebeautyofsolitude:

~ HARRY POTTER AND DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II OFFICIAL POSTER



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Already ordered my copy…they look great, but I hate how they are posed, especially Rupert and Dan since their stance is identical and it looks so awkward!

Already ordered my copy…they look great, but I hate how they are posed, especially Rupert and Dan since their stance is identical and it looks so awkward!



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First look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
Horrible, underwhelming, her head looks gigantic, etc.  Maybe she’ll look better in motion.

First look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

Horrible, underwhelming, her head looks gigantic, etc.  Maybe she’ll look better in motion.







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Harry amongst Hufflepuff cups

Harry amongst Hufflepuff cups

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Sixties style covers from Total Film magazine to promote the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” movie.
James McAvoy is the reason I’m going to watch this film…hopefully it won’t suck and it’ll be stylishly shot with a good plot.

Sixties style covers from Total Film magazine to promote the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” movie.

James McAvoy is the reason I’m going to watch this film…hopefully it won’t suck and it’ll be stylishly shot with a good plot.

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Sixties style covers from Total Film magazine to promote the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” movie.

Sixties style covers from Total Film magazine to promote the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” movie.



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Sixties style covers from Total Film magazine to promote the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” movie.

Sixties style covers from Total Film magazine to promote the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” movie.



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Ron crying over Fred’s body :(



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