The penultimate film of the series now and I was going to wait until tomorrow before posting this. Couldn’t be bothered to wait. As a review series this has been the most time-consuming and infuriating. And to think I’ve still got to write the reviews about the books yet! Might get Ted to do those… Anywho, enjoy.
Well, apart from the vast disappointment that the film has been split into two, solely for the purpose of making money, under the guise of being done to enable the story to be told as brilliantly as it was in the book. (Sneeze with the word ‘bullshit’ hidden underneath the actual sneeze sound). Yeah. That sums it up!
Plot. Do you want me to sum it up at warp-speed again? Well, if you really want me to, I will. Here goes.
Harry flies to a house where he finds out that Alastair Moody died trying to help him get there. Harry gets upset, attends a wedding and then runs away from some Death Eaters, knowing that they will kill him. Harry decides to go to Sirius’ old house (now his due to Sirius’ will) after being attacked by two random Death Eaters. What are the chances of that happening, eh? Harry goes to the Ministry of Magic, steals a locket, runs, hides in the woods for a while, Ron leaves and Harry and Hermione try to find a sword, before breaking Harry’s wand and running away again. Harry finds the sword, but nearly dies, only to be saved by Ron, before they all get imprisoned in a basement with an old friend of theirs, a goblin and an old guy. They escape, using Dobby’s help, but Dobby dies, ending the film with his burial. Oooh.
Plot. It works. Not great, but it works. Not exactly a missing Shakespearean sonnet, but it works. It just… works. I neither liked it nor hated it. Heck, it didn’t even grasp as a plotline. It just happens. I don’t even remember watching most of it. Emotion was supposed to run high during it. It didn’t. Why? Director failures. Not complaining. At least it’s not the Speilberg Anime that it was going to be. It’s still got whats-her-name in it with the bootyliciousness…
Pervy moment aside, although she is very good-looking, the film is ok. Not in my Top Five Harry Potter films, but still ok. I’d watch it again.
So, what can I say about the cast? Well, once again, it’s the same as before. No real change there. Not even worth mentioning. Same for the music. It’s still John Williams and you ALL know how I feel about him…
There’s not really much more I can say about this film. It’s still gloomy, but they’re all fighting a guerilla war. What else would you expect? CGI is still ok. Voldemort and Snape still seem a bit cuntish. Could be worse I suppose. Overall, not an overly terrible film.
PS. This is a land-mark post for That Guy That Reviews Stuff. This is our 100th post. I wish to send my congratulations to all staff members, past, present and future. I look forwards to our 200th post. Good work team. Keep at it.