A movie with no beginning and no middle but two-plus hours of thundering, momentous ending...
They do delve much more into the importance of the Deathly Hallows in the book. It mostly concerns Dumbledore's background, however, and I understand why they couldn't devote an extended amount of time for that in the movie. Dumbledore had once pursued the hallows with Gellert Grindlewald and all, when he was younger. Harry also had to make the decision between seeking power (the hallows) and seeking to end Voldemort's immortality (the horcruxes). His decision to not seek power proves his status as a true hero, for he realizes that the ultimate power of the hallows will corrupt him. They sort of touch that in the movie at the end there too, which was nice. Also, the hallows have important in the movie as well, considering the stone allowed Harry to accept his death, and the wand belonging to Harry all along is what killed Voldemort in the end. Voldemort's endless pursuit of power and immortality ended up killing him.
Jul 14 - 04:13 AM
@ Michael J.,
I have read all of the books, so your comment isn't all that upsetting to me, but imagine for a second that there are some here who haven't read Deathly Hallows... Don't you think your comment might be giving away a few important things?
Jul 14 - 05:21 PM
There choice to read it or not, but a spoiler warning would be nice too
Oct 2 - 11:18 AM
Looks like HP-7/2 is finally gonna make into the oscar best movie nominees list.
Jul 14 - 07:03 AM
It might, but don't be shocked if it doesn't. None of the HP films has ever won a single Academy Award--they are entertaining films, but not the sorts of movies that appeal to voters. Look at the final Star Wars movie (Ep III): huge box office, very good reviews--one nomination for Best Makeup. HP 8 is similar in that it is the anticipated conclusion of a franchise.
Jul 14 - 04:32 PM
But episode 3 wasn't the highest rated
of the franchise...
Empire Strikes Back has the highest acclaim..
it has higher reviews that Avatar, Kings Speech,
Blind Side, even higher than 2001: A Space Odessy on Metacritic...
the last one was nominated for 2 Oscars..
I'm pretty sure this one will at least be nominated for Best Picture
Jul 14 - 05:11 PM
I still say don't get your hopes up. Academy hasn't been kind to the series so far.
Jul 15 - 07:16 AM
It's absolutely not going to get nominated for any oscars other than SFX and makeup. I'm sorry, but it's just not that kind of movie.
Jul 23 - 06:11 AM