Critic Review - Newark Star-Ledger

Visually, yes, this is another solid Harry Potter entry, with the same impressive sets and effects. But it also badly misses the presence of a new or at least formidable villain.

July 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Comments (9)
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celia h.

celia hambright

Book 6 is pretty much all about Voldemort's past so he really doesn't have to be in the movie because he's being talked about so much. Plus he's such a powerful threat he doesn't even need to be there to actually be scary.

Jul 13 - 06:51 PM

fargo_viper

Stephen Fargo

celia i want it

Jul 13 - 07:14 PM

Mike M

Mike Mastrandrea

its going by the book its not like a new villain is gonna come out of nowhere

Jul 13 - 08:01 PM

Matt L.

Matt Lubisich

i think this book is what rowling so special. she didn't feel the need to invent some new cool villain to create more drama. this book was all about backstory and was a good ol character drama that you just don't see anymore.

the book sales speak for themselves so this guy can sit down now.

Jul 13 - 08:58 PM

Brad P.

Brad Pack

Mr. Whitty, I am sorry that you failed to see the true villain in this book/film; the turmoil and responsibility that is put on Harry. We all know that at the end of the Order of the Phoenix, Harry was made known that he would have to be the one that has to kill Voldemort.

Also, can we not forget the very end? There are plenty of villains. We see the true intentions of many people

Jul 13 - 09:36 PM

Brad P.

Brad Pack

Mr. Whitty, I am sorry that you failed to see the true villain in this book/film; the turmoil and responsibility that is put on Harry. We all know that at the end of the Order of the Phoenix, Harry was made known that he would have to be the one that has to kill Voldemort.

Also, can we not forget the very end? There are plenty of villains. We see the true intentions and hearts of many people. This book is not about an outward villain, but the villain and evil inside ones' hearts

Jul 13 - 09:37 PM

IrreducibleKoan

Sean Pak

Interesting take by somebody--like me--who hasn't read the book. Sure, fans will already go in knowing what to expect, and what not to expect. But will non-fans want a more "formidable villain" to create more drama?

Jul 13 - 10:29 PM

fargo_viper

Stephen Fargo

He gave the film a fresh review, but the nerds are still angry at him. Funny.

Jul 13 - 11:20 PM

kargo

ivan kargovski

At fargo_viper:

Well there are no rotten reviews...and the movie hasn't opened yet,so all those hormones,all that testosterone of the HP fanboys has to be channeled somewhere :D:D

Jul 14 - 03:40 AM

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