Friday, July 15, 2011

The end of an era
Today was a very sad day for us Potterheads. Ten years after the first movie came out we said goodbye to the Harry Potter era with the release of the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2).
These ten years were very special to most of us. We grew up with our friends Harry, Ron and Hermione. Now they're all grown up and so are we. On this very day my childhood ended, and I know yours did too.

We were, and will always be the Harry Potter generation. The stories will never be forgotten, not even by the next generations, but the experience will be gone. We were there though, we were there.
We experienced the immense lines in front of bookstores all over the world at midnight to get the next Harry Potter book, we were the ones who went to see unknown movies, just because it would play the new Harry Potter, we were the ones who had to find out who R.A.B was, if Harry was gonna die and where Snape's loyalty lay.

But it hasn't come to an end. The Harry Potter stories will affect what we do. The stories are fictional, but we learned so much from it. We will read these stories to our children and our grandchildren.

Even though there's nothing left for us to look forward to, we still have each other, we can still share experiences and of course Pottermore is coming up. Don't feel depressed, just remember what J.K. Rowling said at the London premiere: "Whether you come back by film or by page, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2): Review

(This review is full of spoilers. If you haven't read the book or haven't seen the movie yet, I shouldn't read it. Even if you have seen the movie but haven't read the book I don't think this review would be easy to understand.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2)... Where do I begin?

It started with Voldemort stealing the elder wand, just how part 1 ended. When I saw the Warner Brothers logo afterwards I realized... It's ending. This is it. And this will be it.
I was very shocked to see Hogwarts the way it was during the second wizarding war. It was just like Auschwitz or something, really terrifying. Even though this was just the first minute of the movie, I was already moved and I thought it already was the best Harry Potter movie so far.

The movie didn't quite have an intro. It just started where it ended. If you haven't seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1) yet or if it was quite some time ago, I highly recommend watching it before this one. If you don't remember where it ended and what the main characters were up to, you won't understand a bit of the first 20 minutes.

I really liked the 3D. This was actually the first movie in which I really appreciated the 3D. The 3D in Avatar, for example, was just annoying me. The best part in 3D was the part in Gringotts, where they rode the cart like it was a rollercoaster. It felt so real.

The whole Gringotts scene was better (and much shorter) than I expected. I actually laughed a lot about Hermione, disguised as Bellatrix Lestrange. It was just too fake, which made it super realistic. Too bad it wasn't as long as it was in the book.

After they escaped on the dragon they immediately descided to go to Hogsmeade, as quick as they did it in the book. That part was kinda scary in my opinion though! Just when they arrived you heard these alarms and death eaters screaming: "They're here! Harry Potter is here!" and you saw the "Undesirable Number 1" posters on every wall, in every street. So sad to see what's become of our beloved Scottish town.

The part with Aberforth was very much like the book. Unfortunately they didn't quite mention him in the previous part, so people who haven't read the books must have been a little confused by this part. They could have just cut it out actually, but I was happy they didn't. To me, as a book reader, I was very moved by the fact the movie makers actually cared about Dumbledore's history.

Even though I knew what was going to happen, a smile appeared on my face when I saw Neville coming out of the tunnel. In my opinion, he was the hero of this movie. He showed every muggle in the audience he really IS a Gryffindor.

The first time I cried was when Neville came out of the tunnel in the room of requirement and told his fellow students he had a surprise for them. When Harry, Ron and Hermione came out of the tunnel the nostalgic tune "Harry's Wondrous World" started playing, which made me so emotional. That song was featured in the first two movies (The Philosopher's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets) and has been the theme of my childhood, together with Hedwig's Theme.

It felt really good to see all the characters back I missed during the war. Lavender Brown, Cho Chang, Luna Lovegood, Seamus Finnigan, Dean Thomas, Padma Patil... It was one big reunion of friends. So emotional.

Luna sounded kinda sane in that scene. She was the only one who knew what Harry was talking about. Never underestimate the Ravenclaws!

The was Hogwarts is in this movie shocked me again when they marched into the great hall. It was like Hogwarts turned in some kind of military school.

When Harry brought in the members of the order of the phoenix, the actual fight began. Right after Snape jumped out of the window because he didn't want to fight with professor McGonagall you saw this little Ravenclaw girl screaming in a corner of the great hall. It was absolutely terrifying. Voldemort's voice gave me shivers down my spine and it seems like I wasn't the only one. It was a scary moment. I was very moved by McGonagall, telling Harry it was good to see him back and telling him he had to do what he had to do and she'd give him time.

I will never forget the conversation Harry and Luna had when Harry was on his way to the Ravenclaw common room to look for the diadem. The whole grey lady part afterwards was JUST how I thought it would be. She didn't tell him that much, but it was enough for him to understand where the diadem was and satisfied all of the fans.

McGonagall got the whole audience cheering twice. Her "BOOM!" was funnier than Argus Filch, who came to tell her there were students out of bed, even though they were supposed to be. And when she made the statues come to live to form some kind of army. The line "I've always wanted to use that spell!" and the cute smile afterwards made the whole audience laugh and clap.

The whole battle of Hogwarts was very realistic. You saw it from many different points of view. Voldemort's, the members of the order's, the trio's and the students's. Whilst Ron and Hermione went to the chamber of secrets to destroy one of the horcruxes, Harry went looking for another one in the room of requirement.
And yes, even though you had many shots of war between Ron and Hermione entering the chamber of secrets and Hermione destroying the cup... They eventually kissed! It was the best kiss I've seen in all 8 movies. I don't think Harry's a good kisser.

The fiendfyre in the room of requirement was awful. It was a pity Crabbe was replaced by Zabini, but that didn't matter. Even though it was a serious scene, I really laughed when Ron ran after Goyle, who had just tried to attack Hermione, screaming: "THAT'S MY GIRLFRIEND!"

Unlike the book, Harry destroyed the diadem with a basilisk fang but threw it in the fire just before the doors of the room of requirement closed. Hermione persuaded Harry to get into Voldemort's mind to see where he was, so they could kill Nagini.

He was in the boat house, waiting for Snape. I knew this should have been the shrieking shack, but it didn't bother me at all. Snape's memories came out of a tear and just before he died he said: "Look at me... You have your mother's eyes."
I thought the second line would ruin the whole scene, but it didn't. Something else ruined the scene....

We all know Harry has green eyes. Because Daniel Radcliffe has blue eyes in real life and he's allergic to contact lenses the Harry in the movie has blue eyes. Than why... Why... Did Lily Evans have brown eyes in The Prince's Tale?

Before Harry took a look at Snape's memories he went to the great hall. This was a painful scene. We already saw one of our beloved characters die. Fenrir Greyback tried to eat the poor Lavender Brown and we saw her taking bites out of her corpse.
But seeing the characters I grew up with... To see their dead bodies... It was just to painful. I cried like a baby during that scene, I just couldn't believe Fred died. I knew it was gonna happen, but it just broke my heart. When I saw Remus and Tonks amongst the other dead, I thought I was gonna pass out. It was just too much for me.

The Prince's Tale was great though. It was really emotional. Snape looked really cute as a kid and so did Lily. The eyes bothered me a little bit, but besides that it was beautiful. Really beautiful and very emotional. I couldn't stop crying after I saw Snape crying and holding Lily's corpse.
The tale featured many people's favorite lines:
"After all this time?"
To portray the killing of Lily they used the same scene as the one in Philosopher's Stone. I already hoped they would have done that, because the actress playing Lily is 10 years older as well now... It would have been kinda weird if they would have used a completely different scene.

Right after Harry finds out he's the seventh horcrux he tells Ron and Hermione he has to die and they have to kill the snake. I don't know whether I'm happy with that scene or not. It's a good scene, but Neville should be the one to kill Nagini and Harry's just too stubborn to tell Ron and Hermione he has to die.

Right before Harry goes to Voldemort and he accepted the fact he's gonna die, he brings back Remus, Sirius and his parents with the resurrection stone Dumbledore hid in the snitch Harry caught during his first quidditch match. They tell him they never left him and they will always be with him. He leaves the stone behind (many people won't understand this part, but I don't really care about that) and meets Voldemort in the forbidden forest.

The King's Cross scene after Harry's "death" is pretty good. Voldemort used the Avada Kedavra spell with the elder wand and even though book readers know what's going on I think many muggles believe he's in heaven or something. And indeed, before he takes the train back that goes on, Dumbledore says the line that drives us Potterheads: "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

Just as in the book, Narcissa is the one to check if Harry's really dead. When he confirms Draco is still alive Narcissa tells Voldemort he's really dead, even though that's a lie and she's actually risking her life with that lie. Who didn't get some respect for Narcissa because of this?

When Voldemort and the death eaters bring Harry's body back to Hogwarts to prove their victory you see every Hogwarts teacher and student moarning. Except for Draco, who's a pussy and moves over to the side of the death eaters. Narcissa takes him away and leaves. We all know that's because they know Voldemort would kill them if he finds out Narcissa lied.

Neville takes some steps forward as well. Voldemort thinks he wants to join them, but he is wrong. Even though he thinks Harry's dead, he shows everyone he's still loyal to him and he will continue what he's started. Right after Neville's moving speech Harry runs away, ready to destroy Nagini, the final horcrux.

The fight goes on. Voldemort's after Harry, the members of the order of the phoenix are after the death eaters and Ron and Hermione are after Nagini.
Molly kills Bellatrix in the great hall. She does say the line: "Not my daughter, you bitch!" but doesn't kill her with the Avada Kedavra curse. It's some kind of unknown spell which makes Bellatrix freeze and explode.

Harry and Voldemort are still fighting each other at that moment, but Voldemort isn't vunerable until Nagini's killed by Neville, which he eventually does with the sword of Gryffindor. When Voldemort casts the Avada Kedavra curse at Harry after the final horcrux has been destroyed it backfires and Voldemort goes up in ashes. A little disappointing. I must admit it's a cool effect in 3D, but honestly... It would be much more dramatic if you had Voldemort's corpse lying there.

In the final scene you see Harry, Ron and Hermione for the very last time, walking down the viaduct and discussing what they should do with the elder wand which Harry actually owns. Harry breaks the wand in two and throws both pieces away. It already caused to many problems, and you can't deny, Harry's already had enough of them.

(From left to right: Hugo Weasley, Albus Severus Potter, James Potter II, Rose Weasley)

When the words "19 years later" appeared on screen, I heared people in the audience sighing in a negative way. I must say I thought this was a bit of a cheap ending too. It was great in the book, but it's just not original to end this spectacular movie series with. But because J.K. Rowling has written it, I don't think they should have left it out. That would just be awful.

Harry, Ron and Ginny look pretty old in this scene, but Hermione just looks like a teenage girl dressed in her grandmother's clothing. It's kinda cute though. They're on platform 9 3/4 to say goodbye to James, Albus Severus and Rose who are going to Hogwarts with the Hogwarts express. You see Draco Malfoy on the platform as well, with a child identical to Draco in his first two years at Hogwarts. Just too funny.

The best thing about this scene is... This is the ending I had in my head since 2007. I knew it had to end with Leaving Hogwarts playing in the background. And when it ended... I cried. I knew I was going to, but when I saw:
Directed by
David Yates
on screen, I knew ten extraordinary years of my live had come to an end. I couldn't even concentrate on Hedwig's Theme, which has playing during the end credits. I just cried and felt really relieved that it came to the end we wished for.

My rating:
Points: 9/10
+ The battle of Hogwarts
+ "Not my daughter, you bitch!"
+ John Williams's nostalgic music and Alexandre Desplat's best soundtrack ever composed put together
- How Voldemort went up in ashes
- Lily's brown eyes

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2) is my favorite movie. I don't think there will ever be a movie better than this one. I can't wait to see it again.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2): My first reaction

Whoa, man! I loved this movie! It's out for less than 24 hours in The Netherlands, but I've already seen it twice! And that's just not enough for me! I want to see it every day! I can't wait until the DVD gets out, so I can watch it as much as I desire.
This movie made my childhood. Even though it came to an end when it was over...

I'm really happy with this movie! It's the best movie I've ever seen in my life. Right after it was over (around 3 am) I told my mother I wanted to see it again. So, when I woke up that morning I just couldn't wait to go to the cinema again. And I went, with my mom, to experience it once again.

I cried many times, I laughed many times, I cheered many times... It wasn't just a movie, it was a whole experience. An experience I'll never forget. This was just the best finale ever.

I'll do a complete review on the movie tomorrow, but I'm gonna dream about my favorite movie right now. Good night!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The marathon

So... Today was one of the weirdest days of my life so far. I'm at the Harry Potter movie marathon in a cinema in Rotterdam, with one of my friends, who is just as nerdy as I am.
We got there all dressed up, in our Hogwarts uniforms and of course we had our wands with us.

It started at 12:30 am and the seventh movie ended just moments ago, around 11:30 pm. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 is just minutes away from us... The end is coming so close... I just can't believe it! Wish me luck guys, I hope I'll survive!

Monday, July 11, 2011

What to expect from Hallows 2

I'm ready for the final battle. I couldn't sleep last night, I'm too excited! I'm going to a Harry Potter movie marathon tonight in one of Holland's biggest movie theaters. It will take 27 hours and will play... All 8 movies.
Meaning: I'm going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 the day after tomorrow.

I really don't know what to expect. I'm certain of two things though: I'll cry a awful lot (like I did while reading the book) and I'll disappoint myself. That's because it's not only the final movie in the series, it's the final movie of my childhood and the final movie of the Harry Potter era. And I know I'm already overrating it. I'm already praying Leaving Hogwarts will be played during the epilogue, I'm already praying Snape WON'T say: "Look at me, you have your mother's eyes". We know he has his mother's eyes. We, the book readers. Don't make it easier to the lazy muggles who haven't read them!

No, I don't know what to expect. I just need to trust David Yates, which I don't, because he ruined too much already. No, just kidding. Only a few things. All directors did.

Well, I'm gonna take a nap now. I didn't close my eyes for one second last night, so I'm going to try to do that now. I don't want to fall asleep before Hallows 2 has even started.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The soundtrack

We all know the Harry Potter soundtrack, don't we? I mean like... Who doesn't know Hedwig's Theme?
I hope you know the title, if you don't, I hope you can read notes. If you can't read notes either, here you go:

This tune really has become the Harry Potter anthem. We all know it. It's been in every movie and became darker every time. My favorite version of Hedwig's Theme is "The Story Continues" from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Oh no, I was kidding, this is my favorite version:

John Williams, who composed the first three scores, made my favorite soundtracks. The other three were okay too, but I'm not quite happy with Alexandre Desplat. He's a genius, but the music he's made for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows isn't Potterish.
I have all eight soundtracks, so I know what I'm talking about. They should have brought John Williams back for the final soundtracks.

I don't know whether it's true or just a rumor, but I've heard Leaving Hogwarts (by John Williams) will be played during the epilogue. Oh please, let this be true and let this theme end my childhood. I don't want Alexandre Desplat to ruin it. Thank you very much.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Spoilers... Or rumors?

The last few weeks I've been reading many Hallows 2 "spoilers". I'll share them with you:

- The Prince's Tale is 10 minutes long
- In that scene you see Snape crying over Lily's dead body
- Leaving Hogwarts plays during the epilogue
- There's no sign of Draco Malfoy in the epilogue
- Voldemort doesn't scream when Bellatrix gets killed
- Molly kills Bellatrix with the Avada Kedavra curse
- Lavender Brown dies

Whether these are true, we don't know. I just hope Leaving Hogwarts will be playing during the epilogue. That would just make my life.

The only actual spoilers I have are only spoilers to the people who haven't read the book:

- Ron and Hermione kiss
- Harry dies and comes to life again
- Harry owns the Elder Wand
- Fred Weasley dies
- Molly Weasley kills Bellatrix Lestrange
- Snape dies
- Harry defeats Voldemort

Friday, July 8, 2011

London premiere review
Did you guys watch the premiere last night? I did! Duh! And I loved it. I loved every single minute of it. Here you have some highlights:

It was a quite happy event. I didn't cry at all, even though I expected myself to because I'm one of the "it's the end of an era" kind of people. And of course, this was the final premiere. We won't be getting new movie premieres after this one.
Okay, I lied. I was very moved by the very emotional speeches given by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and J.K. Rowling.

They're so cool, aren't they? And I love J.K. Rowling being so modest.
I've seen many great outfits yesterday, but these were my favorite outfits:
Emma Watson: I really like this one because it's... Special? I don't know the right word for it, but I really adore this one.
Evanna Lynch: I don't have to explain why I like this one, right? Well... It's pretty sexy! It's white, it's short... I like her being blonde again too. I only think she shouldn't be wearing these heels.
James and Oliver Phelps: It's pretty sad I like their outfits because they're not matching... But yeah, that's why I like them. Even though they're wearing different clothing, I still see them as a duo, maybe that's why I like them wearing different clothes.
Imelda Staunton: I always see her as Dolores Umbridge... Wearing pink. But man, I was so glad to see this! She really looked beautiful!
Helena Bonham Carter: Oh Helena... I don't care what you're wearing, you make me smile every time. The flower looked cute on her, didn't it?

Now... We've had the London premiere. But I still haven't seen the movie. I'm so excited! Now J.K. Rowling has confirmed it's a great one I don't even know how to wait anymore... But guys... The end of the Harry Potter era is just one week away from us. Can we survive these 7 days?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

London premiere today

I've just been watching the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 online. It was amazing. It was just a red carpet show actually, but it was a BRITISH one. I loved J.K. Rowling's speeches and I loved every single interview... I especially loved Helena Bonham Carter. I always love her interviews. She's so honest hahaha.

And just take a look at the fans who've been camping out on Trafalgar Square for 5 days to witness this! I'm really sad I wasn't there... I've never been to one of the movie premieres, only book releases. But I'm glad I just saw the whole thing online. Wanna see it too? Check it out here.

I'll be doing a whole review on the premiere tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

J.K. Rowling

Let's not forget about J.K. Rowling, the woman who brought it all to life. The queen reigning over us desperate muggles wanting to be wizards.
Am I the only one who can't imagine it all came from her head. Voldemort, the deathly hallows, Grindelwald, the family tree of the Black family... She just... Made it up. And I love her for being so modest! She's written the fastest and selling books of all time, is a billionaire now, but she's still so down to earth. She's a wonderful person and I'm not saying this because I'm a fan, for once I'm speaking the truth.
I know she's written Quidditch Trough The Ages, Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them and The Tales Of Beedle The Bard, I'm still looking forward to new books, even though I don't know whether they're coming or not. She's earned enough money so she doesn't have to. But she would make us fans so happy... She really would. I'd like to thank her for everything she already gave us though.

Thank you Jo, for making my childhood.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The very best moment: Dumbledore's got style

Yes, I know. But this is my favorite part of all 7 movies. Or well, actually it's my favorite part after Bellatrix's escape from Azkaban and Fred & George leaving Hogwarts. But those clips were on my blog already so I went for my third favorite.

Why it's my favorite... I don't know. It's just funny! Oh lord, I'm such a kid!

Monday, July 4, 2011

The very worst moment: Dumbledore's death

Don't tell me you don't remember this scene. It's painful and to me this was the very worst moment of the series (books and movies). I just re read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and even though I already knew the story by heart... I cried.
Okay, I must say I'm a very emotional person and I cry a lot. I'm sure I'm gonna cry when I see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 as well, but still, I don't think I was the only one who cried.
He was one of the most important and wise people in the wizarding world... This really was the worst moment of the series.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Okay, many people tell me... At least once a day... Harry Potter isn't real. Well, if you're one of them, shut up! It's real to me. You know why? No, I know you don't. That's because you're a muggle.

Luckily Potterheads understand what it's like. I know we're all experiencing the same. I know you've all been waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter ever since you were 11, I know you already know which house you'll be sorted in (I'm a Ravenclaw btw), I know you already know what your favorite and least subjects are... Yes, I know. We've all planned our lives in the wizarding world already, even though those muggles keep telling us it isn't real.

But muggles, we're not crazy. We know the Harry Potter books are fiction. But please. Just understand it's too painful and we crave the world of Harry Potter. We're deeply disappointed in the muggle world and need to escape it. We need to escape the awful truth. Sometimes we just want to forget all the trouble in our world and enter the wizarding world. It's real in our imagination. It is real to us. And it will always be.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I just realized it's really ending...

I know Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be out in less than 2 weeks, but today I saw a video today which made me realize it's really ending:
I mean... I'm so happy it's been there of course, but it kinda hurts. I grew up with these people, these movies, these sets... I can't quite imagine my life without these movies. I became close to so many characters, I became Bellatrix's partner in crime, Dumbledore's favorite student, Voldemort's right hand, Neville's remembrall...
Oh yeah, I know what you're thinking. The movies will stay, of course. But it's just the idea we won't get anything new anymore. Ever since I was six years old I've always been looking forward to new Harry Potter books and movies, was very excited for new movie trailers, closed my eyes to avoid spoilers and of course I had my own theories on the books and movies.
That definitely will be over. The books and DVDs will just be memories to me, beautiful memories though. They are, and will always be, my childhood memories which I'll never forget.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Meeting Rupert, James and Oliver (part 1)

Oh man, I had a great day today. And when I say great, I mean really really great! I just met... Rupert Grint (Ron), Oliver Phelps (George) and James Phelps (Fred).

I just can't... I'll show you some pictures, but I'm not able to talk anymore about it. I'm too happy!

Unfortunately I have no picture with Rupert... I kissed him on the cheek though and he hugged me. He's so sweet and so are the Phelps Brothers... Oh man, I am so happy!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My movie top 7

Okay, I like all seven movies. They're my very favorite movies and I really really like them. All of them. But, even in this category I have my favorites... And less favorites.

My favorite HP movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I like this movie because it's the funniest one. They're all grown up in this one, Voldemort's back, Umbridge is terrorizing the school and Bellatrix Lestrange broke out of Azkaban, along with many other death eaters. It's really exciting, funny, scary and cool.

My second favorite HP movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Oh, the ancient special affects are really cute but it doesn't make the movie look good. I don't care about that though, to me it's like nostalgia. This was my favorite movie when I was 7 years old, I watched it every single day. So whenever I see it now I get this warm feeling of nostalgia all over my body.

My third favorite HP movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This movie really was the turning point in the series. It's a pretty weird movie, compared to the others. Not in a bad way though, but it's a lot darker and scarier. I actually like that. And of course, the Triwizard Tournament made it even more exciting!

My fourth favorite HP movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
It could have been my favorite movie, but this movie is too quiet to me. Deathly Hallows is my favorite story though and I adore this movie. I can't stop watching it and I even have it on my iPhone so I can watch it wherever I go. Still it's not my favorite. And yes, the cliffhanger has something to do with that.

My fifth favorite HP movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
This was a pretty scary movie. I liked Dumbledore's memories, professor Slughorn and Bellatrix's evilness, but it's not my favorite movie at all. Don't get me wrong, I love this movie just as much as Dumbledore loves knitting patterns, but don't you agree with me when I say this was more like a romantic comedy than a fantasy movie?

My sixth favorite HP movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Not my favorite as well. It was a good movie though. But it's just a less good sequel of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in my opinion. Professor Lockhart was cool though. But it's just too much of a children's movie. Chris Columbus is not a great director, sorry.

My least favorite HP movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Aww... I feel so bad calling this my least favorite Harry Potter movie. I love this movie! But I don't like this movie that much because of the time turner scene. It's a pretty long movie and I thought that part was cool when I saw it the first time, but the second time it was rather annoying and now I think it's just boring. The rest of the movie is great though, especially Buckbeak's flight! And this movie has the best music of them all.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weirdest changes

A lot of things have changed in the movies. Here's my top 10 of the weirdest changes, in my opinion.

1. Dumbledore
Of course this was no one's fault. It's just a pity Richard Harris died a few weeks before the release of the Chamber of Secrets. He did a great job, he was just like the Dumbledore from the books, in my opinion. Michael Gambon did a great job too! But he just seemed too serious. But to me they're both Dumbledore.

2. The music
Remember the music from the first two movies? Where did it go? Hedwig's Theme wasn't even featured in Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

3. Voldemort's face
Chris Columbus had to know Voldemort didn't have a nose right? Even though the Voldemort from Philosopher's Stone was really scary and realistic... They should've gotten rid of the nose.

4. Professor Flitwick
No need to explain the whole thing...
First and second year:
After year 2:
Does somebody know why he changed into another person? No, he's the same actor. The "old" and the new Flitwick are both played by Warwick Davis.

5. Hairstyles
Just look at Fred and George. Of course this is a still from the Goblet of Fire. The hippie movie. You remember all the boys' hairstyles? So funny they only had it in this movie. I don't quite remember if long hair was trendy at that moment in real life.

6. Hogwarts castle
Well, I don't really have evidence, but I think it looked Hogwarts was expanding throughout the years. It seemed bigger everytime even though a lot of sets disappeared.

7. The uniform
Just look at the tie and the sweater... You see... The uniform changed troughout the series.

8. Minor actors
All the unimportant people like the Patil twins and other classmates seem to change as well... The Patil twins were played by actual twins in the Prisoner of Azkaban, but in Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix they were played by two girls who weren't even family.
Not to mention Hannah Abbot... And all the others.

9. Classes
Well, the classes didn't change that much, but they were written out. The first films were full of classes but we get to see less of them in every new movie. Weird, isn't it?

10. Trailers
Just look how much the trailers have changed:

First movie:

Last movie:

Monday, June 27, 2011

The cast members happen to be human beings!

Sometimes you have these days that you realize that the Harry Potter actors are people too... Well, not very often because they're more like wizards, but still. When you look at these pictures... I must say I was pretty shocked when I found out they weren't like they are in the movies.

Hagrid, where is your beard? Did you shave it off? And your hair? And why are you wearing muggle clothing? Does this mean you're not a half giant either?! What the heck?

This can't be true either. Rhys Ifans looks too normal. Or well... Normal in a muggle way. But Luna's dad would never look this normal.

Oh Luna... Just as bad as your "dad". No, I really think she's good looking. Too bad you can't see her teeth, she wears braces in real life.

No suprise... Everybody who's read the books knows Bellatrix used to be pretty before she went to Azkaban. But I must say... Helena Bonham Carter doesn't look that normal in real life. She's... Just like Bellatrix, actually.

No comment. It's just too painful. Why, Michael Gambon... Why?

He was one of the few death eaters I respected because of his hair. His beautiful blonde hair. But it's all fake. It's a freaking wig, ladies and gentlemen. Jason Isaacs is a POSER! Alright, he once said in an interview he just wanted the long hair so people wouldn't think he's Draco. But... Draco is like 30 years younger than him so... Why?

I know! Voldemort has hair... AND A NOSE! At first we didn't know what he was gonna look like, Voldemort wasn't even in the Goblet Of Fire movie trailer. So we only had the name and had no idea Voldemort would have this dumbass little nose and ugly teeth. But still... Now we've gotten used to Voldemort... I hope Ralph Fiennes will never ever grow his hair out again.

Don't tell me you aren't disappointed. I know you are, deep inside.