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Author Topic: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)  (Read 5542 times)

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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2011, 07:24:04 pm »
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Well, yeah, he could have. But would he have known what spells to use? :confused:

 
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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2011, 07:25:43 pm »
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Really? I didn't. I saw it as a fatherly gaze, almost. Like he's imagining that Harry could have been his son.

 
Ooh - I never saw it that way!

I think it's because everyone always refers to Harry as having Lily's eyes, so Snape looking at them makes me think he's thinking of Lily.

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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2011, 10:53:19 pm »
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Ooh - I never saw it that way!

I think it's because everyone always refers to Harry as having Lily's eyes, so Snape looking at them makes me think he's thinking of Lily.

 
That's how I interpreted that scene in the book.
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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2011, 11:18:50 pm »
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The bit about him snapping the Elder wand at the end made me laugh a bit. I whispered to my friend "He could have at least used the uber-powerful wand to fix the goddamned castle. Douche move, Harry."


That's really funny!

I haven't seen the movie yet, myself, but I'm not expecting much. I wasn't impressed with Part 1 because I thought they left a lot of important things out and didn't really explain anything. However, I'm looking forward to the scenes with Snape, as I cried like a baby back when I read the book during the scenes about his past. It's the only book that's actually ever made me that emotional. Overall, I don't think the movies come close to how good the books are, but I'm interested to see what they do with the rest of it, even the epilogue. ;)

Excuse me if I'm a bit of an HP snob. I read the first three books before they were very well-known, so I consider myself a bit of an elitist. LOL

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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2011, 03:52:55 am »
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I've deliberately not re-read the series until this movie was finally out, because comparing the books to the movie always ruins it for me. The movies were never meant to be film adaptations of the books, but rather just based upon, so it will never really "live up" to the books' legacy. So I found it unfair to always keep comparing, but then again I really, really, REALLY can't help it. XD So, I just didn't read them. I'll probably re-read them eventually, when I'm done the books I'm reading right now.
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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2011, 08:06:13 am »
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Ah, but in the book, Harry still preferred his old wand. (I think he even said at one point that it felt friendlier than Draco's. That's from memory, so I could be mis-remembering who/which wand that was about.) Yeah, he had Draco's wand's allegiance, but the holly-and-phoenix-feather-wand was his.


Ah, ok. That makes sense.

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Well, yeah, he could have. But would he have known what spells to use? :confused:


Probably not, but he's not friends with Walking Encyclopedia Granger for nothing.  

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Ooh - I never saw it that way!

I think it's because everyone always refers to Harry as having Lily's eyes, so Snape looking at them makes me think he's thinking of Lily.


Well, yeah, he does see Lily's eyes, but with the knowledge that her son's eyes are all that remains of her. So it's not the way he looks at Lily, though he's thinking of her -- it's not romantic or sexual, the fondness he has for Harry (even if he won't admit it). He cares for Harry because Harry is Lily's son, even though seeing those eyes every day is like a knife in Snape's heart -- especially when paired with the looks of James, who tormented Severus all throughout school.

His greatest love and his greatest hate are both contained in this one person that he has to keep safe just so Harry can die. So, I think, when he's looking into Harry's eyes, he's sort of letting go of the hate he had for the son of James Potter and, in his final moments, allowing himself to feel a fatherly caring for Harry.

Also this is all my headcanon, so. (Headcanon is the fandom equivalent of UPG.)
 
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I've deliberately not re-read the series until this movie was finally out, because comparing the books to the movie always ruins it for me. The movies were never meant to be film adaptations of the books, but rather just based upon, so it will never really "live up" to the books' legacy. So I found it unfair to always keep comparing, but then again I really, really, REALLY can't help it. XD So, I just didn't read them. I'll probably re-read them eventually, when I'm done the books I'm reading right now.

 
Yeah, that's what I ended up having to do. Or I was just frothing at the mouth through each film, and all that froth makes a mess in the theatre.
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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2011, 08:15:57 am »
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Probably not, but he's not friends with Walking Encyclopedia Granger for nothing.  

 
Is it just me or do the two 'best friends' sort of have nothing to say throughout this movie?

Also thought it was dumb that Harry hugged Hermione but not Ron when he goes off to die. Need more bromance!

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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2011, 08:33:07 am »
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Is it just me or do the two 'best friends' sort of have nothing to say throughout this movie?

Also thought it was dumb that Harry hugged Hermione but not Ron when he goes off to die. Need more bromance!

 
Complete agreement. Ron and Harry need to hug so much more. (I mean, I've seen the actors hug in clips, so it's not so much of a stretch.)

I think they were quieter. Sort of lost the ability to talk a lot as the enormity of their task crushed down upon them, I thought. Also facing the truth they didn't want to, which was that Harry was probably going to die and there was nothing they could do about it.
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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2011, 09:02:39 am »
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(Spun-off from this thread.)

 
While I've read the books and enjoy the overall story, I'm not a rabid HP fan so...yeah, thought the movie was a good ending to the series.  It kept me entertained, which is the main reason I go to the movies so a thumbs up from me.  :)  Is it the book?  No.  Did I expect it to be everything the book was?  No.  Still, it was a fun date night at the movies.

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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2011, 06:27:17 pm »
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Probably not, but he's not friends with Walking Encyclopedia Granger for nothing.  


*snicker* I like that phrase!

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His greatest love and his greatest hate are both contained in this one person that he has to keep safe just so Harry can die. So, I think, when he's looking into Harry's eyes, he's sort of letting go of the hate he had for the son of James Potter and, in his final moments, allowing himself to feel a fatherly caring for Harry.

Also this is all my headcanon, so. (Headcanon is the fandom equivalent of UPG.)

 
I think that's a good interpretation I hadn't thought of.
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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2011, 11:36:26 am »
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*snicker* I like that phrase!


Heh. Thanks. :)
 
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I think that's a good interpretation I hadn't thought of.

 
I probably invest way too much time into interpreting character motivation in my favourite books and movies, but I can't help it. Been in theatre for too long. :cool:
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Re: So you've watched Harry Potter 7b...(SPOILERS)
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2011, 07:26:00 pm »
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This was pretty much how I felt about the entire thing as well. Like I said in the other thread, someone in the audience cried out "NOO!" when "19 years later" appeared on the screen, and then everyone laughed. I was hoping they weren't going to include it as well but.. ergh.

Bawled my eyes out at all the Snape/Lily scenes. MY HEART.

Helena Bonham Carter was absolutely amazing, and I wish she got more screen time.

McGonagall was played by Dame Maggie Smith, who was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer during HBP, and recovering during DH 1 and 2. That woman is quite frankly AMAZING.

"Boom?" "BOOM!" Laughed and cried at the same time.



Eeeeek!! I cried SOOO much at the snape/lilly bits... thats the only bit i got really emotional at actually. I felt like everything happened SOOO quickly, like tonks and remus - I didnt really feel sorry for them, I mean in the book i was really sad but on screen it happened so quickly i didnt have time to sink it in.

I <3 Helen Bonham carter! she is such a amazing actress and suits bellatrix so much!

Wow i didnt realise that about the actress Dame Maggie Smith, thats just amazing, to be so dedicated to the films and recover from such a big ordeal, wow.

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« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2011, 05:19:20 pm »
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(Spun-off from Could they not have cut out the fanfic ending? Or used older actors?


This was my biggest criticism.  But maybe they just didn't have enough to pay new actors 10 million apiece.  ;)

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