The phenomenon of Harry Potter has come to a close with the opening of the 8th movie in the series of the 7 books. Wait, 8 pieces of 7?? Ok... *cough* Never mind. Anyways, I saw the movie there yesterday and to be fair it is probably the best of them. Certainly warrants its rating 12A rating with all the dying, the sexy Emma Watson () and so forth. Now... Albeit a good movie, I was somewhat disappointed with it, which leads to the theme/topic of this thread [yes, for once one of LDM's threads actually has a f*cking topic].
Obviously with movies based on books, much of the original story cannot be included in the film cos the movie would be several hours long. The Harry Potter movies have certainly been no stranger to this. But this one, the epic finale, which btw only lasts roughly 2 hours long, should have contained more. First off I don't think it would have done anyone any harm to make the movie 2.5 hours long instead, including more content. There are certain things, and this includes all book derived movies, that are not in the book itself that are added and/or certain aspects of the book that are tweaked. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. And for me, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was somewhat lacking to what it could have accomplished. Yes I am a bit biased as I prefer the stories in books more so to their altered screen counterparts but still. And that ends LDM's part review of said movie.
Ok I'mma shup now for fear of going on too much and exposing my secret identity as Clark... *cough* Pardon me. So, for those of you who have seen it, what are your opinions regarding it? And for those of you in general, do you prefer the reading the original story of a book or seeing some adaptation of it on film?
Now... Let's see how long this thread will last before someone (my money's on doc, Rayden, Benny or LTG) decides to go completely off topic!