Harry Potter Withdrawals

So with Harry Potter actually over (but still continuing to make millions of dollars in the cinemas) I just wanted to give my few cents on the final film.

It’s no surprise that I loved it, it was heartbreaking, epic and full of action.  But I think I speak for all Potter fans where it was Neville’s transformation from a bumbling side character to a complete hero in the final film which cemented our love for the series.

If anything though, I think David Yates improved on the final book – it wasn’t particularly my favourite – and one subplot that really proved that to me was the inclusion of Neville admitting that he was in love with Luna.  This had me squealing in my seat during the movie and the end side glance between them really did it for me.  This relationship never came to fruition in the book and I’d like to believe that it’s because Rowling realized that she missed a great opportunity and saw the great chemistry between Evanna Lynch and Matthew Lewis throughout the series.

I mean look at them (above) they’re adorable!

Another thing which I found Yates did amazingly was the revelation of Snape’s true intentions.  The acting of Alan Rickman was phenomenal as always and I hope the rumours that he may be nominated for a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination come to fruition.  The movie also helped me finally understand Snape’s emotions towards Harry and the fact that the Potter community voted him the Greatest Potter Character of All Time finally made sense to me and I wholeheartedly agree with it (although Harry should’ve been second imo).

I don’t have really any criticisms for the final films, none anyway that greatly annoyed me (maybe perhaps Ron and Hermione’s kiss which I felt was rushed just like in the book) but I just want to end this post with one of my nitpicks of the film series:

That is why Richard Harris – not Micheal Gambon – will always be Dumbledore to me.

I’ll leave my precious readers with a hug from the evil Voldemort,

(Voldemort gives the best hugs)Best Random Moment Ever.

What did you think of the final HP film?  Did it live up to your expectations?

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6 thoughts on “Harry Potter Withdrawals

  1. Jeyna Grace says:

    i think the final film ended the book pretty well. Unfortunately they couldnt put everything in the book into the film, but they did their best. if i were to rate, i’ll give the film a 4.5/5. then again, my rating could be prejudice cause im already a fan. LOL. Nice post btw 🙂

  2. norlisar says:

    i agree they did a great job!
    haha i think even if you weren’t a fan you’d still think it was an incredible film, i mean it’s already the highest rated HP film from the entire series (even though HP4 is my fave! :P)

    thank you so much for reading 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    I actually felt the movie was really moving – not only in the sense that I as a person grew up with a series, but in the overall feel – the push and sway of the beginning to end, in particular I felt the Great Battle, though traumatic with such losses was raw and a true attest to what we read and envisioned growing up. While I can’t particularly say who will win which awards, I think the acting evolved immensely as they, the actors, in fact did age and to that I was thankful.

    Now that it’s all over, I’ve even seen the movie quite a few times I will definitely miss the series, but know that it’ll never truly be over and thus, there’s peace in that.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would also like to state that I was never a Gambdon fan until this film, if that, I never had that connection with him and Dumbledore. I always felt he kind of had the acting chemistry of bread but let it go because there was far more to deal with and Dumbledore, though such a huge premise in the novels, in particular DH was not really so keen-edged in the series and kind of cast to the side. If that makes sense. Oh, and Lavender and the dead students disturbed me. But I suppose that was the point. Tragic, really.

  5. norlisar says:

    Sorry it took so long to reply to this!
    I agree with all of your statements, really, we’re kind of in sync 😉
    But it’s nice to know that our generation grew up with something so, for lack of a better word, magical and hopefully one day our kids will get to appreciate it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I totally agree! It’s inspirational and amazing to know that we witnessed a sort of premise that is ranked up there with C.S Lewis and the like in terms of notability. While I wouldn’t quite ramify it under such “classical” literary terms – it nonetheless hit the masses with popularity!

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