Saw it the other day and the first third or half wasn't too bad. I was willing to cut them some slack and think that if the way they filmed it could have been in the book, then okay.
But then the Battle of Hogwarts and the Harry/Voldemort showdown were so different! I think maybe the director was going for a "London during the Blitz" look but sometimes the monochromatic (which has been with us since Movie 6) gets a bit old, and detaches the viewer too much from feeling a part of things.
And to have Harry and Voldy duking it out apart from everyone else to me was an epic fail. :crying:
Alan Rickman rocked, though. :thumbsup:
I don't understand changing excessively from the book to the movie. If a filmmaker wants to do that why don't they just hire a scriptwriter and make up something new that lets them do what they want?
And JK Rowling approved this?! I haven't followed the making of this movie closely online since I did that with Movie 6 and was disappointed as a result. I really thought they got it right in Movie 7, gave the characters and emotions space to add richness and depth. :clapping: Though others will disagree with me and think it was slow moving for that very reason.
Okay, I've said enough, your thoughts, HP moviegoers! :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn: