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    Everything that's been mentioned completely annoyed me. Plus the complete lack of Teddy Lupin (I have no idea why that annoyed me so much, but I just can't seem to drop it). Oh, and the epilogue was unintentionally hilarious (as was the lame hug)
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    (Original post by amison)
    Everything that's been mentioned completely annoyed me. Plus the complete lack of Teddy Lupin (I have no idea why that annoyed me so much, but I just can't seem to drop it). Oh, and the epilogue was unintentionally hilarious (as was the lame hug)
    I know right that had to be the most awkward scene/hug ever...


    Oh no wait a minute I forgot about the Draco/Voldemort hug (??)
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    (Original post by IHeartAmerica1993)
    I know right that had to be the most awkward scene/hug ever...


    Oh no wait a minute I forgot about the Draco/Voldemort hug (??)
    I was talking about the Draco/Voldemort one, but yeah it applies to the other one. An absolutely awful hug imo.
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    Didn't he still have Malfoy's?
    Yeah but it isn't the same. In the book he fixes his wand
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    [QUOTE=-honeybee-;32864100]Oh yes of course! I can't remember, does Harry tell Voldemort (in the books) that he is the master of the elder wand? Because then surely Voldemort wouldn't have tried to kill him with it? Unless he doesn't tell him, I'm not sure.
    Yep...but Voldy doesn't believe him...
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    I hated the ending personally, which is such a shame because overall it was a pretty decent film. If they'd just ended it with the three of them standing on the bridge I'd of been so much happier.
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    If anybody is interested. io9 interview with Yates.

    We talked to Yates and Kloves, and found out about the film's deleted scenes — plus scenes from the book that were never filmed. Plus the new scenes they added!
    First up, what was on the Potter cutting room floor?

    David Yates: We've got a whole bunch of DVD [deleted] scenes that we took out of the movie. We never, ever say oh it's going to be three hours, of three and a half hours, or 90 minutes. It's whatever feels right when watch the film alone in the dark. Ultimately that's what determines the length of the film. And this film felt the right weight, and the right shape and the right rhythm, at two hours. But we saved all the bits that we cut out, and we're going to put that on the DVD extras.

    There's a version of Aberforth and Harry — a longer version of it that we got. There's an extended scene on the beach with Ron disguised (before he gets to the bank, there's a lovely little interchange with him and Bellatrix Lestrange.) There are a number of things that we have for the DVD.

    Why did you change the Great Hall Battle?

    David Yates: In the book, they circle each other in The Great Hall in front of lots of students. I wanted to extend it across the school, I thought it was a great visual opportunity to see those two figures fighting amongst the rubble, through different parts of the school. And I was sitting in my garden trying to think of a way to give it a bit of extra meaning. Because two guys fighting all the time kind of gets exhausting after awhile. I came up with this notion of Harry just looking at Voldemort while they're on this precipice, and pulling him over. That was my eureka moment in the garden while I was having a cup of tea. And I thought that could be really beautiful, these two figures just tumbling into the abyss and then conjoining in this weird way. If would be quite haunting and expressive.

    There was actually more battle between the two of them. There's a moment, which you probably saw in early trailers, where Voldemort is looking at Harry in the eye and he says, "Why do you live?" And then Harry says, "Because I have something, to live for." It was a really cool moment. I actually asked Steve to write it. I said Steve we've waited eight movies, I want Voldemort to say something and Dan [Radcliffe] to respond. And of course when I put it in the movie, and the reason that Steve didn't write it in the first place was because, Voldemort would just kill Harry. They wouldn't stop and have a conversation. It was in the movie and you had this slightly longer sequence of them fighting. When you pull it out of the trailer it looks quite cool, but in context it felt slightly belabored and a little self conscious. So we kind of lost it.

    Why did you choose to add in the scene in The Great Hall with Snape?

    Steve Kloves: It's not the way the original script was. It evolved. And that happens in these sometimes. It become about compression, and a feeling, and how can we reveal the emotion of it most succinctly? That's what always ruled the day.

    I liked particularly in The Great Hall one moment… [Harry] seeing Snape standing where Dumbledore would stand, and saying, "How dare you stand there, where he stood?" That's really what the emotion of it was for Harry. That he [Snape] would defile this place by killing the head master. That was the best way to express that visual. That's a good example. To me that's a good move, for us. Because it's a visual and a literary stroke. And that's what we tried to do in Potter, rather than always be in lockstep with the book, although emotionally we're absolutely in lockstep with the books. Which was always our guide.

    http://blog.io9.com/5822801/what-was-cut-from-harry-potters-final-movie-and-what-new-scenes-were-added
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    Why does Yates say that Voldemort wouldn't have a conversation, he would just kill Harry? When he added in the bit with them falling off the bridge - where Voldy had the opportunity to kill him! And in the book there was the opportunity as well. Harry evading death so many times had annoyed/perplexed Voldemort so the questioning is reasonable. Especially when he thought himself to be the master of the elder wand and able to kill Harry :confused:
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    I thought the fact that the students were able to beat the Death Eaters was beyond ridiculous. The death of Bellatrix was astonishingly bad too, given she was on par with Snape at least in importance and was the only person Voldemort had actually ever bothered to save. Then there's Voldemort himself... just wow. All the movies had been building up to that, and it was an utter farce. A total anti-climax. And of course, there was the whole 'Harry's death' which I did not understand at all having not read the book, and the limbo scene was appalling to say the least.

    That said, I was very impressed by Neville decapitating the snake (have no idea what the snake was by the way, nor why it was a horcrux), and loved how Voldemort just blew up the protective bubble around Hogwarts in a single blast - his best moment in my opinion (which says a lot about the movie, really).

    Why did Voldemort not just kill harry before they jumped off the roof by the way? I swear he had him tied up with his magic robes... surely he would have ended it there and then?
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    If anybody is interested. io9 interview with Yates.
    Urgh...Yates says he wouldn't have a conversation with Harry...ahem then did I imagine those few pages in the 7th book when they circled each other HAVING A CONVERSATION...
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    Going to see it again today!
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    The movie wasn't the best it could've been, that's for sure, but on an emotional level, on the level that made me connect with the books and want to see this film, I was satisified. I have never cried so much and so continuously in my life, and this movie, on an emotional level, did its best for me. I just applied my imagination and exaggerated things, took things out, and added my own bits in whilst I was watching it, and just watched and appreciated what was there, making teh best of it. No matter how good or bad the film might have been, for me, the books completed it and filled in any gaps that might have been left.
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    (Original post by Astronomical)
    I thought the fact that the students were able to beat the Death Eaters was beyond ridiculous. The death of Bellatrix was astonishingly bad too, given she was on par with Snape at least in importance and was the only person Voldemort had actually ever bothered to save. Then there's Voldemort himself... just wow. All the movies had been building up to that, and it was an utter farce. A total anti-climax. And of course, there was the whole 'Harry's death' which I did not understand at all having not read the book, and the limbo scene was appalling to say the least.

    That said, I was very impressed by Neville decapitating the snake (have no idea what the snake was by the way, nor why it was a horcrux), and loved how Voldemort just blew up the protective bubble around Hogwarts in a single blast - his best moment in my opinion (which says a lot about the movie, really).

    Why did Voldemort not just kill harry before they jumped off the roof by the way? I swear he had him tied up with his magic robes... surely he would have ended it there and then?
    No offence but some things are wrong with your criticisms. Why shouldn't students be able to beat death eaters? Especially the ones in DA, who have been taught advanced defensive magic by Harry? And why was Bellatrix's death bad? It was exactly that in the books? Personally I loved it when Mrs Weasley stepped in, if your on about that she crumbled and turned into dust, well thats just a portrayal of how evil they were.

    And Voldemorts death, what did you expect? I actually liked it, given the fact that he had split his soul into 8, I would have been quite shocked if his body had actually survived a rebounded Avada Kadavra curse intact. And as to the "Harry's Death" scene I saw it with a friend who hadn't read the books and he understood it perfectly.

    The snake has appeared in several other films (ie GoF).
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    I dislike how Yates seems to think he knows the Harry Potter world better than Rowling, OF COURSE THEY HAD A CONVERSATION ITS IN THE BOOK FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
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    Yates did a good job IMO. If I wanted it to all be the same and Harry and Voldy to circle each other and stuff, I'd have read the book.
    Pretty sure Rowling has backed the movies all the way - they're adaptations, not strict representations.

    Yeah they had a conversation in the book but would it have felt right in that scene? If they thought not, then fair enough.

    Though I can imagine the later films being difficult to understand without reading the book/having some background knowledge.
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    (Original post by loopy786)
    The movie wasn't the best it could've been, that's for sure, but on an emotional level, on the level that made me connect with the books and want to see this film, I was satisified. I have never cried so much and so continuously in my life, and this movie, on an emotional level, did its best for me. I just applied my imagination and exaggerated things, took things out, and added my own bits in whilst I was watching it, and just watched and appreciated what was there, making teh best of it. No matter how good or bad the film might have been, for me, the books completed it and filled in any gaps that might have been left.
    I agree.
    And by the way, the first gif in your sig is excellent
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    I want to go and see it again but I don't know who will go with me. Plus my dad will moan if he has to drive me to the cinema ("it's a baby film!!"). I'd get the bus but there's no buses that go anywhere near the cinema -- it's outside of town on the other side just off the motorway which is a pain.

    Ooh, and I heard that there was a death scene for Fred but they cut it because it was too distressing so it will be on the deleted scenes. Er, hello? It's meant to be distressing!
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    Pahahahahaha I won't be able to watch this scene with a straight face again... :rofl:

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    does anyone else have post potter depression?! .....
    The books were truly amazing, ones that i think will be remembered and read for hundreds of years to come. The movies were fantastic and took us all through a journey. I was 11 when it started so the same age as harry and im now 19. I've grown up at more or less the same rate as them in the movies and it seems so weird that its over now.
    Harry Potter, although not liked by all was always a topic for interesting conversation, and being able to look forward to something new was exciting.

    I immediately googled for any information on new potter books etc (sad i know) ... I think Rowling has written a potter encyclopedia which she is going to release (hopefully)... and she has already written a prequel about potters parents before they died, although im not sure if this is going to be released. She hasnt said that she won't write more but has concluded that harry won't be a feature if she were to write more. To be honest, i wouldnt know how she could write more potter books or books about hogwarts adventures and still manage to capture the same kind of audience as before. but im still clutching on any loose ends as i dont want the potter adventure to end haha.


    The scene where the three of them are standing on the bridge as the camera zoomed out from them really signified the end of it all and it was sad because i kept getting flashes of when they were little kids and the adventure had just started. plus, when they played the original potter music in the very last scene (19 years later); that was quite sad too as it seemed ages since they last played that because of all the dark times before.

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    I'm going to see it again tomorrow!
 
 
 
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