Part one of the summer Harry Potter mania is over. The movie was decent enough. It was solid. It did the job.
It wasn’t special though and you felt like you were speeding through things the entire time. Almost everything was covered, but all in a very light way.
It was also very dark. My nephews went to see this, and I don’t know if I would want them to :) I know that the books get darker and darker, but the movies are even more-so. In the book there is time for some fun here and there, but the speed y movie bypasses all of that and just leaves the mainline darkness. Ebert was right when he said there was never a gleam in Harry’s eye. No fun quidditch here.
I was amazed at how they cast Laura Bush as Dolores. The “I look nice but deep down I am medievally harsh” character that will do anything for the president^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hminister of magic.
I love how the books mimic the times.
Now we can get to what people are really going to get into. The final book. Noone cares about the Sopranos ending in comparison!