Friday, November 12, 2010

Film Friday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

I have come up with my own meme, Film Friday. Every week I will talk about a movie that is being adapted from a book. I will update you with news of the upcoming film. This week's Film Friday is about the movie adaptation of the best selling novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!!!




In honour of the premiere next week, I decided to do my Film Friday for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! I know everyone who is interested has probably already looked up everthing they can, but I wanted to share my excitement. Also, I was about to type my Flim Friday and an advert came on the tv for the movie. I took it as a sign and started this post! I can't wait to see this. I have had my tickets for the midnight premiere for a few weeks. It's too bad that my friend and fellow blogger can't go with me (she'll be in Harry Potter World!!), but luckily I have many friends that are obsessed.


First of all, I have to say that they could not have cast better people for these movies, in my opinion. If you look at the illustrations in the books, Harry looks exactly like Daniel Radcliffe. I think Daniel Radcliffe is Harry Potter.

Although I don't think the movies are as good as the books, I still enjoy watching them. So far, I have enjoyed the second and fourth movies the most, but the seventh book is definitely my favourite. Hopefully it will live up to my expectations and become my favourite film as well as book.

*SPOILER ALERT!!*

I can't wait for the film, but there are still a few things I'm a little afraid to see:
  • The scene where Voldemort's snake comes out of'the old woman and attacks Harry!- I think this scene will be really scary. It wasn't my favourite scene in the book, so I don't expect to enjoy watching it on the big screen.
  • Dobby's death and burial- This was one of the saddest moments of the book, for me. The first time I read it, I think I cried! I don't usually cry, but the fact that Dobby was killed trying to save Harry was so sad.
  • After the last battle when you can see the dead bodies- I couldn't believe Tonks, Lupin and Fred died!! Tonks and Lupin had just had a baby and Fred was George's other half!! Now there's less than one half of the twins (after George lost an ear).
There are also scenes that I am either extremely intrigued or excited to watch:
  • Lily Potter's patronus appears in the woods- I can't wait to see the scene where "Lily" leads Harry to the sword.
  •  Harry's parents as he walks to his death- Although there are other people with them, I am most excited for Harry's parents as they escort him to meet Voldmort in the Forbidden Forest.
  • Snape's Death- This might sound a little mean, but I really want to see this scene. This is where Snape's character is truly revealed to Harry for the first time. I am also excited for the memories Harry takes from Snape's mouth after he dies.
What do you think about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Are you as excited for the film as I am?
Here is a trailer for the movie, which opens on November 19, 2010 and the synopsis of the book by JK Rowling! :)

About the Book:

Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling's spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart--such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review--to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling's fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry--bring plenty of tissues.


The heart of Book 7 is a hero's mission--not just in Harry's quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man--and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember Dumbledore's warning about making the choice between "what is right and what is easy," and know that Rowling applies the same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling's skill as a storyteller that even the most astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise.
A spectacular finish to a phenomenal series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a bittersweet read for fans. The journey is hard, filled with events both tragic and triumphant, the battlefield littered with the bodies of the dearest and despised, but the final chapter is as brilliant and blinding as a phoenix's flame, and fans and skeptics alike will emerge from the confines of the story with full but heavy hearts, giddy and grateful for the experience. --Daphne Durham (from goodreads)
 

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