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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2011
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    no thats already a film
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2011
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    It hurts my brain to realize that.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
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    I would watch that.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
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    I'm from Edinburgh so it's probably treason not to go see it. But it's pretty impressive to make all the films, largely as intended, keeping the main cast as they went from eleven to twenty. These days it seems more likely we'd get to the third and have to reboot everything. (But yeah, wonky ageing makeup as the last shot in a series of eight films, oh well.)
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Yeah, the aging makeup didn't work all that well. I think it should've ended with the three characters walking on the bridge in the previous shot.
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    "I think it should've ended with the three characters walking on the bridge in the previous shot."

    Yeah, but then you lose Rowling's "the-opposite-of-the-Lord-of-the-Rings" ending. Her ending in the book is even more emphatic that these war heroes went on to live fulfilling-but-unremarkable lives. I'm glad the movies at least tried to convey that. In my opinion we've all (and I include myself) become too obsessed with playing "gotcha" with filmakers these days.
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    Probably the best two-hour fight scene I've ever watched.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011
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    @ Greg Sullivan

    Yeah, but I prefer a little ambiguity to my endings. It's like she was making it utterly clear that there would be no more stories to tell about these characters, or possibly, about this universe. I get it and I understand it, but it just seems odd to want to shut down all that story space. Of course, she's done that before. I recall reading about a fan asking her what would happen if a Muggle got hold of a formula for a magic potion and tried to mix it up. Her answer, "Nothing." Not even an "I'm not sure" or "I'd have to think about it but it would probably be interesting." Just, "Nothing."

    Now, I'm not going to be one of those assholes who yammers on about "a writer being unworthy of her creation" or some silly-ass shit like that. All I'll say is that I wish she'd entertained a little more flexibility about some things and leave it at that.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2011
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    "a writer being unworthy of her creation"


    nope that sounds about right
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    Nah, I can't really go along with that. It's not like biology or something. She took a thought in her head, in this case Harry Potter and his associated world, and made it real for millions, possibly billions of people. That is a worthy act of creation and she is worthy of that creation, even if I quibble about some of the decisions she made about her work.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
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    @ richwilson

    It was pretty good, but no MEGA SHARK VS CROCOSAURUS


    And... Syfy is going to show this thing next week. It stars Jaleel White.

    I kind of hate the entire world right now.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011
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    So, anyone pick up the DVD/BlueRay for this?
    • CommentAuthornleavitt
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011
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    2 DVDs, one for the girlfriend, one for my mom.