You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - LOOK SIR, SPOILERS!

Posted: Fri, 6th Jul 2007, 5:24pm

Post 1 of 95

Plainly

Force: 1537 | Joined: 27th Dec 2006 | Posts: 767

VisionLab User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

15 days to go before the grand finale!

It's so exiting!

Are you guys gonna read it? Go to the midnight party?
Posted: Fri, 6th Jul 2007, 5:31pm

Post 2 of 95

fxmaniac

Force: 1653 | Joined: 27th Feb 2007 | Posts: 801

VisionLab User Windows User

Gold Member

yep definatelly gonna read it as for a midinight party not that i know of but im gonna watch the reading of part of the book on the tv. its gonna be way good
Posted: Fri, 6th Jul 2007, 5:45pm

Post 3 of 95

skywalker dan

Force: 684 | Joined: 7th May 2005 | Posts: 190

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

midnight party for a book reading of Harry Potter??

i'd have better things to do with my time, like:

1, sleep
2, vomit
3, sh*t myself


sd.
Posted: Fri, 6th Jul 2007, 5:48pm

Post 4 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

You are, indeed, a very, very strange fellow, skywalker dan.
Posted: Fri, 6th Jul 2007, 5:54pm

Post 5 of 95

skywalker dan

Force: 684 | Joined: 7th May 2005 | Posts: 190

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

razz, hhmmm. i was going for sarcastic rather than strange.
Posted: Fri, 6th Jul 2007, 6:01pm

Post 6 of 95

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

midnight party for a book reading of Harry Potter??

i'd have better things to do with my time, like:

1, nothing
2, nothing
3, possibly watch my 3 disc set of suspiria


wr.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 3:36am

Post 7 of 95

Plainly

Force: 1537 | Joined: 27th Dec 2006 | Posts: 767

VisionLab User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

I hope you guys didn't get the idea I was going to a midnight party! I'm not.

But I am gonna go get the book early in the morning. smile
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 6:27am

Post 8 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Plainly Canadian wrote:

I hope you guys didn't get the idea I was going to a midnight party! I'm not.
But I am gonna go get the book early in the morning. smile
Pwfffa! Midnight? I'm no loser!

I'm going a whole 5 hours after that! smile
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 6:41am

Post 9 of 95

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

midnight party for a book reading of Harry Potter??

i'd have better things to do with my time, like:

1, learn advanced chemistry
2, cut down some trees and build a house
3, knife throwing

ac.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 8:40am

Post 10 of 95

Redhawksrymmer

Force: 18442 | Joined: 19th Aug 2002 | Posts: 2620

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 3 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

SuperUser

Will definently read this once it comes out, I have been waiting for this for some time now smile

Waser - just don't forget the earplugs!

/TaunTaun Burgers listener
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 3:08pm

Post 11 of 95

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

Redhawk, seriously, you are my hero
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 4:08pm

Post 12 of 95

King of Blades

Force: 1700 | Joined: 29th May 2006 | Posts: 794

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

I can only assume that this final installment to the Harry Potter series will end in a huge bang. I doubt Rowling is going to end it with something along the lines of:

"And they lived happily ever after"...

You just don't do that to a seven-book series... why go on with a great storyline, and destroy it all with one simple line?

But I'm getting ahead of myself; I'm sure that the "Deathly Hallows" will be great.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 4:29pm

Post 13 of 95

Anne

Force: 50 | Joined: 8th Aug 2006 | Posts: 217

Windows User

Member

I'm not ashamed... I'll probably go pick it up at midnight, since I wont be in town for the midnight showing of the movie.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 5:17pm

Post 14 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Rating: +1

I'll bet you anything Rowling ends the last one with Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" in the background. Then, just as Harry is enjoying some onion rings with Hermione and Ron, he looks up, and halfway through his action, the book just ends.

Completely ceases to exist. Yeah, that'd be the way to go.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jul 2007, 5:48pm

Post 15 of 95

Penguin

Force: 852 | Joined: 17th May 2006 | Posts: 560

EffectsLab Pro User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Definently going to read it. I might have to read some of the others first though because I've somewhat forgotten what happens in them.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 2:43am

Post 16 of 95

Frosty G

Force: 540 | Joined: 28th May 2005 | Posts: 640

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Just to go against the grain, I'm going to midnight party the sh*t out of that book.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 6:59am

Post 17 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Cedric Dies in Goblet.
Sirius Dies in Phoenix.
Snape kills Dumbledore in Prince.
Hermione kills Harry in.........oops.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 11:22am

Post 18 of 95

mercianfilm

Force: 210 | Joined: 31st Dec 2006 | Posts: 687

Windows User

Member

Defo gonna read it!

I reckon Harry dies- if you watched Friday night with Jonothan ross this week - JK was on and she was giving some subtle clues. Things like:
* She said in one of the final chapters she was killing off two characters and when she finished writing it she cried for ages- i doubt she'd do that with the lesser characters.
*Wossy also asked her if she'd return to writing the Harry potter books and she simply said she'd return to that world- not to Harry unsure

It's all a bit fishy...

Anyway that's my theory biggrin

Can't wait for it!
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 6:12pm

Post 19 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Apparently the last word of the book is "scar". We've known that for quite some time.

My hunch - Harry dies - you heard it here first!LOL
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 6:27pm

Post 20 of 95

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Evman wrote:

My hunch - Harry dies - you heard it here first!LOL
Harry HAS to die. There is no other way to end the series.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 6:28pm

Post 21 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Aculag wrote:

Evman wrote:

My hunch - Harry dies - you heard it here first!LOL
Harry HAS to die. There is no other way to end the series.
Yeah I'd put money on it.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 6:47pm

Post 22 of 95

Frosty G

Force: 540 | Joined: 28th May 2005 | Posts: 640

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

I'm putting my money on he lives.



I was reading stephen king's article on it, he thinks hes gonna live too.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 6:57pm

Post 23 of 95

ben3308

Force: 5210 | Joined: 24th May 2004 | Posts: 6433

VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

I used to love Harry Potter, and now I nearly loathe the upcoming book. J.K. Rowling successfully wrangled 11 year olds into praising the world she created, and her first three books were well constructed; but after that she started falling off.

I mean, we can accept the Harry Potter books to be entertaining, sure, but at their core they're just juvenile books written at a worse level than their counterparts. Their plot, sentence structure, contrived storylines and characters are all very one-dimensional in that the reader brings the character to the story instead of the author.

I like the books, they're just not well-written.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 7:04pm

Post 24 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

ben3308 wrote:

I used to love Harry Potter, and now I nearly loathe the upcoming book. J.K. Rowling successfully wrangled 11 year olds into praising the world she created, and her first three books were well constructed; but after that she started falling off.

I mean, we can accept the Harry Potter books to be entertaining, sure, but at their core they're just juvenile books written at a worse level than their counterparts. Their plot, sentence structure, contrived storylines and characters are all very one-dimensional in that the reader brings the character to the story instead of the author.

I like the books, they're just not well-written.
I agree.

The story is good and I'm interested in finding out what happens, but part of the reason why I can get through these books so fast (I read the 5th one when I was 13 or so in basically a day) is because they're so... easy...
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 7:14pm

Post 25 of 95

Frosty G

Force: 540 | Joined: 28th May 2005 | Posts: 640

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

I feel obligated to read it just like I felt obligated to see Episode 3. I started reading the first when I was a little kid and now have to end it.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 7:58pm

Post 26 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

The problem to it is, is that while it's intended for the 11-15 age bracket, an 11-15-year-old wouldn't just start on the 5th or 6th book.

Rowling needs to learn that the 11-15 year-old kids from the first book grow as her books progress (our generation-Serpent, Evman, Ben, Pooky, maybe Waser) and I think she should write them accordingly.

11-year-olds don't understand about death and teenage angst like actual teenagers do, it just doesn't make sense to write and grow a book in maturity without raising the reading-level.

As Harry's problems get more emotional and less trivial, the reader grows physically with him, as the books are spaced out by......years to publish, and the writing should work accordingly.

Hardy Boys are a juvenile serial that works because each are an adventure you need not read previous books to follow. Whereas, someone being cliffhung (is that a word? smile) from age 11 on the HP series needs to be accommodated with the book's release.

I'm ranting, but still. I think it's true.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 8:07pm

Post 27 of 95

SilverDragon7

Force: 2265 | Joined: 29th Jun 2006 | Posts: 1990

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Evman wrote:

(I read the 5th one when I was 13 or so in basically a day)
I got it done in four days....
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 8:07pm

Post 28 of 95

Movie

Force: 456 | Joined: 18th Jun 2007 | Posts: 104

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User MacOS User

Gold Member

Scribble07 wrote:

Defo gonna read it!

I reckon Harry dies- if you watched Friday night with Jonothan ross this week - JK was on and she was giving some subtle clues. Things like:
* She said in one of the final chapters she was killing off two characters and when she finished writing it she cried for ages- i doubt she'd do that with the lesser characters.
*Wossy also asked her if she'd return to writing the Harry potter books and she simply said she'd return to that world- not to Harry unsure

It's all a bit fishy...

Anyway that's my theory biggrin

Can't wait for it!
Killing off two? Well, if one of them is harry, who is the second? I read some were that Aunt patonia (or whatever) is going to have a bigger role and have some magical power, but J.K. said that she wasn't a squib.
So I'm guessing Harry is going to like his aunt more and she dies.

Who do you think will be the second death?
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 8:18pm

Post 29 of 95

Frosty G

Force: 540 | Joined: 28th May 2005 | Posts: 640

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

i assumed voldemort was one of the two.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 8:31pm

Post 30 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Yeah Voldemort and Harry die together - each killing the other.

That's how it is in every other mythological tale you can think of... and since Harry Potter steals so much from mythology, it only makes sense...

Harry and Voldemort have a bit of each other in them and they are very similar. They're the Ying and the Yang basically. Their wands are almost identical and they share some profound magical connection... the only way to kill one is to kill the other.

Either Voldemort will kill Harry and then die himself or Harry will defeat Voldemort and then die... or they kill each other at the same moment.

Only way the books could end... Besides the fact she doesn't want more authors stealing her character and writing new stories after she's gone. She'll kill him so the story is done.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 8:56pm

Post 31 of 95

Serpent

Force: 5426 | Joined: 26th Dec 2003 | Posts: 6515

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Atom wrote:

Rowling needs to learn that the 11-15 year-old kids from the first book grow as her books progress (our generation-Serpent, Evman, Ben, Pooky, maybe Waser) and I think she should write them accordingly.
I've basically grown up with Harry Potter. Our generation (Current 16/17/18 year-olds) should relate most to the series because they are growing up with his character. Like you said, the themes have matured but her writing makes it accessible to current 11 year olds. I don't know if she can write with more mature prose, Harry Potter is just extremely easy to read. Though I'm not sure if I mind this. Harry Potter books to me seem like watching films/television--easy, enjoyable entertainment. I feel like when I'm reading Harry Potter a strict parent might say "put down Harry Potter, you need to be reading" (my parents don't give a damn, just an example.) I can get through Harry Potter books in a couple days. But it's just fun for me, I don't look at it like uber serious literature.

Anyways, I am totally going to the midnight screening of the film and midnight release of the book. I'm going to restrain from theories because I'm going to try to go into it not knowing what's going to happen. Harry dying is definitely a possibility, but I might just laugh if it comes true because it'd be the easy/lazy way for her to end the series. I bet Ron or Hermoine will die. So much for restraining... But I WILL cut off all contact with people/internet when I read it. I came damn close to being spoiled last time (I ran accross the ending on the net hours after I finished the book).

Last edited Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 10:00pm; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 9:31pm

Post 32 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Serpent wrote:

I haven't read anything other than Harry Potter and they are extremely easy to read.
Erm... razz

Last edited Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 10:02pm; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 10:01pm

Post 33 of 95

Serpent

Force: 5426 | Joined: 26th Dec 2003 | Posts: 6515

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Oh wow, I don't know how I ended up typing that. o_0 Anyways, fixed. I don't know what I was originally trying to say... Though it definitely made me seem like a pretty avid fan.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jul 2007, 10:26pm

Post 34 of 95

SilverDragon7

Force: 2265 | Joined: 29th Jun 2006 | Posts: 1990

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

I like the Harry Potter books, I find them simple to read and simple to follow, But I like lots of books so there is always a difference inbetween them.
Posted: Mon, 9th Jul 2007, 1:22am

Post 35 of 95

Movie

Force: 456 | Joined: 18th Jun 2007 | Posts: 104

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User MacOS User

Gold Member

Frosty G wrote:

i assumed voldemort was one of the two.
Lol, duh... I can't believe I didn't think of that...
Posted: Mon, 9th Jul 2007, 7:59am

Post 36 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Movie, I just noticed no more "berries and cream" (which is still in my head from weeks ago, thank you very much smile). Nice skull thing in your sig.

20 force to you for keeping it that way, my friend. smile
Posted: Mon, 9th Jul 2007, 11:50am

Post 37 of 95

mercianfilm

Force: 210 | Joined: 31st Dec 2006 | Posts: 687

Windows User

Member

I grew up with Harry potter too (I even remember giggling to myself because whenever Harry used to start a new term at school- i did too! ...Sad i know..) But i agree she definately needs to re-structureher books more accordingly. It seems almsot as if she's wrote the last few for demand- e.g to make profit rather than sustain the detailed and profilic enviroment she created. I read the LOTR trology when i was 12 and comparing it with the harry potter series you notice a massive comparison!
Posted: Mon, 9th Jul 2007, 1:01pm

Post 38 of 95

Joshua Davies

Force: 25400 | Joined: 21st Mar 2001 | Posts: 3029

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

FXhome Team Member

Its odd that as the books get worse (I'm told the early ones are better) the films have been getting better.

The first 2 films are pretty dire (with some nice moments) but 3 (the best one) and 4 are loads better.

I hope the films continue to get better.
Posted: Mon, 9th Jul 2007, 2:56pm

Post 39 of 95

Movie

Force: 456 | Joined: 18th Jun 2007 | Posts: 104

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User MacOS User

Gold Member

Atom wrote:

Movie, I just noticed no more "berries and cream" (which is still in my head from weeks ago, thank you very much smile). Nice skull thing in your sig.

20 force to you for keeping it that way, my friend. smile
Haha thanks, maybe I should use annoying sigs more often razz
( just joking of course )

But back on topic. I heard that the 7th book is going to be longer than the 6th one, but shorter than the 5th, but there are still a million horcruxes they haven't destroyed yet, I can't wait to see how J.K. pulls it off.
Posted: Mon, 9th Jul 2007, 3:58pm

Post 40 of 95

ben3308

Force: 5210 | Joined: 24th May 2004 | Posts: 6433

VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Don't you worry, Movie, I'll keep the 'berries and creme' sig alive.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:05am

Post 41 of 95

er-no

Force: 9531 | Joined: 24th Sep 2002 | Posts: 3964

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User MacOS User

SuperUser

schwar wrote:

Its odd that as the books get worse (I'm told the early ones are better) the films have been getting better.

The first 2 films are pretty dire (with some nice moments) but 3 (the best one) and 4 are loads better.

I hope the films continue to get better.
I agree with you apart from the 4th film. Which I feel fell well off the track. Movie 3 was very good, movie four felt compressed, lost and completely unhinged from any sort of greatness.

Sadly, Alfonso CuarĂ³n's direction of number 3 makes it the best and I feel will continue to be the best. He'll probably direct the 7th one because of that. I'd put money on that... wink

I'm seeing this one on Thursday, I look forward to my review!
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:11am

Post 42 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

I think that the fourth movie wasn't quite as good as the third, but was absolute leaps and bounds ahead of number one and two, which were pretty much terrible... and I basically refuse to watch them.

Still, the fourth movie was rather well done, and I enjoyed it very much, despite it not living up to the absolute genius and beautifulness that was the third movie. I also really really loved the redesign of Hogwarts starting with the third movie... I'm glad they kept that design into the 4th and 5th movies, as the first 2 movies portrayed Hogwarts as a very kiddy place, but the new Hogwarts is rather gothic and actually feels like a dark yet magical castle (especially in the third with the brilliant directing of Cuaron).
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:22am

Post 43 of 95

Frosty G

Force: 540 | Joined: 28th May 2005 | Posts: 640

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

I personally love the scene in the graveyard with Voldemort. Getting Ralph Fiennes to star as him was genius.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:23am

Post 44 of 95

Plainly

Force: 1537 | Joined: 27th Dec 2006 | Posts: 767

VisionLab User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Yesterday, my 10-year old sister was talking about Harry Potter, and she asked something about the authors of the book. We told her that there was only 1 author, and she answered,

"No! It's Jake & Rowling!"

Hehehe... Well she said it in French, "Jake et Rowling", pronounced Jake eh Rowling.

Get it? Hahaha! smile


Evman wrote:

Apparently the last word of the book is "scar". We've known that for quite some time.
Actually, she changed that recently, she said. Then she said that scar's close to being the last word, but isn't anymore.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:31am

Post 45 of 95

SilverDragon7

Force: 2265 | Joined: 29th Jun 2006 | Posts: 1990

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

ben3308 wrote:

Don't you worry, Movie, I'll keep the 'berries and creme' sig alive.
I just 1 uped yours.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:32am

Post 46 of 95

Plainly

Force: 1537 | Joined: 27th Dec 2006 | Posts: 767

VisionLab User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Hahaha nice, SilverDragon. smile

Looks like Adam Sandler.

PS- I'll go get a cool sig and avatar right now. smile
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:38am

Post 47 of 95

SilverDragon7

Force: 2265 | Joined: 29th Jun 2006 | Posts: 1990

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

I'd post This one. But it says the F-word tee-hee I said f-word.

But I need to look for a couple others, this one is cut of sad.

:EDIT: There we go wink.

P.S. The battleship is Ben, and I'm the one throwing the ball.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 1:58am

Post 48 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Hands up who'll be pissed when the last sentence turns out to be "he woke up and realised it had all been a dream". For a more surrealist ending Harry would wake up to find his parents, Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory and Sirius Black all in the shower and very not dead.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 2:11am

Post 49 of 95

doppelganger

Force: 134 | Joined: 16th May 2006 | Posts: 1157

MacOS User

Member

Rawree wrote:

Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory and Sirius Black all in the shower and very not dead.
Lets all pray they dont put that in the movie... I might die... I would die... scary...
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 2:43am

Post 50 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

RebornProductions wrote:

Rawree wrote:

Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory and Sirius Black all in the shower and very not dead.
Lets all pray they dont put that in the movie... I might die... I would die... scary...
I realise that you have to get the "Dallas" reference or else I look like some kind of sexual devient.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 3:30am

Post 51 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Rawree wrote:

RebornProductions wrote:

Rawree wrote:

Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory and Sirius Black all in the shower and very not dead.
Lets all pray they dont put that in the movie... I might die... I would die... scary...
I realise that you have to get the "Dallas" reference or else I look like some kind of sexual devient.
Heh yeah, well I knew what you were talking about at least.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 4:54am

Post 52 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Rawree wrote:

RebornProductions wrote:

Rawree wrote:

Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory and Sirius Black all in the shower and very not dead.
Lets all pray they dont put that in the movie... I might die... I would die... scary...
I realise that you have to get the "Dallas" reference or else I look like some kind of sexual devient.
You totally stole that "bad TV ending in HP" from my Sopranos post, Rawree. And you said my hometown name, too.

Stealer. wink

Oh, and yes, I suspect anyone who read that without knowing about Dallas would be quite perplexed and..........scared. smile
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 6:46pm

Post 53 of 95

Plainly

Force: 1537 | Joined: 27th Dec 2006 | Posts: 767

VisionLab User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Atom wrote:

Rawree wrote:

RebornProductions wrote:

Rawree wrote:

Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory and Sirius Black all in the shower and very not dead.
Lets all pray they dont put that in the movie... I might die... I would die... scary...
I realise that you have to get the "Dallas" reference or else I look like some kind of sexual devient.
You totally stole that "bad TV ending in HP" from my Sopranos post, Rawree. And you said my hometown name, too.

Stealer. wink

Oh, and yes, I suspect anyone who read that without knowing about Dallas would be quite perplexed and..........scared. smile
So we're not supposed to be scared? eek

Rawree,
I thought you were a sexual devient? [I don't know what devient means exactly*. unsure] After all, you did call me a sexy woman.
wink

*Please don't laugh at me for my poor English. unsure After all, I did get a final note of 97% in English class. smile Yay!

EDIT: Woah, my post is FULL of smileys! eek
Posted: Sun, 22nd Jul 2007, 7:40pm

Post 54 of 95

Anne

Force: 50 | Joined: 8th Aug 2006 | Posts: 217

Windows User

Member

I finished and the book is amazing.. just so everyone knows..
Posted: Sun, 22nd Jul 2007, 7:41pm

Post 55 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Snape kills Dumbledore.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Jul 2007, 8:18pm

Post 56 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Finished this at about 3am Sunday morning after reading since Saturday lunchtime (partly because I'm a closet nerd and partly to avoid running into any spoilers before I was finished). Without saying too much I'm not sure I was entirely satisfied with the ending, seemed like a bit of an anti-climax. The rest was good fun I guess. Can someone put a spoiler warning on this thread because I want to moan about one of my favourite characters being killed of by (the increasingly trigger happy) author.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Jul 2007, 11:23pm

Post 57 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Rawree wrote:

Finished this at about 3am Sunday morning after reading since Saturday lunchtime (partly because I'm a closet nerd and partly to avoid running into any spoilers before I was finished). Without saying too much I'm not sure I was entirely satisfied with the ending, seemed like a bit of an anti-climax. The rest was good fun I guess. Can someone put a spoiler warning on this thread because I want to moan about one of my favourite characters being killed of by (the increasingly trigger happy) author.
Hehehe.....closet nerd........funny.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Jul 2007, 11:27pm

Post 58 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Atom wrote:

Rawree wrote:

Finished this at about 3am Sunday morning after reading since Saturday lunchtime (partly because I'm a closet nerd and partly to avoid running into any spoilers before I was finished). Without saying too much I'm not sure I was entirely satisfied with the ending, seemed like a bit of an anti-climax. The rest was good fun I guess. Can someone put a spoiler warning on this thread because I want to moan about one of my favourite characters being killed of by (the increasingly trigger happy) author.
Hehehe.....closet nerd........funny.
I didn't get to grow up with Star Wars like my father did so this is all I have which seemed alright when I was at the tender age of 10 but now I'm officially one of those adults that buys the books.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 12:59am

Post 59 of 95

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

Rating: +1

KIND OF SPOILERS. THAT'S RIGHT.


I just finished the book. My opinion:

Started off amazing.

Sort of lulled for 300 pages (but I realize this conveyed a great feeling of uncertainty that Ron was feeling)

Picks up amazingly for the last 300.

I really loved this book, and really loved the ending, and feel like the series closed just as it should have.

*19 YEARS LATER*


Waser opens up a copy of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone to read to his child.

Son: Dad, what are you reading me tonight?

Waser: Well, Markus, I'm reading you a book that completely captured my imagination when I was your age, and even spilled over into my adult-hood.

Son: What's it about?

Waser: A kid wizard who goes to wizard school.

Son: Sounds Gay.

Waser: I hate you, son.

Last edited Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 1:32am; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 1:03am

Post 60 of 95

Fill

Force: 1257 | Joined: 1st Jul 2005 | Posts: 1652

CompositeLab Lite User EffectsLab Lite User Windows User

Gold Member

Haha, Waser, that reminds me of this comic.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 2:39am

Post 61 of 95

TimmyD

Force: 2646 | Joined: 18th Feb 2004 | Posts: 2507

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Ahahaa waser. Alrighty, I read it all this weekend, and I was very happy with it. The 19 Years Later Epilogue kinda left it on an anti-climactic note, but that was good. Spoilers follow, highlight to read.

---SPOILERS---
Hehe I don't even know whwere to begin. I knew people would die, and I was prepared for every death in the book. Nothing brought me to tears, which I was a little disappointed with, seeing as I enjoyed the (very tearful) state I was in when Dumbledore was murdered. I never had a big emotional attachment to Mad-Eye, so when he died I was ok. The only death that really surprised me was the death of Fred Weasly, but I expected at least one Weasley not to make it out alive. Lupin and Tonks, R.I.P.

Anyway, the chapter before "The Battle of Hogwarts" had such an epic feel it it, I was literally shaking in my chair reading it. Cinematically, those battle scenes can be great, and I goddamn well hope that whoever directs this last one does it well. I really feel like I need to re-read the entire book to get more of a feel for it.

My only complaints are the anti-climacticness, and the fact that this is the end of the road. Oh, and plus, the chick they cast as Ginny in the movies, I don't think is very hot, so I'm not totally happy Harry's married her.
Best book, and I'm truly sad to see such a great story end.

End spoilers.

Cheerio.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 2:45am

Post 62 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Wow wow wow. Just finished the book and I am amazed. Ended not exactly how I thought it was going to end, but how it SHOULD end... I now can't see it going any other way. A perfect closing to a fantastic story. Bravo Ms. Rowling, you've done it.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 2:45am

Post 63 of 95

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

Actually, the closest thing I've had to a real, external emotional expression while reading ANY of the Harry Potter books happened in Deathly Hallows. The scene where AND I REMIND YOU SPOILERS Harry is walking into the woods to meet Voldemort, knowing that he is going to die, and is met up with the ghosts. I was *this* close to shedding a tear.

Also, I don't think it was anti-climactic at all. I really loved how it ended on a semi-sour note (all the deaths) but had such a quaint and happy ending with the Epilogue. I think too many people were expecting either Harry, Ron, or Hermione to die.


END OF SPOILERS
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 2:52am

Post 64 of 95

TimmyD

Force: 2646 | Joined: 18th Feb 2004 | Posts: 2507

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Highlight

Yeah, when Harry summoned the dead, and asked Sirius how dying was, that brought me close.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 2:55am

Post 65 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

One thing that really got to me for some really strange reason was -

I DON'T THINK WE NEED SPOILER TAGS BECAUSE WHO WOULD BE DUMB ENOUGH TO COME IN A THREAD LIKE THIS IF THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BE SPOILED BUT HERE THEY ARE ANYWAY:

Hedwig's death... perhaps its having lost a pet under sudden and unexpected circumstances (not by the Avada Kedavra Curse, mind you) ... but her death made me sad. Why the hell did she have to die anyway? Couldn't Harry have just set her free or something later on... that'd get rid of her just the same...

END SPOILERS AND WISHFUL THINKING...
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 3:06am

Post 66 of 95

TimmyD

Force: 2646 | Joined: 18th Feb 2004 | Posts: 2507

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

You know, I actually think my biggest problem was that I rushed through the book. I should re-read.

Anyone else think the epilogue was corny?
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 4:07am

Post 67 of 95

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

I thought the Epilogue was perfect. Call me old fashioned, but I was so satisfied seeing the main characters living out completely normal and happy lives. The ending line about how his scar hadn't hurt in 19 years was a great send off.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 4:23am

Post 68 of 95

ben3308

Force: 5210 | Joined: 24th May 2004 | Posts: 6433

VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

SPOILERS BELOW, insolent fools! biggrin


Got the book late last night, started late this morning and FINALLY finished here, after about 6 hours of on-and-off reading. (I'm on vacation right now)

I liked the book overall, a great deal better than the previous two. The tumultuous references and full explanations of half-explained things in the previous books (notably the first three books, things like the basilisk venom penetrating Horcruxes and such) made for good "easter eggs" all the way through.

One thing that sort of let me down was that I saw this ending coming a mile away. Harry is the last Horcrux, Dumbledore was the most benignly powerful wizard who orchestrated Snape ending such power, and Harry sees all those that have died in his stead at the end.

Of course, there are a few things I never would've figured out (all the Dumbledore history with Gregorivitch or whatever, Fred dying, Lupin and Tonks having a kid) but for the most part, things played out like I expected.

I wasn't, however, expecting Harry to live; at least, not in the state he normally would.

The whole epilogue I found was a necessary but extremely, extremely cheesy ending to the whole thing. "Albus Severus......you were named after two great headmasters for a reason!" Psssh, I nearly laughed my ass off at the cheese! Other than that, I think Rowling did a good job in creating enough un-cheesy minor twists and optimistic resolution to keep me happy in the end. It's a good ending to a good series.

I remember when I was like 7 and obssesed with Animorphs, and the end, after like 68 books, was sort of like this:

"Full throttle," Jake said, "we're going to ram the blade ship."

And that was that. The animorph kids died, and the ones that didn't got stranded in space, ready to suicide by ramming the enemy. Stupid ending, big time. Harry Potter did it better.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 5:29am

Post 69 of 95

Bugclimber

Force: 1305 | Joined: 7th Jul 2004 | Posts: 635

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Just finished.

I loved it, really and i though that

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

the sequence of Harry walking to his death was brilliant

/SPOILERS /SPOILERS /SPOILERS

as well as the rest of the book. I just can't believe it's over... sad
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 5:38am

Post 70 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

ben3308 wrote:


"Full throttle," Jake said, "we're going to ram the blade ship."

And that was that. The animorph kids died, and the ones that didn't got stranded in space, ready to suicide by ramming the enemy. Stupid ending, big time. Harry Potter did it better.
YOU ASS11!!! yOU ASS!!!! I'M STILL ON BOOK 59!!!!11!!!
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 5:47am

Post 71 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

I really the pity the person who is chosen to direct the film of this book.

This book, more than any of the others, needs to be adapted just right... and considering (in my mind) it seems the hardest to adapt (theres going to need to be references to and characters from a movie that will have come out 9 years before) and the most difficult to get right...

When I read the chapter title THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS - I nearly exploded with excitement... they'd better not let it down in the movie...

I'm absolutely positively stumped about how they plan to tackle the epilogue... If they use actors in their middle ages that are NOT dan, rupert, and emma, it's a complete disservice to the entire film series... you can't switch main actors after 7 films. I'm convinced they'll leave it out, which is damn shame, cause, like Waser, I didn't find any problems with the epilogue at all.

It fit perfectly as the end to a more or less... kids... tale. With all the morality and finality that you'd want. Also knowing that that chapter has been written for 17 years and is finally being seen warmed my heart a bit. After the spectacular climax, I could stomach any amount of cheese thrown into that section, and IMO, she deserved to include that chapter not just for the fans, but for herself.

Agan, I pity the person who has to direct this movie... cause I don't know if any person alive could get it just right.

It really makes me wish they had done all of the films after all the books were finished... that way they wouldn't run into the problems they have now... lack of dobby being the main one that sticks in my mind when it comes to leaving stuff out that'll be important later... So does the fact that we're now supposed to remember a goblin who we only saw for about a half minute in the first movie...

I wish they'd thought them out more and not rushed to jump on the bandwagon to make money. Cause there are people (I know them) who now won't read the books, cause the movies come out so soon. It's a real shame.

And did anyone hear that Warner Brothers is pissed because OOTP suffered a massive drop at the box office cause all of the HP fans were reading DH over the weekend... Horrible.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 5:51am

Post 72 of 95

ben3308

Force: 5210 | Joined: 24th May 2004 | Posts: 6433

VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

I haven't seen the OoTP movie, is Kreacher in it?

Because if he isn't, I dunno how they'll fudge his help in the middle, like 200 pages, of this book.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 6:18am

Post 73 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

He's in it, but has 1 line.

I'm thinking that they'll be able to salvage 7 by dumping half or more of the storytelling weight on the 6th book.

I'd bet a lot that Kreacher will play a bigger role in the 6th movie, along with the reintroduction of Dobby (he was in the 4th and 5th books but wasn't in the films). Bill and Fleur will obviously have to be reintroduced (as I reread the 6th book I was sure they'd get cut until I saw how big they were in 7). Tonk's NOTHING presence in OOTP will have to be rectified in 6 as well as Lupin's. Hell I wouldn't be suprised if they slipped a few goblins into their trip to Diagon Alley in the 6th movie, just to remind the audience that they exist. They'd also have to at least introduce Mundungus... and maybe mention Umbridge somewhere, as well as visit number 12 grimmauld place once... (dunno how they're going to explain away how they failed to show Harry and friends actually finding the locket in the 5th one). I also wouldn't be surprised if some of Dumbledore's back story leaks into the 6th movie (Aberforth for example) just to lighten the intense burden that the 7th movie will have to hold.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 11:49am

Post 74 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Apparently Kreature wasn't in the OoTP movie for quite some time until Rowling had a word with the director and told him how difficult things would be if he was ommitted.

Was I the only one that was a bit upset at Snape's death? He's always been one of my absolute favourite characters and definately one of the most morally complex and interesting. I thought the chapter where Harry looked through all his memories was really very touching (far more so than the chapters following or preceeding) and I couldn't help feeling very sorry that he'd been killed off and even a little bit moved.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 12:07pm

Post 75 of 95

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

Evman wrote:



And did anyone hear that Warner Brothers is pissed because OOTP suffered a massive drop at the box office cause all of the HP fans were reading DH over the weekend... Horrible.
There is something really funny about that. Sad, but funny.

I also had some thoughts about the movie version of Deathly Hallows. It's going to be odd, because this book had more transfiguration and polyjuice action than any of the other books. I swear, for half the book one of the three main kids is either under the cloak or pretending to be someone else. Not to mention Ron stomping off for a good 50 pages.

I was most certainly bummed out by Snape's death. I've always known that he and Dumbledor had a deal going on in the sixth book to kill him, the signs were all there, so even when he died I was like "DAMMIT if he's dead, and we don't know why he killed Dumbledor, than I guess he was evil." I LOVED the chapter "A Prince's Tale" though, added an amazing layer to Snape's character.

Would be funny if they kept the epilogue in for the movie, but only gave Ron and Harry mustaches to make them look older, and possibly canes, ala The Aviator.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 5:50pm

Post 76 of 95

Anne

Force: 50 | Joined: 8th Aug 2006 | Posts: 217

Windows User

Member

ben3308 wrote:

I haven't seen the OoTP movie, is Kreacher in it?

Because if he isn't, I dunno how they'll fudge his help in the middle, like 200 pages, of this book.
Yeah, but only for about 1 minute of the movie.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 9:14pm

Post 77 of 95

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

No, he's in it for more than that. He's shown a few times throughout (maybe a total of 2 minutes smile), but because it's multiple times you get that he might be significant.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 9:21pm

Post 78 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Was anyone else pissed that Neville didn't get to kill Belatrix? After what she did to his parents? Although Mrs. Weasley running and shouting "DON'T YOU TOUCH MY DAUGHTER BITCH" was unbelievably funny, it didn't seem right that Neville didn't get the honors.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jul 2007, 9:35pm

Post 79 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Evman wrote:

Was anyone else pissed that Neville didn't get to kill Belatrix? After what she did to his parents? Although Mrs. Weasley running and shouting "DON'T YOU TOUCH MY DAUGHTER female dog" was unbelievably funny, it didn't seem right that Neville didn't get the honors.
I initially chalked that up to the whole tearing ones soul into pieces by killing thing and how after the big deal that was made in the previous chapters (like how Snape had to murder and not Malfoy as his soul was already damaged) and how that wouldn't be a fair thing to do to Neville. I suppose you could argue that it wasn't fair to do that to any of the 'good' characters, i.e Mrs Weasley. That's definately the reason for Harry not actually killing Voldemort and having the curse rebound instead. There were loads of little things like this at the end that I found almost disappointingly resolved.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jul 2007, 6:45am

Post 80 of 95

Anne

Force: 50 | Joined: 8th Aug 2006 | Posts: 217

Windows User

Member

Atom wrote:

No, he's in it for more than that. He's shown a few times throughout (maybe a total of 2 minutes smile), but because it's multiple times you get that he might be significant.
Now I'm wondering why your brother didnt ask you this is the first place instead of posting on a forum...
Posted: Tue, 24th Jul 2007, 5:19pm

Post 81 of 95

doppelganger

Force: 134 | Joined: 16th May 2006 | Posts: 1157

MacOS User

Member

This is so funny, mean, but funny click here

*FAKE SPOILERS*
Posted: Tue, 24th Jul 2007, 8:44pm

Post 82 of 95

Corby

Force: 477 | Joined: 4th Dec 2006 | Posts: 93

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

i wish i'd thought of that. looks like fun! lol reminds me of geeks telling me to shutup when i was laughing at padme saying "you're breaking my heart"
Posted: Wed, 25th Jul 2007, 1:11pm

Post 83 of 95

devilskater

Force: 581 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 890

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User

Gold Member

SPOILER WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!

I really enjoyed the book...as waser said, the first 300 pages were a bit of a trekk to read, but the last 300 were amazing.

I like the way Rowling still managed to put in alot of twists...However, I already suspected in Part 6, that Snape was a good lad after all.

The almighty Wand had me a little confused. The person who has that Wand was supposed to be unbeatable. I know why Voldemort couldnt handle it, because it wasnt rightfully his. However, it was Grindelwalds rightful wand. And how the hell did Dumbledore then win against him...?

The Ending was really really really unnecessary, and I think it makes Rowling look like a laughing stock...as if somebody else wrote that bit of sh*t and tucked it in with the rest of the book.

the only funny part in "19 Years Later" is: Ron says to his youngest son... "If you're not in Gryffindor, we'll disinherit you... but no pressure"

Anyways, it is a pitty that it has come to an end =( All in all, i think Rowling deserves a standing ovation for a beautiful piece of work.

Cheers,
d.
Posted: Wed, 25th Jul 2007, 1:36pm

Post 84 of 95

Quvoo

Force: 335 | Joined: 3rd Mar 2007 | Posts: 360

Windows User

Member

RebornProductions wrote:

This is so funny, mean, but funny click here

*FAKE SPOILERS*
LoL! That was funny...
Posted: Wed, 25th Jul 2007, 5:36pm

Post 85 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

devilskater wrote:


The almighty Wand had me a little confused. The person who has that Wand was supposed to be unbeatable. I know why Voldemort couldnt handle it, because it wasnt rightfully his. However, it was Grindelwalds rightful wand. And how the hell did Dumbledore then win against him...?

The Ending was really really really unnecessary, and I think it makes Rowling look like a laughing stock...as if somebody else wrote that bit of sh*t and tucked it in with the rest of the book.
The wand was Grendelwalds... Dumbledore beat him in a duel in 1945. Draco Malfoy disarmed Dumbledore in part 6 (Snape and Dumbledore had decided on his death before hand, so snape didn't defeat him). So the wand's rightful owner was Draco. Then Harry disarmed Draco in his own house towards the middle of the book when Dobby saved them. Making Harry the true owner of the wand.

The epilogue might be slightly superfluous, but JK had that bit written before she even wrote a word of the first book... You can't blame her for putting it in. It was her goal... to say "someday, I'm gonna get here..." and she finally did. I say she deserved it and its the reason she could get away with putting something so borderline corny at the end... (although I personally loved that chapter).
Posted: Wed, 25th Jul 2007, 5:38pm

Post 86 of 95

Videoace123

Force: 1056 | Joined: 4th Dec 2006 | Posts: 392

EffectsLab Pro User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fmWzeUWwLL8
SNL harry potter spoof! Funny!

Videoace
Posted: Wed, 25th Jul 2007, 11:38pm

Post 87 of 95

Redhawksrymmer

Force: 18442 | Joined: 19th Aug 2002 | Posts: 2620

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 3 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

SuperUser

Got the book early Saturday and managed to read through it in two days (I would have finished reading it sooner if I didn't have a lots of other stuff to do). I loved pretty much the whole book, even if the first one- or twohundered pages were a bit slow. The final battle at Hogwarts was jawdropping and I can't wait to see how it'll look in the movie! I also wonder what the screenplay for the film will be like, since there pretty much constantly was a lot of important information (eg. characters dying).

Overall, I thought it was a fantastic reading experience and a fitting ending to the franchise.
Posted: Wed, 25th Jul 2007, 11:49pm

Post 88 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Evman wrote:

Things and stuff
I think he was wondering more how Dumbledore managed to beat Hitler *ahem* Grendelwald in the first place if the dark wizard had the unbeatable wand. I assumed that Dumbledore perhaps didn't beat him in a straight out duel and that there was something far more sneaky involved as a running theme in the books is how events quickly become distorted and these distortions are accepted as truth and pass into legend. For lack of a better example:

Scotsman: William Wallace is seven feet tall!

William: Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds! And if he were here, he'd consume the English with fire balls from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse!
Posted: Thu, 26th Jul 2007, 1:18am

Post 89 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Rawree wrote:



I think he was wondering more how Dumbledore managed to beat Hitler *ahem* Grendelwald in the first place if the dark wizard had the unbeatable wand.
It's not unbeatable, otherwise how would it ever change hands?

It just has a little extra "oomph" under the hood and can do things normal wands can't (repair Harry's wand)
Posted: Thu, 26th Jul 2007, 1:47am

Post 90 of 95

Rawree

Force: 3250 | Joined: 27th Jun 2002 | Posts: 1925

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Evman wrote:

Rawree wrote:



I think he was wondering more how Dumbledore managed to beat Hitler *ahem* Grendelwald in the first place if the dark wizard had the unbeatable wand.
It's not unbeatable, otherwise how would it ever change hands?

It just has a little extra "oomph" under the hood and can do things normal wands can't (repair Harry's wand)
I thought that it said the person wielding it could never lose a duel and that's why the original owner had to be murdered in his sleep.
Posted: Thu, 26th Jul 2007, 4:25am

Post 91 of 95

Dramb

Force: 1225 | Joined: 22nd Oct 2004 | Posts: 14

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Rawree wrote:


I thought that it said the person wielding it could never lose a duel and that's why the original owner had to be murdered in his sleep.
That was only said in the 'fairy' tale of the Three brothers, in The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Which Dumbledore said at the end was more legend then truth. He felt the three brothers had never meet death at all, but were outstanding wizards who created the three items themselves. Like Evman said, it was just an extra powerful wand.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 10:18am

Post 92 of 95

mercianfilm

Force: 210 | Joined: 31st Dec 2006 | Posts: 687

Windows User

Member

I thoroughly enjoyed it! Although it was knackering- read through about 400 pages yesterday afternoon. The war at hogwarts was ...well spellbinding (Sorry- lame i know) can't wait to see what they do with it in teh final film...i don't envy them though- how they're going to put all that into a single film i'll never know!

I, personally, hated the end chapter- after all that climatic battle and stuff it was a big let down for me. Especially the end line' All was well' Seemed like she couldn't be bothered to finish it any more!

Still- the rest of the book more than makes up for it!
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 5:02pm

Post 93 of 95

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Scribble07 wrote:

Especially the end line' All was well' Seemed like she couldn't be bothered to finish it any more!
Yes, I'm leaping to this book's defense once again!

The all is well line was very important. The story, overall, in essence, is a fairy tale. Boy finds out he's a magical wizard and lives happily ever after... only problem is theres a buncha bad stuff in between those two parts. The epilogue was designed to show that anyone, no matter how crappy their lives are, can end up living a happy life. Call it a "message of the day" or whatever, but I thought it was important to the finale of the novel.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 5:08pm

Post 94 of 95

mercianfilm

Force: 210 | Joined: 31st Dec 2006 | Posts: 687

Windows User

Member

Yeh biggrin I understood why it was put there and all but i just felt she could have gone a different approach first and then did the epilogue as i've been left wondering quite a lot of things- The Weasley's for one-. Still no one can say that it was a bad book- i loved it!

EDIT: Here's a thread on IMDB about people who also feel things were left missing :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0926084/board/nest/80614341
Posted: Sun, 29th Jul 2007, 12:27am

Post 95 of 95

Plainly

Force: 1537 | Joined: 27th Dec 2006 | Posts: 767

VisionLab User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

I think the final chapter was overall bad and shallow. Sorry.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved Deathly Hallows, it would for sure be my favourite one, if the final chapter was better. Now, I'm kinda torn between Phoenix and Hallows.

If I were the editor for the novel, here's what I would have said to JKR conserning the final chapter:

'Take it off. Then, add a bit longer conclusion in the scene in the Great Hall, after Harry killed Voldy. That way, the novel can end with the line, "I think I've had enough trouble for a lifetime".'

OR

'Instead of doing a 19 years later, do a 5 months later to a 2 years later. Either that or do a 90 years later, and we'll see Harry with all the wisdom he got from his youth, and then we'll see him die.'

PS- Now that we know that Harry's not dead at the end of the series, I can say, "TOLD YOU!" to everyone that was absolutely sure that Harry would die, and laughed at me (casually, obviously), because I said he wouldn't. Yay!