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 There's been a small release of stills from the new movie, and a trailer.  I am still of two minds about going to see the film, especially after they eviscerated HBP.  What about you all?  

Also, as I was looking at the website where the stills are, I noticed this little gem of interwebs advertisement:

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It's almost poetry, isn't it? :-D

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therealsnape
Sep. 24th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll go and see them; I couldn't stop myself. I fully expect to be disappointed in several things, though.
I must say I rather liked the still with the various Potters. They are still rather recognizable, especially Fred and George.
albalark
Sep. 24th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
I liked Hermione!Harry the best, I think . . . the body language is just perfect :-).

Edited at 2010-09-24 07:40 pm (UTC)
dickgloucester
Sep. 24th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Will definitely see it, possibly twice, and enjoy immensely while simultaneously deploring what they've done with the book.

Re: trailer. Only one second of Snape? AGAIN?! Bloody hell and other swear words.
therealsnape
Sep. 24th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Only one second of Snape? AGAIN?! Bloody hell and other swear words.
I felt the same. And then, that one second was one second more than McGonagall got.
dickgloucester
Sep. 24th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
True. *rolls eyes*
albalark
Sep. 24th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Only one second of Snape? AGAIN?! Bloody hell and other swear words

I've come to expect it, unfortunately. I saw someone's post awhile back that theorized that the longer the film (and the more important Snape is to the story) the less screen time he gets. It sure seems to be true from the past films.

RE: McGonagall, I'm betting that in the first DH film we'll get exactly 3 seconds of her sitting stonily at the head table as Snape takes charge of the school. If that much. Meh.

Edited at 2010-09-24 07:47 pm (UTC)
nimrod_9
Sep. 24th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Still going.....It can't annoy me anymore than the book did! Ok, there could be less Snape time! *g*
albalark
Sep. 25th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I suppose you're right, though *annoyed* wasn't exactly my reaction after DH was published! ;-)
kellychambliss
Sep. 25th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm definitely going, if only to rant. But there's always something I like in the movies. I just keep reminding myself not to expect them to be the books visualized, but to accept them as their own creation.

Having said this, though, I will be pissed as hell if they shunt McGongagall to the sidelines in the second film and let the Battle be run by the men. And we damn well better get a Minerva-Severus duel.

Re: McG in the first movie -- Maggie Smith is listed in the credits, but that's probably a contractual thing as much as anything -- not at all an indication that she'll actually be in the film. Two stony seconds at the head table sounds about right, unfortunately.
albalark
Sep. 25th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
I just keep reminding myself not to expect them to be the books visualized, but to accept them as their own creation.

That's how I got though HBP . . . I kept thinking of it as an amusement park ride based on the books, sort of, but otherwise not related. Sounds weird, but it worked. :-)

I will be pissed as hell if they shunt McGongagall to the sidelines in the second film and let the Battle be run by the men. And we damn well better get a Minerva-Severus duel.

That's one of the most important scenes in the book, which, by the movie logic mentioned above, means that they'll cut it. However, they've been treating these as action movies, so, because it's a duel, we might get lucky and they'll keep it. Betcha we don't get to see Severus fly though. :-( . And it's not just Minnie I'll be pissed if they cut - what about Sybill taking out Fenrir Greyback, Pomona siccing the plants on the Death Eaters and, of course, Molly having her way with Bellatrix? If we get anything other than Molly, I'll be (pleasantly) surprised.
kellychambliss
Sep. 25th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think you're right on the money -- the Molly/Bella bit is too iconic to be lost, and it fits too well with the overall gender messages of the books/films. Plus, it's got far more cinematic potential than some of the others (not the MM/SS duel, but cinematic or not, it's not as important to the plot/theme as Molly/Bellatrix). In any case, I thought as I read DH that many of the final scenes were written as though JKR had her eye on the screenplay -- highly visual in very filmic ways, like Harry's and Voldy's wands spinning up into the sunshine. I can just see that done in slo-mo.

So yes, I think you're right, sadly -- no Sybill, no Pomona. (Though we could be wrong about Sybill -- I did read that after having refused to be in the final film, Emma Thompson had a change of heart and did come back for a cameo. So maybe we'll have at least one shot of her dropping crystal balls over the staircases.)
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