This critique might be a little harsh because I am an avid fan of the book series, and my biggest complaints come from the fact that there was some integral parts of the books missing from the movie, but that always seems to be the way when a book is adapted into a movie. Especially a series. So let’s delve right in, shall we? ***SPOILERS AHEAD*** YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
It’s that time of year again folks, the last few days leading up to the release of the newest Harry Potter movie. You know what that means. News, news and more news, all relating to Harry Potter. And here’s some more! I’ve got two gems here for you, so settle in, get some Butterbeer and take a look at this.
Daniel Radcliffe has been quoted as saying that he is not pleased that J.K. Rowling has enough material to write at least three more Harry Potter novels, if she ever got it in her mind to do so. She had announced this on Oprah, though also stated she had no plans in the works right now to actually write more books along that vein. Here’s what Radcliffe had to say:
“Oh God, she promised me categorically that there wouldn’t be another book involving Harry,” he said, adding that it was ‘very doubtful’ he’d ever again play the character. “I think 10 years is a long time to spend with one character.”
And here’s the question on my mind: Do we even want Daniel Radcliffe to play Harry Potter again? Sure, he was cast in the role and he was a cute little kid and did as good a job as any little kid could do dealing with such a huge role. (Except Dakota Fanning. She is frickin’ amazing…) But by the third movie, didn’t we all kind of notice that maybe he wasn’t up to the challenge? It’s glaringly obvious that in half of his scenes he is two seconds away from laughing, even when he is screaming at Peter Pettigrew in angst about his murdered parents.
J.K. Rowling should definitely write more books if she has enough material to warrant such, and make it interesting, something the readers would be into. Daniel Radcliffe having to play him in a movie shouldn’t even enter into the discussion. Truly, he should just be glad that anyone even knows his name. He owes his entire livelihood to J.K. Rowling and the title character of her book series, so he can STFU.
Entertainment Weekly announced in their Fall Movie Preview issue that the final Harry Potter movie, which will be split into two parts, that the movie will split right after Voldemore acquires the Elder Wand, which in the novel is approximately around the end of chapter 24 entitled ‘The Wandmaker’. Here is what EW had to say about it:
Part I will end at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death.
It’s a little further in the book than I thought it would be split. I thought they would end it with a happy reunion about two chapters back. (I am purposely not saying more than this because I know some crazy people have not read these books, but still might see the movie, so I don’t want to spoil it for them. However, this is a good place to leave off, I believe. So now enjoy some screen shots of the EW article. Cut for size… (more…)
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that The Half Blood Prince, in its first day of Worldwide release, has grossed an epic 104 million dollars! Now that’s a lot of bank for little Hermione to be bitching about burning her outfit! Who cares if you get typecasted you little bitch, out of work actors would love to have a series to keep showering cash on them!
Meghan Fox isn’t as disillusioned as you my dear, you may find success, its still possible, but Fox was quoted as saying, “I hope ten years from now I’m making Transformers 5!”
Don’t bite the hand that feeds. Congrats to Radcliffe and company, I’m sure the movie is incredibly decent…