Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part II

Hello Harry Potter fans, this weekend I watched the last of the films on the big screen, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part II.” Overall, a pretty decent conclusion to the overarching film series that began over a decade ago. Don't worry I won’t give away any spoilers here.

Inevitably the discussion always comes up when readers of the books compare notes with the films themselves, and I think it's important to remember that the purpose of film isn't to simply translate a book verbatim into a motion picture. That being said there were of course things I loved in the books that I hoped to see in the movie, but it's not always meant to be. There were definitely a few memorable scenes and a lot of funny jokes from the books that got cut out, but what can you do.

So, who else out there identifies as a fan of the Harry Potter books and has also seen the latest film? Or any of the previous films for that matter? I suggest reading the books first as the films can be a little difficult to follow at times without the background information, but I leave that up to you.