Well, I went and had my midnight premiere at teh Odeon Leicester Square. And it was fucking amazing! The crowd cheered and wept and it was wonderful.
Here be lists:
-The Voldy laugh after saying "HP is dead" was bloody hilarious. My audience was pretty much in stitches about that one. The friend I went to see it with and I spent the rest of the weekend highlighting every bad event with a spot on imitation "We've missed our night bus EH HE-HE!" "I ate the last of the chocolate EH HE-HE!"
-Helena Bonham Carter was BRILLIANT as Emma Watson playing Hermione pretending to be Bella. The set of her chin, the wide open eye, ye gods... I loved it. What an amazing actress
- Voldemort wading through pools of blood of his slaughtered henchmen and goblins. So. Evil.
- Oh, also: "My Lord?!" *Avada Kedavra* Hurrr Durr, I loled
- In general, I liked that it was so graphic. I was afraid they'd tone down the horrors more. So glad they didn't dampen the impact as much as I'd feared.
-McGonagall is the fiercest HBIC ever, and every scene that had her in it was pure delight
-Uhm, question: where did Luna come from all of a sudden in the RoR? lol.
Ron:"Well, at least we still have Goblin nr2." *fiery dragon blast of death* "That's unfortunate..."
- "Harry, you are loved. you are so loved." *bucket for my creys*
- The soundtrack, the effects, the everything. I loved the sequence of the trio winding through battle, and everything was sort of muted, which gave it more weight and tragedy. A+
- Neville. 'nuff said
- LOLOLOLOL Voldy hugging Malfoy. Best scene ever? Possibly. I was pissing.
-The final fight scene was so... Crouching Harry Hidden Voldy.... it was flashy in the way action cinema is, yet I sat there weeping for the moral depth of the original book version of that battle. Also, Harry didn't offer Voldy mercy and to "try for some remorse"/ Phoey.
- Alos that it didn't happen in front of everybody. What, did Harry just stroll into the Great Hall all "Hay, you guise, he's gone. Can't show you a body, because he dissolved into Voldy-crunch (now THERE'S a cereal I'd buy), but y'know: just trust me."?
-The water "floods" in the chamber came off about as threatening as the "it's a small small world" boat ride
-Urgh, Harry telling Ron and Hermione he's traipsing off into death URGH RON JUST STANDING THERE. YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT: NO. END OF STORY.
- Hermione gets on the dragon first. Has the idea, even. Let that roll around in your head for a bit.
- Just... couldn't have some things been... longer? It felt so rushed in places. I was especially irked by the Molly/Bella battle. Blink, and you'll miss it. And it was so casual, as well. Aberforth's speech, as well. Thanks for alluding to Ariana's fate, is it can be full story tiem plz? ... oooof course not.
- Also, as a strident feminist, I would've appreciated if Hermione had started stripping "properly" as well after they got out of the Lake. This way, attention was drawn to the fact that this COULD be sexual (which it really wasn't), so best keep the girl all covered up thus MAKING it kinda sexual... meh. (mind you: I'm not asking for full frontal nudity here, obviously)
-Voldy and Bella basically disintegrating: yeah. I DO NOT APPROVE. The whole point is that they are only human, after all, not mythical demons. *scoff*
- excuse me, where was my misery when Hagrid carried a dead Harry into Hogwarts? Where was my McG shouting "NO!"? Where were my "HARRY!"s from Ron and Hermione?
-NO trio dialogue in teh epilogue? Really. *shakes fist*
All in all: 15 more minutes to add some flesh here and there, certainly would've needed it.
I'm sure I've got more opinions, but they escape me now XD
Listening to: Arcade Fire
Reading: Infinite Jest, Half-Blood Prince
Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender (series)
Playing: "find the life"....
Eating: Asparagus. All day, every day. 'Tis the season.
Drinking: Starbux Starbux and then some Starbux