And I'm not quite sure how I feel about! On Thursday night, Aaron and I made our ritual trip to the movie theater to see the newest Harry Potter flick. As you all know, us book readers understand the whole story of what is happening to Harry and his friends and the movies leave so much out that it's very difficult to judge whether or not we liked it. This latest movie was based on the longest book, yet it was only 2 hours long. It seemed very rushed, especially in the beginning. Within the first fifteen minutes Harry was already in the Ministry of Magic for his trial, which just seemed a bit quick. As did the scene with the children in the ministry towards the end. It lasted all of 5 minutes!
I wasn't very happy with the character of Tonks, I somehow pictured her older, more Sirius's age rather than in her early 20's, but maybe I'll grow to like her as the movies progress. She had almost no face time in the movie anyways. Another new character for this movie, Luna Lovegood, was cast perfectly. I took one glimpse at her and burst out laughing (the people next to me thought I was crazy), but she was just PERFECT. Her spacy look, her weird way of skipping wherever she goes, and her voice. It was all perfect. Dolores Umbridge was also cast pretty well I thought. She did great with her little evil giggle!
Overall, I was satisfied, but just a teensy bit disappointed. I had high hopes, but as with all of the other movies, the filmmakers are forced to leave so much essential stuff out, they always seem to fall a bit flat. It was good though and I had a good time. I'm sure I'll be seeing lots more on the movie once I get to reading other's blogs later today!