Harry Potter 7 Part 2: Movie Review and Spoilers


I have just finished watching the last installment of Harry Potter and am writing this one on a cyber cafe a few meters away from the cinema. I want to write this while the movie is still fresh in my mind.  I will be giving out spoilers here so you have been warned.

To all who have not watch the movie, I suggest that you forget about the book when watching it.

It seems that David Yates has this in mind when he directed the movie. Basically, if it’s a wordy part of the book, he cuts it out. If it is an action packed part, he expands the idea (except the McGonagall versus Snape duel which he didn’t put much minutes into).

The movie is less than 2 hours long so I was wrong when I said that it was a good thing that they cut the movie into two parts as I figured that it will be 4 hours in total at least.

What part of the book they omitted and changed and some other comments that I want to write

1. No Ariana Talk. The Ariana thing was never explained fully in the movie. In fairness, it wasn’t even mentioned much in HP 7a.

2. All Hogwart’s defenders that died, well, just died. No scene was shown how it happened.

3. Lavender Brown died at the hands of Fenrir.

4. Harry showed himself in front of Snape while in Hogwarts. And he even magically changed clothes in mere seconds.

5. No Weasley family reunion, Percy just appeared out of nowhere

6. Much of the Hogwarts battle in the book was changed. Aberforth Dumbledore is bad ass

7. Kings Cross scene was shortened

8. Harry never explained anything to Voldemort

9. Apparently, Voldemort feels the destruction of each Horcrux and he seems to be going weaker whenever one is destroyed.

10. When the last Horcrux was destroyed, Harry was able to OVERPOWER Voldemort

11. Griphook died at the hands of Voldemort

12. Hermione in Bellatrix clothes was the best idea David Yates has ever done in his entire life. Catch the major cleavage scene during the Gringotts break in

13. After they jumped from the Dragon to the lake, Hermione gave the boys dry clothes and the 2  started changing clothes. Hermione DID NOT STRIP. David Yates, I AM SO DISAPPOINTED!

14. The invisibility cloak was not used when Harry went to the Forbidden Forest.

15. Grawp was not in the movie.

16. Voldemort and Harry dueled inside Hogwarts

17. The sorting hat was not burned.

18. Yes, Molly called Bellatrix a bitch

19. 19 years later was shown and not much was changed

20. It was a freaking great movie even with all the changes. I am so watching this again.

GI Joe: Rise of Cobra – A Very Late Review


I didn’t watch GI Joe: Rise of Cobra when it came out. One reason is that the critics love it which would usually mean I’m going to be disappointed, the other is the GI Joe that I remember do not use tech suits to enhance their physical strength so after seeing the trailer, my excitement lessened.

While I didn’t want to watch it in the cinemas, I did want to watch it someday. I was curious about the attention the baroness is getting especially after Alodia Gosiengfiao cosplayed her. The baroness back in the old GI Joe didn’t strike me as interesting. It was always about Cobra Commander and Destro. Baroness was like the token girl villain. Another thing that I wanted to see is why a lot of my friends are saying that Stormshadow was cooler than Snake Eyes. Back in the old animated series, everyone wanted to be Snake Eyes.

Well, after 3-4 months the DVD is out I was able to watch the movie with a little help of that dude by the bay.

What do I think? Well, if Michael Bay jizz his pants whenever he sees battleships, carriers and tanks, then Stephen Sommers jizz his pants on futuristic weaponry.

As LatinoReview.com stated, the story was pretty much like Xmen 1. Duke was protecting some warheads and was attacked by some high tech terrorist. Duke was saved by another group of High Tech Military. Duke joins the High Tech Military. The important warhead was  taken from his custody.  Duke saves the day in the end. Oh and he gets his girlfriend back in the end too. Pretty much like X-men 1 to me.

The Paris chase was strange too. After arming the warheads, couldn’t the high tech terrorist group get a decent mode of transportation to the Eiffel Tower? Actually, now that I think about it, they were able to build a high tech undersea base up in north pole but they couldn’t have armed the warheads themselves? Okay, now that I’ve think about it further, if they just armed the freaking warheads themselves, Duke nor the Joes wouldn’t have been able to stop them.

The part where the Joes were tricked in to re-activating the tracker on the warheads was cool until you realize that how can a high tech base like the Pit not have any sort of signals being transmitted from the base to the outside world.

Actually, with all the high tech gadgets they have on the base, they had the worst alarms in the world. The attack was in now way stealthy. Those were freaking drills that pierced the walls of the base and you’re telling me that they didn’t have any form of sensors?

And this movie was supposed to make more sense than Transformers 2? I don’t think so.

Spoiler/Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


Before anything else about the actual movie, let me just put into writing a few pre-watching-the-movie sentiments. I was kind of sad as I’ve been hearing a lot of good reviews from critics that the movie was great. As you may know, I usually experience the opposite as to how critics judge a movie.  I don’t want the sixth movie to be another utter failure like the third.

Well, after watching the movie, I would say that the sixth movie was not a disappointment. But not something that I am too happy about either.

The movie was directed by David Yates,  the same one for the fifth movie and would also direct the seventh and eighth, so we’re stuck with him for the rest of the Harry Potter saga.

The sixth movie has a lot of parts that weren’t in the book. Strangely, some of these scenes didn’t have any sort of impact to the main story. One part that was added was during their Christmas vacation, some death eaters (Bellatrix and Fenrir) attacked the Weasley’s burrow. A ring of fire was first set around the burrow and Bellatrix showed herself so as to bait Harry to pursue him. She was successful as Harry charged after her.

So now that she is at the mercy of Bellatrix (she being a prodigous wizard, Harry is effectively a free-kill). So what devious deed does she have in store for Harry? Nothing actually. She just casted some spells on him and Ginny (who was able to follow Harry, unlike the other 4 of-age wizards, one of them was even an auror). There were no unforgivable curse, no signs of them trying to abduct Harry. And then when the rest of the ‘adults’ came, they just apparated away but not before casting a fireball of sorts to the burrow. The adults reaction to this was to run back to the burrow. Let me repeat, RUN BACK! Are they wizards or what? They can apparate back to the burrow in a jiffy. They’ve shown in the fifth installment that they can do the white smoke thingy transport spell. And after that event, did it have any effect on the overall story? Were there further discussion of the event? None.

Now adding some scene not from the book is fine with me. Even the unessential ones. But if they can show this useless-to-the-story scene, why couldn’t they show us the Hogwarts battle scene or even the Funeral of Dumbledore. The fight between Voldemort and Dumbledore, back in the fifth movie, was my favorite part. It seems they didn’t like it as well as I did.

And Snape didn’t even get to say the “DO NOT CALL ME A COWARD!!!” line whch IMO, was a giveaway to readers that there was more to his actions than what it seems.

Oh by the way, let me be the first one to say (well hopefully first one to say), that Harry, the talented seeker, the once every hundred years, full of potential, started playing quidditch while a freshman, Potter has not won a single quidditch cup in the movie storyline. On the third movie, the director that should have lost his directing license (if there is such a thing, LOL) gave us the match where Harry loses to Hufflepuff because of the dementors and the scene with Harry receiving the Firebolt and doing that “teen movie cliche” scene. On the fifth movie, no quidditch was shown and on the sixth movie, they just showed the Ron kicking ass match and that’s it.

Also, on just watching it once, I’ve already made a list of inconsistencies and criticism.

  1. They went to Diagon Alley without an escort nor an adult. Everyone is scared since the Dark Lord is back that they were forced to close their shops and yet we see three underage wizard of whom one of them is of great interest of the Dark Lord without any escort or being under the invisibility cloak.
  2. The death eaters, wanted by the ministry and the rest of the wizarding community, held their meeting and Malfoy’s initiation rites on a very public place. And the three lead characters saw all these and didn’t bother to report it to anyone.
  3. When Katie Bell was cursed, Hagrid came to the scene in a calm manner. Picked up Katie Bell’s body without any sense of urgency that he has displayed in the book.
  4. When Harry was talking to Mr. Weasley privately, he informed Harry that they did check out Borgin and Burkes and found the vanishing cabinet. He explained to Harry how it worked. And yet they weren’t able to put two and two together on how Malfoy would use the cabinet.
  5. The fucking quidditch armored uniforms suck.
  6. Upon seeing Dumbledore’s corpse, Hagrid just stood there looking solemn. So unlike the Hagrid in the book.
  7. On the entire movie, Dumbledore has not mentioned to Harry his theory what the other Horcruxes were. There was no mention of Helga’s cup nor Nagini being far too intelligent than a regular snake.
  8. As far as I remember, the Tom on Horace’s memory and the Tom that appeared from the diary are just a year or two apart, age-wise. Why couldn’t they just have gotten the Tom from movie 2? He was more suited for it than the retard that they got for movie six.
  9. No mention of Fleur in the movie so I guess there will be no wedding on movie. Yay, they would have to think of another reason for Harry to decide to go to Lovegood for advice on the Deathly Hallows symbol.
  10. You can get detention by speaking up in a rude manner in class, being out of the castle at night or for being late. You won’t get detention however by casting a dark magic, one which causes the victim to have multiple slashing type of wound, on your classmate.

The only thing good about the movie was the absence of vegetarian vampires that glows. That would have been the most appalling thing to include in any movie.

P.S.

Emma Watson was HOT and has shown more skin in this movie than of previous movies >:)

I may watch the movie again because I missed the first 15minutes because of traffic and also to see Emma Watson again.

And lastly, SNAPE KILLED DUMBLEDORE!