Normally, I’d wait till I go with the Hubby and/or my friends so see a movie, but I couldn’t wait, especially since a Wednesday 2:15pm showing pretty much ensures no lines.
And yup — no lines. But the theater was still mostly full. After all, it’s the opening day. 🙂
Different director, from a much darker narrative source — after all, Sirius dies, and Dolores Umbridge is downright EVIL. All this makes for a darker film, and even the lighting — mostly deep blues and near-black — is darker than the previous four movies. And the music is also darker, as John Williams didn’t do the score for this movie.
GOOD MOVIE. Definitely must-see. The film version of Umbridge’s “lines” is as I imagined it when I read the book. Sickeningly awful, just awful — and thus, very well done, when I felt exactly the same way when I saw it on screen. As usual, even at nearly 2.5 hours, *a lot* has to be left out from the original book. But what got put up on the screen is exactly what needs to be there.
The movie left me feeling both angry, melancholy, and yet hopeful — pretty much how the book affected me. This is not a little-kid movie, and now I need to reread Half-Blood Prince in preparation for the July 21 hard-back release of Deathly Hallows.
Use the bathroom before you go — you don’t want to miss any second of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.