Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

So on November 11, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had its world premiere in London. I wanted to share some of the stars fashions. After we look at some pretty and not so pretty premiere attire, we’ll get to all my complaints about the most recent film. Enjoy.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and (ginger of the month) Rupert Grint
Most of the cast and others who walked the red carpet wore a poppy
in support of Veterans (especially of WWII)

Emma Watson looked amazing as always.
(I’m biased of course due to the total girl crush I have on her.)
♥ Emma!

Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour) borrowed this one from her Grandmum.
(It’s not like Gran’s leaving the grave anytime soon anyway.)

The H.B.I.C. Herself, J.K. Rowling.
This woman is amazing.

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) looking gross.

Katie Leug (Cho Chang).
I think she looks adorable. It’s totally old school, but super polished.
She looks like a USO girl

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
I’m not diggin’ this… Sorry Luna.

So on November 18, Kacie, Sarah, Kenny, Casey and I headed over to the theater for the Midnight showing. I even made a super awesome (However, huge) Gryffindor t-shirt!

Go Go Gryffindor!

It was cold that night too so I got the opportunity to wear my new red coat (and boots!)

Kacie’s outfit was very Luna inspired

This was taken immediately after the movie was over.
I don’t look as excited as I did before.

And now, on to the nerdy bitching…
Let me begin by saying, after seeing each movie for the first time, I have a long list of complaints. Over time, my heart melts and I love each and every single one. I’d also like that say that I wasn’t as disappointed leaving Deathly Hallows as I was leaving Half Blood Prince. Upon leaving Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, I-WAS-PISSED. More pissed than I was leaving Order of the Phoenix; I was a bit more pissed leaving Order than I was after seeing Goblet of Fire; and 1-3 I didn’t really have too many complaints with. (Very few at least)

I know they can’t fit it all in. I know story modification may be necessary in small amounts. But the choices made over the last few films have let me down. Some of my favorite sub plots and moments are completely cut from the films. This brings me to my complaints about Deathly Hallows.

I appreciated that a lot of moments, that haven’t exactly been set up in prior films, were included. However, these moments were without a doubt less impactful than they were in the books because of the lack of set-up.

1.) Dobby’s Dealth – While reading the book, I had to put down the book and
stop reading while I openly sobbed, for God knows how long, when Dobby
died. In the film you barely feel anything and it’s because all the House
Elf subplots, and Dobby in general, have been cut from the films.
I love the House Elves! SPEW!

2.) Bill and Fleur – After watching the Burrow burn, I questioned whether or not
there would even be a wedding at all. But WTF? Bill and Fleur’s relationship
should have been addressed already. Otherwise, “how random that
that french chick is back and marrying a Weasley we’ve never met?”

3.) Tonks and Lupin. – WTF? -You know what I mean.- Where the hell was Tonks in
Half Blood Prince?! “Oh PS Harry, we’re together (I was never worried about this
at all…) and I have a baby bump. I’m not the least bit concerned that I’m having a
Werewolf’s baby either. Surprise.”

To be honest, that entire bit at the beginning, before the 7 Harrys left for their safe houses, pissed me off… and the lack of portkey use did too.

Hedwig’s death was so much more climatic in the book… I cried. (I cried a lot while reading DH)

“Harry’s got a shard of glass. I knew this kid could get whiney, but cutting? Come on chosen one. No need for random jagged glass to be one you at all times…. Oh, you mean that shard of glass is from a pretty awesome and incredibly useful mirror? Cool.. i guess.” -Hello?!

In all actuality, most of my complaints aren’t really even about Deathly Hallows part 1. The complaints are really due to the fact that so much was cut in the past, that now, all the “catching up” is happening awfully rushed and it just doesn’t give justice to any of it. Not that I wasn’t expecting everything to be rushed, it has to be… but a little more set up would leave less to rush through in the final stretch.

I also felt way more offended when Voldemort desecrates Dumbledore’s grave in the book. In the movie I was like.. ok… here it is I guess. Then I put my boots back on to leave. (that theater was hot as motha… i needed to cool off)

I have far more complaints, most of which are tedious and nerdy, however, I really did enjoy it and I’m eagerly awaiting part 2 now.


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