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3 years ago  ::  Jul 18, 2011 - 11:39AM #31
Girlchristian
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Jul 16, 2011 -- 10:12PM, Merope wrote:


Anyone seen it yet?  It opened in the US and the UK (and probably elsewhere around the world) yesterday.

It's broken a few first-day records, and may break opening weekend records.  Story here.

The film brought in $92.1 million USD on opening day in the US.  That's nearly $20 million more than the previous record-holder, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which held the record for two years.

Its opening day total in the UK was $14.8 million USD.  Warner Bros. (the film's distributor) says that's the biggest single day take in the UK ever for a movie.

And In a single day, Deathly Hallows: Part 2 took in more money than four of the previous seven Potter films did over their entire opening weekends.

Okay, okay, so it's not necessarily all about the money ;-)

I plan to see it after the crowds die down.  Then I'll probably miss the movies so much that I'll re-read all the books (yet again :-)

How about you?  If you saw it, what did you think?  If you haven't yet seen it, do you plan to?  How do you feel about the end of an era of Harry Potter films?





I will see it once the crowds die down. A friend saw it (that has actually read the books) and she said it was the closest to the books of all of them. I've read the books many, many times as I usually reread the series before each new movie release.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 18, 2011 - 6:33PM #32
DotNotInOz
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Yanno, I wondered myself what the point was to doing that.

In a way, it smacks of the person who overhears someone talking excitedly about getting to go on a trip to Hawaii with the listeners expressing enthusiasm and remarks, "Never had any desire to go there and wouldn't if I had the opportunity."

It's a bucket-of-ice-water remark.
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3 years ago  ::  Jul 18, 2011 - 6:50PM #33
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Jul 18, 2011 -- 6:33PM, DotNotInOz wrote:

Yanno, I wondered myself what the point was to doing that.   In a way, it smacks of the person who overhears someone talking excitedly about getting to go on a trip to Hawaii with the listeners expressing enthusiasm and remarks, "Never had any desire to go there and wouldn't if I had the opportunity."  It's a bucket-of-ice-water remark.


Well... I've never had a desire to go to New York.....


I have a friend that cannot read fiction. She just cannot understand why anyone would want to read fiction. That might be what's going on here. Some people just don't like anything that is not 100% their brand of religion.


To show how crazy they get, this politician was ranting on about how soccer, satanism, and socialism all start with an 's'. He was saying that god gave you hands and arms and that any sport that does not allow you to use your hands and arms is anti-Christian.


It's the same with Harry Potter. Many christians actually believe it's satanic.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 18, 2011 - 8:15PM #34
christzen
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Jul 18, 2011 -- 6:50PM, mountain_man wrote:


 


It's the same with Harry Potter. Many christians actually believe it's satanic.




 


I kind of suspect that is the whole deal here,and the reason for not simply passing through without a negative comment.Although if this is the case,at least they had the decency,or common sense,to not condemn everyone who likes the book to hell for reading it.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2011 - 5:15AM #35
Jeansmama
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I saw Deathly Hallows II.  Up until the final battle, I was enthralled.  It followed the book.  At the final battle, my attitude toward the movie plummetted.  It was nothing like the book.  The scene between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix  looked like it was stuck in there just to placate and appease.  There was none of the psychological 'dialogue(or warfare) that was in the book. I was very disappointed.  The movie before the final battle Rates an 'A',  the final battle scene 'D-',  over all a'C-' .  I should have saved my money and waited until it came out on DVD, and borrowed it from the library(or was in the cut-out bin at Walmart).

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2011 - 11:03AM #36
Christianlib
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a) Going to see it Saturday.


b) Used a Groupon deal to buy the tickets and are paying 30 cents on the dollar.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2011 - 11:32AM #37
TemplarS
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I got into the Potter stories (books and movies) because my kids are basically the same age as the kids in the story.


So, in a sense, they all grew  up together.


Both daughters have seen DH2 and loved it.


The wife and I have tentative plans to go this weekend. 

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2011 - 7:12PM #38
Maidencreatrix
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"The scene between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix  looked like it was stuck in there just to placate and appease. "


 


Yeah... I admit I got that sense a bit, too... but I also admit that I would have been one of the ones screaming to high heaven if Molly Weasley was denied her Moment of Supreme Badassery... I'd rather have a not-quite-perfect rendition of the moment put in there than not have it at all.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 29, 2011 - 10:42AM #39
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