“Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ Test Screening Held Today in Chicago; Leaky’s Full Report Here (Updated)

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Apr 02, 2011

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A working cut of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 film was test screened for an audience of approximately 400 this afternoon in Chicago, Illinois. Leaky was in attendance and will be updating this post with full details, recaps, and information about this early cut of the last Potter film.
Please note at the request of WB, we have taken out most of the big spoilers. There are still some small spoilers here but it is mostly what you know from the book, and our own opinion of what we saw on screen.

Update 2: Leaky’s full text report on the working cut of the film is now available to read. Enjoy!

This afternoon, I was lucky enough to be among 400 other movie fans to attend a test screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ in Chicago, Illinois. Rumors had been circuiting around the internet about this screening, but confirmation that it was Harry Potter didn’t come until just before the film started. Since this was a working cut of the film, many effects and scenes were not finished. At least 50% of the special effects were still in the CGI rendering stage, and green screens were visible throughout the film. Also, a number of specific shots were title cards on the screen as placeholders for the full, finished shot or effect.

The film itself focuses on the battle to defeat Voldemort. Three quarters of the film takes place at Hogwarts during the final battle for the school. Hogwarts is torn down around us with the violence brought by the thousands of Death Eaters, army of spiders, giants, and dementors. Even without all of the special effects complete, you can already tell how grand and cinematic the final product will feel. The second half of the “Deathly Hallows” film is an action-packed adventure where good and evil come together for the final showdown. The way Harry moves through the film, discovering what he needs to know in order to ultimately destroy Lord Voldemort is paced perfectly, even if the journey he takes is not what was outlined in the book.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint continue their high caliber of performances as Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the first part of the film, but Alan Rickman (Snape) and Maggie Smith (McGonagall) really do steal the show. Snape gets to become a fully emotional character in this film, as evidenced via the phenomenal Prince’s Tale memory sequence, slipped into the ranging and bloody battle for Hogwarts. Snape is a heartbroken shell of a man when Lily is killed, and we see every level of those emotions in Rickman’s performance. The Prince’s Tale scene is one of the best moments in the entire series, and stays with you long after you leave the theater.

The look of the film suits its mood and the kind of action which takes place; the battles are raw and dark, the lighter or tender moments are warm, and the glow of the Epilogue seems radiant after an hour of nearly non-stop battles, death, and destruction.

Following a short montage of Voldemort taking the Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s grave, the film opens with Hogwarts Headmaster Snape observing as students are marched, in lock step, across a courtyard in the castle. We are then taken to Shell Cottage where Harry, following the burial of Dobby, speaks with Griphook and Mr. Ollivander. Warwick Davis does extremely well as Griphook and gets to truly flesh out the conniving goblin part of this role. The film moves quickly onto the Gringotts heist scene, where we see excellent work by Helena Bonham Carter who picks up on Emma Watson’s nervous sighs and mannerisms as she pretends to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix.

After the Gringotts heist, setting off alarms as they apparate into Hogsmeade, the Trio are beckoned inside by Aberforth. Ciaran Hinds gives an excellent performance as Aberforth Dumbledore, and even manages to resemble and emulate Michael Gambon’s Albus Dumbledore. Hinds’ scene at the Hog’s Head is chilling as he delivers a monologue to Harry, trying to convince him of Albus’ uncaring actions towards Harry. All the while, the portrait of Ariana sits over Harry’s head, observing the scene before being sent off to retrieve Neville and reveal the passageway into Hogwarts.

While Harry searches for the Grey Lady, with some sage advice from a surprisingly forceful Luna, McGonagall and the other teachers secure the school. Smith does a top job here, commanding the Knights of Hogwarts to defend the school… a spell she almost giddily admits to being one “[she] always wanted to do…” A forcefield of protection domes the school, which, we later find out, has the power to disintegrate Death Eaters on contact.

For the last hour of the film we are taken along a series of interconnected journeys and battles that are mixed in with flashbacks and mind connections between Harry and Voldemort. It is truly impressive to see how so many different characters and sequences are tied together. Nothing in the last hour felt either sloppy or pieced together. It flowed so well it was as if you were panning around the castle seeing elements of everything happening at once. There are flashes of Percy Weasley, Trelawney, Sprout, and other familiar faces fighting alongside the Order. The entire last act truly feels as epic and thrilling as you’d want it to be. A particular highlight is when Aberforth casts a mega patronus over the castle and grounds to repel a swarm of Dementors that are about to envelop the castle.

In a change from the book, a number of shots were added to the memory scene showing Snape at Godric’s Hollow, discovering the dead bodies of Lily and James. Snape falls to the floor upon seeing Lily’s body, and then cradles her in his arms, sobbing, as the year-old Harry Potter looks on from his crib. Rickman’s scenes with Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) also hit the mark, showing the backstory of Dumbledore’s search for the horcruxes and Snape’s love for Lily. Young Snape, Lily, and Petunia have been cast perfectly as well… even young James Potter seems to have been captured the way Snape’s character remembers him from the book.

In Snape’s death, Rickman gives a chilling performance along with Ralph Fiennes, who goes on a Death Eater killing spree as he learns the last bits of his soul are being systematically destroyed.

As mentioned above, the Prince’s Tale memory is the emotional high point for the entire film series. It flows beautifully among the battle going on around Harry, and allows for a quick breath and dose of reality for Harry. Lasting for about six minutes, the sequence was set to the temporary score of “Dumbledore’s Farewell” from “Half-Blood Prince” which worked beautifully in this edit, even though it is sure to be changed for theatrical release.

In the category of ‘applause and cheers moments’ falls Bellatrix’s duel with Mrs. Weasley. “Not my daughter, you bitch” is delivered exactly how one would imagine it, and their fight atop a raised platform in the Great Hall is a momentary show stopper. This is juxtaposed with the heartbreaking moments when we realize that Fred, Tonks, and Remus have all been killed.

J. K. Rowling’s source material is used nearly verbatim in the forest scenes. The film maintains the illusion that Harry is dead until he leaps from Hagrid’s arms in the Hogwarts courtyard.

The final battle between Harry and Voldemort spans the last fifteen minutes of the film, which is intercut with Ron and Hermione’s attempts to kill Nagini. They do not deprive Neville of his moment, however, who stands up to Voldemort and gives a rallying cry to keep fighting for Harry even after it is thought Harry is dead. Neville steps in to kill the snake seconds before it is set to pounce on Hermione and Ron.

Harry and Voldemort’s final duel is as wide-ranging and epic as the rest of the film’s action.

Following the screening I was able to speak with David Heyman who commented that they may tweak some elements for the sake of clarity, such as the succession of the Elder Wand occurred in the story. These alterations, Heyman said, could happen in a flashback or memory sequence.

The working cut of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ showed the talents of the filmmakers and actors involved in the creation of this film, even without every element being 100% complete. I can only imagine how much more amazing the finished cut will be when it premieres in theaters this July.


Update: A special episode of PotterCast is now available on iTunes and via this link talking, in detail, about this early cut of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 film.
Here is a preliminary bullet-point list of the main points from the screening [Please note that WB has requested that we remove the major spoilers from this article, so our point-by-point summation has been removed. Please see our slightly spoilery review above.]





149 Responses to “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ Test Screening Held Today in Chicago; Leaky’s Full Report Here (Updated)

Avatar Imageweasley4me says: I need information!!!!!! So jealous, wish I was there. 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I hope Ginny got good screen time!!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: I WANT SPOILERS!! I WANT SPOILERS!!!! How does it end? Do they kill Lucius Malfoy? Does Mrs. Weasley scream "NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH?" and many more questions!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)Avatar ImageAmikia says: Yay for two hours! =D I just hope the Harry/Ginny chemistry has improved. LOLAvatar Imagehpfan20 says: I really don't want spoilers. But i am super jealous and excited!! I don't want spoilers because i want to be surprised when i go to see the film. I feel pretty okay about it being 2 hours. Of course seeing it will determine my final feelings about it. But i believe that it will be pretty good at the length that it is.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Please no spoilers like last timeAvatar Imagetaylorsm says: tell my how they butcher the book. so i can be prepared. people want to be surprised on how it ends? really? did they do it justice?Avatar ImageWizardmom says: I'm all for the spoilers!!! Trust me, I read the book, I know how it ends :-) Will there be a special Pottercast again like for Part 1 - with all the details?Avatar ImageHPlover11 says: I want more!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagedecarus says: So does Voldemort go psycho at Gringotts or at Malfoy Manor? I am assuming that you mean at Gringotts which is i hope what they did. Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: My Issue Here is this-If the Trio return to Hogwarts then How will Harry know of Snapes memories? Other that that it lookes very exciting!Avatar Imagejfrancis04 says: Why why why why why WHY must they change the location of the final battle?!Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: Ok-Just finished reading it! BUT WHAT ABOUT MRS. WEASLY AND BELLATRIX?! Thats super super important!Avatar ImageShakur says: How were the forest scenes? Do we get to hear McGonagall scream "NO!" when the school sees Harry's "lifeless" body? What about Mrs. Weasley and Bellatrix?? Can't wait to see this movie!Avatar ImageLady Hawke says: What about Neville?!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Yeah, what about Neville?Avatar Imagebudgie says: Mrs. Weasley and Bellatrix! I have been waiting for that since I read it.Avatar Imagebudgie says: I also want Neville to chop Nagini's head off.Avatar Imagesirius33 says: Very cool! But I thought Snape was going to die in a glass house. And I don't really know about "Voldemort disintegrates into nothingness". I wonder why they changed the Harry vs. Voldemort duel. I guess for action. I wish we could hear peeves sing! Can't wait! :) Avatar Imagekabing74 says: thrilled, evcited yet sad this can not really be the end?Avatar Imageweasley4me says: Boo to Hermoine getting dragon credit, but yah for Mrs. Weasley's line and Snape's look at me!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: I. CANT. WAIT. YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAHH!!!!!!!! SOO EXCITED! IM GOING TO DIE! I DIDNT WANT TO RUIN IT VIA SPOILERS BUT WAS TOO TEMPTED. IM A LITTLE DISAPOINTED AT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU EXPLAINED,BUT OVERALL IT SEEMS TO BE THE MOST AMAZING FILM EVER. I CANT WAIT ANOTHER 4 MONTHS!!!Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: YAY! THANK GOODNESS FOR MOLLY!!!Avatar Imagedearevelyn says: I want to know if the Fiendfyre scene was good. In as many details as possible. :DAvatar ImageSindi says: So far i cant really tell if im going to really love it but sounds like they include lots of great parts.. the only thing really bothering me right now is the lupin, tonk, and fred's deaths .. i wanted to see them die but i guess its all for the film's rating.. cant wait to read more on this! Avatar Imagevoldemort07 says: i think i am going to cry through the majority of this movieAvatar Imagealexzander64lubin says: will grawp be in the movie? i think he culd b cut but ill be kinda mad if he is becus he was in order of the phoenix and if he's not in this, itll just be like that scene had no importance. plus there were, in my opinion, more important stuff that culd be put in place of that scene in hp5Avatar Imagehermionerules5 says: OMG I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE HR/R KISS!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageAlec wick says: O my gosh i'm so jealous! Now i'm just unbearably excited to see this movie also kind of scared considering they must have cut somethings out and I really really want to know what Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: More!Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: This sounds almost unbearable (but I'll manage).Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Did Snape get his best line ever: 'Would you like me to do it now.....?'Avatar ImageShana says: Oh My GOOOOODDD!!! This sounds sooo Amazing, I was literary shaking the entire time I was reading, but now I'm a little pissed at myself, for voluntarely being spoiled! But it was worth it! Can't wait for the Snapescenes!! :-DAvatar ImageShana says: Yeah, Does he get his best line? I wanna know now? Oh, and NO SNAPE SHAPED HOLE???? What do they think they're doing? :-DAvatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Wow,it sounds good,really good. But only when i'd get excited i remember that this will be last film ever,and all my excitement is replaced by sadness :(Avatar ImageBillieMac says: What?! Narcissa doesn't know Harry's alive, and so doesn't lie to Voldemort?! But that lie is the culmination of her presentation as a mother, which started with the Unbreakable Vow! Looks like Kloves missed the whole point.Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: Oh wow, it might not be exactly like the book but it sounds absolutely amazing, I can't wait!!! My harry potter obsessive brain has gone into the mega-excitement zone!Avatar Imagelenamartinovic says: Oh my! I literally started crying when I read about Snape holding Lily's dead hand. and I couldn't care less for the spoilers, i read the books over 1,000,000 times.Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: WHATTTT???? Fred's death isn't shown?!?!?!?!? D: THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO SEE TO SEE IF THEY GOT IT RIGHT!!!! *sighs* oh well.... the rest sounds amazing though!Avatar ImageShana says: Just listened to pottercast, you were pretty negative, but everything that's come out so far, sound good to me.. Wish you would have talked more about the prince's tale!Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Interesting that it is Alan Rickman himself who is portraying the younger Snape at the time of Lily's death. I had wondered whether it would be Alec Hopkins.Avatar ImagePotters_pal says: Aaaaaah! Can't-Wait-Much-Longer!!!Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I kept gasping and laughing and "wow-"ing as I read this -- shocking to my DH to realize his 56 year old wife was *that* excited to read about this movie! Oh, hooray! And especially hooray for Molly!!!Avatar ImageMalfoyx14 says: Sounds pretty good but I have to agree with pottercast... Doesn't anyone care that they are destroying the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort? There's no dialogue...No discussion how Malfoy was the owner of the Elder Wand and then Harry and how Voldemort's not at all?? I'm so upset! This is the moment the movies and books build up to and it's being slaughtered. Voldy and Harry fly together? Aww, is that gonna be like in Aladdin? "A whole new world, a new fantastic point a view..."Avatar ImageFarahey Sama Kabir says: More updates!Avatar Imagewanda1 says: doggone!! I live in Chicago and I missed it!! I should have known, Chicago is always the great test market for everything---did they ask for any last minute suggestions?? It sounds really fantastic!! Can't wait for July!!!Avatar ImageBeazle says: Why -why does Hermoine get given the idea to ride on the dragon ????? Can they simply not resist the apparent addiction on boosting Hermoine's role ????? They continue to dumb down the films and-as has been said so many times- neither the producers or WB , care one one-hundreth of a per cent about the characters in Potter as did Jackson and crew in the LOTR. Appalling !Avatar ImageSeviately says: This is all I wanted to know. The Prince's Tale has been done justice I am now at peace. Lol Although now I don't have only Nagini to blame for Snape's death....where did Voldemort learn Sectumsempra though? Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: Beazle please !! Stop with the Hermione raging ! Sheesh ! This film is going to be fantastic !! It captures all of the important elements and the crucial scenes and lines are all there ! What more can we want ??? Extended Prince's Tale is such a bonus treat ! Yay !!!Avatar ImageBeazle says: No I will not- if you think my complaints are too much-listen to Melissa on the podcast- she is horrified about the stupid changes. It is going to be dreadful-once again-they do not trust either the source material or the fans. Melissa- you are 100% correct-and if the posters don't want to know the truth about this awful travesty of a movie- than perhaps they are indeed too young to be worth worrying about and deserve the contempt with which WB have long treated these films and the fans of the book.Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: Where was Ginny?Avatar Imagekbicprez says: My favorite chapter in the entire series is “The Prince’s Tale”. Snape was such a courageous man, but only Dumbledore knew the truth about him. I’m SO EXCITED to hear this part was done so well for the film. Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: Beazle, just don't watch the movie! THE MOVIES ARE NOT THE BOOKS!! and besides, LOTR is very different from HP because New Line Cinema needed that series!! Plus the producers did an amazing job on the movies!! So if you're bothered, just don't go watch!! I just can't believe that people are freaking out because Hermione said let's jump on the dragon!? COME ON MELLISA!Avatar ImageFastbak says: Beazle: " neither the producers or WB , care one one-hundreth of a per cent about the characters in Potter as did Jackson and crew in the LOTR. Appalling !" This made me laugh. I wonder if HP fans actually read any Tolkien when they say stuff like this. Peter Jackson changed a LOT of stuff when he made "Lord of the Rings" into movies! Guess what? The Elves didn't fight at Helm's Deep in the books. Jackson cut out a lot of stuff and there were tons that was different but they ended up good movies. I always take it as a good sign whenever Melissa is disappointed from hearing details from a test screening because she always ends up liking the finished film. A lot of it is because the details of the report aren't quite right In screening of DH Pt 1, she was annoyed when they said a Death Eater tries to Avada Kadavra Harry and kills Hedwig instead. Melissa goes "Aargh! That's not how it was in the books!" Then you see the movie and it's clear the Death Eater deliberately aimed at Hedwig. Avatar ImageFastbak says: Beazle: " neither the producers or WB , care one one-hundreth of a per cent about the characters in Potter as did Jackson and crew in the LOTR. Appalling !" This made me laugh. I wonder if HP fans actually read any Tolkien when they say stuff like this. Peter Jackson changed a LOT of stuff when he made "Lord of the Rings" into movies! Guess what? The Elves didn't fight at Helm's Deep in the books. Jackson cut out a lot of stuff and there were tons that was different but they ended up good movies. I always take it as a good sign whenever Melissa is disappointed from hearing details from a test screening because she always ends up liking the finished film. A lot of it is because the details of the report aren't quite right In screening of DH Pt 1, she was annoyed when they said a Death Eater tries to Avada Kadavra Harry and kills Hedwig instead. Melissa goes "Aargh! That's not how it was in the books!" Then you see the movie and it's clear the Death Eater deliberately aimed at Hedwig. Avatar ImageMiss.Bellatrix says: *Squeeee!!!!* YES!! They didn't ruin The Prince's Tale!! YESSSSS!! Awwww, that just made my day! XD I'm so happy!! Are we gonna see...Snape...cry? =OAvatar ImageMalfoyx14 says: Fastbak I think Beazle is making the point that Jackson actually cares about the characters and didn't do anything that's out of character. Do you remember is 6 when Harry was written to just stand and watch Dumbledore die? Yeah, that's massively out of character for him. The book Harry would've been up in front of DD, defending him. That's why Jo wrote him to be bound by a spell. Kloves, WB, Yates, they just don't care about the characters.Avatar ImageMalfoyx14 says: HarryLoony Yeah, why are people freaking about that? They should be freaking about the complete change in the final showdown!! That whole scene is gonna suck horribly. So, Voldy's gonna chase Harry through the castle, Harry's gonna knock them off a tower forcing Voldy to fly them both through the castle whilst singing "A Whole New World" and then the showdown comes and there's no dialogue. NO FREAKIN DIALOGUE!! That is so messed up!!Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: Malfoyx14 So you decided to deem the movie (worst ever) and the series (worst ever) based on A ROUGH CUT!? And the producers don't really care about the movies just because they made a character do something that according to YOU won't even think about doing?! You know the characters that deep while Jo doesn't!? and she sees the scripts and approves them !? and you didn't even see the finished work!? I really trust yours and Beazle's judgment!!Avatar Imagebaru08 says: cant waittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt a secondAvatar ImageHarryLoony says: That's the spirit HalfbloodPrince08 =)Avatar Imagehermioneginnyluna says: Wow. It sounds amazing. I am soooooo gonna cry when it comes out!Avatar ImageFastbak says: Malfoyx14: "I think Beazle is making the point that Jackson actually cares about the characters and didn’t do anything that’s out of character. Do you remember is 6 when Harry was written to just stand and watch Dumbledore die? Yeah, that’s massively out of character for him. The book Harry would’ve been up in front of DD, defending him. That’s why Jo wrote him to be bound by a spell. Kloves, WB, Yates, they just don’t care about the characters." Two words: "Faramir" and "Gimli"Avatar Imagehopieg says: I can honestly say i got goosebumps reading this and nearly started to cry. The days can not pass quickly enough to see this epic masterpiece come to and end.Avatar Imageizziewitch says: What bothers me most, as Melissa comments on, is the running around casting spells at each other in that final scene. Harry wouldn't have tried to kill Voldemort if he didn't know that all the horcruxes had been destroyed--and Neville doesn't destroy Nagini until the last moment. Plus, Voldemort's wand wouldn't have worked its spells against Harry (thru all that romping) because it knew that Harry was its master. Obviously done for a movie-only audience, one which doesn't know the intricacy of the Elder Wand's ownership or Harry's bravery. Do they bother to tell us that Harry was the 7th horcrux? Probably not.Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: One more point on comparing Jackson's LOTR to Potter : In the book how many Orcs actually made it through the gates of Minas Tirith ? Answer : One How would THAT have made for cinematic filming of a battle ? Not too well. The point remains, don't compare adaptations. To the HBP point of Harry not being under a spell ? We NEEDED to SEE Harry's horror , on his face, in his eyes, not a frozen Harry incapable of showing emotions !! This film will be fine, beyond fine. It will be amazing and it will tug at our hearts. Singing the old song of " that's not in the book " probably makes Jo Rowling laugh and say " Of course not ! This is a film !! " Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: Oh boy! The one thing I definitely WON'T MISS about the whole experience is the whining and the complaints!! Unfounded and one sided only!!Avatar ImageBeazle says: My complaint-as was Melissa's was not based at all on so called "book purity" which is irrelevant when one speaks of a film. What the complaint really concerns is the lack of respect for the source material (come on, Harry and Volde wrestling off a cliff ala Holmes and Moriarty or Raiders III !) and the implicit lack of respect for the core audience by as one of the podcasters said "Turning an adult book into a little kids movie" And don't get me going on Lord of The Rings, the producers of which and the cast and crew, formed a close alliance throughout the making, with the "one ringers" fan group / website (Leaky equivalent) leading up to the big night when they shared their 12 Oscars at THEIR party and not the posh Vanity Fair party ! Thats what I call love of the core fan base. And then, the crafted beautiful extended length versions of their films -mainly for the core fan base. So, please, please- don't embarrass yourself by trying to say WB care even the slightest about us compared to Jackson and crew. Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: Like I said, won't be missed!!Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: is it just me, or is no one talking about THE KISS? was it that bad?Avatar ImageBeazle says: "is it just me, or is no one talking about THE KISS? was it that bad?" Well-it could not be any worse then the worst kiss ever captured on screen-Harry and Ginny .Avatar Imagehermioneweasley17 says: I've been dying to know how they're going to work out the whole Ron/Hermione kiss since no house elves were mentioned throughout the entire thing, except Kreacher and Dobby but we never saw Hermione go crazy for them. :(. Oh well. They're super talented and they have good chemistry so I think it'll be done beautifully. The whole film will be amazing, although I think I may have to throw something at David Yates if he messes up the final battle. It's just a test screening with a lot of work to be done, there's still hope for it to be as epic as it should. Avatar ImageSmitch says: Amazing! Thank you so much for the descriptive play-by-play. Spoilers abound or not, it only increased my anticipation for the film! That is such an incredible opportunity. Just one question - how much did you cry? :)Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: They're supposed to be teenagers kissing, not Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor!Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: Beazle Can you please let the others enjoy the remainder of our time with our series without complaints!? PLEASE!!Avatar ImageQuid Agis says: A few words about Harry's (or, well, in that case, non-) reaction while/after Dumbledores death in HBP. I can understand that they put it the way how it ended up in the movie - the situation from the book seemed for me not really realizable, as it would have meant, that Harry was standing around the whole time like a stick. It works in the book, yes, because Rowling describs how Harry feels, but in the film - and here I'm sure - it would have been hard to know for the audience what Harry felt while standing transfixed like a stone. And I think they handled that pretty well with making Harry believe that Snape would rescue Dumbledore, so Harry obviously thought everything was going to be fine. Anyway, I'm so excited about this finale one. What I've read from the viewers of the testscreening (so jealous!) sounds like a pretty awesome and perfect movie/ending for the series. Sadly, July 15 is still so far away. ;)Avatar Imageykaitot says: yep.. bringing a towel to the cinema.. ^^,Avatar ImageBrigid says: OH I just cannot wait to see it!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Hoards of Death Eaters, really? Somebody has been saving them up? I think you mean 'hordes.' My main reaction to all this is great relief that the film apparently does full justice to the Prince's Tale. I expect that I'm not going to like the dragged-out Harry/Voldy duel very much. It sounds like only true believers who have already read the books multiple times are going to come away understanding what all the hoo-ha about the Elder Wand was all about. Oh, and there was mention of McGonagall animating the suits of armor, but nothing about her rampaging army of desks. It may have been only a throwaway line, but I was quite fond of that image and will be sorry not to see it onscreen.Avatar ImageFastbak says: beazle: "My complaint-as was Melissa’s was not based at all on so called “book purity” which is irrelevant when one speaks of a film. What the complaint really concerns is the lack of respect for the source material (come on, Harry and Volde wrestling off a cliff ala Holmes and Moriarty or Raiders III !) and the implicit lack of respect for the core audience by as one of the podcasters said “Turning an adult book into a little kids movie” And don’t get me going on Lord of The Rings, the producers of which and the cast and crew, formed a close alliance throughout the making, with the “one ringers” fan group / website (Leaky equivalent) leading up to the big night when they shared their 12 Oscars at THEIR party and not the posh Vanity Fair party ! Thats what I call love of the core fan base. And then, the crafted beautiful extended length versions of their films -mainly for the core fan base. So, please, please- don’t embarrass yourself by trying to say WB care even the slightest about us compared to Jackson and crew." Okay what are you actually complaining about? Faithfulness to the books or whether you get invited to a party? Avatar ImageFresca says: I am so glad that Alan Rickman finally gets a chance to cut loose. He is an amazing actor and played Snape so well so far! I am delighted that we get to see Maggie Smith in battle. I hope they leave Trelawney and her crystal balls in the fight scene too. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Ok. There is NO WAY I am reading this! I must restrain myself....must restrain myself.....must....not....read......Avatar Imagekiwimci says: That PotterCast was so funny. How angry Melissa got actually calmed me a little but because it was just so funny listening to her groan and squirm, it actually made me feel better in a weird way. I just really hope I enjoy this movie and it brings me full circle to how I felt about the 1st one. Just as long as I feel the film series ended well I'll be ok. I always saw them as adaptations anyway. I was over the moon the way the book series ended. I just hope they can do the same for their film seriesAvatar Imagekiwimci says: @Fastbak "Okay what are you actually complaining about? Faithfulness to the books or whether you get invited to a party?" hahahaha hilarious, I'm with you!Avatar ImageFastbak says: abandonedboyjon: "is it just me, or is no one talking about THE KISS? was it that bad?" Here's what's been said about the Ron/Hermione kiss: “The kissing scene between Ron and Hermione was sweet and fantastic!” “The kiss was great. They just kind of mauled each other. // The kiss was great. They kind of swallow.” // “Ron and Hermione’s was good. They stopped, looked around and mauled each other.” “The kiss with Ron and Hermione was sweet until Nagini starts chasing them.” The kiss of Ron / Hermione …. they were with everything … it was not Harry, but the moment they decide to reveal their relationship to all a little later was very cute and appropriate. How is the destruction of the Cup in the Chamber of Secrets? Pretty cool. Hermione stabs it with the fang and a flood of water washes over Ron and Hermione and then they KISS! // The kiss is hot but not as ‘epic’ as she personally hoped // about her favorite scene/audience reaction My favorite was the Prince’s Tale. Everyone was really engaged with the film. We all cheered when Ron & Hermione kissed, Bellatrix , Voldemort died. Everyone loved it. “We follow Ron and Hermione into the Chamber of Secrets as they use the basilisk fang to destroy the Hufflepuff cup, after which they finally kiss. The theater cheered quite loudly.” How was the Ron/Hermione kiss? Kinda out of no where.. They just go for it lol. me:f**k yeah! any cute ron/hermione moments besides the kiss? yes! they have like a couple hand holding/hugging scenes! Meeting up with Harry post CoS Harry sees them holding hands and Ron and Hermione look shyly at each other and Harry. Nothing is said. Ron and Hermione kiss in the chamber of secrets after Hermione destroys the cup. Water rushes in and they smooch. They hold hands for the rest of the movie. Hermione gives Ron sappy looks throughout. Is the camera angle bad for the kiss? Like do they just lean in or do they gold eachother.grip eacH other. Is it bad like the hbp kiss? Actually, I think the camera angle was really good. full body, looking up. They just grab each other and kiss. not like the hbp kiss. (ME—>THANK THE F**K GOD FOR THAT) Not really RHr but apparantly the same music in the final scene of the first film will be played during the epilogue.Here come the floodworks. Avatar ImageBeazle says: HarryLoony wrote- "Beazle Can you please let the others enjoy the remainder of our time with our series without complaints!? PLEASE!! " NO- What is a public forum for other than the dissemination of sometimes conflicting views ? Often those views will coincide; but here, just like Melissa, I feel the changes are appalling and insulting. Avatar Imageizziewitch says: Maybe finally someone from HP will win an Oscar. Judging from what's been written here--and on mugglenet--Alan Rickman is terrific (well, of course he is!). I'd love to see him get a Best Supporting Actor nod for all the great work he's done on the series.Avatar ImageMalfoyx14 says: HarryLoony Did I say it's the worst movie? Um, I don't think so. I said that SCENE sounds stupid! They are changing it way too much and Jo wrote it PERFECTLY. And in 6, Jo wrote Harry to have been bodybound so he couldn't help Dumbledore. So you're saying that Harry would just stand there and watch Dumbledore get murdered? Huh? Obviously Jo wrote it the way it was written for a reason. Because if you actually read the books, you'd see that Harry is sometimes irrational and very protective of the people he loves. That's way he refused to many times to let Ron and Hermione come find the horcruxes with him; that's why he broke up with Ginny. He would not have just stood there and allowed DD to be killed.Avatar ImageMalfoyx14 says: Beazle I agree with you. It's like they're spitting on the book, saying, "This part would be SOOO much better if we add all this to it!" They're insulting Jo's writing by completely cutting the dialogue between Harry and Voldy at the end and adding in chase scenes and flying and casting spells. -_- Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: Omwg, I am freaking out! This sounds amazing! only 103 days left!!Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: @Malfoyx14 and Beazle Quoting Trelawney :"...Your soul is as dry as the books to which you so desperately cleave." I'm not saying I hate the books, I LOVE THEM DEARLY! but what Jo wrote is not the Bible that should be preserved word for word! It's called a freakin' ADAPTATION! and Beazle, you're entitled to your say to ruin the experience for others and I am entitled to my say by telling you stop it! Avatar ImageMalfoyx14 says: HarryLoony Yeah, I get that but this is the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort. They don't have to go and Hollywood-ize it. Like I've been saying, JO WROTE IT PERFECTLY. They just want it to be more dramatic and drawn out. Well, guess what? Not everything has to be so long and dramatic. Thinks can be short and sweet. That's what I love about the scene in the book. Harry and Voldy aren't there struggling with their spells connected like some intense game of tug-of-war. Voldy's AK just bounces off of Harry's Expelliarmus and that's how he's killed - short and sweet. Avatar Imageteamtonks says: Was so relieved when I read that Remus was included in the resurrection stone scene *phew*. Although I am slightly worried about the lack of information on Teddy Lupin *lip wobbles nervously* :) Am so excited though! Avatar Imagemiss molly says: Malfoyx14 the problem with your argument is that Jo approves the scripts she even was a producer on this film. Jo knows every charge that happens and why the changes are needed. Unfortunately, a book can never translate over to a move perfectly two different formats; two different ways to communicate a story. You have put the book aside and realize this is an adaptation of the book not a retelling. I gave up reading the books right before the movies because then you don’t concentrate on the changes or what was left out you just enjoy the movie for what it is. In the end the movies will never be our beloved books but they are good movies changes and all. Avatar Imageterieb says: I'll be completely happy with it, since 1) Neville gets his BA moment; 2) Mrs Weasley gets one of the greatest lines in the series and 3) the Prince's Tale is intact. Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I'm so glad that BA-McGonagall and the Knights of Hogwarts are in! That's my favourite moment in the book! Well, that and Kreacher bursting through the door of the kitchens to fight in the name of Harry Potter and Regulus Black, but i doubt that will be in the film. :( Hurray for Molly 'not my daughter you bitch' Weasley! Love that the giants, spiders and Dementors are at the battle. I thought they would be the first to go, as the effects would cost a lot of Galleons! Please tell me that Aberforth's "mega Patronus" is a giant super goat? "Is it a bird? Is it a plane?" Nope, it's a goat! :D I don't like the sound of Harry and Voldy jumping off a tower, that seems completely pointless! I'll be sad if there's no mention of Teddy. I hope that Narcissa does feel a pulse and decides to lie like she does in the book. That is a massively significant moment for her character, she doesn't care who wins or loses anymore, she just wants her son to be safe. I really don't like that Voldy "slowly decays into dark nothingness." The whole point of his death, and there still being a body, was to show that he was just a pathetic shell of the human he use to be. Everything else sounds awesome! Can't wait. Squeeeeeee.Avatar ImageButterbeer says: "...Jo approves the scripts she even was a producer on this film. Jo knows every charge that happens and why the changes are needed. Unfortunately, a book can never translate over to a move perfectly two different formats; two different ways to communicate a story. You have put the book aside and realize this is an adaptation of the book not a retelling. I gave up reading the books right before the movies because then you don’t concentrate on the changes or what was left out you just enjoy the movie for what it is. In the end the movies will never be our beloved books but they are good movies changes and all." Posted by miss molly on April 03, 2011, 07:01 PM Well said, Miss Molly! Also, although I'm looking forward to seeing Molly Weasley blast Bellatrix to kingdom come, I've always been disappointed that Jo chose such a common Muggle term as "bitch." It seems to me that there should be an equivalent that applies to female witches that has a bit more panache. Avatar Imageblockaderunner says: Whisky Tango Foxtrot! I thought the whole point of two films was to be closer to the book.Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: join my club!Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: Appreciate Snape!Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: That was the name!Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: Add meAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: add me peopleAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: Hmmm.Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: im watching half blodd prince Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: CryingAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: CryingAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: *sniff sniff*Avatar Imagewolfiemo2 says: JK Rowling has been involved with these films from the beginning. She personally approves the scripts. Nothing happens on these films without her blessing. For all of you that are declaring these movies as "The Worst" because they don't match the movie in your head or that Warner Brothers doesn't care about the series - you really need to take it up with JK Rowling.Avatar Imagewolfiemo2 says: No one seems to be curious about what happens to Wormtail... Since he survived part 1 I assumed he was being saved for part 2. Haven't heard anything about that character.Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I am soo looking forward to seeing the scenes containing Ginny & Harry; Ginny & Belatrix dueling then Molly stepping up to scream @ Bella.Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: I am very excited about this new film, especially getting to see it with other hardcore fans at LEAKY CON 2011!!! That being said, I can already tell the "final showdown" is going to cause a lot of us to roll our eyes a few times. Voldemort is going to disintegrate? ....like Yoda? *weird* I understand they love big visual effects, but the disarming serves a specific purpose. However, they did remove the significance of the disarming when Hedwig died for Harry in the first DH film, so that was probably already a moot point for Kloves.Avatar Imagepotterball says: well the discussuion harry has was olivander has leaked online, if you want to be spoiled before the film opensAvatar Imagedearevelyn says: there seems to be a total lack of fiendfyre details :[ Avatar ImageSigmaKnight says: The Prince's Tale seems to be done justice, as well as the Molly/Bellatrix scene. I can be at peace with any other changes because of that. This sounds absolutely amazingly awesome. July needs to hurry up and get here.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I knew there would have to be changes made, but I don't mind. As long as the story makes sense, I'm happy. Of course many people are going to whine about it not being 100 % true to the book... just like every movie. Avatar ImageJoost says: Although director(s) & screenwriter have made some very questionable decisions over the years, it is equally clear from many comments that most of you haven't got the slightest idea about what works in a film - let alone what works on screen as opposed to what works on the page. And as ever, I am really surprised about the number of pages that are filled with discussing kissing, holding hands and the stealing of looks. Who cares? I guess it's only Americans who scream out loud when two people kiss on screen. Unless you are seven years old, perhaps. That being said: is Wormtail killed in this film? A slightly more important question. Avatar Imagecici.hua says: i want to read mooooooooorrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!Avatar Imagepotter2005 says: What about scenes in the Room of Requirement especially the one with the trio and Draco etc. I am looking forward to that scene : )Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I really enjoyed Edward's report!!! The best part was listening to Melissa’s reactions. I stopped counting the # of times she said to Edward - “ARE YOU JOKING??”. And when Edward described the scene where Harry throws Voldemort & himself out of the tower? Melissa, I said it right along with you! Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: From what I have heard and read, there is a ton of exposition during " The Prince's Tale", which is why they may have decided to cut the conversation between Harry and LV. However, I have ALSO heard that Harry does have his say with LV as they battle around the castle, calling him " Tom". It's all there, just not in the way others think is should be. Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: oooh I want to know...but don't tell me! I want to see it all for myself ;)Avatar ImageMiss_Hufflepuff87 says: I have no words. I am so excited, though I know I will need a box of tissues and a garbage bag when I go to see it! I can't wait to hear Mrs. Weasley scream her line, as well as McGonagall. I know I am going to be a sobbing mess.Avatar ImageSybilT says: Read the article more carefully. The duel between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix is mentioned. I just hope they have the scene in which Narcissa Malfoy saves Harry's life by telling Voldemort that he's dead. But they probably don't, since they've obviously taken many liberties with the bookAvatar ImageGinaC says: Wow, so much of this sounds WONDERFUL but the bit that's bad sounds absolutely appalling. Starting with the good, I am so glad that it sounds like they absolutely nailed the Prince's Tale and the Forest Again. Awesome news! And getting to see lots of Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith is always a treat. Hooray! And the Epilogue sounds like it goes right by the book and will bring me to tears, though I hope they add Draco back in. But overall, I pretty much had the same reaction as Melissa in the Pottercast. Well, actually, most of the changes didn't upset me too much (e.g. Hermione having the idea to ride the dragon, or showing Fred be disarmed rather his full death or even Harry saying goodbye to Ron and Hermione, although that one I'm having a harder time with despite understanding that it might be hard to convey why he was determined to leave with no good-byes as they did in the book). But from what I've heard, what they've done to Harry and LV's final showdown is just unforgivable. I don't know why I'm so surprised they decided to "hollywoodize" it, but I really thought they cared more about the characters and the story than that after seeing Part 1 (which was near perfect, IMO). Thank you @hinkypunkmum for letting us know about the conversation (or at least the information we get in that convo) might be relayed in other ways; maybe it works, because I haven't heard many complaints from those who actually saw it. The description just sounds ridiculous, but maybe it's something you have to actually see. If they wanted to make that final confrontation more action-packed than the book, that's fine, but I just wish it had been IN ADDITION TO the conversation in front of everyone rather than instead of. It just breaks my heart and it really has dampened my excitement to the point that I just don't know if I'll see it over and over again like I did with part 1.... :-( I hope Yates and co. got so me feedback to that effect at the test screening and that they are reading comments like these, though I'm not sure much can be done about it at this point, but we'll see how it turns out.Avatar ImageJoost says: The conversation between Voldemort and Harry during the final duel is one of the worst parts of the book! Thank god they cut it. Rowling needed what, ten pages, to explain the whole ridiculous wand plot, that no-one understood to begin with. If they had filmed that, it would have felt like Hamlet doing his 'To be or not to be' while we were all waiting for some Avada Kedavra. Or, well, expelliamus.Avatar ImageGinaC says: @Joost I'm talking about telling Voldemort to "be a man" and try for some remorse, telling him that he wouldn't be hurting anyone else because his sacrifice had protected everyone, calling Voldemort "Riddle" in front of a crowd...that type of thing. I loved the imagery of them circling each other like wolves. I think the wand thing will be conveyed through the Prince's Tale and through the Harry-Ron-Hermione talk at the end. But still, I just thought it would be so cool to see LV's reaction as Harry reveals all these things to him. I honestly don't think it's above too many peoples' heads or boring, but maybe they're expecting a more immature audience.Avatar ImageJoost says: Ah, okay, point taken, Gina. Well some of it may still be in. But the circling while talking, in front of an audience, would still feel too corny I think, on film, and like another exposition scene. It would be like the typical villain speech in old James Bond movies - except this time the hero is making it. But we'll have to wait some more. to see how it all works out.. ;( In my mind, for instance, Harry jumping with Voldemort out of the castle, would also serve the purpose to get V out of the way of the other people, so he can no longer kill them.Avatar ImageBeazle says: I am glad WB asked for the bullet point summary to be taken down IF ONLY because they saw it !!!!- And- one assumes- the torrent of angry comments from the core fan base that were posted thereafter. It is still not too late to change some of the mess they have made.Avatar Imagesueml says: I agree with Joost. I love the books, but was always so disappointed with the final show-down. It was like - that's it? After all that - Harry disarms him? I really wanted to read about Harry having a real down and out fight with Voldemort - I'm happy that I'll get to see it at least.Avatar ImageVampiresSuck says: Please tell me the thing about Voldemort and Harry jumping off a cliff is a belated April Fool's Day joke...Avatar Imagecharissekin says: I want to see an emotional Snape. To see him cradling Lily's body, sobbing... with little Harry looking on from his cot... He's a great actor! Can't wait... Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: RE: Harry and LV jumping off a cliff. Somehow, falling over a tower rampart has been translated to falling off a cliff. Avatar Imagejoshuadk says: Looking forward to the film, and looking forward to see if the make the scene where Snape dies worthy of Snape. I also hope there isn't too much Ginny, since I really don't like Bonnie Wright. Like TrioFan I want to know if we get the scene where McGonagall screams "NO!" when the school sees Harry's "lifeless" body.Avatar ImageRosie016 says: I thought to myself, I am not going to read this, then I thought I would read just a little....but once I started reading I couldn't stop! Can't wait for the movie!Avatar Imagehermioneweasley17 says: Just because there is some details missing and it's not completely 100% scene for scene doesn't mean there aren't things that are going to be in the movie, such as Wormtail's death. Did it say that they weren't showing Fred die? As bad as this sounds, I want to see it although I'll be bawling my eyes out. I'm glad they've included Lupin in the Forest scene, that will be incredibly touching and sad. It's going to be such an epic movie. Maybe Yates really does know what he's doing.Avatar ImageChreechree says: I am both amused and saddened by some posters fussing at other posters for expressing their views. Sure we all disagree, but some people have said that people shouldn't think that way, shouldn't care about certain elements of the films (and then go on to say what they should care about instead?!). The idea of this community is to discuss. Whether it's to celebrate, commiserate, or debate. It's all fine, but please, let's not tell others that they shouldn't care about the things that they do. I'm sad I didn't get the full spoiler treatment. That's what I get for not checking the site in the last few days, but I have gathered a great deal from the comments of those who read the full details. Some looks fabulous, some questionable. I too want Harry to tell Voldemort that he doesn't understand some important elements about magic and to try for some remorse (Harry as a Messianic figure should attempt some redemption, right?). I posted earlier today on another article that my biggest gripe with the movies (even though they do an overall fabulous job) is when they sacrifice character moments/ growth for special effects or a laugh. Sounds like that's some of what they've done at the end, but I AM looking forward to enjoying the ride. Avatar Imagetoria01 says: I swear I'm getting emotional over this, I truly can't wait to see the last half of the most perfect story to ever exist! Avatar ImageJillxoxo says: Delicious report! Thank you, Leaky!Avatar Imagejulie2621 says: Will someone please please please please tell me about the Room of Requirement scene? Namely, was Harry the one that saved Draco via broom like in the book? Did this film do Draco's character any justice? I know I'm running out of 'Pleases' but PLEASE.... tell me! *wibble* Avatar ImageBlairlovish says: Did the Harry and Ginny kiss from the trailer make it to the movie? Someone from the test screening said that they only had a peck, which is not what we have seen from the trailer...I hope they didn't delete it!!!!! Avatar ImageBlairlovish says: And hopefully they give Ginny more screentime, she's barely in part 1. Avatar ImageEeyore says: It sounds awesome. I am so looking forward to seeing The Prince's Tale. But there is no mention of Harry with Dumbledore at King's Cross. Has that scene been left out?Avatar Imagegeluf2 says: Decided to listen to the podcast, but I had to stop about 10 minutes in because of all the, "Oh! This tiny thing is DIFFERENT! DIFFERENT SUCKS! THIS UNIMPORTANT THING IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL NERD-RAGE ABOUT IT!" Give me a break. Also, loved the "They took an adult book and made a kids movie out of it." Are you serious? My laughter will be heard for years. "We need to embrace that this will be different!" *gets mad at differences*Avatar Imagegeluf2 says: Hahahaha, I made myself listen to the rest of it. This is hilarious. Between the "This is sooooooooo stuuuuuupid" about something you haven't seen and the entire "raaaaaaaage, this is different! Raaaaaaaage! Hollywood! Raaaaaaaage! Lord of the Rings! Raaaaaaaaaage! I get very mad about movies! Raaaaaaaaaaage!" I'm beside myself here. "They don't make the hard choices!". This is completely unintentional comedy gold.Avatar ImageBara says: Fantastic. More Snape is always good.

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