As much as I would like to review the movie to the fullest extent, I can’t! Since I’m one of the lucky few who got to catch it two days early from its July 16 play date, I have to be very careful with what I write, lest I spoil it for those who wished to check it out without any knowledge of what’s up!
Cinematography is superb, and the graphic works were flawless. You kinda get a feel for how good it was they reworked parts of it and postponed the showing in the first place. A lot of the scenes have been altered and a number of *important* (could be just me thinking about it, so I’ll let you guys decide for yourself after watching the movie of course) scenes didn’t get any screen time.
A very much lighter take on an obviously darkening plot, ensuring the viewers of a lighter ride in preparation for the darker finale coming in 2010 and 2011 in a two-part movie. The movie focused on much of the lives of the students rather than the history of the Dark Lord, a fact I’m pretty sure a lot of fans will find equally funny and very much realistic especially for the younger crowd. For hardcore fans, I implore you to have a more open-mind as some scenes that you might have expected to see have been omitted. I will not discuss which scenes have been altered or altogether omitted for fear that I might spoil it for you, but if you’re one of those people who enjoys spoilers, then by all means, message me personally and I’d be more than happy to provide you with a play-by-play account if you so wish.
The musical score complements the movie perfectly as well as the lightning, and the set designs can very much take your breath away. Albeit some murmured that it was a bit anti-climatic, bear in mind the movie had received a GP rating, thus, you can expect a much toned down adaptation.
Overall, I suggest bringing a tissue for the final scenes, and avoiding drinking plenty as the movie last a little over two hours, and bathroom breaks will just spoil the movie experience.
Movie poster sourced from: www.cectheatres.com