Written August 02, 2009
Recently, I attended the advance VIP press preview of this 153 minute somber and darker movie of the Harry Potter franchise. IMAX-3D was only the first 15 mins(!!!).
I've read the entire Harry Potter series of novels - and there were quite a number of disturbing changes/contractions/deletions/truncations of the novel as adapted into the movie by director David Yates - sacrificing accuracy. The ending was anti-climactic and was nothing like the novel.
Nevertheless, there were plenty of special effects to hold one SPELLBOUND the entire time. But CGI does not a movie make... and be warned that the plot/story has matured and the added gravity feels heavy.
Fenrir and Bellatrix surrounded the Weasleys' home with a ring of fire - and destroyed the house. (this was NOT in the book!!!)
Ralph Fiennes IS NOT in this movie - there was only the younger Tom Riddle.
Good movie but not the best.
Definitely not a kids movie.
Written June 17, 2009
Well this is my third review for this movie, the other two were for the 35mm and IMAX versions. Which brings me to my questions, isn't IMAX and IMAX 3D the same thing? I mean, they're held in the same movie theater, correct?
Anyways... to add to my last review, like I had said, they pushed Harry Potter 6 even further for IMAX. The writer's strike really disorganized everything, but oh well. Just hold on for a few more days after the 35mm to see it in IMAX, and IMAX 3D!
The book is fantastic, my favorite out of the entire series. I know Harry Potter 5 was all over the place in the scenes, but it's a big book to fit in only a few hours, at least they showed the best scenes.
I really think we can expect a lot better from this movie. Even though it was the same director, we always get our money's worth with Harry Potter, it's always amazing.
Again, to the best series in the world! See it three times, and then some more!!!
Written June 27, 2009
I think that it was a very exciting movie. I am still waiting to see it in IMAX 3D.I think that anyone that hasn't seen it yet is going to love it. I have all of the books and movies out so far out of the seven. They are all great. Anyone that loves fiction books and movies is going to love these movies.
Written June 30, 2009
i saw harry potter 4 in in IMAX an it was the ****i am telling u it was awesome!!!! and harry potter 6 is going to have a lot of action which will be great to see in IMAX!!!! so anyone who reads this... u HAVE to go to see this in IMAX!!!!
Written August 02, 2009
Aside from the fact that the 3D only runs for the first 15 minutes of the movie, the IMAX and 3D combo are crazy good. The rest of the film is the best yet in the series, and whether on the "big screen" (IMAX) or not, this is a must see for any Harry Potter fan.