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Eldritch
11-15-2002, 03:07 PM
I just saw it, I thought it was awesome! Has anyone else seen it yet? If so, what did you think?

ckcsaber
11-15-2002, 03:09 PM
I might see it. I heard it got bad reviews but I never trust them. Whats your take on it?

Pad
11-15-2002, 03:10 PM
nope, havent seen it. havent seen the first movie either. its not really my cup of tea. about a month an a half and im off to TTT :D.

so whats with the name change?

Mex
11-15-2002, 03:11 PM
I hate harry potter.. Its for babys, (At least I think so :D)

Skate Boy
11-15-2002, 03:11 PM
I'm with Padanime. It's not bowl of soup.:D

Eldritch
11-15-2002, 03:18 PM
Padanime, name change is due to the fact that JEDI was the old clan I was in, and I didn't want to use it on the forum any more.

As for the reviews of the movie, here it goes: I think that they made a mistake by not having more original music... much of it was used in the last movie, and it showed. There were some original pieces thrown in, but for the most part it's the same. Despite that, I think that this movie is better than the first one. The acting is still a little sketchy in some parts, but they're still young actors, so i'll cut them some slack. It was much darker than the first one (because the second book is pretty dark) but every book since two has been darker than the last. Special effects were top notch - I don't think the boys at ILM know how to do bad work. ;) All in all a great picture, even for those that are unfamiliar with the books or the first movie.

As for those that say it's for kids... I was in a sold out movie theatre and there were only a handful of kids - many of them crying because they were so scared by the end of the movie. I used to be a skeptic, but see one of the movies and it'll change your mind, I promise. Or at least you'll know for sure you won't like it. Hey, i'm 21 and I liked it. :D

ckcsaber
11-15-2002, 03:23 PM
It was much darker than the first one (because the second book is pretty dark) but every book since two has been darker than the last.

You consider a Harry Potter book "dark":rolleyes:

Professor Snape
11-15-2002, 03:24 PM
well i'm planning on seeing it this week end. Was it better than the first? And what is the guys name again? I forgot. Tom Riddle??

Eldritch
11-15-2002, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by ckcsaber


You consider a Harry Potter book "dark":rolleyes:

Have you read the books? Didn't think so. It's not all exactly kid material. So be informed before you roll those eyes.

And Dark Helmet, scroll up. I answered all your questions in an earlier post. And yes, his name is Tom Marvolo Riddle.

ckcsaber
11-15-2002, 03:36 PM
Actually I have read all 4 books thank you very much. I consider myself an avid reader and I consider the Harry Potter series far from dark.

Eldritch
11-15-2002, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Actually I have read all 4 books thank you very much. I consider myself an avid reader I think the Harry Potter series is far from dark.

Well, after reading the book, don't you think that when a student 50 years ago was murdered, Hagrid was framed, and a gigantic monster roaming the school trying to kill the students and huge spiders trying to eat Harry and Ron qualifies as a dark book?

I guess your parents being killed also qualifies as "chipper" and "upbeat."

ckcsaber
11-15-2002, 03:46 PM
A big monster roaming around trying to kill them. Then they get out all right.

I guess you consider Peter Pan a dark book too huh? Mean old Captain Hook is gonna get those kids!

XERXES
11-15-2002, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by Aru-Wen


Have you read the books? Didn't think so. It's not all exactly kid material. So be informed before you roll those eyes.
ill roll my eyes all i want, at barnes and noble, and borders here all the HP books are in the kids section. so :rolleyes: :roleyess: :roleyess: :roleyess:


and :p (im just messin bro, but they are in the kiddos section there)


but heres what i have to say...ive only seen the first HP movie, and i do believe that they are oriented more towards the younger crowd. One thing i liked about the movie is there was humor in it. In LoTR: FoTR they took out many many songs that the characters would sing during the adventures...many of which were quite funny. And ill admit...there were parts when i cried in FoTR, including the part when sam almost drowns...it shows their strong friendship bond, it reminds me of my best friends who died in april last year. And then a few other parts had me almost crying. And next summer i am going to New Zeland with our outdoor adventure crew here at the university...and might i add thats where LoTR was filmed...and ill get to see all those gorgeous views.

leXX
11-15-2002, 03:51 PM
I'm taking my daughter to see it tommorow. I'm looking forward to it, I very much enjoyed the first film although I havn't read any of the books. Yes, it is very kid orientated, but who gives a ..., I'm young at heart and I still enjoy a good adventure story.

PhantomHelix
11-15-2002, 03:54 PM
just so u kno, ur daughters prob gonna wet her pants while watching it! :eek:

but it looks good. gonna see it maybe this weekend.

Darklighter
11-15-2002, 03:55 PM
The film does look great, a lot better than the first one. I'm going to go see it next week with my g/f. I like it cos there are a lot of really great English actors and actresses in there: Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, Richard Harris (who sadly past away a few weeks back:().

The Quiditich parts look pretty nifty too:Dlol

Jedi_Monk
11-15-2002, 03:59 PM
I'm reading Chamber of Secrets now, and I'm going to see the movie Thanksgiving weekend with my cousins. I loved the first movie... it so refreshing to see a book-based movie that's actually :gasp: faithful to the book! Even Fellowship failed in a lot of ways in that respect.

Gildroy Lockhart is hilarious... especially all the wizard-photos of him on the walls of his office :D

http://members.aol.com/dannilalfletch/Jedi_Monk.jpg

XERXES
11-15-2002, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by Jedi_Monk
Even Fellowship failed in a lot of ways in that respect.

Gyeah but theres so much in the book...if they did evrything the film would be a lot more expensive to make, and would probably be at least an hour longer.

-s/<itzo-
11-15-2002, 04:05 PM
was it long like the first one?????


i might see it tonight. hopefully it would be better than the 1st.

Redwing
11-16-2002, 04:43 AM
Long, yes.

I saw it; I thought it was pretty shibby. ^_^

I can't wait for the third and fourth movies. The 3rd and 4th books were the best of the series ^_^

(Is it just me, or Dementors weirdly like life-sucking Nazgul sans armor?)

ondrahosek
11-16-2002, 05:53 AM
gonna see that wednesday with school :) hope it's good :):)

JandoFett1842
11-16-2002, 09:22 PM
Personally i think that harry potter is stupid, i would love to see bond or neo or maybe yoda shoot/chop taht kids head off? HMM . . . WAIT

<gets idea for avater animated gif, starts working on it imediatly>

leXX
11-16-2002, 09:26 PM
Well, I didn't take my daughter today, my husband did because I've had a headache all day. Damn it, now I'll have to wait for the bloomin DVD to come out. :mad:

JandoFett1842
11-16-2002, 09:27 PM
im actualy probaBLY going to have to drive my sisters there in a week (so i kan go see bond wile the watch a waste of thier money)

Elijah
11-16-2002, 09:29 PM
I never liked the books... but i thought they made OK movies...

Taos
11-16-2002, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Redwing


(Is it just me, or Dementors weirdly like life-sucking Nazgul sans armor?)


You know Red....I was thinking something similar to that.....

Qui-GONE Jinn
11-17-2002, 12:57 PM
Harry Potter's tragic... I'm too tired to explain, but I definitely didn't like the books, nor the movie. Don't expect to be seeing chamber of secrets. Now TTT is an altogether different matter! opening night tickets!

Clemme w/Stick
11-17-2002, 01:13 PM
I havent seen it yet, but it looks k00! I have to wait until November 22nd to see it!!

-Clemme

Agen
11-17-2002, 03:30 PM
DOWN WITH HARRY POTTER!!! :D

Mex
11-17-2002, 04:14 PM
UP WITH TTT!

Agen
11-17-2002, 04:15 PM
UP WITH ROTK!!!!!

Clemme w/Stick
11-17-2002, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Abarath
UP WITH TTT!

Well, I also think that TTT will own Mr. Potter by far! The thing is that Harry Potter 2 is comming out here in Denmark just be4 TTT, just and just b4 is a little exaturated since Harry is due to November 22nd and TTT is due to December 18th, but still right b4 TTT. I think that more ppl will go see TTT than Harry!!

So I actually feel sorry for Harry!!

-Clemme

Agen
11-17-2002, 04:29 PM
A sane character feels no mercy for pitiful things such as Harry Potter!!!

JediNyt
11-17-2002, 04:39 PM
Im gonna see it today. The first was good enough to interest me in the second.

Redwing
11-17-2002, 04:54 PM
I love Harry Potter. ^^ But I'll probably love The Two Towers more ^_^

DiRtY $oUtH™
11-17-2002, 05:09 PM
hey Redwing, are you the person with the most posts in the swamp?

DiRtY $oUtH™
11-17-2002, 05:13 PM
my bad...I meant LF actually....

ET Warrior
11-17-2002, 07:03 PM
I like harry potter not. But i AM excited for TTT!!!

Sivy
11-17-2002, 07:14 PM
i should be going to see it next week, i really like the harry potter books, just because the target audience is children doesn't mean older people can't enjoy it.

XERXES
11-17-2002, 07:24 PM
LOL who saw the southpark where they were like "were playing harry potter" and they were like... "ahhh hahhhahaha"

Breton
11-18-2002, 08:42 AM
I think media have targeted Harry Potter much more to young children than they should have. The books are not typical children books, and since many children got really afraid after the first movie, you can imagine how it will be like when they see the next three. I really hate those who made Harry Potter into a children book (wich is it not). You can just imagine how LOTR would be like if media made that a children book.

XERXES
11-18-2002, 01:05 PM
Tolkein made the hobbit with children in mind as its target audience, same with the lord of the rings, although lord f the rings is a little more advanced than the hobbit. Now i saw a comercial about harry potter...it said something along the lines of..getting kids to read again, or helping kids discover reading. And it showed an owel droping a HP book into the hands of a little black kid who was maybe 10-ish to 12-ish. First of all...i want to know wtf our education system is doing nowa days to make kids not want to read...

<Im Yo Pusha>
11-18-2002, 02:22 PM
i thought it was pretty good, better than the 1st one

PhantomHelix
11-18-2002, 02:24 PM
yeah, it looked way better than the first. unfortunately (and im sure they did this in this movie), they cut out a lot of good parts that you dont really get if u didnt read the book.....that sux....:(

SPY_jmr1
11-18-2002, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by PhantomHelix
yeah, it looked way better than the first. unfortunately (and im sure they did this in this movie), they cut out a lot of good parts that you dont really get if u didnt read the book.....that sux....:(

BUT!

far less was cut then in the first one. this I noticed right off. and some things which would have taken too long/would not work right on film, were included if changed slightly, rather the removed as in the first one.

I am almost 100% SURE they have a GIANT box of hacked, but completed parts of the first film, just waiting for a LotR style 8 disk DVD or whatever, and if the 2nd was 161 min EDITED, and was so complete, who knows how much is in archives...

rented the DVD, was MUCHO pissed that the few deleted scenes were so damn HIDDEN...

why cant these people edit the scenes into the movie, and give us the option, "original, or complete(er) version":rolleyes:

but I love it anyways:P